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A heron wades in shallow water along the Mascoma River in Enfield, N.H., on August 31, 2014. New Hampshire state officials will spend the month of September walking and floating the Mascoma River to compile data about erosion along the river. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River during the month of September. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is slated to conduct an assessment of the river and its banks to gather information about …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My concern is that, in politics, TV ads are a major source. To cite some numbers …

Sandra M. (Wheeler) Reardon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Berlin, N.H. — Sandra M. (Wheeler) Reardon, 62, of Berlin, NH passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. She was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 5, 1951, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Evelyn (Atchison) Wheeler and was raised in Enfield, N.H., graduating from Mascoma Valley Regional High School. She moved to Berlin …

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 …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Attleboro, Mass. — Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S. of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was born in Nashua, N.H. on March 25, 1938, the son of the late Amedee Cassista and Marcelle (Charest) Cassista. Rev. …

Forum, Aug. 1: Columnist Fatigue; Co-op Principles; Shop Locally, but Be Earth-Friendly

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Case of Columnist Fatigue To the Editor: Experiencing Co-op fatigue? No, I’m experiencing a severe case of Kenyon fatigue. In his latest screed (“Bunker Mentality,” July 27), he dismisses the letters and testimony of employees who claim to be happy with their jobs and well-treated as being …

John D. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — John D. Fitzgerald, Jr., 55, died Saturday, July, 26, 2014. He was born in Lebanon on April 30, 1959 to David & Phyllis Tilden Fitzgerald. John grew up in Norwich, Vt. and graduated from Hanover High School class of 1977, he then attended the College …

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, …

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 …

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. …