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VOL. 15, NO. 17
Mid-Term Elections: Local Town-By-Town Results
A crowd of over 50 people celebrate with Joey Laquerre, Sr., of East Montpelier, Vt., as he is announced
the winner at the foreclosure auction of the Riverside Speedway property by Reginald Lussier of Lussier’s
Auction Services. Samantha McMann photo.
New Owner For Groveton’s Speedway
Joey Laquerre, Sr., is the new
owner of the Groveton speedway.
Samantha McMann photo.
By Samantha McMann
The Riverside Speedway in
Groveton was sold on Saturday,
Nov. 1, during a foreclosure auction held by the Passumpsic
Savings Bank. The auction was
handled by Lussier’s Auction
Service of Lyndonville, Vt. While
there were only five registered
bidders, over 50 people were in
attendance; most were there just
to witness the fate of “their”
beloved race track.
The first bid was $25,000
with bids increasing in $5,000
increments up to $60,000 when
Known for many years as
Aime’s Card Shop/Any Blooming
Thing, which has been situated
on Main Street near Citizen’s
Bank, the couple is moving
and were uncontested on Tuesday and both were elected.
Below are the town-by-town
results for the Chronicle coverage area:
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
59; Walt Haverstein, 53. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 64;
Scott Brown, 50. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 53; Marilinda Garcia, 56. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 40; Joe
Kenney, 62. State Senator: Jeff
Woodburn, 54; Mark Evans, 55.
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
349; Walt Haverstein, 337. U.S.
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the increments decreased. After
approximately three minutes of
bidding, the speedway was sold
to Joey Laquerre, Sr., of East
Montpelier, Vt., for a price of
$70,000. Laquerre will also be
responsible for back and the
remainder of 2014 property taxes
of approximately $26,000. The
closing date listed on the purchase and sales agreement is
Dec. 17, 2014.
Laquerre, who is highly
regarded in the Vermont racing
community, has been oval-track
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Aime and John Strickland To
Open New Shop On Parsons Street
By Donna Jordan
A downtown Colebrook business is planning a big move and
some special changes in the coming weeks in a response to customer interests.
There were several contested
races in New Hampshire this
week, and at least one battle
back and forth for the position of
U.S. Senator (between Jeanne
Shaheen and Scott Brown). In
the end, there were many reelections with polling places
reported more than 50 percent
voter turnout for the mid-term
elections held this week. In Vermont, there were a few contested
seats. The votes for Governor will
be decided by the state legislature in January because no one
candidate won the required 50
percent of the vote, according to
state law.
Note that in the N.H. Representative for District 1 category,
Republicans Larry Rappaport
and John Fothergill emerged the
winners in the Sept. 9 primary
around the corner onto Parsons
Street (Rte. 26), in a former
house that was owned by Jack
and Kay Laperle.
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John and Aime Strickland are moving their business, with some changes, from Main Street into the former
Jack and Kay Laperle residence on Rte. 26. Charles Jordan photo.
Last Friday morning, Oct. 31, Colebrook Post Office employees
gathered at the post office to help Waneta Judkins celebrate her
retirement from the postal service. Waneta first began working for the
post office in 1995 and is pictured with some of her colleagues. From
left, Dean Bunnell, Waneta Judkins, Ruth Duval, Heidi Marquis,
Michelle Lassonde, Rick Riendeau and Tim Sierad, who got into the
Halloween spirit with special headgear. Angela Wheeler photo.
Meridan Hill Bridge Funds
Approved By Columbia
By Donna Jordan
This week, voters in Columbia
approved raising $187,709 to
replace the Meridan Hill bridge
which had collapsed during the
spring snow melt and heavy
rains on April 15 and 16.
After a 15-minute introduction on the project from Selectman Eric Stohl, and with only
one resident/voter asking a question, the polls were opened for
one hour. There were 39 voters
who received the paper ballot,
with 32 voting yes and seven
voting no on the project. A twothirds majority vote—or 26
votes—were needed to pass the
article, and, because it was a
special town meeting, no absentee ballots were allowed.
