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NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the process of changing or viewing scheduling, scores …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan home, fit most definitions of “homeless,” but it’s also true that much of the Upper …

Edith Mary Demetrules

Saturday, August 22, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H. — Edith Mary Demetrules, 95, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill. She was born in Haverhill, N.H., April 3, 1920, a daughter of Leon Heck Bigelow and Mary (Plante) Bigelow. She graduated from Haverhill Academy, class of 1938. Edie worked for Erskine Clothing Store in Bradford, Vt. and Forrest Hills in …

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 …