Grafton

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. to 7 p.m.; and Orange Town House, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. West Canaan — A $25 million operating budget, teachers’ raises totaling $288,000 and a potential 13.5 percent increase in the amount to be raised in taxes will be decided when voters from the five towns of the Mascoma Valley Regional …

Lebanon Boys Get a Big Scare From an Ancient Rival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lebanon — Time was, a couple of bucks and a shoehorn would net a seat in a jam-packed Lebanon High School gym on the rare occasions when the Raiders and neighboring Mascoma met on the basketball floor. Back then — as in the late 1980s — the Royals were regular NHIAA Class M championship contenders, while Lang Metcalf had Lebanon purring right along …

Few Changes to Warrant After Another Chaotic Meeting in Grafton

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Grafton — By the end of a 10 -hour deliberative session yesterday, no substantive changes had been made to the 36 articles on the warrant that Grafton residents will vote on next month. In some ways, the meeting resembled last year’s — an 11-hour slog that, despite Free Staters’ efforts, resulted in no …

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 …

Audio Slideshow: The Cowboy And the Celt

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bethel —To set the scene at his concerts, cowboy singer and fiddler Skip Gorman sometimes places a fake campfire onstage. But he didn’t need that prop for a recent house concert with renowned Celtic singer Connie Dover, where …

Affordable Care Act Drives Participation With Incentives and Penalties

Sunday, November 16, 2014

White River Junction — Last year’s launch of federally mandated marketplaces for individual health insurance policies came with measures designed to persuade consumers to stream through those new digital doorways to buy coverage from the insurance companies. And stream they did. About 8 million Americans signed up for …