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Sisters On Shin Pierson, left, and Debbie Clough, both of Grafton, N.H., sing and play guitar at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H., on April 15, 2015. Kenneth Underhill, of Hartland, Vt., with his harmonica and his daughter Tess with a tambourine were sitting in on the hour long session of songs and jokes. Underhill was there to visit his father a resident at the facility. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, of Grafton, and Sandi Pierson, of Orange, enter the room followed by a little dog named Cuckoo. The sisters greet each resident …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will …

Newport Football Rumbles Past Mascoma

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Newport — As it has all season, the Newport High football team rode its tough defense to a 34-14 win over Mascoma in the New Hampshire Division III North Conference semifinals on Saturday. Going into the weekend, the …

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 …

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 …

Royals Cashe in Behind Running Back’s Big Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Andrew Cashe did not drive the Mascoma team bus to Fall Mountain Friday night — but he did everything else. The senior running back had a game of a lifetime as scored six touchdowns and rushed for 364 yards, and the Royals needed every one …

Mascoma Valley Races Key in GOP Effort to Regain Control

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canaan — With Republicans trying to wrest control of the New Hampshire House from Democrats, several races in the Mascoma Valley could play a big role in the outcome. Candidates for Grafton House Districts 10 and 11 hashed …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Forrester Faces Newcomer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grafton — After brushing aside a Republican primary challenge from Free State Project activist Tim Condon, state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will seek her third term in November versus a Democratic newcomer from Holderness, N.H. Carolyn Mello, a …