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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 …

Rebecca (Ellis) Alley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Rebecca (Ellis) Alley, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Enfield. Rebecca was born in Castle Hill, Maine, May 17, 1936, the daughter of the late Alonzo and Leola (Richardson) Ellis. Her employment as secretary included Cardigan Mt. School, Keene Medical Products for …

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are …

Historic Enfield House Gets Preservation Help

Friday, July 18, 2014

Enfield — The nonprofit group that owns a building dating to the early 19th century in Enfield Village has been boosted in its efforts to restore the historic home, known as the Greeley House. The Enfield Village Association …

R. Donald Gamache

Friday, July 18, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — The stars shone less brightly over Enfield on Friday, July 11, 2014, when retired international business development executive and author, R. Donald Gamache left this earth to be reunited with his daughters Mariette Smith Gamache (1981) and Lisette Gamache Becker (2002). He was also predeceased …

Forum, July 19: What is Offensive?; Norwich Priorities; Co-op Principles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Valley News’ and The Party Line To the Editor: How dare the Valley News, the official newspaper of the Upper Valley Democratic Party, print political cartoons or letters to the editor that are offensive to its base of left-wing readers. You must apologize immediately for printing cartoons or …

Richard Donald Gamache

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Richard Donald Gamache, 78, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, N.H. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Francis R. White

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New London, N.H. — Francis R. White, 91 of New London and Enfield N.H., died peacefully at the New London Hospital on Friday, July 11, 2014, after a short illness. Francis was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Sept. 6, 1924, the son of Raymond (Doc) White and Florence …

Commissioner Seats Contested

Monday, July 14, 2014

Lebanon — Republicans are mounting a challenge against all three Democratic incumbents holding office as Grafton County commissioners. And former Register of Deeds Bill Sharp, now a Republican, is running against Democratic incumbent Kelley Monahan, who defeated him …

Wedding: Kimball — Watson

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Enfield — Rebecca Lynn Kimball and Joshua David Watson were married on May 24, 2014, in Danbury, N.H. The bride is the daughter of Millie and John Phaneuf, of Bradford, Vt., and William Kimball Jr., of Somerset, N.J. …

Nancy L. Blain

Friday, July 11, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Nancy L. Blain, 81, passed away quietly Sunday, July 6, 2014, in the comfort of her home. Nancy was born in Colebrook, N.H. to the late William Patrick & Avis Fayone (Prince) O’Mare. Nancy graduated from Colebrook Academy, Valedictorian. She began working as the Colebrook …