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Participants and caregivers from Zack's Place and Spark Community Center, take a leasurly four mile hike on the Northern Rail Trail in Andover, N.H., on May 27, 2015. 
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A Spark of Brilliance: Groups Team Up for Rail Trail Hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Andover, n.h. — Spark! Community Center co-founder Lisa Green prefers flat, easy trails when she goes hiking while her autistic and epileptic son, 23-year-old Patrick, favors more vigorous climbs. It’s mom who’s getting the desired terrain for the first initiative of the Spark/Zack’s Place Outing Club. In a unique collaboration between nonprofit enrichment centers — Zack’s Place is located in Woodstock, Spark in Lebanon — the club is hiking the western-most 40 miles or so of the Northern Rail Trail, New Hampshire’s multi-use recreation pathway covering 48 miles in total between Boscawen and downtown Lebanon. The group was made possible by a grant from energy …

Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Family and friends of Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler are invited to a memorial calling hour at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield, N.H. The Rev. Peter Parent will …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort for his third win in four decisions this season. The senior struck out six and …

Newport Softball Gets Better of Mascoma

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — During the fourth inning of Monday’s softball game between Newport and Mascoma, a coiled hose behind the visitors’ bench suddenly sprang a leak, spraying bystanders and prompting Tigers infielder Katrina Batista to jog over and turn …

Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson Lundberg

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ocala, Fla. — Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson Lundberg passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Ocala. She was born on June 20, 1918, in Concord, Mass. to Herman and Elizabeth Hansen. She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Vaccarello and Thelma Soberg of Concord, Mass. She is also …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary …

Engagement: Doran — Pena

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Enfield — Jennifer R. Doran and George A. Pena have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bonnie Cantlin Doran and Joseph I. Doran, of Enfield. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1994 and earned …

Guy W. Bailey

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Guy W. Bailey, age 76, from Enfield, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H. He was born May 17, 1938 to Guy W. and Rena (Clark) Bailey in Etna, N.H. He grew up in Canaan, N.H., and graduated from Canaan High School …

Cause of Fire In Enfield Unknown

Friday, May 15, 2015

Enfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office was unable to determine the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage early Wednesday morning to a waterfront home on Mascoma Lake. “At this point, the cause is undetermined,” fire investigator Tom Schutzius said on Thursday. “At this …

Suzanne Laliberte

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coppell, Texas — Suzie Laliberte’s ashes will be interred in the Laliberte burial plot in the Lakeview Cemetery in Enfield, N.H., on May 15, 2015. The interment will be private. Suzie died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 75 shortly after she had moved from …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

A Powerful Drama at Shaker Bridge

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Shaker Bridge Theatre’s production of Jon Robin Baitz’ play Other Desert Cities is riveting, funny and heartbreaking, and the actors give an all-around powerful performance. From top to bottom, the five cast members are comfortable and believable in their roles as members of the dysfunctional Wyeth family, who …