After voting, the residents left
the town hall and the selectmen,
moderator and election officials
waited out the hour—but no
other residents came in to vote.
The severe weather last
spring, Stohl said, “Devastated
many of our roads.” He said that
the selectmen heard within
hours from N.H. Emergency
Management officials to do
things in a certain way so that
the town could apply for FEMA
funds. Stohl then said the selectmen had gone through all kinds
of hoops to apply for the federal
funds. “We met with FEMA, with
the Army Corps of Engineers,
and N.H. DOT. They looked at
the bridge right after the N.H.
Dept. of Transportation bridge
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Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 368;
Scott Brown, 309. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 324; Marilinda Garcia, 345. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 242; Joe
Kenney, 408. State Senator: Jeff
Woodburn, 374; Mark Evans,
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
121; Walt Haverstein, 127. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 128;
Scott Brown, 118. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 119; Marilinda Garcia, 119. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 71; Joe
Kenney, 160. State Senator: Jeff
Governor: Maggie Hassan, 2;
Walt Haverstein, 3. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 2; Scott
Brown, 3. U.S. Representative:
Annie Kuster, 2; Marilinda Garcia, 3. Executive Councilor: Mike
Cryans, 1; Joe Kenney, 4. State
Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 2; Mark
Evans, 3.
Governor: Maggie Hassan, 76;
Walt Haverstein, 68. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 64; Scott
Brown, 81. U.S. Representative:
Annie Kuster, 64; Marilinda Garcia, 78. Executive Councilor:
Mike Cryans, 54; Joe Kenney, 85.
State Senator: Jeff Woodburn,
68; Mark Evans, 71.
Governor: Maggie Hassan, 5;
Walt Haverstein, 15. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 5; Scott
Brown, 14. U.S. Representative:
Annie Kuster, 3; Marilinda Garcia, 17. Executive Councilor:
Mike Cryans, 2; Joe Kenney, 18.
State Senator: Jeff Woodburn,
11; Mark Evans, 10.
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
395; Walt Haverstein, 272. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 428;
Scott Brown, 233. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 394; Marilinda Garcia, 256. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 311; Joe
Kenney, 327. District 2 Representative: Wayne Moynihan,
259; Leif Becker, 380. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 411; Mark
Evans, 242.
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
155; Walt Haverstein, 207. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 154;
Scott Brown, 208. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 137; Marilinda Garcia, 211. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 186; Joe
Kenney, 258. State Senator: Jeff
Woodburn, 159; Mark Evans,
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
111; Walt Haverstein, 91. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 113;
Scott Brown, 192. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 107; Marilinda Garcia, 91. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 90; Joe
Kenney, 109. District 2 Representative: Wayne Moynihan,
Left photo: The Colebrook gymnasium was transformed from its usual green and white sports theme to that of red, white and blue for the
2014 mid-term elections that took place from all day Nov. 4. Right photo: After spending a few moments in the voting booth, Eldonna Brooks
confidently hands over her ballot to Neal Brown to be dropped into the ballot box along with what seems to be more votes than usual. Angela
Wheeler photo.
108; Leif Becker, 91. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 118; Mark
Evans, 81.
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
103; Walt Haverstein, 98. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 108;
Scott Brown, 92. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 92; Marilinda Garcia, 103. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 71; Joe
Kenney, 122. State Senator: Jeff
Woodburn, 102; Mark Evans, 88.
Governor: Maggie Hassan,
121; Walt Haverstein, 68. U.S.
Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 124;
Scott Brown, 66. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 118; Marilinda Garcia, 67. Executive
Councilor: Mike Cryans, 104; Joe
Kenney, 80. State Senator: Jeff
Woodburn, 131; Mark Evans, 57.
The following candidates won
election to their seat: Lt. Governor—Phil Scott, 119,942. U.S.
