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Enfield Board Backs Dog Park

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Enfield — Mascoma-area residents and their pooches could be frolicking in a dog park on Route 4A before the end of the year. The Enfield Selectboard earlier this month gave a thumbs-up to the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters, a group of residents pushing for a regional dog park, to continue pursuing a site adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park. …

Letter: America Out of Balance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To the Editor: As you report, former New Hampshire attorney general and current U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte believes General Motors’ sale of cars with faulty ignition switches was a criminal act. Surely Sen. Ayotte knows no one will go to jail for their outrageous behavior despite the loss of life and egregious injury caused. That shouldn’t surprise, considering no one of importance went …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

Silent Treatment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brad Hollis II of Enfield gives his son, Gage Hollis, 10, instructions as he shoots a Walther P22 with a silencer to make it easier for Hollis to instruct his son at the Enfield Outing Club in Enfield, …

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens are back for another go-round of roller derby. More than ever, they’re playing for real. With a complete roster of dedicated skaters, the Vixens are determined not only to improve upon last …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching …

Eastman Expansion Questioned: Community Considers $5.7 Million Center Upgrade

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grantham — Some residents of Eastman, a private residential community, are raising questions about a proposed $5.7 million renovation and expansion of the community’s main facility, which includes a public restaurant and golf pro shop. In addition to …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

Blaze Damages The Fort: Compressor Room Cited in Restaurant Fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lebanon — A blaze that broke out in a storage room at The Fort restaurant on Heater Road last night was put to rest less than an hour after it was reported. No one was injured in the …

Arabelle Tucker

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Arabelle Tucker, 93, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Outreach House in Hanover, N.H. She was born on June 8, 1920, in Keene, N.H. to Grace Follansbee & Gilbert Burns. She spent her early …

Letter: Cap Interest Rates on Car Loans

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cap Interest Rates on Car Loans To the Editor: The annual interest rate cap on most small loans is 36 percent — pretty substantial, I’d say. Then I learned that car title lenders can charge up to 300 percent per year in New Hampshire. If a borrower can’t …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 1

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Irving Energy Settles With Vt., Former Customers Propane company Irving Energy has agreed to pay about $425,000 to various recipients after settling claims with Vermont officials that the company delayed removing propane storage tanks and issuing refund checks to customers who had terminated service, according to a news …

A Life: Donald J. LaBounty, 1922-2014; ‘He Was Very Philosophical Without Knowing What That Was’

Monday, March 31, 2014

Enfield — Don LaBounty didn’t dwell on the past or complain about his hard childhood or his time fighting on three fronts in World War II. He never said much about the cancer that was killing him. He …