Springfield, NH

Brent Lehouiller, right, manager of the maple division at Chippers in Pomfret, Vt., holds a pressure gauge as fifth-grader Cooper Jones sucks in through a piece of tubing used in maple sugaring during an activity to help Jones and his classmates learn about the maple sugaring process at the Pomfret School in Pomfret, Vt., on Feb. 25, 2015. Also pictured is fifth-grade teacher Sarah Woodhead, left, and student Nathan Gnodde. While it has been a tradition for the 5th graders to learn how to sugar every year, this is the first year the students are pairing up with Chippers employees to experiment with tap diameters and sap yields. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

For Sugarers, Labor Is Sweet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

“I’ve always been told that you have to be missing half your brain to be a sugarmaker,” joked Ben Kezar, of Springfield, N.H., who owns Valley View Maple Farm with his wife, Gaetane, and their business partner Will Leavitt. Kezar’s parents established the maple sugaring operation in 1937, and Kezar said he began assisting his parents “as soon as I …

Kearsarge School District To Vote on Spending

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School District election will be Tuesday, March 10, to act on the warrant articles and includes the towns of Bradford, N.H., Springfield, N.H., Newbury, Sutton, New London, Warner and Wilmot. Voters are instructed to report to voting places in their respective towns to cast their vote by Australian ballot. North Sutton, n.h. — With the decision to transfer district-owned land …

Newport Ends Backup Ambulance Services

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — Staffing is the main reason why the Selectboard recently decided to end all backup ambulance service to several area towns, board Chairman Gary Nichols told an audience of mostly EMTs at a meeting Tuesday night in the Sugar River Valley Technical Center. As of June 30, Newport will cease to provide backup ambulance service to all towns with which it lacks …

Neville E. Menday, Sr.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Springfield, N.H. — Neville E. Menday, Sr.,79, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. He was born in Sydney, Australia to the late Robert E. & Enid P. (Delaney) Menday. Neville graduated from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in New South Wales, Australia. Neville had worked for Toft Limited …

Neville E. Menday, Sr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Springfield, N.H. — Neville E. Menday, Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Family and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. A mass …

Judith Ann Johnson

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pawleys Island, S.C. — Judith Ann Johnson, age 65, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at her residence after a long illness. Born in Hanover, N.H., she was the eldest daughter of the late Everett and Priscilla King. She graduated from Becker Junior College …

Kearsarge Votes to Transfer Land to Odd Fellows

Friday, January 23, 2015

North Sutton, n.h. — Kearsarge Regional School District voters authorized the district to transfer land next to the Odd Fellows building to the town of Warner, N.H., at the school district’s deliberative session earlier this month. “That’s been the missing piece that we’ve never had before,” said Jim …

Easements Completed in Springfield, N.H., Bradford N.H.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New London — Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust recently conserved four properties, including one in Bradford, N.H., and another in Springfield, N.H. The Springfield property is a mix of field and forest located on both sides of Nichols …

Roger Richard Orin Wotton

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Springfield, N.H. — Roger Richard Orin Wotton, 29, died suddenly while doing what he enjoyed most, hunting on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Roger was born on July 16, 1985, to Roger O. & Betsy (Taylor) Wotton. He grew up in Grafton, N.H., and met the love of his …

Roger R. Wotton

Friday, November 14, 2014

Springfield, N.H. — Roger R. Wotton, 29, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Monday, Nov. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church of Lebanon on Nov. …

GOP Eyes Sullivan County House Seats

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A couple of Republicans are hoping the issues of Medicaid expansion and government over-regulation will allow them to wrest control of Sullivan County District 1, a two-seat House district comprising Cornish, Plainfield, Grantham and Springfield now in the …

Republicans Vie for Sullivan District Seats

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grantham — A former president of Lebanon College is among three Republicans running in a contested primary for the two-seat Sullivan 1 House district representing Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield and Springfield. Donald Wenz retired from Lebanon College, which recently canceled classes for the fall, four years ago and is …

Mamie Nadeau

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ocala, Fla. — Mamie Nadeau, 67, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. She was born in New Hampshire and had been a Florida resident since 1987. She worked in several automobile dealerships as a Title Clerk for many years. Spending time with …