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Velma Hines

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Velma Hines, age 84, passed away at Alice Peck Day Hospital on April 30, 2015. Velma known to many of her friends as “Tillie” was born in Grafton, N.H. on Jan. 3, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Sadie and Archie Seamans. She is survived by her brothers Kernel and Robert and her sister Phebe Belloir. She was predeceased by her brothers Wilmer, Howard, Herbert, Leslie, Frank and sister Eleanor Cynkus. Velma was married to the late Verne Hines for 52 years and had two daughters, Roberta (married to Jerry Liebrand) of Fairfield, Conn. and Jane of Canaan, N.H. She is also survived by two stepsons, Terry and Tracy Hines …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. Property owners Kay and Peter Shumway and Elisha and Anne Huggins have agreed to donate …

Savor the Flavors

Friday, May 1, 2015

Falling on the first gorgeous spring day after a winter that wouldn’t quit, Flavors of the Valley was “definitely competing” with the weather, said coordinator Emily Gardner. Nonetheless, the annual tasting expo for local food drew about 900 people. The crowd at the April 12 event at Hartford High School included a group …

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 …

Steven B. Therriault

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Steven B. Therriault of Canaan died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. He was born on April 2, 1959, son of Maxine and Nelson Therriault. He graduated from Mascoma Valley Regional High School in 1977 and Bates College in 1981. After graduating from college he worked …

Mascoma Getting a Grip on Wrestling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Canaan — Rick Simula wasn’t always the most upright of citizens as a youth, even by his reckoning. Wrestling changed that, and he hopes it will do the same thing for his Mascoma Valley Regional High School …

Ellan Mae Bryson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Ellan Mae Bryson, of Canaan, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with her children at her side on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, following a long period of declining health. She was born in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., July 14, 1924, daughter of Mercer and Bess …

Fuel Assistance Program Available For Eligible Granite State Residents

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A local fuel assistance program is accepting applications from income-eligible residents of several area New Hampshire towns. Residents of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange and Orford, including those who have electric heat or heat included in their rent, are eligible for the program. …

Walter Willard Lane, Jr.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Walter Willard Lane, Jr., 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Walter, Will as he preferred, was born March 6, 1936, to the late Walter W Lane Sr. and Elsie Melton. He was raised in Richmond, Va. and attended schools …

Walter Willard Lane, Jr.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Walter Willard Lane, Jr., 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held Monday, …

Earning the Gift Of Graduation

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Haverhill — Just before Christmas, a group of inmates at the Grafton County Correctional Facility received a gift many thought they would never lay their hands on. Unwrapped, without ribbons, not redeemable for cash, their presents were small. …