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Mike Lorrey, R - Enfield, has a moment of indecision when asked, "Do you support NH tax dollars going to families who home school their children?" during a rapid response portion of a candidates night hosted by The League of Women Voters of the Upper Valley at the Canaan, N.H. Fire Department, Thursday, October 23, 2014. Lorrey is running for a district 10 seat in the House against incumbent Wendy Piper, D - Enfield. The seat of district 11 incumbent Chuck Townsend, D - Canaan, second from right, is being challenged by Joe Frazier, R - Canaan, right. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Mascoma Valley Races Key in GOP Effort to Regain Control

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canaan — With Republicans trying to wrest control of the New Hampshire House from Democrats, several races in the Mascoma Valley could play a big role in the outcome. Candidates for Grafton House Districts 10 and 11 hashed out their differences on Thursday night at a lively forum, sponsored by the New Hampshire League of Women Voters, at the Canaan …

GOP Eyes Sullivan County House Seats

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A couple of Republicans are hoping the issues of Medicaid expansion and government over-regulation will allow them to wrest control of Sullivan County District 1, a two-seat House district comprising Cornish, Plainfield, Grantham and Springfield now in the hands of Democrats. Republicans Donald Wenz, 69, and Bill Walker, 57, will face Democrats Andy …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of the schedule. The Royals made the most of the opportunity, getting a 3-1 win that …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

House Hopefuls Prep for Primary

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Enfield — Voters in the Mascoma Valley will settle three contested races for New Hampshire House seats in primary day voting on Tuesday. Two seats are up for grabs in the Grafton 9 district, which includes the town …

Free State Project Republican Runs 'Protest Campaign' for N.H. Senate from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grafton — The Free State Project activist challenging state Sen. Jeanie Forrester in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 Republican primary is running what he calls a “protest campaign” from his home in Florida. Although Tim Condon, R-Grafton, wants Forrester …

Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …

Barbara May Raftery

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Grafton, N.H. — Barbara May Raftery, 89, of Grafton and formerly of Hopkinton, Mass. passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. She was born in Bridgewater, Mass. on Dec. 18, 1924, to the late Margaret E. (Parnaby) and John W. Bassett. Barbara was married …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

Paul Alan Hedstrom

Friday, July 11, 2014

Grafton, N.H. — Paul Alan Hedstrom, age 69, of Grafton passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Paul was born March 27, 1945, in Chicago Ill., the son of Vern J. Hedstrom and Vera Erickson Hedstrom. The family moved to Wheaton in 1951. …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Free Speech Issue, Antics Put Keene in Media Spotlight

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Keene, n.h. — It’s been more than a year since the city of Keene and a local group of activists first fought over downtown parking meters, yet the story lives on. The saga of the activists, dubbed “Robin …