Unity

Willard Hathaway gives wagon rides at Old Home Day in Unity, N.H., on July 22, 1989. (Family photograph)

A Life: Willard M. Hathaway, 1928 — 2014; ‘Always Interested in Doing Things, in Keeping Busy’

Monday, August 31, 2015

Unity — In his nearly 86 years, it seems Willard Hathaway knew little else but hard work. Some may curse a life of toil, but for Hathaway it was his greatest blessing and joy after his wife and family. “Even though every day was a work day, they came at it with promise and possibilities,” daughter Barbara said about her father and mother at a memorial service for Hathaway in the South Congregational Church in Newport in May. Hathaway, a farmer in Connecticut , was pushing 60 when he moved to Unity to “retire.” But it wasn’t long before he was helping his son, Shaun, …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

Charlotte A. Jenkins

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Unity, N.H. — For the past three and a half years, residing at SCHC (Sullivan county health care) with Alzheimer’s, Charlotte A. Jenkins passed at age 78 on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born Nov. 20, 1936, in Landaff, N.H. to Edward and Sophonia Thibodeau. Her family later moved …

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 …

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 …

Unity Votes to Sue School Architect

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Unity — With passionate opinions expressed by both sides at Saturday’s annual school meeting, residents approved a warrant article, 59-44, to spend up to $75,000 in legal fees and other costs to sue Vaughn Associates, the former architect …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …

Fire Victims Use Unity Meeting To Say Thanks

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Unity — Residents sailed through an agreeable Town Meeting on Saturday, approving spending requests and hearing from two families who thanked neighbors for their support after separate fires heavily damaged their homes. The 67 voters in attendance — 14.9 percent of the checklist — acted on 14 warrant …

Claremont School District Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont School District Number of Voters: 891 Number on Checklist: 6,134 Town Moderator: Thomas P. Connair Clerk: Mary E. Woodman Treasurer: Vacant School Board 3 yrs: Brent Ferland School Board 3 yrs: Brian Rapp School Board 3 yrs: Chris Irish …

Unity Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unity Number of Voters: 193 Number on Checklist: 1,014 Selectboard: William A. Schroeter Town Clerk: Rosemary Heino Treasurer: Mary R. Hall Supervisors of the Checklist 6 yrs: Mary L. Trumble Supervisors of the Checklist 2 yrs: Linda M. Murray Library Trustee 3 yrs: Sherry Schultz Library Trustee 2 yrs: Debra Leahy Library Trustee 1 yr: Marjorie A. Erickson …

Unity School Board Member Defeated

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unity — Incumbent School Board member Prudence McCormick was defeated in Tuesday’s vote by Robert Day and Bruce Howard for two three-year seats . Day received 124 votes, followed by Howard with 90 and McCormick 70. It was the only contested race on the town and school ballots. …