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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 …

Forum, July 8: The Co-op, Common Sense, and Principles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Co-op and Common Sense To the Editor: As a Co-op member, I assumed that there was no need for me to get involved in the direction and management. For the past few years I noticed a decline in employee morale plus the Co-op shifting into more commercialized, …

Historic Enfield Home Razed to Make Way for New Construction

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Enfield — At home on the east side of Crystal Lake on Monday afternoon, Cheryl Gerding tried to ignore the crunching sound of an excavator tearing down her family’s former historic house just across the water. “I’m having …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Friday Forum: The Real Issue at the Co-op; the Divine Rights of Corporations

Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye to All That To the Editor: Goodbye, Dan? Goodbye, John? Goodbye, Co-op. Nancy C. Russell Etna Prepare to Hand Out Halos To the Editor: Now that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court have conferred personhood on corporations — and in the event some citizens were …

Joyce E. Winters Gibbons

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Joyce E. Winters Gibbons, 71, formerly of Grafton, N.H., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born on June 13, 1943, to the late Albert & Eugemia (Shaw) Doe. Joyce worked with her sister at The Cozy Corner Diner where she was known for …

Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for …

Forum, June 24: DEET; A Rising GOP; IRS ‘Lies’; Health Care in the U.S. and Britain

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DEET Is Safe to Use Against Ticks To the Editor: As a follow-up to Cecelia Blair’s letter (“Protection Against Ticks,” Forum, May 15), in addition to wearing high-top boots, I would urge folks to apply the repellent DEET to boots and exposed skin. DEET is not a “poisonous …

Push On to Fund Enfield Project

Monday, June 23, 2014

Enfield — Mike Peterson and his Rhodesian ridgeback Vaska joined a group of more than two dozen Enfield dog park supporters and their canine companions t o participate in the filming of a promotional video on Sunday afternoon. …

Motorcycle ‘Ride-In’ Will Honor N.H. Public Works Employees

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enfield — A motorcycle ride leaving from various parts of the state and converging in Concord will raise money for a memorial honoring public works employees killed in the line of duty. The memorial will be built at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord. On Saturday, riders will leave …

Engagement: Torrey-McGonis

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enfield — Amber Torrey and Mark McGonis, of Enfield, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cherrie and Norman Torrey, of Plainfield. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree …