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Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man Rescued from Black River In Springfield, Vt. Springfield, Vt. — A man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning. Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson said the man, who was not identified, went in the water around 7 a.m. and was unable to return because of the swift current. He ended up perched on a boulder about 70 feet from shore. The Swift Water Rescue team of Southern Vermont, …

Letter: Sen. Shaheen on Guns

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: You may or may not be aware of U.N. Resolution 2117. It is a highly restrictive anti-gun measure that would compel members of the U.N. to support a global ban on the importation and exportation of small arms. It would also implement an international gun registry. Not surprisingly, our president lobbied heavily to adopt it. The U.S. Senate recently voted …

Joan Carol Metzger

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Joan Carol Metzger, 60, of North Haverhill, and Newbury, N.H., died at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, after a brief illness. She died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Hicksville, N.Y. on Dec. 19, 1953, daughter of the late Harry and Lora Mae (MacComiskey) Metzger. She attended schools in Hicksville, …

Grants Available For Food, Shelter Programs

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Federal grant money is available for emergency food and shelter programs in Grafton County. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board, through the State of New Hampshire Set-Aside Committee, has allocated $18,208 for local governments and nonprofits operating emergency food and shelter programs in the county. To …

Regulators: N. Haverhill Finance Firm Unlicensed Since 1982

Sunday, January 12, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — After a tip and investigation, state banking and securities regulators issued a cease and desist order to Upper Valley Commercial Corp. and its principals for operating without a license. Four days later, the finance company, which has about $12 million in assets and owes …

Grafton, N.H., Man Going to Prison for Sex Assault Against Minor

Friday, January 10, 2014

North Haverhill — A 39-year-old Grafton man will serve 10 to 20 years in the New Hampshire State Prison after a Grafton County Superior Court jury convicted him in October of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Honoring the Valley’s Best From A to Z

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So in case you missed the first offering, we’ve got a second helping of athletic accomplishments to wrap up 2013. We call it our annual Alphabet Awards. Just pick a letter … A: Nick Alexander — The Lebanon …

Putting Their Stamp On It

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Newbury, Vt. — When the stream of special envelopes came across the desk of Newbury Postmaster Replacement Elizabeth Achilles on Saturday, she outfitted each one with a stamp and then marked each with a special cancellation postmark. They …

Hanover Pops Stevens

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hanover — Former New Hampshire Class I boys basketball rivals Stevens and Hanover met for the first time in nearly six years Friday night as they tussled in the opening round of the Connecticut River Shootout. The Marauders were the only ones celebrating the reunion in their 69-38 …

Inis M. Laware

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Belmont, N.H. — Inis M. Laware, 94, of Belmont passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Mrs. Laware was born in Orange, N.H. on April 29, 1919, to Sylvanous R. and Ora E. (Tucker) Gallup. She married the late Daniel H. Downes of Grafton, N.H., on Feb. 10, …

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Woodsville Pingpong League Draws a Fast Following

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Woodsville — When Jacques Finlay began helping to organize weekly afternoons of ping pong playing sessions at the town of Haverhill’s newly acquired Clifford building, he hoped it would attract players of all ages. He just didn’t think …

Snowball Smack

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kyra Knight, 10, of Mountain Lakes, N.H., throws a snowball at Joseph Goslant, 11, of Woodsville, in Woodsville Tuesday. Cold temperatures coupled with a light snowfall kept the 8-14 inches of snow that fell over the weekend from …