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Iva N. Provencal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casa Grande, Ariz. — Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 29 years as supervisor of residential life. She retired in 1998, then moved to Arizona. She is survived by her companion of 18 years, Pete Cote; her beloved children, William Provencal of Arizona and his two sons, Scott and Sean; her daughter, Dolores Lizotte and husband, Paul of Canaan, N.H., and their children, Christopher and Chelsey; her daughter, Cynthia Tibbetts and husband of Canaan, and their children, Amanda and Matthew; and one sister, Becky Flynn of Cornish, N.H.; …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the …

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 …

Grantham Man Joins RSG Board

Sunday, January 26, 2014

White River Junction — RSG Director Dan Weinstein, of Grantham, and RSG Senior Director Peter Plumeau, of South Burlington, Vt., have been appointed to the RSG board of directors by the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan trustees. The …

Elizabeth Collyer Hayes

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Elizabeth Collyer Hayes, 86, of Eastman, passed away following a brief decline of health at the New London Hospital, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Bets was born in East Orange, N.J., on April 6, 1927, daughter of the late Frank and Isabel (Huff) Collyer. She grew …

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,” …