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Mascoma Board Defies Critics With Construction Committee

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canaan — Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Mascoma Regional School District School Board meeting after the board rejected a motion, 4-2, to establish a five-member building committee to oversee the high school renovation project. The motion was made by Kimberly Depelteau-Tracey, of Canaan, a vocal opponent of the $21.5 million bond that voters approved in March, and seconded by Wayne Morrison, also of Canaan. Depelteau-Tracey was recently appointed to the …

Flush Twice

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bruce Prior of the Enfield Water Department flushes a hydrant on Main Street in Enfield on Tuesday. Each of the town’s roughly 75 hydrants gets flushed twice a year, a process that can take up to two weeks.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five innings over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon at Barnes Park. Ryan Tanguay sparked things early …

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. …

Enfield Seeks to Save for Future Projects

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Voting for Enfield’s town officers and zoning amendments will take place by official ballot on Tuesday, March 11 at Whitney Hall auditorium from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Articles 9 through 21 will be discussed and voted on …

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, …