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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, …

Woodsville Employs Long Memories to Reach Semifinals

Monday, November 4, 2013

Woodsville — The guy who once declared that elephants never forget must have confused mentally acute pachyderms with another eight-lettered creature beginning with E. An Engineer — the Woodsville High boys soccer variety — also doesn’t easily forget. Armed with memories from its only loss of the season, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cottage Hospital ROGERS — A son, Conner Michael Rogers, born June 1, 2013, to Kathryn and Jessey Rogers, of Bradford, Vt. WELLS — A daughter, Zoey Ann Wells, born June 4, 2013, to Carissa and Zachary Wells, of North Haverhill. STYGLES — A son, Carter Ray Stygles, born …

Haverhill Members Thwarted in Bid to Boot SAU 23 Superintendent

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

North Haverhill — An effort to unseat the SAU 23 superintendent failed Monday night when the district’s attorney said the School Board had used an incorrect formula to tally a weighted vote earlier this month. The announcement, which …

Going Outside Granite State

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hanover — On the whole, the weak sisters of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association’s 11-school girls ice hockey league would rather not skate against Hanover High, if given the choice. It’s something the Marauders completely understand. So Hanover, with the NHIAA’s blessing, has done something about it. …

Letter: Blaming the Wrong Side

Saturday, October 12, 2013

To the Editor: When I opened the Oct. 8 Valley News and saw the headline “Democrats Push to End Gridlock,” I couldn’t help but wonder what country the headline was referring to. It sure wasn’t this one! President Obama and the Democrats have done nothing to help end …

Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Assaults; Three Counts Get Lebanon Resident Three to Six Years

Friday, October 11, 2013

North Haverhill — Before entering the courtroom to plead guilty to three counts of felonious sexual assault, 24-year-old John D. Mays hugged his family. It would be his last chance to say goodbye because once the 30-minute sentencing hearing was over, Mays would be taken away in handcuffs …

WHS Misses Winning Feeling

Monday, October 7, 2013

Woodsville — The Woodsville High boys soccer team is hoping its second-half performance against Gorham on Friday won’t be indicative of what to expect during the second half of its season. Playing the Huskies to a 1-1 tie …

Chickens and Eggs: Pete and Gerry’s Looks to Hatch New Partnerships

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monroe, n.h. — Pete and Gerry’s, the large-scale organic egg producer, is looking for energetic dairy farmers who might want to give raising chickens a try. “Hens are a whole lot easier” than getting up at 4 in …

N.H. Delays Setting Tax Rates

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lebanon — New Hampshire town and city administrators are seething over a multi-week delay in the setting of municipal tax rates by the state that could push property tax collection due dates into the holiday season. Lebanon Finance Director Len Jarvi said the city typically learns its tax …

Kevin John Kennedy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

North Haverhill, N.H. — Kevin John Kennedy, 58, of Briar Hill Road died at his home on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Kevin was born on Sept. 22, 1954, in Keene, N.H., to Kevin B. and Joan (Hendry) Kennedy. He was a graduate of Woodsville High School, Class of …