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Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The organization also is partnering with local first responders so they …

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident Marguerite Wellborn — will be divvied up between 12 recipients. “We are working closely with …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — …

Protect The Pile

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Russell Roy, of Enfield, wanted to get the snow off his woodpiles before it rained or snowed on Monday. Roy uses about four cords of wood to heat his home over the winter. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

A Life: Melissa Gordon Was ‘Always Putting Everyone Else Before Her’

Monday, February 1, 2016

North Woodstock, n.h. — Ask a friend, family member or coworker about Upper Valley native Melissa Gordon, and a certain adjective keeps popping up. “She was very caring,” her longtime friend Linda Bartlett said. That was especially evident …

Wedding: Doran — Pena

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Enfield — Jennifer Robin Doran and George Alberto Pena were married on Oct. 16, 2015, at ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios, in Jamaica. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle. The bride’s sisters, Sarah Doran and Melissa Bailey, …

Mascoma School Budget Set

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canaan — Mascoma Valley voters rejected a proposal which would have reduced the budget voters will see on their ballots in March from $27.4 million to $25.9 million during a deliberative session on Saturday morning. The proposed reduction …

Back on the Track: Roller Derby Team Looks to Build on Success

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stability and commitment within the Upper Valley Vixens is translating to tangible progress both inside and outside the rink. The Vixens, a grassroots roller derby team entering its fifth season, has been approved to skate this year as …

Mascoma Wrestling Hits the Mats: Royals Enjoying First Varsity Season

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

West Canaan — Willie Stone can’t imagine doing anything else in the winter. That’s not exactly something he saw himself saying four years ago. Stone was admittedly wary of Mascoma’s new club wrestling team, but the commitment to …

Richard M. Henderson

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Enfield, N.H. — Richard M. Henderson, 86, of Cogswell Way, passed away peacefully after fighting a hard battle of a lung disease on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., with his daughter and …

Dorothy Jean Mulherin

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Enfield, N.H. — Dorothy Jean Mulherin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at her home in Enfield, following an extended period of declining health. She was born on Oct. 30, 1924, at the Upper Farm on Long Pond, in Chain of Ponds Plantation, Maine, and was …