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Upper Valley weekend fires damage grandstand, apartment and barn
04-08-2024 8:15 PM


WEST LEBANON — Firefighters in the Upper Valley had a busy weekend, in which three separate structure fires — in Claremont, Hanover and Canaan — occurred on Sunday afternoon.At noon, the Claremont Fire Department responded to Barnes Park on North...

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Canaan Elementary School has new principal
04-15-2024 2:17 PM

CANAAN — A longtime New Jersey-based elementary educator has been appointed as Canaan Elementary School’s new principal. Jody Viereck is currently an adjunct professor and clinical practice supervisor at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., according...

Canaan voters expand size of Historic District Commission
03-13-2024 8:56 AM

CANAAN — Scott Johnston won a three-year term on the Selectboard in ballot voting on Tuesday.Johnston beat out Daniel Collins for the seat, 379-250.Voters approved a general fund budget of $5.25 million, as well as a water and sewer budget of $291,000...

Town Meeting preview: Canaan
03-03-2024 12:07 PM

Article of note: One article would bring the number of commissioners on the Historic District Commission to seven, an addition of two from the current five. Another article would discontinue the Class VI road Rameor Road.Contested races: Dan Collins...

Annual meeting preview: Mascoma Valley Regional School District
03-03-2024 11:15 AM

Contested races: There are no contested races.Budgets and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $32.06 million. That’s up from the proposed budget of $30.5 million of last year.When, where and how to vote: Ballot voting is scheduled to...

Fire destroys unique Canaan business
02-22-2024 9:46 PM


As Tom Guillette and his wife Julie were watching the news at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, they noticed their whole backyard lit up. Two hours earlier he had finished cleaning up and cooling down the crucible in his nearby foundry shop where he melts...

After months of searching, Canaan finds permanent town administrator
02-13-2024 8:30 PM


CANAAN — Chester “Chet” Hagenbarth will be Canaan’s new full-time town administrator, the Selectboard announced last week.Originally from New Jersey, Hagenbarth and his family have lived in Killington since 1994. He spent 11 years working for the town...

Selectboard mulling two candidates for Canaan town administrator post
02-07-2024 9:15 PM

CANAAN — The Selectboard is considering two candidates for the town administrator position after completing a second round of interviews.The position has been vacant since the sudden departure of Ned Connell last May after less than a year on the...

Community members urge Canaan Selectboard to reinstate fire chief 
02-02-2024 10:00 PM


CANAAN — Following the sudden departure of the town’s fire chief last month, the Selectboard faces a gap in emergency services leadership and pushback from some residents who think the board should have refused to accept the chief’s resignation.A...

Mascoma school district budget up just over 3%
01-31-2024 9:15 PM


WEST CANAAN — Voters will have a chance to weigh in on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s proposed $32 million operating budget during a deliberative session this Saturday.The proposed 2024-2025 budget is around 3.2% higher than the current...

Upper Valley voters brought wide-ranging views to primary polls
01-23-2024 8:29 PM


ORFORD — Whether or not New Hampshire voters fully support Nikki Haley for president, many of those who threw their weight behind her in Tuesday’s primaries saw their ballots as defensive — an effort to keep former President Donald Trump’s name off...

Fire damages mobile home in Canaan
01-23-2024 5:03 PM

CANAAN — Four people were displaced when a fire damaged a mobile home on Orange Road early Monday morning.Firefighters arrived at the scene at 1:46 a.m. and discovered that a fire that had started in a bedroom had spread to the structure’s roof,...

Canaan man injured in snowmobile accident on private land
01-22-2024 5:58 PM

CANAAN — A snowmobile accident on Saturday night led to serious injuries and pending charges against two riders.The operator of the snowmobile was thrown from the vehicle when he unknowingly drove into a cable across a road on private property in...

Lead waterline replacements keep Upper Valley public works departments busy
01-20-2024 6:05 PM


LEBANON — A fast-approaching federal deadline to identify lead piping in municipal waterlines, and create a detailed plan for replacement, has sent some Upper Valley public works departments scrambling. The task, as mandated by the Environmental...

Canaan man to plead guilty to assault and threatening
01-10-2024 7:47 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A Canaan man who has been held in detention since last year when he was charged with assaulting the occupants of a Lebanon apartment is scheduled to plead guilty during a plea and sentencing hearing in Grafton Superior Court...

Historical society seeks funds to fix up Canaan Meetinghouse
12-29-2023 10:44 PM


CANAAN — The Canaan Historical Society is seeking to raise more than $180,000 to repair the historic Canaan Meetinghouse.The meetinghouse, located on Canaan Street across from the Canaan Street Lake, was built in 1793 and is listed on the National...

Drawdown allows for dam repairs in Canaan
12-09-2023 12:16 AM


CANAAN — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services began drawing down the water level of Goose Pond by a foot a day starting in October to allow for repairs to its century-old dam.But having drained the pond to the department’s desired...

Wednesday night fire destroys Canaan structure
11-30-2023 4:26 PM

CANAAN – On Wednesday night, a malfunctioning wood-burning stove destroyed a canvas structure about the size of a single-car garage on Jerusalem Road in Canaan.The structure, on Christine Roberts’ property, was built by her son, Christopher, 35. He...

High-speed internet headed to community hubs in Grafton County
11-10-2023 3:36 AM


An infusion of federal funding is poised to help bring fiber optic internet to two dozen Grafton County towns, including in the Upper Valley.Nearly $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will be combined with...

Nonprofits’ property tax-exempt status threatened by paperwork issues
10-23-2023 10:23 PM


CANAAN — Earlier this month, the Canaan Selectboard voted to rescind property tax-exempt status for six nonprofit organizations.The decision comes as the state is paying closer attention to which nonprofit organizations are receiving tax exemptions...

Anglers become Mascoma Valley’s newest champions
10-18-2023 11:09 PM


WEST CANAAN — Mascoma High School’s bass fishing team became the school’s newest championship squad when it captured its first state title late last month.The Royals took first place at the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA)...

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