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Michael Whelton

N.H. Man Charged With Child Porn

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lebanon — A former day care center director has been charged with four felony counts of possessing child pornography. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, told police the illicit images were sent to him through an online messenger account and he in turn shared them with others, all while using a laptop computer connected to his position at the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley , according to court documents. Lebanon Police Lt. Stephen Louis said parents with children attending the day care center, located on Mechanic Street near Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, have little reason to fear that their children were victimized. “At this …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division …

Sarah Ann Monette

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Enfield, n.h. — Sarah Ann Monette, 57, of Enfield, died on Tuesday morning, Sept. 16, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born in Claremont, N.H., on Oct. 27, 1956, the daughter of Ernest G. and Evelyn Rachel (Gilchrist) Keneson. Sarah attended North Charlestown Primary and was a graduate of Fall Mountain High School. She was the office manager for the …

Linda Saada

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wellesley, Mass. — Linda Saada, 56, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was born on Dec. 27, 1957, to Walter S. and Louise E. (Story) Nylund. Linda graduated from Wayland High School, in Wayland, Mass. She loved music, enjoyed traveling and her early …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …