Grafton

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary employee costs in the County Attorney’s Office. Out of the $1.1 million in new spending, the county officials expect to raise about …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, the Eagles finished behind Rivendell, Mill River and Woodstock. That didn’t bother Ott, given that …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at Fair Haven on Thursday and in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday against neighboring Hanover. Despite the …

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 …

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 …