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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 …

Community Rallies for Coach Kehoe

Saturday, November 30, 2013

West Canaan — The night belonged to Ed Kehoe. And he was loving it. The night after Thanksgiving, and the Mascoma Regional High gym was packed with a standing-room only crowd. They came to cheer for the basketball, …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Tigers Reach D-III Tourney

Sunday, November 3, 2013

West Caanan — The Newport High football team turned three of the four Mascoma fumbles into scores as the Tigers defeated the Royals 42-14 in a winner-take-all game Saturday. “You just can’t turn the ball over that many times and win a football game,” Royals coach Ray Kershaw …

Medical Clinic Proposed for Mascoma Area

Monday, October 21, 2013

Canaan — Officials in the Mascoma River Valley are asking residents to promise they would seek medical care at a proposed health clinic in order to help attract funding and professional staff for the center. Dubbed “Mascoma Community Healthcare,” the clinic would offer a full range of services …

One Last Time Around : Canaan Stages Its Final Show, Possibly

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Canaan — Two-year-old Layla Hatch stood against the chain-link fence next to Canaan Fair Speedway’s pit entrance yesterday, marveling at the Modifieds waiting to enter the dirt oval for one final race. “Vroom! Vroom!” Hatch said as the …

Letter: Mascoma Board Wastes Another Year

Sunday, October 13, 2013

To the Editor: The responses published on Oct. 5 to Malcolm Love’s letter demonstrate that these gentlemen failed to fully read any of his “epistles.” Insulting independent thinkers (“minions”) and saying that they “don’t support education” and “will never support the renovation” are not half-truths, but total nonsense. …

Letter: A Focus on Indian River Scores

Friday, October 11, 2013

To the Editor: There are some facts relating to the Department of Education’s designation of “focus schools” that were not reported in Valley News articles published in September. Under the terms of the No Child Left Behind waiver, the state had to create its own criteria and system …

Cards Show Their Versatility

Sunday, October 6, 2013

West Canaan — Conservative by nature, Stevens High football coach Paul Silva didn’t plan on building a two-headed monster this season. Like it or not, he has one. OK. He likes it. On any given weekend, the Cardinals …

Letter: Right Time for Mascoma Renovation

Saturday, October 5, 2013

To the Editor: I just read the latest epistle from Malcolm Love (“New Mascoma Plan Unaffordable,” Oct. 1), the Mascoma Regional School District’s resident supporter of substandard high school buildings. As usual, he pontificates about the supposed harm a renovated school would cause so many residents but completely …

Letter: Mascoma Can’t Delay Forever

Saturday, October 5, 2013

To the Editor: Malcolm Love is missing the point (“New Mascoma Plan Is Unaffordable,” Oct. 1). The Mascoma High School renovation project is not about enrollment, but rather the fact that the building is unsafe, 50-years-old without major updates, and that educational techniques and technology have changed significantly …