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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: 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 …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MOYNIHAN — A daughter, Bridget Elaine Moynihan, born Nov. 1, 2013, to Emily and David Moynihan, of Grantham. Gifford Medical Center MULLEN — A son, Rydder Thomas Mullen, born Nov. 5, 2013, to Molly Harrness and Mark Mullen, of Randolph. ALEXANDER — A daughter, Zoey …

Letter: Chilling Memory of a Tragic Day

Thursday, November 21, 2013

To the Editor: Thank you for your coverage this week regarding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The reflections of those who recalled the day, published in the Nov. 17 Sunday Valley News, were especially touching. On the day of the assassination, I was …