Enfield

Jason Bosse fine tunes the allignment of the guides on an ice fishing rod after tying them on in his home workshop in Enfield, N.H. Jan. 24, 2015. Bosse and his wife Erica Faughnan started JASE Custom Rods after the rods they began making about a year and a half ago became popular among New England anglers. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Casting About for an Idea: Enfield Couple Lured to Start Custom Fishing Rod Business

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Enfield — A couple of years ago, on a fishing trip in Florida, Erica Faughnan and Jason Bosse saw their future ripple out in front of them. The Enfield couple were casting for redfish in the Gulf of Mexico when Bosse picked up the charter boat captain’s fishing rod and instantly noticed something remarkable about it. Unlike the generic rods …

AMC Proposes Shutting Down Cardigan Trail

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cardigan Mountain’s trail network could soon be left with a gap. Due to extensive erosion and drainage issues, the Appalachian Mountain Club has proposed closing the 0.4-mile Hurricane Gap Trail in Orange and replacing it with a shorter spur to connect to the nearby Clark Trail. The AMC — which maintains 28 miles …

Mascoma Getting a Grip on Wrestling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Canaan — Rick Simula wasn’t always the most upright of citizens as a youth, even by his reckoning. Wrestling changed that, and he hopes it will do the same thing for his Mascoma Valley Regional High School charges. Simula is in his third year overseeing Mascoma’s nascent grapping program. When hired as …

Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Keene, N.H. on Nov. 14, 1917, the daughter of Amelia (Pankratz) and Peter Evans. Peg grew up in Keene and Enfield. As she grew older she was …

Lucille Ann “Lucy” St. Jean Spaulding

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Lucille Ann “Lucy” St. Jean Spaulding, 80, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H. the daughter of Edward and Yvonne (Jette) St. Jean. She grew up …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Fuel Assistance Program Available For Eligible Granite State Residents

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A local fuel assistance program is accepting applications from income-eligible residents of several area New Hampshire towns. Residents of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange and Orford, including those who have electric heat or heat included in their rent, are eligible for the program. …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital WIGHT — A son, Oliver Adam Wight, born on Dec. 16, 2014, to Angel and Ryan Wight, of Tunbridge. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MARTIN — A son, Maxwell Chauncey Martin, born on Dec. 15, 2014, to Katherine and Christopher Martin, of Enfield. SPOONER — …

Marguerite D. Wheeler

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Marguerite D. Wheeler, 97, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. …

A Scare on Mascoma Lake

Monday, January 5, 2015

An Enfield volunteer firefighter, who declined to identify himself, searches for snowmobile tracks on the shore of Mascoma Lake in Enfield after a report that the light of a vehicle was seen crossing the lake and then disappeared …

Edwin S. Rich

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Edwin Stanton Rich, 96, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at home in Enfield. He was born March 15, 1918, in Charleston, Maine, to Alpheus W. and Cora Wilson Rich. His was the seventh generation of the family in this country and the last to …

A Fighting Chance: Lebanon Gym Gives Ancient Martial Art a New Life

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lebanon — The owner of Lebanon’s newest martial arts gym hopes the national sport of Thailand will have more than a fighting chance in the Upper Valley. Mark Klemm, a 31-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, opened Baan Muay Thai …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …