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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 to jail after the nation’s largest banks …

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 …

Silent Treatment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brad Hollis II of Enfield gives his son, Gage Hollis, 10, instructions as he shoots a Walther P22 with a silencer to make it easier for Hollis to instruct his son at the Enfield Outing Club in Enfield, last week. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Mascoma Financing Has Twist

Saturday, March 1, 2014

West Canaan — In order to minimize the tax impact from the proposed $21.5 million renovation of Mascoma Valley Regional High School, school officials have been working with Mascoma Savings Bank on three staggered loans intended to capitalize on today’s low interest rates. If at least 60 percent …

Mascoma High Proposal Returns

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ballot voting for the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be on Tuesday, March 11. Polls will be open in the following locations: Canaan Fire Station (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Dorchester Town Hall (11 a.m. to 7 …

Plea Bargain Angers Family: Man Pleads No Contest in Wreck That Killed 84-Year-Old

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White River Junction — An Enfield man will serve 10 days in prison and spend three years on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor negligent operation in a Route 4 collision that killed a Bridgewater woman last …

Going With the Grain

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Bombaci, of Enfield, loads up his van with cabinet parts for a client on Tuesday at the Baltic Mill in Enfield, where he maintains a shop. Bombaci grew up in Boston, where he began renovating Victorian homes …

Turkey Trot in Enfield

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Turkeys foraging for food cut into a yard between a house and garage in Enfield on Tuesday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Tigers Squeak Past Royals for a Third Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

West Canaan — It’s hard to beat an opponent three times in the same season. In Tuesday night’s NHIAA Division III girls basketball playoff opener against Mascoma, the Newport High girls basketball team made it even harder on themselves with poor free-throw shooting and turnovers. In the end, …

Phyllis Mary (Getto) Benward

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wilmot, N.H. — Mrs. Phyllis Mary (Getto) Benward of Wilmot, aged 74 years, died on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at New London Hospital of complications from a long-term illness. Phyllis, daughter of Mathew and Emma (Rapp) Getto of New Jersey, is predeceased by her husband Kenneth E. Benward …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 23, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HEBERT — A son, Xavier Ryan Hebert, born Jan. 16, 2014, to Alissa and Ryan Hebert, of Windsor. KOPACZ — A daughter, Ariah Torey-Rose Kopacz, born Jan. 29, 2014, to Krystal and Brandon Kopacz, of Newport. STEBBINS — A son, Thomas Paul Stebbins III, born …

Snow Day

Friday, February 21, 2014

Janet Lovely shovels the large pile of snow that had accumulated in her driveway over the weekend in Enfield earlier this week. Lovely had been in New York to help her daughter move during last week’s storm and …

Mascoma Bridge Project Moves Forward

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lebanon — Calling all commuters on Routes 4 and 4A, and runners, walkers and bicyclists on the Northern Rail Trail: Expect to encounter preliminary work for the long-awaited new highway bridge over the Mascoma River by the middle …