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Leon M. Winchester

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Leon M. Winchester, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon Aug. 22, 2015, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. He was born in Richmond, Minn. on Oct. 21, 1929, the eldest son of Harry E. and Margaret (Kapsch) Winchester. Leon grew up in South Ryegate, Vt., attended grade school there and graduated from Wells River High School. He also attended Lyndon State College. On June 26, 1955, Leon married Joyce Sargent of East Cabot, and they began their married life together in Danville, Vt. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. In 1960, Leon and Joyce built a new home in Barre Town where they raised their family and resided until 2014. Leon spent his …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

A Life: Joseph W. Bergin, 1924-2015; ‘He Was Always Wanting to Do for Others’

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New London — Negotiating a real estate contract at age 90 sounds impressive. Pair that with driving golf balls on Sunday afternoons at Eastman Golf Links and volunteering for six hours a week at New London Hospital, and it highlights some of the activities of Joe Bergin, a World War II veteran who …

Grantham Spending Down; Tax Rate Up

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Grantham — Despite reductions in the Grantham School District budget, taxes may go up slightly, which didn’t seem to bother voters who unanimously approved the spending plan Tuesday night with no changes during a short, 45-minute annual school meeting. The $8.2 million budget is $229,000, or 2.7 percent, …

Library, Bridge On Grantham Town Warrant

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Grantham School District meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, in the Grantham Village School gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at the Town Hall at 5 p.m. Grantham — Voters will have much to consider at this year’s …

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 …