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Bob Adams stands in one of the jail cells in the former Grafton County Jail on Oct. 27, 2014.  The old jail is connected to his home in Haverhill, N.H. Public hangings occured at the jail in the late 1800's. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

House Has Haunting History

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Haverhill — Right in the heart of the Haverhill Corner Historic District, the beautiful old building at 99 Court St. looks charming and distinguished, the front yard marked by a twisted old sugar maple so massive that its branches hang over the roof of the two-story home. But behind the house, hidden from the street view, lies the crumbling remains …

Haverhill, Orford Area Candidates Eye House Seats

Monday, October 27, 2014

Haverhill — Two Republicans who lost their New Hampshire House seats in districts representing the Haverhill and Orford area are trying to return to Concord. In the Grafton 3 district representing Bath, Benton, Easton, Landaff, Orford, Piermont and Warren, state Rep. Susan Ford, a Democrat, is being challenged by former lawmaker Greg Sorg, …

People in Business

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Victoria Mesropian, of Windsor, has joined Ledyard National Bank as Assistant Vice President, Private Banking Relationship Manager. In her new post, Mesropian will manage a portfolio of banking and financial relationships for professional clients and their families. Mesropian has more 10 years of financial services and banking experience. Most recently at RBS Citizens, …

Lucia Batchelder Davis

Friday, June 20, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Lucia Batchelder Davis, 98, formerly of Piermont, N.H., passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, N.H. Lucia was born on Nov. 27, 1915, in Bradford, Vt., a daughter of Alfred and Lucia (Whitten) Batchelder. Her family …

Michelle Marie “Mitch” Demers

Friday, June 20, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Michelle Marie “Mitch” Demers, 61, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1952, the daughter of Norman W. and Patricia M. (Florentine) Demers. Mitch graduated from Woodsville High …

In Bradford, Vt., Dirt Still Rules

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Every Saturday night in the summer, scores of drivers turn out to test themselves on Vermont’s last remaining dirt racetrack. Bryan King, of Corinth, has been competing at Bear Ridge Speedway for more than two …

Woodsville Grads Got It Done

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodsville — The families, staff, and faculty of Woodsville High School packed the gymnasium and queued out the exits to watch 69 seniors graduate on Saturday morning. After the high school band …

Stuck in the ‘K’ Zone: Woodsville Softball Dethroned

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Say this about the person or persons who track the strikeouts of Portsmouth Christian Academy pitcher Alicia Vining with giant Ks: They came prepared for Wednesday’s NHIAA Division IV semifinals. Almost. As Vining racked up …

John Gordon Koch

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — John Gordon Koch, 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, after a brief illness. John was born in Woodsville, N.H. on March 17, 1928, to William F. Koch, Sr. and Lillie Koch and grew up in Haverhill, N.H. John was a serious …

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 …