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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 14 years, Meriden Congregational Church for five years and there by retiring to enjoy her grandchildren and hobbies. She loved photography, playing her piano, working in her flower garden, needlework, and making quilts. She was a member of the Upper Valley Arts and Crafts club for many years. She was also a member of the Castle Hill Advent Christian Church and VFW in Maine and the Emblem …

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 where residents fish, swim, ice skate and boat, and, sometimes, even the source of drinking …

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 qualified to distribute tax credits that could net the association up to $150,000 to renovate …

Letter: Hypocrisy Abounds

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hypocrisy Abounds To the Editor: It’s always amusing to hear so-called conservatives go on about big government only to realize they have been or are at the public trough themselves — whether it’s against a “socialized” health-care system while on their way to the VA hospital to get …

Letter: Hot Cars Are Death Traps for Dogs

Saturday, May 17, 2014

To the Editor: Every year, dogs die after being locked inside cars while their owners shop or run other errands. These tragic deaths are entirely preventable. Dog owners need to know the facts: Hot cars are death traps for dogs. When it is 72 degrees outside, the temperature …

Letter: Better to Raise the Minimum Wage

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Better to Raise the Minimum Wage To the Editor: When the New Hampshire Legislature failed to raise the minimum wage, I wondered how much my minimum wage of $1.25 an hour in the summer of 1961 would be worth now. The answer shocked and saddened me. I nominate …

Enfield Trainer Earns a Unique Award

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lebanon — Fitness trainer Jamie Crowe has transformed herself from overweight and unmotivated into a nationally recognized “hottie.” Crowe, 35, was recently named one of Shape Magazine’s “Top 50 Hottest Female Trainers in America,” an annual list featuring …

Fr. Leo Maxfield, M.S.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Committal services for Fr. Leo Maxfield, M.S., who died Dec. 21, 2013, in Lebanon, N.H., will be held at the La Salette cemetery on N.H. Route 4A in Enfield, on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Phil Negley, M.S., Provincial Superior, will …

Library and Preschool Will Honor the Life of Enfield Girl

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Enfield — Efforts are under way to honor the life and memory of Willa Shine Clark, a 4-year-old Enfield girl who died following an accident this spring. Mascoma Cooperative Preschool, in collaboration with Enfield Public Library, is accepting charitable contributions to create “Willa’s Corner,” a part of the …

Franklin “Frank” Clough

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Franklin “Frank” Clough, 58, died suddenly Monday, May 5, 2014. He was born in Keene, N.H. to the late Sherman James & Dorothy Jean (Pillsbury) Clough on Jan. 13, 1956. He attended Newport High School and left school early to enlist in the U.S. Army. …

‘Claremont Boy’: The Boyhood (and Town) That Made the Man

Friday, May 9, 2014

Joe Steinfield left Claremont at age 18 to go to college and then law school, and has not lived there since. But in his mind he’s still a kid from Claremont, the place that was for him growing …

Edward Roy La Bombard

Friday, May 9, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Edward Roy La Bombard, 70, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was born on June 21, 1943, and was raised by Harold & Rita (Castonguay) Martin. Ed grew up in Lebanon and began work at an early age. Over the …

‘Joe Egg’: When Cracks Appear, the Truth Runs Right Out

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sheila and Brian, a young married couple in Bristol, England, have evolved an elaborate strategy for dealing with their severely incapacitated daughter Joe, who cannot speak or walk and is confined to a wheelchair. They joke, they clown and do the old soft shoe in a heroic effort …