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Jazz trumpeter Tiger Okoshi performs during the season finale of Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon at the Center at Eastman in Grantham, N.H., on April 6, 2014. On April 12, Eastman's council will vote on a $5.7 million proposal to renovate and expand the Center at Eastman.(Valley News - Will Parson)

Eastman Expansion Questioned: Community Considers $5.7 Million Center Upgrade

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grantham — Some residents of Eastman, a private residential community, are raising questions about a proposed $5.7 million renovation and expansion of the community’s main facility, which includes a public restaurant and golf pro shop. In addition to upgrading the heating and air conditioning system with a geothermal system, improvements to the Center at Eastman would include redesigning the interior …

Patricia “Pat” Molloy

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lakeway, Texas — Patricia “Pat” Molloy, 57 of Lakeway passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Pat was born in Albany, N.Y. on May 6, 1956 to William G. and Margaret D. Burns. Pat grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., attending Immaculate Heart Academy and later graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1978. Pat met her future husband in 1978 while commuting …

Letter: Vt. Legislature Is Arrogant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

To the Editor: “Vt. Senate Votes for Ban on Privatizing Schools” (March 16) was a small article, but it spoke volumes about Vermont. The town of Westford wants to consider changing its schools from public to private, following the lead of two other Vermont school districts that have already made the change. What does the Vermont Senate do? It declares a two-year moratorium …

Letter: What Is Kenyon Trying to Say

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To the Editor: I am scratching my head as to what Jim Kenyon is attempting to accomplish with his columns on the Co-op Foodstores. He lays out some very simple facts, then distorts them. To what end? Has the Co-op fallen from grace? Has the Co-op failed to …

Letter: Curb Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Friday, March 21, 2014

Curb Pollution From Power Plants To the Editor: Having experienced firsthand the air pollution in both Hanoi and Beijing, I am compelled to urge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Kelly Ayotte to support the president’s Climate Action Plan. The EPA has proposed carbon pollution standards for new power …

Letter: Lifting Minorities Out of Poverty

Saturday, March 15, 2014

To the Editor: Tom Dreisbach wrote (Forum, March 2) in response to an earlier letter from us. It is always a pleasure to read a response; we know at least one person has read the letter and cared enough to offer an opinion, even though, in this case, …

Grantham Residents Breeze Through Budget

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Grantham — A full house of voters dispensed with the town’s business in a little over an hour, approving budgets and the lease-purchase of a plow truck with nary a “nay” vote. In all-day balloting, voters also re-elected Selectman Warren Kimball, who ran unopposed. Voters approved spending just …

Engagement: McGuire — MacDonald

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Grantham — April and Jeffrey McGuire, of Grantham, and Anne Marie and Mark MacDonald, of Arlington, Mass., have announced the engagement of their children, Katelyn McGuire and Christopher MacDonald. The bride-to-be graduated from Stevens High School in 2002. …

Gale B. Schmidt

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Gale B. Schmidt, age 69, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her home in Grantham. Gale was born to the late Stanley and Lillis Bunce on Sept. 2, 1944, in Summit, N.J. She grew up with her brother and sister in rural Grafton, N.Y., …

Russell F. Johnson

Friday, March 7, 2014

Oxnard, Calif. — Russell F. Johnson passed in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a two-month fight against acute leukemia. Even 59 years of loving each other was not long enough, says Grace. Russell F. Johnson was born to Violet and Roy Johnson on Jan. 1, …

Russell F. Johnson

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oxnard, Calif. — Russell F. Johnson passed in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a two-month fight against acute leukemia. Even 59 years of loving each other was not long enough, says Grace. Russell F. Johnson was born to Violet and Roy Johnson on Jan. 1, …

Grantham School Budget Passes Easily

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Grantham — By an overwhelming majority, voters Tuesday night approved a more than 6 percent increase in the operating budget for the Grantham School District. Hardly any of the 124 voters at the meeting spoke against the $509,339 overall increase in the school budget. The $8.4 million budget …

Letter: So Many Questions

Monday, March 3, 2014

To the Editor: I have some questions: If, according to our president, the Affordable Care Act will save $2500 off individual health insurance costs, why are school districts and towns requesting increased budgets partly due to increased health-care costs? If the attorney general of the United States recently …