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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has accepted many past changes in our landscape. Handsome blue Harvestore silos, for instance, were considered …

Roger Lee Easton, Sr.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Roger Lee Easton, Sr., died peacefully at Wheelock Terrace on the morning of Thursday, May 8, 2014. Roger was born in North Craftsbury (now Craftsbury Common), Vermont on April 30, 1921, to Dr. Frank B. Easton, Sr. and Della Donnocker, a former schoolteacher. He grew …

A Life: Edward Lary, 1927-2014; 'Honest as the Day Is Long'

Monday, May 19, 2014

Canaan — Ed Lary worked over the years as an appraiser, truck driver and teacher, but he kept coming back to one profession: logging. “He couldn’t get the sawdust out of his hair,” his late wife, Jackie, used …

Richard Henry Cardozo

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sarasota, Fla. — Richard Henry Cardozo, formerly of Hanover and Canaan, N.H., died in Sarasota, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after a brief period of declining health. Dr. Cardozo was born in Woodmere, LI, N.Y., in 1920. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1942 and then entered into …

Richard Henry Cardozo

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sarasota, Fla. — Richard Henry Cardozo, formerly of Hanover and Canaan, N.H., died in Sarasota, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after a brief period of declining health. Dr. Cardozo was born in Woodmere, LI, N.Y., in 1920. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1942 and then entered into …

Art Notes: Finding Art Amidst the Ruins

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ruins have been the subject of a spirited debate in American culture in recent years, a debate that centers largely on Detroit. The Motor City has tens of thousands of empty buildings, and photographers have descended on the …

Letter: Great Little School in Canaan

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

To the Editor: I’d like to say what a joy it’s been for the last five years to have had my daughter go through Canaan Elementary School (fondly referred to as CES by us locals). This little school is the total package. What a great start in life …

Theodore R. Kilton, Sr.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Theodore R. Kilton, Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, N.H. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Mascoma Teacher Keeps His Land Free

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan — For the last 27 years, Mascoma Valley Regional High teacher Koby Van Beest has kept the 80 acres of hilly, diverse land he owns in Canaan open for public use. New Hampshire Fish & Game recently …

Philip R. Bedard

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Berlin, N.H. — Philip R. Bedard, 90, of Berlin, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Berlin on March 6, 1924, the son of Horace J. and Olivette Bedard. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …