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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 to jail after the nation’s largest banks …

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, last week. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Letter: New Era at Mascoma Schools

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

To the Editor: I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the voters of the Mascoma School District. Their support at the polls March 11 for the renovation of Mascoma High School is truly appreciated. This vote does more than just address the physical needs of an …

Mildred J. Hayes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Mildred J. Hayes, 86, born June 20, 1927, died of Cancer, peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She lived in Enfield all her life and taught at Hanover Richmond School for 30 plus years until her retirement. She was fondly known …

Thaws Chill Winter Business

Monday, March 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Although this winter seems to have been unusually frigid and snowy, for those who depend on cold weather to make a living, the season has been pretty much on par with the previous unusually warm …

Enfield Voters Back Dog Park Plan

Monday, March 17, 2014

Enfield — All spending articles easily passed at Town Meeting on Saturday, and residents participated in a lively discussion in support of a proposed dog park. Voters unanimously approved nearly $5.5 million in overall municipal spending, including water …

Looking for New Lanes: Bowlers Striking Out After Hartford Alley Sold

Monday, March 17, 2014

Claremont — Tracy Ferris nibbled at a slice of cake topped with chocolate ice cream in the arcade at Maple Lanes on Sunday. She and her seven-year-old daughter, Sierra, came to the Maple Avenue bowling alley for a …

Ex-Smokers Breathe Easier: E-Cigarettes Rise in Popularity But Health Questions Unanswered

Friday, March 14, 2014

West Lebanon — About nine months ago, Matt Palombo was curious about how much money he was spending on cigarettes. He smoked around a pack a day for eight years. Palombo knew it was an expensive habit, but …

As Snow Days Pile Up, School Districts Fret About Schedules

Friday, March 14, 2014

Upper Valley youngsters might be jumping for joy with each additional snow day this winter — including back-to-back days off for many this week — but school administrators are wringing their hands as frequent storms have wreaked havoc with school calendars. Indeed, some districts are scheduled to end …

Letter: A Dog Park for Enfield

Thursday, March 13, 2014

To the Editor: We are writing to encourage all Enfield residents to participate in the Town Meeting on Saturday in the Enfield Village School Gymnasium. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and is an experience in local government. Article 19 is a nonbinding vote on the establishment of …

Mascoma Supporters Celebrate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

West Canaan — After learning that the Mascoma High renovation bond passed by 63 percent, School Board member Cookie Hebert stopped at the high school on her way home from the SAU’s administrative office and sat in the empty parking lot and looked up at the school. “To …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 13

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Voters Approve $38.9M Kearsarge Budget New London — All three articles on the Kearsarge Regional School District ballot passed during Town Meeting on Tuesday. Voters, 1540 to 862, approved the $38.9 million operating budget, which represents a 4.4 …