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Wasps offer hope for ash trees’ future
07-14-2024 7:46 PM

GRAFTON — Bill Davidson, a forest health specialist with the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, stepped out of his truck and into the mid-morning heat and humidity at the Burnham Lot, a parcel owned by the University of New Hampshire.Across...

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After long closure, Ruggles Mine reopens to public
07-03-2024 6:02 PM


GRAFTON — Following the closing of Ruggles Mine in 2016, there was much speculation in town about what the future held for what was once a hot spot for “rock hounds.” Many residents questioned whether the mine, which dates back to the early 1800s, had...

Warm-wishes, good humor and a mascot mark Mascoma Class of 2024 commencement
06-15-2024 9:47 AM


WEST CANAAN — Members of Mascoma Valley Regional High School’s Class of 2024 bestowed three parting gifts for their school during their graduation ceremony Friday night: The first were lilac bushes to start a garden they hoped future classes would add...

Meetinghouse open house in Grafton
05-24-2024 5:08 PM

Grafton voters turn down library propsal
03-13-2024 10:43 PM

GRAFTON — Steve Darrow defeated Maureen O’Reilly for a two-year seat on the Selectboard in ballot voting on Tuesday, 180 to 125.In an uncontested race, voters also elected Ed Grinley to a three-year term on the board.Voters rejected, 181 to 158, a...

Town Meeting preview: Grafton
03-03-2024 11:43 AM

Articles of note: One article would establish a Police Department Speical Detail Revolving Fund. Another would give the Selectboard authority to acquire or sell property. A petitioned article, which has the support of the Budget Committee but not the...

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...

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...

Fate of East Grafton parsonage uncertain
11-17-2023 6:15 PM


GRAFTON — Residents and town officials are at odds over what to do about a historic building that has fallen into disrepair.Earlier this month, the Selectboard voted to condemn the East Grafton Par sonage. Selectboard Chairman Leif Hogue and Jennie...

Bus issues mean long rides for some Mascoma students 
09-12-2023 4:41 PM


WEST CANAAN — Parents with concerns about Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s bus routes will have a chance to share them at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.While there have been difficulties with bus routes in the five-town district in past...

Guilty plea in Grafton road rage shooting results in no further jail time
08-16-2023 10:08 PM


NORTH HAVERHILL — A former Grafton man who shot another man in the abdomen during a “road rage” encounter in 2019 has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges but will not spend any more time behind bars.Joseph A. Brown, who now resides in Maine,...

Ruggles Mine auction canceled
07-19-2023 4:04 PM

GRAFTON — Ruggles Mine is no longer up for auction.The former tourist attraction in Grafton was scheduled to go on auction Friday, after Exciglow, the New York-based production company that purchased it in 2019, failed to pay its mortgage or taxes....

Ruggles Mine up for auction
07-08-2023 8:07 PM


GRAFTON — Ruggles Mine is headed to auction after its current owners stopped paying the mortgage and halted tax payments.The former mineral mine — which includes around 235 acres spread over five mostly forested lots — was a popular Grafton tourist...

Mascoma graduates celebrated for perseverance  
06-16-2023 9:36 PM


WEST CANAAN — Resilience, strength and perseverance were the main themes of Mascoma Valley Regional High School’s graduation ceremony Friday night in the school’s auditorium.The 73 members of the Class of 2023 entered high school in fall 2019 and in...

Town Meeting: Recount confirms Grafton’s rejection of funds for new library building
03-24-2023 4:14 PM


GRAFTON — Residents remain at odds over what do about the Grafton Public Library after a proposal that would have allocated $210,000 for the first phase of a new library was narrowly defeated on Town Meeting Day.The 182-175 vote was later reaffirmed...

Town Meeting: Grafton voters reject library proposal
03-17-2023 11:48 PM

GRAFTON — In Town Meeting Day ballot voting, voters rejected, 182-175, a petitioned article, not supported by the Selectboard or Budget Committee, that would have appropriated $210,000 for the first phase of a new library at 2 Library Road.Voters also...

Town Meeting: Voters approve Mascoma school district budget, teachers contract
03-17-2023 11:46 PM

WEST CANAAN — Mascoma Valley voters approved all articles on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District ballot.Every town in the district — Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Grafton and Orange — voted in favor of the $30.5 million operating budget, a new...

Town Meeting preview: Three are running for a seat on Grafton’s Selectboard
03-04-2023 5:57 PM

Articles of note: The Selectboard recommends an article that would change the police chief’s position to an appointed post beginning in 2024. The board also recommends an article that would rescind an article from 2014 that gave the library trustees...

Annual voting preview: New teachers contract is on the Mascoma ballot
03-04-2023 5:52 PM

Article of note: An article asks whether voters support the cost of a new teachers contract, which is $542,000 in the first year.Contested races: Suzanne Suttie and Tamara Cederman are facing off for the position of district treasurer.Budgets and...

Meeting a need for fire victims
02-08-2023 5:01 PM

Mascoma looks to keep its budget level
01-30-2023 8:54 PM


WEST CANAAN — Mascoma Valley residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s proposed school budget Saturday morning.The proposed 2023-2024 operating budget for the district — which includes Enfield...

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