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Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to 21 percent for Grafton Republican Tim Condon, with 24 of 27 towns reporting. Condon, a libertarian-leaning lawyer in Florida, had largely stayed …

Republicans Vie for Sullivan District Seats

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grantham — A former president of Lebanon College is among three Republicans running in a contested primary for the two-seat Sullivan 1 House district representing Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield and Springfield. Donald Wenz retired from Lebanon College, which recently canceled classes for the fall, four years ago and is making his first run for political office. Also on the ballot are Laura Ward, of …

Forum, Aug. 28: Why Lebanon College Canceled Classes; Waiting for Annie Kuster; Hanover’s Yard Sale; Are Volunteer Jobs Really Jobs?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Why Classes Were Called Off To the Editor: You have suggested that the board and administration of Lebanon College should explain our unanticipated decision that the college was not financially strong enough to offer classes this fall (“A College Drops Out: Lebanon College Was an Asset,” Aug. 23). It is a decision that we reached with extreme reluctance and only at a point …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served …

Robert G. “Bob” Barnes, Jr.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Robert G. “Bob” Barnes, Jr., 85, resident of Grantham, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Flushing, N.Y. on Feb. 19, 1929, the son …

Grantham’s Russell Defends Vermont Am Title in Playoff

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Burlington — Venerable Burlington Country Club isn’t so much a golf course upon which competitors take advantage as it is one that can easily take its advantage upon the field. Knowing that, Grantham’s Evan Russell approached the defense …

Forum, July 2: The Co-Op Debate Continues

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Co-op Board Must Answer To the Editor: When I came down to Sunday breakfast my husband said, “The news is going to make you very angry.” Given the news that we read daily, that was not much of a bulletin, however, when I read about the firing of …

Forum, June 22: Obamacare: Fear of Snakes; Exchange Students

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Real Scoop on Obamacare To the Editor: I suspect that any British citizen who might Google any one of our daily newspapers in the U.S. on any given day would find many front-page articles damning our health care system, our economy and, given the frequency of gun …

Where Do We Go From Here?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mary Rodriguez and her son Ian Vaughan review their maps outside the home of Rodriguez’s boyfriend John Huysentruyte, of Grantham, in preparation for their move to California earlier this month. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Marilyn Moore Benton

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brattleboro, Vt. — Marilyn M. Benton, 87, formerly of Park Laughton Road in Dummerston, died peacefully early Saturday afternoon, May 17, 2014, at the Thompson House Nursing Home. She had been a resident of the facility for the last six years. Mrs. Benton was born in Brattleboro on …

Turning a Page on an Old House

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Grantham — After nearly 35 years of working part-time at the Dunbar Free Library, Joey Holmes still can’t resist peeking out the south windows once in a while to see what’s going on at her childhood home next …

Arthur W. Lotz

Friday, June 13, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Arthur Lotz, 84, died on Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home in Eastman, Grantham. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Charles and Clara Lohmann Lotz in Feb. 24, 1927. The family moved to several locations in New York and New Jersey, …

Forum, June 11: Dartmouth ‘Brand,’; Let There Be Solar; Eating Garlic Mustard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Big Money Vs. Obamacare To the Editor: Turn on your TV set here in New Hampshire of late and sooner or later you will surely be confronted by an earnest young woman speaking in dulcet tones reminding us that the Affordable Care Act simply “is not working,” and …