House, District 1—Peter Welch,
123,896. Secretary of State—Jim
Condos, 126,973. State SenateEssex—Robert Starr, 7,169.
ages assessed was over $2 million, enough to qualify for FEMA
funds. “But we couldn’t do anything (to repair the road),
because it would jeopardize us
getting this money,” said Stohl.
“The people who live there drove
over some of the worst roads to
and from their house.” Columbia’s portion of the FEMA funds,
he said, would have been $1.395
million for a replacement.
“We got the report back from
FEMA that we were denied,” he
said, and the next process was to
appeal that denial. “We got the
Governor, both Senators and
both Congress people to appeal
it. They denied the appeal,” he
said. At this point in time, it was
July 17—three months after the
bridge had collapsed and was
condemned. “Our bridge-building
period was getting short,” he
It was then that selectmen
approached VR Concrete and
Winterset to get an idea of what
it would cost if the town paid for
the bridge replacement. Once
that was established, the selectmen were faced with the time it
takes to attend Superior Court
in Lancaster where they needed
to make a request to hold the
special town meeting to vote on
raising the funds needed for a
new bridge. “Now, tonight, we
are here to ask you for the rest of
the money to finish this bridge,”
he said. Work has already begun
on the new bridge, using over
$80,000 from a capital reserve
fund for bridge repairs and also
$22,000 from other reserved
funds, in addition to about
$20,000 from the summer roads
budget. VR Concrete has been
overseeing the installation of the
new bridge. “We came up with
enough money to get VR Concrete going. They told us that it
would cost 13 percent more (for
bridge replacement) in November and 26 percent more in
December—because the concrete
would need to be winterized
while under construction. The
remaining $187,709 will be
raised through a bond or notes.
After the one hour expired,
ballot clerks and the supervisors
of the checklist, the selectmen
and the town clerk all counted
out the votes. Moderator Jane
Lacoy closed the meeting noting
that, “We only needed 26 (votes),
we have that, article one has
Election officials in Columbia count the paper ballots following the
town’s vote to raise funds to replace a bridge. Donna Jordan photo.
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inspector had condemned the
Immediately after the bridge
had collapsed, he explained,
selectmen Norm Cloutier and
Donald Campbell worked on a
temporary solution so that Meridan Hill residents could travel on
their road. A temporary bridge
has been in place since then to
serve residents who live on Meridan Hill—at a cost of $3,000 a
month to the town. After the
denial of the FEMA funds, the
selectmen were able to re-negotiate for a lower rent—to $1,500
per month—until the new bridge
can be completed.
FEMA officials, he said,
reviewed the collapsed bridge
along with damage that had
occurred from the same snow
melt in Conway and, between the
two areas, the amount of dam-
There were 39 Columbia voters who attended the special town meeting held on Monday evening, when
selectmen asked voters to raise funds to rebuild the Meridan Hill bridge. Spring rains and snow melt
washed out the bridge earlier this year. Donna Jordan photo.
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In Clarksville last night, the first substantial snowfall of the season began falling shortly before midnight.
Charles Jordan photo.
Yesterday a big crane was lifting roofing material to the top of the
Colebrook Library/Masonic Hall building. Repairs were expected to
begin today, depending on the weather. Palmieri Roofing, Inc., of St.
Johnsbury, Vt., is handling the job. Charles Jordan photo.
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racing for 55 years. He currently
races number 15 in the American Canadian Tour Late Models
and is a regular racer at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt. Tragically, the
Laquerre name has been in
news recently due of the death
of grandson, “little” Joey Laquerre, a 17 year-old up-and-coming
racer who lost his life in an ATV
crash on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
Laquerre says that he has
three sons who will help him
manage the race track. His
plans include racing events all
year round such as vintage
snowmobile races and mud bogs.
