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Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi feeds a two-week-old striped hyena a bottle in Kuwait. Al-Humaidhi, the new executive director of the Upper Valley Humane Society, founded the Kuwait Society for the Protection of Animals and their Habitat in 2005. She directed the Kuwait-based nonprofit until she moved to the Upper Valley and began work at the humane society last month. Photograph courtesy of Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi

Humane Society Has New Leader

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Enfield — After years of working to improve the plight of animals of all kinds in her native Kuwait, Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi was ready for a change. “I was pretty tired,” she said. “You do get jaded, unfortunately.” Just as Al-Humaidhi, 35, began to seek employment near her family’s summer home in West Fairlee last summer, Deborah Turcott, the Upper Valley …

Eileen M. Kirk

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Eileen M. Kirk, 80, entered eternal life on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at home with two of her daughters by her side. Only six weeks after losing Gene, her husband of 56 years, they are now together at peace in the warmth of God’s love. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on Dec. 22, 1934, to Edward and Nellie …

Raymond F. Unger

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Concord, N.H. — Raymond F. Unger, 88, longtime resident of E. Side Drive in Concord, passed away at the Birches on Sunday, April 19, 2015, after a period of declining health. “Ray” was born in Astoria, N.Y. to Emil and Adeline (Evans) Unger. He was very proud of his New York history and loved to tell the story of sitting on Ethel Merman’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. …

Elaine Penny Macedo

Friday, March 13, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Elaine Penny Macedo, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. …