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Susanne Froelicher Holcombe

Friday, May 22, 2015

Peterborough, N.H. — Susanne Froelicher Holcombe, 96, died peacefully in the company of her three children on Friday morning, April 10, 2015, after a short illness. She believed in living life to the fullest right to the end and was loved and held in the highest regard by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends. She was admired for being an accomplished artist, an avid reader, a lifelong traveler, …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary employee costs in the County Attorney’s Office. Out of the $1.1 million in new spending, …

Roger “Pop” Cantlin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — An interment service for Roger “Pop” Cantlin, 80, who died on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. Arrangements are being handled by his family. …

(Frozen) Water Hazard

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Brothers Ken Odell, left, of Strafford, and Chip Odell, of Thetford, celebrate after finally hitting their tennis balls into the first hole while playing winter golf in the David O. Cushman Memorial Tournament at Williams Field in Canaan …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Robert H. Strobel

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bethlehem, N.H. — Robert H. Strobel, 74, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Hanover Terrace nursing home in Hanover, N.H. following a period of declining health. Robert was born on Methodist Hill in East Plainfield, N.H. on Aug. 17, 1940, one of 11 children of …

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Wearing masks or …

Wedding: Boucher — Bailey

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Enfield — Patricia R. Boucher and Frederick G. Bailey were married on Oct. 18, 2014, at Canaan Hall, near the Canaan Speedway. The Rev. Chris Crews, of Claremont, performed the ceremony. The bride was escorted down the aisle …

Budget Plan Reflects Mascoma Project Costs

Saturday, January 31, 2015

West Canaan — The deliberative session for voters in the five towns served by the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be held at the Indian River School at 9 a.m. today to debate the $25 million budget and other warrant articles that can be amended before voters …

Donald Panaccione

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Donald Panaccione, 71, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at his home in Canaan. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes and Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe …

AMC Proposes Shutting Down Cardigan Trail

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cardigan Mountain’s trail network could soon be left with a gap. Due to extensive erosion and drainage issues, the Appalachian Mountain Club has proposed closing the 0.4-mile Hurricane Gap Trail in Orange and replacing it with a shorter …