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Lined up to go outside Isabelle Caffrey. left, and Aaralyn Chiasson both first-graders practice some dance moves during their after school program at the Hanover Street School in Lebanon, N.H., on May 5, 2015. Second-grader Giada Kennedy watches them{Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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City Reviews After-School Program

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Administrators in the Lebanon School District are reviewing qualifications for after-school program providers for next school year. The decision comes less than a year after the district switched providers to Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, a move that drew criticism last fall from some families who were participating in the program. “We simply thought it would be …

Thomas R. Willis, Jr.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Thomas R. Willis, Jr., 80, of Rt. 10, passed away March 1, 2015, at home following a long battle with cancer. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Memorial Cemetery, on Learning Drive in Grantham with Fred Davis officiating. …

Donald “Don” Burt Batchelder

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Donald “Don” B. Batchelder, 85, of 46 Tyler Street, died Monday morning at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He was born in Barre, Vt. on May 1, 1929, the son of Harold and Audrey Batchelder. He attended schools there and was an outstanding athlete at Spaulding Academy. Don attended Vermont Junior College for 2 years and then enlisted in the Navy, where …

David Erkson

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Burlington, Vt. — David Erkson, 84 of Burlington died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, surrounded by his family at the University of Vermont Medical Center after a period of declining health. He was born in Unionville, Conn. on Oct. 23, 1930, the son of the late Myron and Sarah …

‘Valley News’ to Publish New Monthly Business Magazine for Upper Valley

Sunday, February 22, 2015

West Lebanon — The Valley News has announced plans to expand its coverage of the Upper Valley business community with the publication of a new monthly magazine. The first issue of Enterprise: The Business Magazine of the Upper Valley, will be published on March 31. The free magazine …

3 From Upper Valley Join Charitable Foundation Boards

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Three local residents have been named to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s regional advisory boards. James R. Clements, of Grantham, is the CEO of Spaulding Youth Center, an therapeutic treatment center for children with neurological, emotional and behavior challenges in Northfield, N.H. He will serve on the Lakes …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The …

Joyce McWethy Kostuck

Friday, January 23, 2015

Grantham, n.h. — Joyce McWethy Kostuck passed away at home in Grantham on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at the age of 91. Music is the thread that ran throughout and defined major aspects of Joyce’s life. By high school, she was performing and teaching piano, as well as …

Shirley (Roberts) Watts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Schenectady, N.Y. — Shirley (Roberts) Watts of Kingsway Manor passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, surrounded by loving family. She was born on Aug. 14, 1919, and lived her entire life in Schenectady and Scotia and was a graduate of Draper High School. Shirley was a …

Wedding: Barrow — Turner

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Enfield — Nicole Lynne Barrow and Matthew Ryan Turner were married on Sept. 20, 2014, in Croydon. The bride’s father walked her down an aisle made of maple logs and mason jars of fall flowers, to the gazebo …

Betty C. Smith

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Betty C. Smith, 79, of Grantham died on Monday, Nov. 24 of lymphoma. Born in Tyringham, Mass. on Oct. 15, 1935, Betty was the daughter of Wilbur and Carrie (McCarthy) Clark. She grew up in the Berkshires and graduated from Lee High School and the …

Andrew Gillette Warner

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Andrew Gillette Warner died at home, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2014. Andy was born in Rochester, N.Y. on June 11, 1943, second son of Karl and Jane (Moore) Warner. He attended Colgate University, earning a BA in sociology, with a thesis documenting the racial unrest …

N.H. Man, 23, Dies in I-89 Wreck

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grantham — A Hillsborough, N.H., man died Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving hit a patch of ice and collided with a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 89 in Grantham. Maxwell Miller, 23, was traveling northbound near …