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Hartford High baserunner Connor Brooks hands his batting helmet to coach Jarrod Grassi after being thrown out at third base on Monday, May 18, 2015, during the Hurricanes’ 4-2 loss to visiting Mount Anthony in White River Junction, Vt.. Hartford (12-1) gets a rematch with the host Patriots (8-4) this weekend.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to 12-1, and it came with a dramatic ending that left a home fan and a member of the umpiring crew shouting at …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary employee costs in the County Attorney’s Office. Out of the $1.1 million in new spending, …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, the Eagles finished behind Rivendell, Mill River and Woodstock. That didn’t bother Ott, given that …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

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 …

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 . …

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 …

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 …