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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 …

Letter: The Christmas Spirit Is Alive

Thursday, December 26, 2013

To the Editor: The spirit of Christmas is alive, well and living at Northern Stage! The refreshing and imaginative production of White Christmas is moving and exhilarating. Go see it; you’ll go home with a tear in your eye and a warm feeling in your heart. Douglas Wise …

Engagement: Barrow — Turner

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Plainfield — Leslie and Richard Barrow, of Plainfield, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lynne Barrow, to Matthew Ryan Turner. The bride-to-be graduated from Lebanon High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in early …

James Perriello Gets 35 Years to Life; Sentence Is Harshest Possible For Man Who Killed Wife

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Newport — James W. Perriello received the maximum sentence for the shooting death of his wife, teacher Natalie Perriello, following a heart-wrenching hearing on Wednesday where the oldest of the couple’s four children confronted her father for the …

Letter: Value of Walk-In Clinics

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To the Editor: Due to personal experience, I applaud the positive opinion expressed in the Dec. 11 editorial regarding the value of the concept of “retail medicine” as is now available in some CVS stores in New Hampshire. Earlier this year, I attended a conference in Hendersonville, N.C. …

Carrying a Tune: Part-Time Music Teacher Travels From School to School

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bridgewater — By the time Christmas Eve arrived, Santa was pretty tired and a little bit cranky. At least, that is, the Santa portrayed in Bridgewater Village School’s holiday concert last week. Onstage, the third- and fourth-grade class …

Wedding: Miller — Morse

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grantham — Lauren A. Miller and Dustin Mark Morse were married on Sept. 21, 2013. The wedding and reception took place at Ragged Mountain Resort. The bride was given away by her mother and father. Justice of the …

Navy Captain From Grantham Retires at Pentagon Ceremony

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grantham — Navy Capt. Randy Britton, of Grantham, retired from the Navy Reserve on Dec. 6 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., after a 25-year career as a public affairs officer in the Navy and Navy Reserve. Accompanied …

Wilma D. (Smith) Stearns

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Grantham, N.H. — Wilma D. (Smith) Stearns, 71, of Grantham, became an angel on the wings of a beautiful indigo bunting on Dec. 11, 2013. She was born in Hanover on April 3, 1942, to Arthur Sr. and Dorothy (Church) Smith. Married to Paul Stearns on Oct. 7, …

Letter: A Shameful Omission

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

To the Editor: Not a single word in the Dec. 7 Valley News about the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack that started World War II for the United States. Shame on you! John Larrabee Grantham …

Letter: Thanksgiving Spirit Was Missing

Saturday, December 7, 2013

To the Editor: I’m a long-time reader of the Valley News. For the most part, I enjoy the paper. I start my day with the paper and a hot cup of coffee. I ignore the occasional misspellings and mislabeled photos. Even editors can miss things. With the Thanksgiving …