Grafton

Librarian Deb Clough's dog Geordie is hopeful that he may get the cupcake Richard Williams is holding before leaving the Grafton Public Library on Feb. 25, 2015 in Grafton, N.H.  Adam Franz, left, does technology work at the library and is an alternative trustee and Aime Jacques an assistant librarian, and volunteer work on computers at the library.   (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Dueling Library Proposals on Warrant

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Grafton — With Town Meeting approaching, some voters are seeking to defund the Grafton Public Library, while others want to move and upgrade the 92-year-old building, which has been cited for code violations. Chalk it up to free Wi-Fi, ardent staff and supporters, and that magic glue of social gatherings — a coffeepot — but the 660-square foot-building on Library …

Push On Again to Reduce Budget

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Voting in Grafton for Town Meeting and Mascoma Valley Regional School District ballot voting takes place on Tuesday, March 10, with the polls open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grafton Fire Station. Grafton — Town Meeting voters will decide a five-way Selectboard race and weigh in on three dozen articles, among them 23 petitioned items with goals that include slashing …

Mascoma Valley Regional School District Contract on Warrants

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s voting by Australian ballot will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at the following locations and times: Canaan Fire Station, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dorchester Town Hall, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Whitney Hall Auditorium in Enfield, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Grafton Fire Station, 8 a.m. …

Fuel Assistance Program Available For Eligible Granite State Residents

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A local fuel assistance program is accepting applications from income-eligible residents of several area New Hampshire towns. Residents of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange and Orford, including those who have electric heat or heat included in their rent, are eligible for the program. …

Wedding: Rogers — Robert

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Canaan — Christa Marie Rogers and Cory Scott Robert were married on Sept. 13, 2014, in Sanbornton, N.H. The ceremony took place on the lawn of the Barn at Longlook Farm. Steven M. Dembow, a justice of the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Mascoma Clinic Hits Money Goal

Friday, December 26, 2014

Canaan — A community group that plans to build a $4 million clinic to serve the Mascoma Valley says that it has met its year-end fundraising goal of $200,000, with $180,000 in donations already received and $50,000 more expected to arrive early next year. The organizers hope to …

Everett (Papa) Francis Souza

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Berkley, Mass. — Everett (Papa) Francis Souza, 88, of Berkley left this world on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, to be reunited with his true love Marilyn L. Brown Souza who predeceased Everett on Jan. 1, 1986. Everett served his country as a Navy veteran of WW II and …

Lucile Elizabeth (Kimball) Lamport

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Waltham, Mass. — Lucile Elizabeth (Kimball) Lamport of Waltham passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, one month after her 91st birthday. She was born at home in Grafton, N.H. in 1923, the 4th child and only daughter of Archie and Ada (Tinkham) Kimball. She attended the local one …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma; Officials Mailed Flier With Tax Bills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canaan — Rising taxes are the backdrop behind a kerfuffle in Canaan, where school district officials have accused the town of including a “sneaky and dishonest” flier with residents’ tax bills. The flier, which violated a state law banning the inclusion of public policy positions with tax bill …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will …