Orford

Margaret Bettmann May

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Margaret Bettmann May, 93, known to all who knew her as Marge, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Fredrick and Marie Bettmann. Marge moved to New York as a young child. She graduated from Tappan Zee High School in 1940. Marge lived in Quaker Hill, Conn. for many years and worked as a bookkeeper at Park RoWay. She was a parishioner at Saint John the Evangelist Church in Uncasville and a devoted wife and mother. Marge moved to Orford, NH in 1978 and was an active member of Our Lady of …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. Prevail Sharon did, 68-61, helped by charity-stripe frequency (11-for-30), if not accuracy. Of course, to …

Sophronia Emerson Gardner

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H — Sophronia Emerson Gardner affectionately known as “Betty” or “Mrs. Gardner” passed away in complete peace and serenity on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 99 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill where she had resided since 2009. At the time of her death she was the Matriarch of the Emerson Family which has a …

Philip J. Tanguay

Friday, December 12, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Philip J. Tanguay, 63, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. An obituary with service information will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, NH …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Roger A. Bunten

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Charlotte, Vt. — Roger A. Bunten, 67, of Charlotte (formerly of Orford, N.H.) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. …

George Lincoln Tullar

Friday, November 21, 2014

Orford, N.H. — George Lincoln Tullar died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the age of 86, at home in Orford, N.H. after a long illness. He was recently widowed when his wife of 64 years died this past February. This loss was very difficult for him - as …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in …

Someone to Believe In: Mom’s Hard Work, Sacrifice Helps Daughter Earn College Diploma

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fairlee — Ginny Macomber had been up since 4:30 a.m. The yellow cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting that she had special ordered was safely stored away. The balloons, after a bit of finagling, were corralled in …

A Salute to Service

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

World War II veterans George Boyd, 87, left, Herb Verry, 89, and Bill Quackenbush, 93, all of Orford, raise the flag during Tuesday’s joint Orford-Fairlee Veterans Day ceremony in Orford. Participants and spectators said the Pledge of Allegiance, …

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 …