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Ernesta Helen Watson

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born on April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace & Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and graduated from Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing. She had worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York; locally she worked at Alice Peck Day Hospital, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and retired from the VA in White River Junction, Vt. as evening supervisor. Ernesta was a faithful member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church where she was the president of the United Methodist Woman’s Group, head of the committee that …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate responsibility, will receive the award on Sept. 19, during the Peterson Award dinner that will …

Mary L. (Daniels) Hazen

Friday, July 25, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Mary L. Hazen (104) passed away quietly on the evening of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare Center in Lebanon, N.H. Born Dec. 11, 1909, the daughter of Bertha (Pratt) and Joseph LaBreck of Braintree, Mass. She attended schools in Weymouth, Mass. and was married to Frank S. Daniels and Roy S. Hazen who both predeceased her. Mary’s accomplishments …

Iva N. Provencal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casa Grande, Ariz. — Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 29 years as supervisor of residential life. She retired in 1998, …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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. …