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Frank Rivet of Canaan, N.H., tightens a knot in his line after changing lures while ice fishing with William Hoehl Jr., of Canaan, at Mascoma Lake in Enfield, N.H., on March 29, 2014. "We'll be going till it's not safe," Hoehl said. Because of the long winter, fishermen were able to ice fish into April. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are where residents fish, swim, ice skate and boat, and, sometimes, even the source of drinking water. In the Mascoma River watershed, any …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been superior to that of most U.S. papers, large and small. With the op-ed on Tariq, …

Sean Clifford Tillotson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Sean Clifford Tillotson, 17, of O’Gorman Road died suddenly on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Denver, Colo., while traveling to participate in a week-long leadership program in Wyoming. A senior at Oxbow High School, Sean was born Oct. 3, 1996, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Gary and Bethanne (Wright) Tillotson. A school leader, honor student and member of the …

Katrina Wall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Katrina Wall, 93, born March 23, 1921 in Denmark, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. No services will be held. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 8

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Windsor Man Sentenced For Child Porn Possession Windsor — A 26-year-old Windsor man was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice. During the sentencing on April 1 in U.S. District …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

Edward Lary

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Edward Lary, 86, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Lynn E. Brown

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Lynn E. Brown, 66, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her home in Canaan. Lynn was a 1966 graduate of the Killingly High School in Dayville, Conn. Upon graduation she went on to achieve her LPN and eventually her RN. Lynn enjoyed working with …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, March 26

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Canaan Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl Canaan — Police arrested a Canaan couple Friday on charges that the husband sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl and that the wife knew of the abuse and did nothing to stop it, according a news release from Canaan Police. Raymond E. …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Looking for New Lanes: Bowlers Striking Out After Hartford Alley Sold

Monday, March 17, 2014

Claremont — Tracy Ferris nibbled at a slice of cake topped with chocolate ice cream in the arcade at Maple Lanes on Sunday. She and her seven-year-old daughter, Sierra, came to the Maple Avenue bowling alley for a …

As Snow Days Pile Up, School Districts Fret About Schedules

Friday, March 14, 2014

Upper Valley youngsters might be jumping for joy with each additional snow day this winter — including back-to-back days off for many this week — but school administrators are wringing their hands as frequent storms have wreaked havoc with school calendars. Indeed, some districts are scheduled to end …

Mascoma Supporters Celebrate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

West Canaan — After learning that the Mascoma High renovation bond passed by 63 percent, School Board member Cookie Hebert stopped at the high school on her way home from the SAU’s administrative office and sat in the empty parking lot and looked up at the school. “To …