Grantham

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county municipalities by 1.2 percent, or $167,000. Sullivan …

A Life: Clarence Jacob (C.J.) Smith, 1942 — 2015; ‘He Was Quiet, Calm, Gentle... Except When We Scored’

Monday, May 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The NCAA Frozen Four college hockey championship stretches over a three-day period: semifinals, day off, finals. Fans of the event, or of the teams involved, routinely face a conundrum: What to do in a strange city on that middle day? Traveling with one or more of his three sons to …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who thought they couldn’t make it, who thought this day would never come — take a …

Beverly Patricia (Hazelton) Place

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Beverly Patricia (Hazelton) Place was born on Aug. 2, 1931, in West Lebanon, N.H. She died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She graduated from West Lebanon High School; where she loved playing basketball, in 1949. Mom was married to the love …

Newport Ends Backup Ambulance Services

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — Staffing is the main reason why the Selectboard recently decided to end all backup ambulance service to several area towns, board Chairman Gary Nichols told an audience of mostly EMTs at a meeting Tuesday night in the Sugar River Valley Technical Center. As of June 30, …

Beverly Place

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Beverly Place, 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Hanover Terrace health and rehab center. Arrangements are pending with Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon and Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

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 …