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A still image from a recording captured by Haverhill police Officer Ryan Jarvis' body camera on July 6 shows Canterbury, N.H., resident Hagen Esty-Lennon charging with a knife toward Jarvis and Officer Greg Collins, left. Esty-Lennon was shot and killed by the officers, who on Friday were found by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office to be "justified" in their use of deadly force.

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 Greg Collins were justified under the law in their use of deadly force, which resulted in the death of Hagen Esty-Lennon,” New …

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 his son Levi lives there with his family. It’s part of a two-day swing through …

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 benefit the area greatly. Goodwin is pursuing the construction of a nonprofit water therapy and …

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 …

Post 22 Juniors Sweat Out a Sweep

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lebanon — As he awaited his turn at the plate late Sunday, Matt Sullivan squatted in the home team’s on-deck circle and gently rested the brim of his helmet on the knob of his upturned bat. He closed …

State, Local Officials Throw Each Other Under the Parade Float

Friday, July 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Confusion and hurt feelings continue to surround a last-minute rerouting that left spectators lined along an empty street, waiting for a parade that would never come. Some in the area expressed anger, while others saw a symbolic irony in the fact that a patriotic tradition …

Haverhill Officers Put on Paid Leave

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Haverhill — The two Haverhill police officers who shot and killed a Canterbury, N.H., man armed with a knife on Monday have been placed on paid administrative leave. Haverhill Town Manager Glenn English said he and the police chief agreed to temporarily relieved the officers of their duties, …

Duncan Nelson McKay Leete

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

South Ryegate, Vt. — Duncan Nelson McKay Leete, 91, died at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Duncan was born in Topsham, Vt., on Feb, 28, 1924, to Henry R. and Ruth (McKay) Leete. He attended Woodsville High School. Duncan married …

Haverhill Police Shoot, Kill Man

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bath, n.h. — A 42-year-old Canterbury, N.H., man armed with a knife was shot and killed by Haverhill police on Monday after he crashed his vehicle, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. …

Red (Tape), White and Blue: Lack of Safety Signs Stymies Parade

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Haverhill — What was supposed to be an interstate holiday parade spanning the Connecticut River on Saturday was instead derailed at the last minute due to an apparent paperwork snafu, leaving some parade spectators without a spectacle. By the time the decision was made, people were lined up …