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Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The organization also is partnering with local first responders so they …

Ronald E. Stanford

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Ronald E. Stanford, 89, of Canaan and George’s Mills, N.H. passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, after a brief illness. No services are planned at this time. A complete obituary will appear in the Valley News at a later date. …

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident Marguerite Wellborn — will be divvied up between 12 recipients. “We are working closely with …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Raptors’ Bradley Runs to Victory

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — This running thing seems to agree with Maija Bradley. A first-year cross country athlete, the Rivendell Academy senior won her third race in five Central Vermont League starts this season in a five-kilometer race at Williamstown High School on Monday. Bradley outraced a field of …

Beverly Ann Hill

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Beverly Ann Hill, 78, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

A Life: Velma ‘Tillie’ Hines, 1931-2015; ‘She Did What She Did With Care and Integrity’

Monday, October 12, 2015

Canaan — Velma Hines was a woman of very few words, but she had no problem letting you know what was expected. The long-time nursing director of the Alice Peck Day Extended Care Facility always put her patients …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Cardinals Flying High: Stevens Rallies Past Mascoma

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Claremont — Underdog Mascoma High gave Stevens all it could handle for a while. Then the second half arrived. The Cardinals punched in two goals after the return from halftime, using them as a springboard for a a …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 27. 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

POLJACIK — A grandson, Blake Robert Poljacik, born on July 25, 2015, to paternal grandparents Jodie and Brian Poljacik, of Grantham, and Bonnie and Regan Hill, of Enfield; paternal great-grandparent Joan Menard, of Braintree, Vt.; and maternal grandparents Shelli and Dean Vanier, of Canaan. …