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Nathan Gradijan, of Lebanon, lays up the ball late in the Raiders' 72-30 win over Mascoma in Canaan, N.H. Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the time they frequently required the aid of a Crisco-saturated shoehorn to find a place to sit. Shame it happens so rarely. Nor …

Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The organization also is …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — …

Mascoma School Budget Set

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canaan — Mascoma Valley voters rejected a proposal which would have reduced the budget voters will see on their ballots in March from $27.4 million to $25.9 million during a deliberative session on Saturday morning. The proposed reduction …

Susan A. Bates

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Grafton, N.H. — Susan A. Bates, 59, died of complications due to pulmonary arterial hypertension on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at her home in Grafton, with family by her side. Susan was born July 3, 1956 in Lynn, Mass. Her children invite friends and loved ones to memorial …

Members of Burned Grafton Church Work to Keep, Fix Building

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Grafton — An ongoing battle over taxes threatens to complicate plans to restore a historic church that burned earlier this month. A Jan. 12 fire at the Peaceful Assembly Church severely damaged the 217-year-old structure on Route 4 …

Mascoma Wrestling Hits the Mats: Royals Enjoying First Varsity Season

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

West Canaan — Willie Stone can’t imagine doing anything else in the winter. That’s not exactly something he saw himself saying four years ago. Stone was admittedly wary of Mascoma’s new club wrestling team, but the commitment to …

‘I Want to Be Out There’: Mascoma Senior Tries to Stay Upbeat After Injury

Thursday, January 21, 2016

West Canaan — Alaina Pringle wears a protective sleeve on her right arm during girls basketball practice at Mascoma High. But the pain still lingers. Pringle, a senior captain for the Royals, missed three games during a holiday …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center DONNELLY — A daughter, Olivia Grace Donnelly, born on Jan. 5, 2016, to Tiffany Dragon and Justin Donnelly, of Grafton. …

Grafton Church Fire Investigation Ongoing

Friday, January 15, 2016

Grafton — Officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Office on Thursday continued their investigation of a fatal fire at a historic church on Route 4, going in and out of the building’s front doors with tools and other …

Grafton Church Founder Identified as Fire Victim

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grafton — Friends remembered John Connell, the 57-year-old pastor at the Peaceful Assembly Church who police said died in a fire there on Tuesday, as a good listener who helped guide people through their problems while preaching forgiveness …