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Charlie Barry, photographed at his home in North Haverhill, N.H., on June 2, 2015, recently published a book titled, "Behind Badge 32: True Stories of a New Hampshire Conservation Officer," in which he describes his experience serving the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game for 28 years. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern New England dialect that most readers in the area will be familiar with. Barry’s memoir about growing up in New Hampshire’s North …

West Lebanon Man Who Hid Camera Gets Prison Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

North Haverhill — At an emotional hearing on Tuesday, a 54-year-old West Lebanon man was sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison for secretly videotaping an underage couple having sex. One of Thomas Barnes’ victims made an impassioned statement in Grafton Superior Court about the anguish the December 2013 incident has caused her. “He has left me hurt, disgusted, shocked, scared, …

Katharine Frizzell Blaisdell, PhD

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H. — Katharine “Kay” “Trinka” Frizzell Blaisdell, PhD, 87, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully with her husband and best friend Ed, by her side at Brookside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, White River Junction, Vt. on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Katharine was born April 4, 1928 in Keene, N.H. to Theodore and Martha McDanolds Frizzell of Charlestown, …

Nursing Homes Fear Future Cutbacks

Monday, February 2, 2015

North Haverhill — Upper Valley nursing home administrators said they are wary of Gov. Maggie Hassan’s decision to pull back $7 million designated for New Hampshire nursing homes as part of a plan to balance the budget, because they fear the cut may herald further funding reductions in …

Haverhill Restores Its Missing Weathervane

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Haverhill — Thanks to historical society volunteers, a landmark building in Haverhill Corner has something it’s been missing for at least 80 years — a weathervane. A replica of what is thought to be the original, a shiny …

Business Notes: Jan. 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The Mouse Menagerie announced Friday it would be closing soon after more than 20 years in business. Peg Howard, who has owned the gift shop with her husband, Kevin, for six years said in a …

Wyllian Thompson

Thursday, January 22, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H — Wyllian Thompson, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene, N.H. Per her request no formal service or visitation will be held, only a private family gathering in her remembrance. …

Sophronia Emerson Gardner

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H — Sophronia Emerson Gardner affectionately known as “Betty” or “Mrs. Gardner” passed away in complete peace and serenity on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 99 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill where she had resided since 2009. At the …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

Patricia Marie “Pat” Demers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H. — Patricia Marie “Pat” Demers, 81, of Dartmouth College Highway, died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. Pat was born on Jan. 4, 1934, in Boston, Mass. to Daniel J. and Marie L. (Gallant) Florentine. She was a graduate of Roxbury …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Expansion Underway for Growing North Haverhill Senior Center

Sunday, January 11, 2015

North Haverhill — On a ny given weekday, Horse Meadow Senior Center might serve 175 lunches in the dining room, send out 90 home-delivered meals, and offer an exercise class, writers’ group and bingo, all the while buzzing …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …