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Mike Lorrey, R - Enfield, has a moment of indecision when asked, "Do you support NH tax dollars going to families who home school their children?" during a rapid response portion of a candidates night hosted by The League of Women Voters of the Upper Valley at the Canaan, N.H. Fire Department, Thursday, October 23, 2014. Lorrey is running for a district 10 seat in the House against incumbent Wendy Piper, D - Enfield. The seat of district 11 incumbent Chuck Townsend, D - Canaan, second from right, is being challenged by Joe Frazier, R - Canaan, right. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Mascoma Valley Races Key in GOP Effort to Regain Control

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canaan — With Republicans trying to wrest control of the New Hampshire House from Democrats, several races in the Mascoma Valley could play a big role in the outcome. Candidates for Grafton House Districts 10 and 11 hashed out their differences on Thursday night at a lively forum, sponsored by the New Hampshire League of Women Voters, at the Canaan …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of the schedule. The Royals made the most of the opportunity, getting a 3-1 win that …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Mascoma High Proposal Returns

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ballot voting for the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be on Tuesday, March 11. Polls will be open in the following locations: Canaan Fire Station (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Dorchester Town Hall (11 a.m. to 7 …

Tigers Squeak Past Royals for a Third Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

West Canaan — It’s hard to beat an opponent three times in the same season. In Tuesday night’s NHIAA Division III girls basketball playoff opener against Mascoma, the Newport High girls basketball team made it even harder on themselves with poor free-throw shooting and turnovers. In the end, …

Letter: Important N.H. Bill on Campaign Finance

Saturday, February 15, 2014

To the Editor: Last Thursday, the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 120 in a bipartisan vote of 19 to 4. If approved by the House, this bill will effectively require that all the largest special-interest groups report their expenditures for all to see. Finally, New Hampshire residents will …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Mascoma School District Voters Tee Up Bond Issue for 4th Time

Sunday, February 2, 2014

West Canaan — No substantive changes were made to the Mascoma School District warrant during a deliberative session Saturday, though a minority of people in attendance voiced strong and sometimes heated opposition to the proposed renovation of the …

Convicted Killer in N.H. To Face Murder Charge

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

North Haverhill — A Grafton County native who has already been convicted of killing two women in Massachusetts pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the stabbing death of a Plymouth, N.H., woman more than two decades ago. Craig W. Conkey, 47, has been moved from a Massachusetts prison …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …

Letter: A Third Option for Mascoma High

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

To the Editor: It’s almost time to vote for renovations at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. This will be the third vote for a plan to save the school from losing its accreditation. The School Board has put on a full court press to pass this bond. Albert …

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 …

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 …