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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 …

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 …

Letter: A Happy Ending in Grantham

Saturday, December 7, 2013

To the Editor: In the small town of Grantham, where I grew up, I always felt police officers were there to serve and protect — not to bully, be threatening or to show their power over others. Recently, I witnessed one officer in town exhibit the latter attributes. …

Stanley Ray Smith

Friday, December 6, 2013

Stetson, Maine— Stanley Ray Smith, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at a Brewer living center following a long illness. He was born Dec. 2, 1940 in Hanover, N.H., a son of Arthur and Dorothy (Church) Smith. He graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1959. He served …

Tree Time in Lyme

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sam Kippenberger, of Grantham, his wife, Kelly, and their 2-year-old daughter, Gracie, head to the checkout stand with a balsam fir at Nichols Tree Farm in Lyme on Wednesday. Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage …

Perriello Pleads Guilty: Grantham Man Killed His Wife, a Lebanon High Teacher, in 2012

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Newport — James W. Perriello pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second degree murder for the April 2012 shooting death of his wife, Natalie Perriello, a popular teacher at Lebanon High School. James Perriello, 42, is scheduled to be …

Plea Hearing Scheduled for Perriello

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

NOTE: To read the Tuesday morning update, click here. ∎ Newport — James Perriello, the Grantham man charged with killing his wife in 2012, has a plea hearing scheduled for this morning. Perriello’s plea hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Sullivan County Superior Court, said his public …

William (Butch) Heiden

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Greenfield, Mass. — William (Butch) Heiden, 65, of Pond St passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, following a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family members who remember his story and positive attitude throughout his illness. Butch was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 25, 1948, …

Letter: Princeton’s Bitter Loss

Thursday, November 28, 2013

To the Editor: The Dartmouth-Princeton game Nov. 23 was a thriller and a nail-biter, but Princeton had two defeats at Memorial Field on Saturday. The game was won by Dartmouth, and Princeton and Harvard share the Ivy title, but the second loss by Princeton was even greater. Princeton …

Letter: Obamacare Is a National Tragedy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

To the Editor: These were President Barack Obama’s words when he described the Affordable Care Act: “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your health insurance plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period. No one can take it away …