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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 …

Sunday Forum: Co-op Values Are Superior; U.S. Food Aid Needs to Be Reformed

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Co-op Values Are Superior To the Editor: Once again Jim Kenyon feels the need to bash the Co-op Food Stores (“Co-op & Competitor” June 4). I think I need to tell him some things about food. Sometimes when I tell people that food is political, they look at …

Joseph W. Miley, Jr.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Joseph W. Miley, Jr., 83, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, with his loving family and devoted Scotties at his side. He was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in Boston, Mass. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. Miley, …

Forum Letters for June 6: Capital Punishment, Conservative Credentials, Citizens Against Potholes

Friday, June 6, 2014

End Capital Punishment in N.H. To the Editor: The New Hampshire Senate has recently, by a tie vote, chosen to retain capital punishment in New Hampshire law. Michael Addison (now 33), the killer of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs, has been New Hampshire’s only death-row prisoner since his …

Arnold Robert Appell

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Arnold Robert Appell passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Deerfield Beach. He grew up in Belle Harbor, N.Y., before moving to Norwalk, Conn., where he excelled as a varsity athlete in football, baseball and basketball …

Sullivan County Outlays Up $600K

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Newport — County commissioners will present a $29.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at a public hearing next Monday . If the Sullivan County delegation of state representatives approves the spending plan as recommended, county officials anticipate a 3 cent increase in the …

Barbara Harmon Roll

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Barbara Harmon Roll passed away on April 29, 2014, at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover. She was 95. Born in Newbury, Vt., Barbara was the eldest child of Major General Ernest N. Harmon, U.S. Army, and his wife Leona Tuxbury Harmon of West Newbury, Vt. Gen. …

Letter: The Court and the People

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Court and the People To the Editor: I would like to reply to David Russell’s May 13 letter about Sen. Patrick Leahy and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Russell says that Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito swore under oath that they would respect judicial precedence. Mr. …

Letter: U.S. Must Protect the Power Grid

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

To the Editor: Why has the U.S. electric power grid not been secured long ago against a solar event or terrorists? Apathy, politics, leading from behind? Other countries such as China and Sweden are protecting their electric grids. Without electricity over an extended period we will be back …

Joyce Ann Barton

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Joyce Ann (Sherman) Barton, 81, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at home surrounded by her children after a brief battle with cancer. Born April 3, 1933, the daughter of Henry and Cora (Reney) Sherman, she grew up in Grantham with her sisters, Edna Truell, Jeanette …

Joyce Ann Barton

Friday, May 9, 2014

Grantham N.H. — Joyce Ann Barton, 81, of Grantham died Thursday, April 29, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer. Full obituary to follow with arrangements. …