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Enfield Board Backs Dog Park

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Enfield — Mascoma-area residents and their pooches could be frolicking in a dog park on Route 4A before the end of the year. The Enfield Selectboard earlier this month gave a thumbs-up to the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters, a group of residents pushing for a regional dog park, to continue pursuing a site adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mascoma Renovation Approved; Larger Towns Provide Margin

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Canaan — Boosted by a strong turnout in Enfield and Canaan, Mascoma Valley voters Tuesday finally rallied enough support to approve a $21.5 million renovation of Mascoma Valley Regional High School. In unofficial results, the measure won 63 …

Donald J. LaBounty

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Donald J. LaBounty, 91, of Enfield passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born on Dec. 2 1922, in Irasburg, Vt. to the late Joseph and Sadie (Dion) LaBounty. Donald married Evette I. (Dube) LaBounty in 1942. …

Pellet Shortage Affecting Consumers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — As winter lingers through March, some of those who heat with wood pellets are finding it difficult to obtain the fuel. “I very seldom run out; this year I did,” said Julie Roberts, a Claremont resident who has been heating her home primarily with wood pellets …

Late Start for Maple Sugarmakers; Cold Spell Crimps Sap Flow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hartland — Most area sugarmakers have yet to begin boiling sap into syrup, but it’s too early to say what the delayed start and lingering cold will mean for production this season. “If it comes off within the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, March 10

Monday, March 10, 2014

Fire Destroys Barn, Chicken Coop in Enfield Enfield — A blaze on 743 Lockehaven Road destroyed a barn, chicken coop and school bus on Saturday evening. Firefighters responded to the call just after 9 p.m. and were able to save a nearby garage, said incident commander Fred Cummings …

Letter: Mascoma Renovation Will Attract Better Teachers

Saturday, March 8, 2014

To the Editor: I’d like to address some of the objections to the Mascoma High School renovation proposal: “We don’t need the additional space because enrollment is falling.” Much of the new space would be for updated science rooms; classrooms for teachers who have none; and classes such …

Balanced Royals Roll Into D-III Quarterfinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Canaan — “All man, all the time. Total accountability.” Mascoma Regional High boys basketball coach Jim Barry was talking about his team’s defensive philosophy following the Royals’ 59-43 win over Laconia in an NHIAA Division III second-round matchup on Thursday night, but his words rang equally true regarding …

Mascoma River Summit Is April 5 At the Cardigan Mountain School

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Canaan — A summit to bring together organizations located in the Mascoma River watershed will take place April 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cardigan Mountain School. The free event, which includes lunch, will be hosted by the Mascoma River Local Advisory Committee. The committee is authorized by …

Project VetCare Elects Board Members

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hanover — Project VetCare recently elected three new members to its board of directors. The board provides direction for the organization’s activities, which include veteran community potlucks and educational seminars in local high schools. Wayne Dunham, an Army veteran, has been involved with Project VetCare since its inception. …