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. …

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 …

Roger Richard Orin Wotton

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Springfield, N.H. — Roger Richard Orin Wotton, 29, died suddenly while doing what he enjoyed most, hunting on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Roger was born on July 16, 1985, to Roger O. & Betsy (Taylor) Wotton. He grew up in Grafton, N.H., and met the love of his …

Gladys B. White

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grafton, N.H. — Gladys B. White, 90, died peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. She was born July 23, 1924, in Limestone, Maine, the daughter of Frank and Mary Jane “Anna” (L`itleten) Bell. Gladys grew up and attended school in Limestone before her marriage to Leonard …

Newport Football Rumbles Past Mascoma

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Newport — As it has all season, the Newport High football team rode its tough defense to a 34-14 win over Mascoma in the New Hampshire Division III North Conference semifinals on Saturday. Going into the weekend, the …

Grafton County Commissioners Retain Seats

Friday, November 7, 2014

North Haverhill — Democrats have retained control of both the Grafton County legislative delegation and the county commission. All three county commissioners won re-election, according to election returns posted Thursday on the Secretary of State’s website. Hanover Democrat …

Democrats Appear to Hold on to Canaan, Enfield House Seats

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grafton/Mascoma New Hampshire House Democrats from Canaan and Enfield appeared likely to hold their seats versus Republican challengers on Tuesday, but a Democratic incumbent from Grafton was ousted by a selectman there. In Grafton 10, state Rep. Wendy Piper, D-Enfield, handily won her second term against first-time candidate …

Forrester Takes Senate District 2

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grafton — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, appeared headed to victory Tuesday night in her Senate District 2 race against first-time Democrat Carolyn Mello, of Holderness. With 18 of 27 towns reporting, Forrester had 64 percent of the vote, according to a tally on NHPR’s website . “I …

Royals Cashe in Behind Running Back’s Big Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Andrew Cashe did not drive the Mascoma team bus to Fall Mountain Friday night — but he did everything else. The senior running back had a game of a lifetime as scored six touchdowns and rushed for 364 yards, and the Royals needed every one …

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 …