Enfield

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for our customers, so we are very happy …

Stamping Out the Snow

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After days of chipping away at a 5-foot snowbank, Fred Paradis, of Enfield, walks away from what is left. Paradis calls himself a “snow farmer,” taking shovelfuls of snow and ice and throwing it on his driveway to melt. “This is it, I’ve had enough. I don’t care if it snows 3 feet,” …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas — Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Psacha LaJoie and Kennedy LaJoie. Also surviving is Steve’s …

N.H. House Passes Bill Prompted by Enfield 4-Year-Old’s Death

Friday, March 27, 2015

Enfield — Legislation named for the 4-year-old Enfield girl who died at an unlicensed day care one year ago is on its way to the New Hampshire Senate following unanimous approval in the House this week. The bill that passed the House, named “Willa’s Law” for Willa Shine …

Priscilla Smith

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Priscilla Smith, 94, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, while staying at her sister’s home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. …

Peter F. Hotaling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Peter F. Hotaling, 66, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Born in New Haven, Conn., on Aug. 8, 1948, Peter was the son of the late William E. and Jean P. Hotaling of Hanover, N.H. He graduated from the Mercersburg Academy in …

Volunteer Spotlight: A Helping Hand at the Humane Society

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Etna — For more than 20 years, during the spring, summer and fall, Sally Batton and her family have welcomed dozens of foster kittens from the Upper Valley Humane Society into their home, caring for them and helping …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the …

Break From Brakes

Friday, March 20, 2015

Corey Traegde, of Enfield, takes a break at Upper Valley Automotive in Enfield on Tuesday. Traegde regularly answers the phone and assists with minor repairs at the shop, where his father, Troy, is an employee. Valley News — …

Making Memories Shine: Fundraiser Held for Girl Who Died at Day Care Will Benefit New Enfield Library

Monday, March 16, 2015

Enfield — If you were to peek your head inside the Whaleback Mountain ski lodge Sunday morning, you would have seen a few more tutus, sequins and flowers than on your average day on the slopes. There were …

Enfield Voters Add Road Funding

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Enfield — At a Town Meeting marked by light turnout, voters narrowly approved the Selectboard’s recommendation to restore some funding to road maintenance, a decision that amounted to a rejection of the Budget Committee’s position that the expense …

Elaine Penny Macedo

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Elaine Penny Macedo, 73, passed away in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was born in New Bedford, Mass. to the late Edison R. & Dorothy W. Chase. She grew up in New Bedford and attended Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. …