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Matthew Tourville, 5, and Sienna Plamondon, 8, both of Canaan, N.H., hop off of Trevor Rocke's 1948 Ford truck on their way to get slushies during the car show at Old Home Days in Enfield on July 27, 2014.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, a member of the Old Home Days committee. Old Home Days is a New Hampshire tradition that goes back more than a …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one claimed it. So Baker and another administrator turned on the phone to try to identify …

Rebecca Alley

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Rebecca Alley, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at her residence in Enfield. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Meriden Congregational Church. …

Forum, July 8: The Co-op, Common Sense, and Principles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Co-op and Common Sense To the Editor: As a Co-op member, I assumed that there was no need for me to get involved in the direction and management. For the past few years I noticed a decline in employee morale plus the Co-op shifting into more commercialized, …

Historic Enfield Home Razed to Make Way for New Construction

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Enfield — At home on the east side of Crystal Lake on Monday afternoon, Cheryl Gerding tried to ignore the crunching sound of an excavator tearing down her family’s former historic house just across the water. “I’m having …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Friday Forum: The Real Issue at the Co-op; the Divine Rights of Corporations

Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye to All That To the Editor: Goodbye, Dan? Goodbye, John? Goodbye, Co-op. Nancy C. Russell Etna Prepare to Hand Out Halos To the Editor: Now that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court have conferred personhood on corporations — and in the event some citizens were …

Joyce E. Winters Gibbons

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Joyce E. Winters Gibbons, 71, formerly of Grafton, N.H., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born on June 13, 1943, to the late Albert & Eugemia (Shaw) Doe. Joyce worked with her sister at The Cozy Corner Diner where she was known for …

Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for …

Forum, June 24: DEET; A Rising GOP; IRS ‘Lies’; Health Care in the U.S. and Britain

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DEET Is Safe to Use Against Ticks To the Editor: As a follow-up to Cecelia Blair’s letter (“Protection Against Ticks,” Forum, May 15), in addition to wearing high-top boots, I would urge folks to apply the repellent DEET to boots and exposed skin. DEET is not a “poisonous …

Push On to Fund Enfield Project

Monday, June 23, 2014

Enfield — Mike Peterson and his Rhodesian ridgeback Vaska joined a group of more than two dozen Enfield dog park supporters and their canine companions t o participate in the filming of a promotional video on Sunday afternoon. …

Motorcycle ‘Ride-In’ Will Honor N.H. Public Works Employees

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enfield — A motorcycle ride leaving from various parts of the state and converging in Concord will raise money for a memorial honoring public works employees killed in the line of duty. The memorial will be built at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord. On Saturday, riders will leave …

Engagement: Torrey-McGonis

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enfield — Amber Torrey and Mark McGonis, of Enfield, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cherrie and Norman Torrey, of Plainfield. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree …