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Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Family and friends of Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler are invited to a memorial calling hour at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield, N.H. The Rev. Peter Parent will officiate. Mrs. Wheeler passed away on Jan. …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort for his third win in four decisions this season. The senior struck out six and …

Newport Softball Gets Better of Mascoma

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — During the fourth inning of Monday’s softball game between Newport and Mascoma, a coiled hose behind the visitors’ bench suddenly sprang a leak, spraying bystanders and prompting Tigers infielder Katrina Batista to jog over and turn off the tap. If only the Royals could have done something similar with the hosts’ …

Theater Review: Sharp Writing and Acting in Shaker Bridge Production of ‘How the World Began’

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A t first read, the premise of the engrossing play How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann, which runs through April 12 at Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, sounds too neat, too pat. Susan Pierce, a teacher from New York, starts a job teaching biology in a Kansas …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Stamping Out the Snow

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After days of chipping away at a 5-foot snowbank, Fred Paradis, of Enfield, walks away from what is left. Paradis calls himself a “snow farmer,” taking shovelfuls of snow and ice and throwing it on his driveway to …

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 …