Haverhill

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 Manager Julia Griffin, who said her 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 in Weirs Methodist Church, Eastern Star and the Grange. Survivors include two sons, Carl R. …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newport Woman Charged With Embezzlement Plymouth, Vt. — A woman from Newport has been cited with allegedly embezzling funds from the Windsor County town where she previously worked as town clerk, according to a news release from Vermont State Police. Barbara Stone, 57, is scheduled to be arraigned …

Robert E. “Rab” Keenan

Monday, February 2, 2015

East Ryegate, Vt. — Robert E. “Rab” Keenan, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Center following a brief illness. He was born in Haverhill, N.H., May 27, 1944, a son of Charles H. and Grace (Chamberlin) Keenan. Following graduation from McIndoe …

Nursing Homes Fear Future Cutbacks

Monday, February 2, 2015

North Haverhill — Upper Valley nursing home administrators said they are wary of Gov. Maggie Hassan’s decision to pull back $7 million designated for New Hampshire nursing homes as part of a plan to balance the budget, because they fear the cut may herald further funding reductions in …

Haverhill Restores Its Missing Weathervane

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Haverhill — Thanks to historical society volunteers, a landmark building in Haverhill Corner has something it’s been missing for at least 80 years — a weathervane. A replica of what is thought to be the original, a shiny …

Business Notes: Jan. 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The Mouse Menagerie announced Friday it would be closing soon after more than 20 years in business. Peg Howard, who has owned the gift shop with her husband, Kevin, for six years said in a …

Wyllian Thompson

Thursday, January 22, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H — Wyllian Thompson, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene, N.H. Per her request no formal service or visitation will be held, only a private family gathering in her remembrance. …

Sophronia Emerson Gardner

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H — Sophronia Emerson Gardner affectionately known as “Betty” or “Mrs. Gardner” passed away in complete peace and serenity on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 99 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill where she had resided since 2009. At the …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …