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Jim Hanlon, right, with his mother Joyce Henson and brother Steve Hanlon in an undated photgraph. (Family photograph)

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 Valley felt welcoming to him. Raised in …

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 Hampshire Division of Resources and Economic Development, would create economic revitalization zones within which businesses …

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 …

Heating Aid Agency Tri-Cap to Close Offices in Lebanon, Woodsville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lebanon — Tri-County Community Action Program, the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents, is closing five of its eight walk-in offices, including Lebanon and Woodsville, officials said Wednesday. …