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Ernesta Helen Watson

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace and Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and received her RN degree from the Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing in 1936. She worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York, locally she worked at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., from which she retired as evening supervisor in 1975. Ernesta was a faithful member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church where she served as president …

Ernesta Helen Watson

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born on April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace & Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and graduated from Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing. She had worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York; …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate responsibility, will receive the award on Sept. 19, during the Peterson Award dinner that will …

Letter: Great Little School in Canaan

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

To the Editor: I’d like to say what a joy it’s been for the last five years to have had my daughter go through Canaan Elementary School (fondly referred to as CES by us locals). This little school is the total package. What a great start in life …

Theodore R. Kilton, Sr.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Theodore R. Kilton, Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, N.H. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Mascoma Teacher Keeps His Land Free

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan — For the last 27 years, Mascoma Valley Regional High teacher Koby Van Beest has kept the 80 acres of hilly, diverse land he owns in Canaan open for public use. New Hampshire Fish & Game recently …

Philip R. Bedard

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Berlin, N.H. — Philip R. Bedard, 90, of Berlin, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Berlin on March 6, 1924, the son of Horace J. and Olivette Bedard. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

He Can Throw as Well: Newport’s Houde Handles Mascoma

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Houde has made a reputation for himself as an all-state basketball player, scoring more than 1,000 points before the end of his junior season. However, when Houde switched schools, going from Pembroke Academy to Newport Middle High School after his freshman season, his father …

Frank W. Roman, Jr.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

West Canaan, N.H. — Frank W. Roman, Jr., 85 of Goose Pond Road, West Canaan passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 30, 1929, to the late Frank W. Roman, Sr. and Lydia Rancourt. He grew up …

Mascoma Board Defies Critics With Construction Committee

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canaan — Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Mascoma Regional School District School Board meeting after the board rejected a motion, 4-2, to establish a five-member building committee to oversee the high school renovation project. The motion was made by Kimberly Depelteau-Tracey, of Canaan, a vocal opponent of the …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five …

Beatrice M. Wall

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Beatrice M. Wall, 77, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born June 5, 1936, in Lebanon, N.H. No services will be held. …