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Jim Burnett, of Canaan, N.H., will be competing in his 51st marathon when he runs in the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Burnett also ran in last year's event -- he had finished about 10 minutes before the bombs exploded near the finish line. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging mind and body for his 15th Boston …

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, then moved to Arizona. She is survived by her companion of 18 years, Pete Cote; …

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 …

Alan Dube

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Alan Dube, 58, died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was born on May 4, 1955, to Clovis and Beverly (Goss) Dube in Lebanon, N.H. Alan graduated from Mascoma Regional High School. Following high school he worked for a survey company, Thermal Dynamics, CEPS …

The Making of a Cellist: Hanover High Grad Daniel Lelchuk Wins a Spot With Symphony

Saturday, January 18, 2014

When Daniel Lelchuk was 2 years old, his mom took him to Norwich’s Montshire Museum to see an exhibit on sound. A cellist was there, asking the assembled kids to put their hand on the instrument’s wood and …

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 …