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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 …

Mary Elizabeth “Bess” Hastings

Friday, January 17, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Mary Elizabeth “Bess” Hastings died on Jan. 15, 2014, at the age of 78. She passed away peacefully at home, in Grantham comforted by her children and husband of 21 years, Paul Hastings. She was born on Jan. 15, 1936, in East Orange, N.J. She …

James W. “Jim” Palmer

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — James W. “Jim” Palmer, 47, a former resident of Windsor passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. following a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. Jim was born Jan. 11, 1967, in Claremont, N.H. the son of Wesley R. and Marciel L. (Miller) …

Betty L. Yukica

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Betty L. Yukica passed away peacefully at home in Grantham on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the age of 75. Betty is survived by her husband, Joe of 54 years; her three sons; and four grandchildren. Betty was born Oct. 9 1938, in Pueblo, Colo. …

Busy Day for Emergency Responders

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ascutney — The one-two punch of drenching rain and dropping temperatures sent Upper Valley motorists slipping across ice-slicked roads Monday, when both interstates 89 and 91 were temporarily closed because of tractor trailer mishaps and emergency officials reported numerous accidents and outages. Both tractor-trailer accidents involved the operators …

Vents, Roofs A Concern

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Emergency officials are reminding residents to rake their roofs and keep their homes’ vents unblocked as forecasters predict more precipitation — including rain that could weigh down already snowy roofs — will blanket the Upper Valley early this week. “As far as roof collapses go, it’s pretty early …

Generator, Candle Blamed for Two Fires

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Claremont — An unattended candle and a generator — both being used to deal with the loss of power from Sunday’s snowstorm — were blamed on two fires Monday that severely damaged a mobile home and a garage but caused no injuries. The first fire was reported at …

Letter: Crisis Is Really an Opportunity

Monday, December 30, 2013

To the Editor: I must say that I was truly disappointed by the recent article on the largely symbolic, though still disturbing, vote by the American Studies Association to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities. I was not bothered by the fact that 66 percent of the group’s …

‘Pastor Cindy’ Tends Her Flock

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Grantham — Gerry Williams was sitting alone in his room finishing a dinner roll on a recent Tuesday afternoon when Cynthia Bagley sat down, took his hand and asked how he was. “Everything is going the wrong way,” …

Wedding: Talcott — Miller

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Grantham — Natalie J. Miller and Nicholas A. Talcott were married on Sept. 28, 2013. The wedding took place at Lake Morey Inn and Resort and was presided over by the Rev. Richard Crocker. The bride was escorted …

William Lowell Wagner, Jr.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Chagrin Falls, Ohio — William Lowell Wagner, Jr., most recently of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. William “Bill” Wagner was born on Aug. 8, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the eldest child of William Lowell and Dorothy Arthur Wagner. Bill grew up in several communities, …