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Football coach Les Lawrence speaks to his Lebanon team during practice in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2000. (Valley News - Amy Thompson)

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron boss when he was approved by the …

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 started when the mills began closing and continued with the passage of the Clean Water …

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 NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Orange Budget Up 3 Percent

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ballot voting for town officers and on an amendment to the town zoning ordinance will be on March 11 at the Orange Town House from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The business meeting on the rest of the …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Mascoma School District Voters Tee Up Bond Issue for 4th Time

Sunday, February 2, 2014

West Canaan — No substantive changes were made to the Mascoma School District warrant during a deliberative session Saturday, though a minority of people in attendance voiced strong and sometimes heated opposition to the proposed renovation of the …

Charles C. Barnum

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Orange, N.H. — Charles C. Barnum, 82, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. He attended Canaan High School only to go straight into the army where he served in the Korean War. He retired from Mascoma High School in 1993 after working there since …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …

Letter: A Third Option for Mascoma High

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

To the Editor: It’s almost time to vote for renovations at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. This will be the third vote for a plan to save the school from losing its accreditation. The School Board has put on a full court press to pass this bond. Albert …

Charles C. Barnum

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Orange, N.H. — Charles C. Barnum, 82, passed away on Sunday, Jan, 19, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. An obituary will be published in a later edition Valley News. Arrangements are pending at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. …

Short of Goal, Mascoma Clinic Organizers Extend Sign-Up Date

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Canaan — More than 1,000 residents in the Mascoma Valley have pledged their support behind a proposed health center in the area, though the project organizers want more to sign on before they seek funding to build it. Organizers had hoped to collect 1,600 signatures from potential patients …

Tuesday’s Local & Regional Briefs

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mascoma School District To Hold Budget Meeting Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional School District officials are putting forward a $22.8 million budget for next year. The budget for the 2014-15 school year represents an increase of $778,697 — or 3.5 percent — over the current year. Mascoma budget …

Mascoma Faces ‘Critical Vote’

Sunday, January 12, 2014

West Canaan — After close-call defeats in 2012 and 2013, the Mascoma Valley Regional School District and supporters of the district’s plan for a $21.5 million overhaul of the 51-year-old regional high school are crossing their fingers that …