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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 …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center gymnasium, drawing 36 athletes to four teams. The pilot season ended three weeks ago, with …

Forum, Sept. 10: Enfield Dog Park; Stricter Bike Rules; The South Is Coming North

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enfield Dog Park Has Its Day To the Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters have raised almost $60,000 to build a dog park adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park on Route 4A in Enfield. The dog park will be free and …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

House Hopefuls Prep for Primary

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Enfield — Voters in the Mascoma Valley will settle three contested races for New Hampshire House seats in primary day voting on Tuesday. Two seats are up for grabs in the Grafton 9 district, which includes the town …

Gregory Scott Edson

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Northfield, Vt. — Gregory Scott Edson, age 49, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Gregory was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Barre City, the son of Edwin R. and Mary (Premont) Edson. Gregory was raised in Northfield where he attended school. After his …

Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River during the month of September. The …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My …

Sandra M. (Wheeler) Reardon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Berlin, N.H. — Sandra M. (Wheeler) Reardon, 62, of Berlin, NH passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. She was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 5, 1951, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Evelyn (Atchison) Wheeler and was …

Lebanon Losing Its Priest

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Rev. William Kaliyadan, the Indian-born priest who has led Sacred Heart Parish for 11 years while reaching out to the broader Lebanon community, is being transferred to a larger parish on Cape Cod. When he …

Jane L. Randall

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dover, N.H. — Jane L. Randall, 79, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, the daughter of the late Roland and Isabella (Poire) Plummer. Jane grew up in Enfield, N.H. and attended Enfield High School. In November of 1952 she married Bernard E. Evans. They eventually settled in Enfield, …

Shirley M. Kibbe

Friday, August 22, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Shirley M. Kibbe, 84, passed from her Earthly life Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in the Cardiac Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was born May 20, 1930, in Brockton, Mass., the daughter of Frank and Alvis (Hannigan) Ippolito. She grew up and graduated High …