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John D. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — John D. Fitzgerald, Jr., 55, died Saturday, July, 26, 2014. He was born in Lebanon on April 30, 1959 to David & Phyllis Tilden Fitzgerald. John grew up in Norwich, Vt. and graduated from Hanover High School class of 1977, he then attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. John had worked for various hard labor businesses’ including Blodgett’s Supply, Home Partners; he also worked as a mason tender. He then worked for Estes and Gallup, and eventually partnered with his brother as Fitzgerald Brothers builders. Later on worked for McCarthy, on the new cancer center in 1995, and that is where he met his future wife Maureen “Moe” Foley. John …

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, a member of the Old Home Days committee. Old Home Days is a New Hampshire …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one claimed it. So Baker and another administrator turned on the phone to try to identify …

W. Lebanon Residents Report High Level of Bear Activity

Thursday, May 22, 2014

West Lebanon — Linda and Gary White own one of the biggest dogs in town, a 1-year-old English mastiff named Atticus who stands about 3 feet tall and weighs 140 pounds. But Atticus almost looks tiny compared to …

Letter: Strange Laws, Strange Governors

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Strange Laws, Strange Governors To the Editor: Georgia’s new gun law allows guns in churches, bars and other public places (“ Georgia’s New Gun Law Allows Guns in Bars, Churches,” April 24). Remember when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., stood on stage and said Obamacare would kill women, children …

George Hartwell Farewell

Monday, May 19, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — George Hartwell Farewell, 78, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home while enjoying the company of his dog Rosey. He was born on March 31, 1936, to the late Austin & Gretchen (Pero) Farewell. George retired from the US Air Force after 18-plus …

Letter: Enfield Deserves Better Representation

Monday, May 19, 2014

To the Editor: We’re less than six months away from the November elections. We’re three weeks away from the filing dates for state offices. This will be the first time in 20 years that I’ll not seek the high privilege of representing Enfield in the New Hampshire House. …

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 …