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Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to 21 percent for Grafton Republican Tim Condon, with 24 of 27 towns reporting. Condon, a libertarian-leaning lawyer in Florida, had largely stayed …

Republicans Vie for Sullivan District Seats

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grantham — A former president of Lebanon College is among three Republicans running in a contested primary for the two-seat Sullivan 1 House district representing Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield and Springfield. Donald Wenz retired from Lebanon College, which recently canceled classes for the fall, four years ago and is making his first run for political office. Also on the ballot are Laura Ward, of …

Forum, Aug. 28: Why Lebanon College Canceled Classes; Waiting for Annie Kuster; Hanover’s Yard Sale; Are Volunteer Jobs Really Jobs?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Why Classes Were Called Off To the Editor: You have suggested that the board and administration of Lebanon College should explain our unanticipated decision that the college was not financially strong enough to offer classes this fall (“A College Drops Out: Lebanon College Was an Asset,” Aug. 23). It is a decision that we reached with extreme reluctance and only at a point …

Letter: Curb Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Friday, March 21, 2014

Curb Pollution From Power Plants To the Editor: Having experienced firsthand the air pollution in both Hanoi and Beijing, I am compelled to urge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Kelly Ayotte to support the president’s Climate Action Plan. The EPA has proposed carbon pollution standards for new power …

Letter: Lifting Minorities Out of Poverty

Saturday, March 15, 2014

To the Editor: Tom Dreisbach wrote (Forum, March 2) in response to an earlier letter from us. It is always a pleasure to read a response; we know at least one person has read the letter and cared enough to offer an opinion, even though, in this case, …

Grantham Residents Breeze Through Budget

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Grantham — A full house of voters dispensed with the town’s business in a little over an hour, approving budgets and the lease-purchase of a plow truck with nary a “nay” vote. In all-day balloting, voters also re-elected Selectman Warren Kimball, who ran unopposed. Voters approved spending just …

Engagement: McGuire — MacDonald

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Grantham — April and Jeffrey McGuire, of Grantham, and Anne Marie and Mark MacDonald, of Arlington, Mass., have announced the engagement of their children, Katelyn McGuire and Christopher MacDonald. The bride-to-be graduated from Stevens High School in 2002. …

Gale B. Schmidt

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Gale B. Schmidt, age 69, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her home in Grantham. Gale was born to the late Stanley and Lillis Bunce on Sept. 2, 1944, in Summit, N.J. She grew up with her brother and sister in rural Grafton, N.Y., …

Russell F. Johnson

Friday, March 7, 2014

Oxnard, Calif. — Russell F. Johnson passed in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a two-month fight against acute leukemia. Even 59 years of loving each other was not long enough, says Grace. Russell F. Johnson was born to Violet and Roy Johnson on Jan. 1, …

Russell F. Johnson

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oxnard, Calif. — Russell F. Johnson passed in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a two-month fight against acute leukemia. Even 59 years of loving each other was not long enough, says Grace. Russell F. Johnson was born to Violet and Roy Johnson on Jan. 1, …

Grantham School Budget Passes Easily

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Grantham — By an overwhelming majority, voters Tuesday night approved a more than 6 percent increase in the operating budget for the Grantham School District. Hardly any of the 124 voters at the meeting spoke against the $509,339 overall increase in the school budget. The $8.4 million budget …

Letter: So Many Questions

Monday, March 3, 2014

To the Editor: I have some questions: If, according to our president, the Affordable Care Act will save $2500 off individual health insurance costs, why are school districts and towns requesting increased budgets partly due to increased health-care costs? If the attorney general of the United States recently …

Geraldine Fay Moulton

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Geraldine Fay Moulton, 88, of North Grantham, passed away at the New London Hospital Wednesday Morning, Feb. 26, 2014. Gerry was born in Newport, N.H. on Dec. 2, 1925, daughter to the late Leslie and Helen (LaFountain) Moulton. She was raised and educated in Campton, …