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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 …

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 …

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern …

West Lebanon Man Who Hid Camera Gets Prison Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

North Haverhill — At an emotional hearing on Tuesday, a 54-year-old West Lebanon man was sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison for secretly videotaping an underage couple having sex. One of Thomas Barnes’ victims made an impassioned statement in Grafton Superior Court about the anguish …

Katharine Frizzell Blaisdell, PhD

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H. — Katharine “Kay” “Trinka” Frizzell Blaisdell, PhD, 87, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully with her husband and best friend Ed, by her side at Brookside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, White River Junction, Vt. on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Katharine was …

Defying Death (Valley): Blistering Runs No Sweat for Pike Resident

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pike — What’s crazier than running through Death Valley during the height of summer? Doing it twice, of course, yet that’s precisely the plan for Will Laughlin. Laughlin and his friend, Seattle resident Ray Zahab, are preparing for …