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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 …

Short of Goal, Mascoma Clinic Organizers Extend Sign-Up Date

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Canaan — More than 1,000 residents in the Mascoma Valley have pledged their support behind a proposed health center in the area, though the project organizers want more to sign on before they seek funding to build it. Organizers had hoped to collect 1,600 signatures from potential patients …

James Whittlesey Crowell

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — James Crowell was born in Jamaica Plane, Mass. on Sept.1, 1925. He died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. James went to The Putney School in Vermont and received a physics degree at Yale University in the ROTC program. After his service in the Navy, he …

Tuesday’s Local & Regional Briefs

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mascoma School District To Hold Budget Meeting Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional School District officials are putting forward a $22.8 million budget for next year. The budget for the 2014-15 school year represents an increase of $778,697 — or 3.5 percent — over the current year. Mascoma budget …

Heating Help Declines as Need Only Grows

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Canaan — Adam and Jessica Vivian used to keep the thermostat in the mid-60s Fahrenheit in the double-wide Canaan mobile home they share with their four young children. But they switched from oil heat to a wood pellet …

Mascoma Faces ‘Critical Vote’

Sunday, January 12, 2014

West Canaan — After close-call defeats in 2012 and 2013, the Mascoma Valley Regional School District and supporters of the district’s plan for a $21.5 million overhaul of the 51-year-old regional high school are crossing their fingers that …

Fire Destroys Canaan Home

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Canaan — After celebrating New Year’s Eve in Boston, Heather and Bryan Tenney were driving home when they received a call that their two-story home was on fire. The couple was driving through Concord and by the time …

Hunters Bag Fewer Bears in 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

With black bears dining more often in the wild than in cornfields and other man-made eateries around the Twin States, hunters on both sides of the New Hampshire/Vermont border bagged dozens fewer trophies in 2013 than the year …

Engagement: King — Lowery

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Canaan — Katie L. King and Eric M. Lowery, of Canaan, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lynda Bryant, of Fairlee, and Dana King, of Etna. She graduated from Hanover High School in 2005 …

Flory’s Flurry Leads Hanover

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hanover — Hanover’s John Flory had one of those games that will stay in the memory bank for a long time. During Saturday’s championship game at the Connecticut River Shootout, Flory’s Marauders were trailing Mascoma 26-18 with five …

Hanover Pops Stevens

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hanover — Former New Hampshire Class I boys basketball rivals Stevens and Hanover met for the first time in nearly six years Friday night as they tussled in the opening round of the Connecticut River Shootout. The Marauders were the only ones celebrating the reunion in their 69-38 …