Grantham

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 Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church — home to the Seattle Seahawks — recently challenged the New England Conference to …

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 playing percussion in her high school band. In 1939, Joyce was introduced to the marimba, …

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 member of the Schenectady Home Bureau, Annie Schaffer Senior Citizens, St. John the Evangelist’s Rosary …

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. …

Wedding: Armstrong — Bean

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Grantham — Jennifer R. Bean and David A. Armstrong were married on April 18, 2014, at the Exeter Inn, in Exeter, N.H. The bridegroom’s mother, a justice of the peace, officiated the wedding. His sons, Jaret W. Armstrong …

Donald W. Barton, Jr.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Donald W. Barton, Jr., 63, of Rt. 10, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., April 14, 2014, following a heart attack. Donald was born in Newport, N.H., Aug. 3, 1950, son of the late Donald Walter, Sr. and Leila K. (Sanborn) Barton. He …