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NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the process of changing or viewing scheduling, scores …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan home, fit most definitions of “homeless,” but it’s also true that much of the Upper …

Edith Mary Demetrules

Saturday, August 22, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H. — Edith Mary Demetrules, 95, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill. She was born in Haverhill, N.H., April 3, 1920, a daughter of Leon Heck Bigelow and Mary (Plante) Bigelow. She graduated from Haverhill Academy, class of 1938. Edie worked for Erskine Clothing Store in Bradford, Vt. and Forrest Hills in …

Lebanon Looks Into Business Tax Incentives

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lebanon — Two incentives to encourage businesses to stay in Lebanon and expand or to relocate there may be on the way if the City Council adopts them. The first program, which must be approved by the New …

Haverhill Officers' Body Cam Video Release Delayed

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Concord — The Attorney General’s Office postponed Wednesday’s expected release of videos showing police officers’ fatal shooting of a 41-year-old New Hampshire man after a lawyer for his estate filed a court petition seeking to keep the graphic images from being aired publicly. Body cameras worn by police …

Lawyer: Haverhill Officers Were Wrong to Shoot Man

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Haverhill — The lawyer representing the mother of a Canterbury, N.H., man who was shot and killed by Haverhill police last month said the officers didn’t need to respond with gunfire when the 41-year-old charged at them with a knife. Attorney Peter McGrath, a former federal prosecutor who …

AG Clears Haverhill Officers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Concord — The two Haverhill police officers who fatally shot a 41-year-old Canterbury, N.H., man last month were legally justified in their actions, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office determined on Friday. “Haverhill police Officers Ryan Jarvis and …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Giving Water to Fitness: Woodsville Man Hopes ‘H.A.T.S.’ Can Be Right Fit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — A former granite industry business owner who now runs his own health and fitness center, Gary Goodwin has always considered himself a self-starter. Now the 70-year-old is hoping to start something he feels would be …

A Fairly Good Time, Year After Year

Sunday, July 26, 2015

North Haverhill — Hours before the gates opened to the public Wednesday afternoon, the North Haverhill fairgrounds were abuzz with people putting the finishing touches on the exhibits. Some 300 volunteers keep the fair running, and 94-year-old Gerald …

Sen. Graham Meets, Greets At North Haverhill Fair

Sunday, July 26, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer North Haverhill — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., campaigned in the Granite State yesterday, talking with people in Sugar Hill, N.H., Littleton, N.H., and at the North Haverhill Fair. Among their concerns: Northern Pass, Iran, the economy and, of course, whether …

Haverhill Officers Unnamed; N.H. AG Won’t Give Any Shooting Details

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Haverhill — More than two weeks after Haverhill police officers shot and killed a 41-year-old Army veteran, the state Attorney General’s Office has refused to release the names of the two officers involved. “Until we are able to come up with a preliminary finding in terms of whether …

A Life: Kay Blaisdell, 1928-2015; 'Such an Inspiration to the Women in Our Family'

Monday, July 20, 2015

North Haverhill — In the basement of North Haverhill United Methodist Church on a recent Saturday, elements of Kay Blaisdell’s life were spread across two long tables set against the back wall of the fellowship hall. The nine …