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Jim Burnett, of Canaan, N.H., will be competing in his 51st marathon when he runs in the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Burnett also ran in last year's event -- he had finished about 10 minutes before the bombs exploded near the finish line. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging mind and body for his 15th Boston …

Iva N. Provencal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casa Grande, Ariz. — Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 29 years as supervisor of residential life. She retired in 1998, then moved to Arizona. She is survived by her companion of 18 years, Pete Cote; …

Veterans’ Names Sought for Monument

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Canaan — The American Legion in Canaan is seeking names for the town veterans’ monument, along with new post members. Weld Webster Post No. 55 and Friends of Canaan Village are updating the Canaan Veterans Monument. According to the town website, the most current names on the monument date back to the Vietnam era. To be eligible, veterans must have entered military service …

Police: Woman Stole From Upper Valley Homes

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Plainfield — An Upper Valley woman told police she stole jewelry, cash and a sterling silver flatware set from families who employed her as a nanny in order to pay for her opiate addiction. Megan Mattern, 34, was …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

5 Charged in Etna Scrap Metal Thefts

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Etna — Five men from Canaan and Grafton have been arrested and charged with stealing copper and other scrap metal from a Hypertherm storage dumpster following a police stake-out this past weekend. All of the men were arraigned Monday at Lebanon District Court and held in lieu of …

Mascoma School District Voters Tee Up Bond Issue for 4th Time

Sunday, February 2, 2014

West Canaan — No substantive changes were made to the Mascoma School District warrant during a deliberative session Saturday, though a minority of people in attendance voiced strong and sometimes heated opposition to the proposed renovation of the …

A Life: Edward Levin, 1947-2013; ‘He Had a Great Wonder for Everything in the World’

Monday, January 27, 2014

Canaan — In the late 1990s, as he set out to design the lodge for the beloved Dartmouth Skiway, architect Stuart White sat down at his computer to find an unexpected message. A stranger had sent an email …

Letter: Renovate Mascoma High, and Attract Students

Saturday, January 25, 2014

To the Editor: In response to Gary Hutchins (Forum, Jan. 21): In 2008, when an entirely new Mascoma Valley Regional High School was proposed, the plan received less than 40 percent of the vote. Exit polling showed that the community wanted a renovation instead, and renovation plans in …

Barbara C. Lashua

Friday, January 24, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Barbara C. Lashua, 75, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon-Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition. …

Charles C. Barnum

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Orange, N.H. — Charles C. Barnum, 82, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. He attended Canaan High School only to go straight into the army where he served in the Korean War. He retired from Mascoma High School in 1993 after working there since …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …

Letter: A Third Option for Mascoma High

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

To the Editor: It’s almost time to vote for renovations at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. This will be the third vote for a plan to save the school from losing its accreditation. The School Board has put on a full court press to pass this bond. Albert …