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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 our customers, so we are very happy …

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 …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers to photograph residents who show up to vote without proper identification in order to comply with a new requirement of the state’s controversial voter ID law. Under New Hampshire law, would-be voters …

Plainfield Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plainfield Number of Voters: na Number on Checklist: 1,551 Selectboard: Robert W. Taylor Trustee of Trust Funds: Donald E. Garfield Cemetery Trustee: James Taylor Library Trustee 3 yrs: Emily Sands Library Trustee 3 yrs: Nancy Liston Supervisor of the Checklist: Fern Wilder School Moderator: Paul Franklin School Clerk: Michelle Marsh School Treasurer: Jeffrey Moore School Board 3 yrs: Audra Bucklin …

Newcomer Joins Plainfield Library Board

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plainfield — Newcomer Emily Sands and incumbent Nancy Liston earned seats on the library trustees board Tuesday, defeating Dennis Girouard and Cindy Heath in a four-way race. Sands had supported Liston, and Girouard had supported Heath. Heath and Liston had reserved their support for other candidates. The town’s …

John R. DePalma

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

East Plainfield, N.H. — John R. DePalma of East Plainfield died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 88. John was born in Hanover, N.H. At Mary Hitchcock Hospital on June 20, 1926, to Angelo C. and Florence M. (Cantlin) …

Marauders, Again: After Dispatching Lebanon, Hanover Eyes a Six-Peat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Concord — Seven years. Six opportunities. Five different schools. The cream of the NHIAA’s girls hockey crop has been trying — and failing — to knock the Hanover Marauders off their perch as the premier program in the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

Local Roundup: KUA Toppled In NEPSAC Finale

Monday, March 9, 2015

Windsor, Conn. — The Kimball Union Academy girls basketball team’s bid to retain its New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C championship came up short in Sunday’s regional tournament title game, as Connecticut’s Hamden Hall denied the Wildcats in a 69-52 decision. KUA (20-7) was making its …

Hanover Girls Upset Lebanon, Advance in D-II Tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — Wednesday night’s 47-40 overtime playoff win at Lebanon might stand as a microcosm of the Hanover High girls basketball team’s season. The Marauders trailed for much of the night and appeared to be headed to a third straight postseason loss against their bitter rivals. Instead — …

Donald C. Berwick

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Brandon, Fla. — Donald C. Berwick, 82, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Donald was born July 31, 1932, in Lawrence, Mass. In 1937 along with his family, he moved to Plainfield, N.H., where he attended grammar school. In …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association …

Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr., 70, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born at home in Canaan, N.H. on July 28, 1944 to Joseph H. and Frances (Grace) Sears. When Joe was 8 his …