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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center gymnasium, drawing 36 athletes to four teams. The pilot season ended three weeks ago, with …

Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents …

Mamie Nadeau

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ocala, Fla. — Mamie Nadeau, 67, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. She was born in New Hampshire and had been a Florida resident since 1987. She worked in several automobile dealerships as a Title Clerk for many years. Spending time with …

Shirley M. Kibbe

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Shirley M. Kibbe, 84, died Tuesday morning at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at the LaSallette Shrine in Enfield. A full obituary will be published in tomorrow’s newspaper. The Knight Funeral …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …

50th Anniversary: Barton — Wheeler

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Enfield — Maxine and Raymond Wheeler celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 19, 2014. The celebration was hosted by their sons, David and Jeff Wheeler, at their home in Enfield. Many friends and family joined in the celebration. …

Henry C. Cross

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Henry C. Cross passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Milton, Mass., to Charles E. and …

Lloyd Tucker

Friday, August 15, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Committal services for Lloyd Tucker, 86, who passed away on Jan. 17, 2013, will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Rte 4 in Woodstock, Vt. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock is assisting the family with these arrangements. Following …

Henry C. Cross

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Henry C. Cross, 79, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Ricker Funeral Home. An obituary will be published at a later date. …

Enfield Dog Park Gets Money it Needs

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Enfield — Animal lovers hoping to build a dog park along Route 4A have won enough nonprofit and corporate financial backing to make their canine haven a reality. The Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters received a $25,000 corporate …

Forum, Aug. 7: Unchristian Act by a Church; Beware of Single-Payer Critics; The Real Oppressor in Gaza and Israel

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unchristian Act by a Church To the Editor: At the Dorchester Selectboard meeting of July 17, the trustees of the Dorchester Community Church, Grace Fraser, Patricia Franz and Michelle Fistek, presented arguments opposing the actions of the Selectboard, which holds the opinion that while there is a historic …