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Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for bidding from $5,000 or more to $10,000 or more — and only Canaan board member Kimberly Depelteau-Tracey, who read the policy aloud …

N.H. State Senator Has Primary Foe

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Grafton — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, the Meredith Republican who represents part of the Upper Valley, will face a primary challenge from a prominent Free State Project activist from Grafton. And a Democrat has also filed to run for the Senate District 2 seat, which includes much of southern Grafton County, includi ng …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is now on the back burner until 2016 at the earliest. Up: While still hopeful of …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

As Snow Days Pile Up, School Districts Fret About Schedules

Friday, March 14, 2014

Upper Valley youngsters might be jumping for joy with each additional snow day this winter — including back-to-back days off for many this week — but school administrators are wringing their hands as frequent storms have wreaked havoc with school calendars. Indeed, some districts are scheduled to end …

Mascoma Supporters Celebrate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

West Canaan — After learning that the Mascoma High renovation bond passed by 63 percent, School Board member Cookie Hebert stopped at the high school on her way home from the SAU’s administrative office and sat in the empty parking lot and looked up at the school. “To …

Orange Voters Approve Zoning Rule Changes

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Orange — Residents overwhelmingly approved a change to the zoning ordinance that will align the town’s definition of a junkyard with state law. While the previous wording of the ordinance focused solely on automobiles, the updated one expands the definition of a junkyard to include scrapped metal, machines …

Mascoma Renovation Approved; Larger Towns Provide Margin

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Canaan — Boosted by a strong turnout in Enfield and Canaan, Mascoma Valley voters Tuesday finally rallied enough support to approve a $21.5 million renovation of Mascoma Valley Regional High School. In unofficial results, the measure won 63 …

Pellet Shortage Affecting Consumers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — As winter lingers through March, some of those who heat with wood pellets are finding it difficult to obtain the fuel. “I very seldom run out; this year I did,” said Julie Roberts, a Claremont resident who has been heating her home primarily with wood pellets …

Balanced Royals Roll Into D-III Quarterfinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Canaan — “All man, all the time. Total accountability.” Mascoma Regional High boys basketball coach Jim Barry was talking about his team’s defensive philosophy following the Royals’ 59-43 win over Laconia in an NHIAA Division III second-round matchup on Thursday night, but his words rang equally true regarding …

Mascoma River Summit Is April 5 At the Cardigan Mountain School

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Canaan — A summit to bring together organizations located in the Mascoma River watershed will take place April 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cardigan Mountain School. The free event, which includes lunch, will be hosted by the Mascoma River Local Advisory Committee. The committee is authorized by …

Mascoma Financing Has Twist

Saturday, March 1, 2014

West Canaan — In order to minimize the tax impact from the proposed $21.5 million renovation of Mascoma Valley Regional High School, school officials have been working with Mascoma Savings Bank on three staggered loans intended to capitalize on today’s low interest rates. If at least 60 percent …