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Dale E. Smith

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hampton, N.H. — Dale E. Smith, 70, of Hampton, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Exeter Hospital after a sudden illness. She was born April 11, 1944, in Washington, DC a daughter of the late Victor J. and Vernona (Heck) Wallace. Raised in North Haverhill, she graduated from Haverhill Academy with the Class of 1962. Following high school she enrolled at the University of New Hampshire where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1966. Dale worked as a teacher for 10 years, before starting her career at Liberty Mutual as an Information Technology Specialist. She retired From Liberty Mutual in 2004 after 23 years. She met her future husband of 25 years and …

Forum, Aug. 12: Finally, a Democrat Speaks; Profit in Public Service; Headrest Is an Asset

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally, a Democrat Speaks To the Editor: Finally, a prominent Democrat, in this case Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, has had the integrity to publicly condemn the CIA spying on members of the Senate. It’s about time! Some things are just plain wrong, and it shouldn’t matter who is in the White House or what party he or she belongs to. Of course, …

Samuel Arnold Shields

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Samuel Arnold Shields, 83, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Grafton County Nursing Home North Haverhill, N.H. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marian Robbins Shields, in November 2011, and a granddaughter Deidre Shields in August 1988. He is survived by his two sons: Peter E. Shields (Mary) of Kansas City, Mo. and Paul …

Gary Bartlett French

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Haverhill, N.H. — Gary Bartlett French, 76, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at On The Green in Haverhill. Gary was born Feb. 12, 1938, in East Topsham, Vt., the first of three children born to Iva (Carbee) French and Carroll Bartlett French. Gary was home-schooled with a life-long …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Norko

Thursday, May 29, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Norko, 80, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Kathy was born in Norwalk, Conn., on Dec. 8, 1933, to Harry and Margaret (LaRose) Walters. On Nov. 23, 1953, she married Edward Robert Norko, and they resided in …

Woodsville Still Engineering Success: Injuries Aren’t Interfering With Softball Title Defense

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Woodsville — The Woodsville High softball team’s shortstop is out with a knee injury, and one of its frontline pitchers has a wonky shoulder. Monday, the Engineers squeaked past lowly Littleton, 4-3, during their second-to-last regular-season game, and …

Handling With Care

Saturday, May 24, 2014

North Haverhill — Grafton County commissioners have recommended a fiscal year 2015 operating budget of almost $39 million, but also have some unexpected fire-code issues at the county nursing home that need to be addressed. County officials earlier …

Marjorie Paronto

Friday, May 23, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Marjorie Paronto, 86, a former long-time Woodsville resident, died on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. Marjorie was born in Woodsville on Nov. 30, 1927, to George E. and Katherine (MacLain) Clement. She married George J. Paronto on Oct. 19, 1946. …

Daniel M. Metcalf, Jr.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tilton, N.H. — Family and friends of Daniel M. Metcalf, Jr., 86, who died Dec. 27, 2013, are invited to a graveside service in the Ladd Street Cemetery in Haverhill, N.H. on Monday May 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory …

Patricia Locke

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — A memorial service for Patricia Locke, 76, who died in Florida on Dec. 27, 2013, will be on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H. A celebration of life will follow at the Ross-Wood Post #20, …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Grafton 4-H History Sought

Sunday, May 11, 2014

North Haverhill — Organizers planning an exhibit at the North Haverhill Fair are seeking help from Grafton County 4-H alumni. The exhibit, chronicling the history of 4-H in Grafton County, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension and the 70th anniversary of the fair. Grafton County UNH …