Haverhill

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 . “All they’re doing is shifting the tax burden onto the property taxpayer,” said Hanover Town Manager Julia Griffin, who said her town …

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 slots school officials recently cut to half time. Administrators opened the meeting by telling the …

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 in Weirs Methodist Church, Eastern Star and the Grange. Survivors include two sons, Carl R. …

Canaan Man Pleads Guilty to Assault, Rioting at Dartmouth

Thursday, November 13, 2014

North Haverhill — A 26-year-old Canaan man has pleaded guilty to his role in attacking a Dartmouth College student as he crossed the campus green in July and is serving a three- to seven-year sentence in New Hampshire state prison. Mark Ruppel was sentenced Nov. 3 for assaulting …

Getting Their Kicks

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Skylar Clough, 18, reaches for a ball kicked by his brother, Ethan Fenn, 7, outside their home in Haverhill. Clough just completed a season playing sweeper for the Woodsville High soccer team. “I’m trying to teach him to …

Attorneys Want 2 Trials In Fatal Crash

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

North Haverhill — Attorneys for a man facing felony charges in connection with a December 2013 crash that killed a Wilder couple and their unborn daughter are asking for two separate trials in the case. Robert Dellinger’s defense team has asked a judge to “sever” the two second-degree …

Haverhill Resident Charged With Possession of Child Porn

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Haverhill — A Haverhill man was charged with possession of child pornography after being arrested at his home on Tuesday morning. Police held Bryan Keller, 42, at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $30,000 bail Tuesday night, …

Former Day Care Director Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

North Haverhill — The former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, who is currently charged with possession of child pornography, was arraigned on a count of attempted theft from the day care in Grafton Superior Court on Monday. Judge Lawrence A. MacLeod Jr. entered a …

Brummett, Cougars Cut a Swath Through Engineers

Monday, November 10, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — During the moments before Sunday’s NHIAA Division IV girls soccer title game at Laconia High School, Woodsville High coach Ann Loud told her troops to “not play scared” against opposing Derryfield. Once the contest kicked …

Grafton County Commissioners Retain Seats

Friday, November 7, 2014

North Haverhill — Democrats have retained control of both the Grafton County legislative delegation and the county commission. All three county commissioners won re-election, according to election returns posted Thursday on the Secretary of State’s website. Hanover Democrat …

Undefeated Engineers Serve Up a Victory Over Colebrook

Friday, November 7, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Just before an indirect kick in the second half of Thursday night’s NHIAA Division IV girls soccer semifinal against Colebrook Academy, Woodsville High coach Ann Loud nearly called for Paige Martin to move ahead for …

Democrats Appear to Hold on to Canaan, Enfield House Seats

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grafton/Mascoma New Hampshire House Democrats from Canaan and Enfield appeared likely to hold their seats versus Republican challengers on Tuesday, but a Democratic incumbent from Grafton was ousted by a selectman there. In Grafton 10, state Rep. Wendy Piper, D-Enfield, handily won her second term against first-time candidate …

Forrester Takes Senate District 2

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grafton — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, appeared headed to victory Tuesday night in her Senate District 2 race against first-time Democrat Carolyn Mello, of Holderness. With 18 of 27 towns reporting, Forrester had 64 percent of the vote, according to a tally on NHPR’s website . “I …