Haverhill

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . “All they’re doing is shifting the tax burden onto the property taxpayer,” said Hanover Town …

Haverhill Voters Add to Budget

Friday, March 20, 2015

Haverhill — Haverhill Cooperative School District voters last night added more than $200,000 to the 2015-16 budget and made it clear to administrators and board members they expected the money to be used to restore a guidance counselor’s position and bring back to full time two other teaching slots school officials recently cut to half time. Administrators opened the meeting by telling the …

Ruth Jewell Goodwin

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Concord, N.H. — Ruth Jewell Goodwin died on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Concord Hospital from a stroke. Born in Haverhill, N.H. June 9, 1918 she graduated from Bradford Academy in 1936 and Plymouth Teachers College in 1938. In 1940, she married John F. Goodwin. She was active …

Family Files Suit in I-89 Crash

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

North Haverhill — The day after Sunapee resident Robert Dellinger pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide in connection with an Interstate 89 collision that killed a Wilder couple, the estate of one of the victims filed a lawsuit against him. The estate of Amanda Murphy, who …

A Life: Gene Puffer, 1929-2014; ‘He Had a Great Voice for Broadcasting’

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — With a calm tone and deliberate annunciation, Gene Puffer was the voice of the Wells River and Woodsville area for more than two decades. Co-founder of Puffer Broadcasting Inc., Puffer announced a live morning …

Virginia Beaton Kidder

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Woodsville, N.H. — Virginia Beaton Kidder, 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at her home, following a period of failing health. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 17, 1929, a daughter of Angus J. and Marcia (Austin) Beaton. Virginia attended Woodsville schools and graduated …

Haverhill Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Haverhill Number of Voters: 402 Number on Checklist: na Selectboard 3 yrs: Lynn Wheeler Selectboard 3 yrs: Thomas Friel Town Clerk: Christina C. Hebert Trustee of Trust Funds: Howard Hatch School Board: Nicole Horne …

Haverhill Voters Add $150,000 For Road Repairs

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Haverhill — About 130 Town Meeting voters decided to raise an additional $150,000 for road repairs in Haverhill on Tuesday night. The $4.3 million budget passed overwhelmingly on a voice vote, with about half a dozen opposed. Residents defeated a warrant article to discontinue a stretch of Airport …

The Play’s the Thing — As Is the Replay — for Woodsville’s Fagnant

Monday, March 2, 2015

Not much into sports while growing up, Rob Fagnant instead regularly took to the stage as the lead role in student play productions. Today, the Woodsville High graduate plays a huge role behind the scenes for the New …

Haverhill Officials Say Roadwork Can’t Wait

Friday, February 27, 2015

Haverhill residents will elect town and school officers by Australian ballot between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m on Tuesday, March 10, at the Municipal Building in North Haverhill. Voters will gather at 8 p.m. that evening at Haverhill Cooperative Middle School to transact all other articles on the …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Dellinger Admits Guilt in Fatal I-89 Crash; ‘I Wish I Could Have That Day Over Again’

Friday, February 20, 2015

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man admitted he killed a Wilder couple and their unborn child in a 2013 collision on Interstate 89 and expressed remorse for his actions, but denied that it was a suicide attempt. Robert …