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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 from Canaan, been honorably discharged or still …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron …

Peter H. Lessard

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Peter H. Lessard, 72, of Canaan died on Friday, April 4, 2014, at home following a brief illness. He was born on Oct. 9, 1941, in Watertown, Mass. Pete graduated from Brighton High School in Allston, Mass. and ITT-Technical Institute. He was a radio operator in the United States Air Force from 1960-1963. Survivors include his fiancée, Robin Whitbread, of …

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 …

Alan Dube

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Alan Dube, 58, died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was born on May 4, 1955, to Clovis and Beverly (Goss) Dube in Lebanon, N.H. Alan graduated from Mascoma Regional High School. Following high school he worked for a survey company, Thermal Dynamics, CEPS …

The Making of a Cellist: Hanover High Grad Daniel Lelchuk Wins a Spot With Symphony

Saturday, January 18, 2014

When Daniel Lelchuk was 2 years old, his mom took him to Norwich’s Montshire Museum to see an exhibit on sound. A cellist was there, asking the assembled kids to put their hand on the instrument’s wood and …