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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has accepted many past changes in our landscape. Handsome blue Harvestore silos, for instance, were considered …

Canaan Scout Earns Eagle Rank

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Canaan — Alton Hennessy, a member of Boy Scout Troop 800, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank available in scouting. Hennessy recently received a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his …

Forum Letters for June 5: Climate Action, a Walkathon in Lebanon, Big Payouts at D-H

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Climate Action Is Welcomed To the Editor: Despite the endless discussions about climate change, gas emissions, global warming and all the clear impacts of our endless human population growth, very little has actually been done to try to reduce our horrible impact, even though it should be obvious …

Luana Gail Heikes

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Luana Gail Heikes, 66, died unexpectedly on Tuesday May 27, 2014. A native of Colorado, Luana moved to New Hampshire in 2011 to be near her grandchildren. She was born in Cortez, Colo. on June 5, 1947, to Robert and Irene (Jessup) Baer. She attended …

A Life: Roger Lee Easton Sr., 1921 — 2014; ‘Most of All, He Was a Solver of Problems’

Monday, June 2, 2014

Canaan — It’s pretty hard to pin down exactly what Roger Easton’s lasting title should be. He was trained as a physicist, but that hardly seems adequate to describe the man who may have had more to do …

Clarence Edward “Buckeye” Decato

Friday, May 30, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Clarence Edward “Buckeye” Decato, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Genesis Eldercare, after a long illness. He celebrated his 90th birthday last July. He was the oldest son of Charles and Irene Decato, of Canaan, and he lived in Canaan all his life, …

Firm Scraps Proposed Grafton County Wind Farm

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grafton — The developer of a proposed 23-turbine wind farm southeast of Cardigan Mountain has scrapped the project because of an unfavorable political and regulatory climate in New Hampshire, the project’s developer said Tuesday. The Wild Meadows project, …

Canaan Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Canaan — Police identified the victim in Tuesday’s Route 4 car accident as Luana Heikes, a 66-year-old Canaan woman who moved to the Upper Valley about two years ago to live near her daughter and two grandchildren. Heikes was driving eastbound Tuesday on Route 4 when a tractor …

Charles Barnum

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Family and friends are invited to the committal service for Mr. Barnum on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Canaan Street Cemetery. Mr. Barnum passed away on Jan. 19, 2014. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon. …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …