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Missing Plainfield Horse Found Dead

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plainfield — Homeowners preparing to open their swimming pool for the season discovered the remains of a horse that caused a stir when it went missing from its Plainfield home during the winter. In early January, Margaret Cassedy’s 16-year-old quarter horse DJ was spooked by a plow and broke through his electric fence at her Route 12A home, prompting a large search effort. Town Administrator Steve Halleran said homeowners on …

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 …

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 …

Letters: Vote Down the Free Staters

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vote Down the Free Staters To the Editor: It was clear at the Grafton deliberative session last Saturday that the vast majority of townsfolk were thoroughly disgusted with the shamelessly obstructionist attitude the Free Staters took, which is what they always do because of their lack of a …

Letter: Gambling Isn’t Free

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: While the New Hampshire Legislature is hotly pursuing the idea of raising state revenue through gambling at casinos, I’d like to see the Valley News do a risk/benefit analysis that compares gambling with new taxes — income or sales. My two cents about depending on …

Letter: A Disconnect on Energy

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: So let me get this straight: We’re against wind turbines, we’re against hydropower from Northern Pass, we’re against the Keystone XL Pipeline, we’re against Vermont Yankee nuclear, we’re against fracking, and we don’t want to take military action in oil-rich nations’ squabbles. So let’s see, …

Richard J. Alexander

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Grafton, N.H. — Richard J. Alexander, 81, of Grafton passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace after a period of failing health. He was born on Oct. 14, 1932, in Claremont, N.H. to Arthur and Helen Alexander. He attended local schools, graduating from Towle …

Grafton Meeting Gets Testy

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Grafton — Grafton kicked off its Town Meeting season by having the chairman of its Planning Board escorted out of Saturday’s deliberative session by police. Brian Fellers, who has been a member of the Planning Board since at …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

5 Charged in Etna Scrap Metal Thefts

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Etna — Five men from Canaan and Grafton have been arrested and charged with stealing copper and other scrap metal from a Hypertherm storage dumpster following a police stake-out this past weekend. All of the men were arraigned Monday at Lebanon District Court and held in lieu of …

Mascoma School District Voters Tee Up Bond Issue for 4th Time

Sunday, February 2, 2014

West Canaan — No substantive changes were made to the Mascoma School District warrant during a deliberative session Saturday, though a minority of people in attendance voiced strong and sometimes heated opposition to the proposed renovation of the …

Town Offices Up for a Vote

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Grafton — With the town under the gun from the state to solve space problems and health hazards at its municipal office building, voters at Town Meeting will face choices ranging from a $296,000 do-over to a $112,000 …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …