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Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson Lundberg

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ocala, Fla. — Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson Lundberg passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Ocala. She was born on June 20, 1918, in Concord, Mass. to Herman and Elizabeth Hansen. She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Vaccarello and Thelma Soberg of Concord, Mass. She is also survived by her children, Anne Gajtka of Weirton, W.Va., Susan Hunt (Ken) of Maynard, Mass., and David Nelson (Dianne) of Enfield, N.H. She was predeceased by her husband, William Lundberg who passed away in 2013 and her son-in-law, Joseph Gajtka, sisters, Edith Christainsen, Margaret Larsen and her brother, Frank Hansen. Elizabeth leaves many very special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, North …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary employee costs in the County Attorney’s Office. Out of the $1.1 million in new spending, …

Engagement: Doran — Pena

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Enfield — Jennifer R. Doran and George A. Pena have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bonnie Cantlin Doran and Joseph I. Doran, of Enfield. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1994 and earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., in 1998. She earned …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas — Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Psacha LaJoie and Kennedy LaJoie. Also surviving is Steve’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 …