“We’re looking at just expanding
the whole racing deal,” said
Laquerre. He will be spending
tens of thousands of dollars in
repairs and upgrades; specifically mentioned were the bleachers, the restrooms, and the
eroding riverbank. He will
improve the safety of the track
as he feels many areas are currently unsafe. Laquerre intends
to rebrand the speedway altogether in attempt to change
what he sees as many people’s
negative opinions. Although he
still has to consult his family,
Laquerre said the new name will
likely be “Grovetona Motor
Speedway; Grove-TONA as in
The Fall Brawl (under the
management of Dan Fournier),
which will now be the final “Riverside Speedway” event, is
expected to be held on Saturday,
Nov. 8 at 12 noon after being
postponed several times due to
poor weather conditions. Joey
Laquerre, Sr., says he will be at
the track racing in the event. He
predicts there will be 20 to 25
Late Models racing.
Store owners John and Aime
Strickland have been at the
Main Street location for eight
years now, but the move to 12
Parsons St. will provide them
with much more space to display
their popular Country Primitive
furnishings, repurposed items
and décor. “This new location
will better suit the needs of what
we have been doing—what we
have been focusing on,” said
John, who creates many of the
Country Primitive furnishings
available in the store. Aime, he
says, often helps with the staining and other work that needs
to be done on the products. She
also oversees the sales inside the
John says he has a trailer full
of items that he has picked up
at yard sales, estate sales or
auctions. He quickly gets ideas
for refurbishing, he said. “I’ll
pick something up and it will
just pop to me. We used to go to
Pennsylvania to buy furniture,
then I started doing it myself—I
figured out how to do it, and now
it’s a large part of the business.
I also do custom work.” For
example, he said, one customer
brought their grandmother’s
headboard from her bed and
requested he make a bench from
it. “So I do custom work, too,” he
said. The Country Primitives
part of their retail has grown in
the past few years and needs
more display space for more
product to come in.
In addition to the furnishings
and décor, the Stricklands will
also be moving their flower shop,
Any Blooming Thing. The flower
shop, under the helm of their
employee Sandra Riendeau, and
was once located on Parsons
Street very close to where the
Stricklands are moving at the
end of this month.
The store on Main Street will
be hosting its annual open house
on Nov. 15 (see advertisement
inside this week’s issue of the
Chronicle for more information
about the open house). The Main
Street store will then be closed
from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, reopening
at its new location on Dec. 3, just
in time for the holiday shopping
season. “After we get through
Christmas, we are looking into
working with new vendors,” said
John. “We currently have White
Mountain Canning, and will
probably be carrying the full
gamut of their products. We are
trying to feature some other
locally made products when we
With the move, shoppers can
expect the name of the store to
change as John and Aime are
currently looking into ideas for a
new name. Once moved, they
will be using the first and second
floor of the main house, plus the
back carriage shed and garage.
“The plan is for all of it to be
decorated with Country Primitives and reclaimed furniture for
sale,” said John, adding, “We’re
moving into a space more suitable for our changing lines and
with the way our business is
Police, Fire, EMS Reports
On Oct. 28, at 3:43 p.m., officers arrested Richard Newcombe
of Colebrook for criminal mischief (vandalism).
AEMT Michelle Hyde, Chief
Robert Darling, and Paramedic
Christopher Tanerillo conducted
training with Lancaster Emergency Medical Services on Lifting and Moving Patients. The
training consisted of an interactive presentation on preventing
injuries to patients and EMTs
along with a practical session on
equipment used to move patients.
The following is the ambulance call activity report for the
period from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1:
On Oct. 26, at 10:06 a.m., the
department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency.
The patient was transported to
UCVH. At 7:46 p.m., the department responded to Lemington,
Vt., for a medical emergency.
The patient refused transport. At
9:05 p.m., the department
responded to Colebrook for a
medical emergency. The patient
was transported to UCVH.
On Oct. 27, at 12:21 p.m., the
department responded to Pittsburg for a medical emergency.
The patient was transported to
UCVH. At 4:54 p.m., the department responded to Stewartstown
for a medical emergency. The
patient was transported to
UCVH. At 8:49 p.m., the department responded to UCVH for an
interfacility transfer to Littleton
Regional Healthcare.
patient was transported to LRH.
At 8:59 p.m., the department
responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to DHMC. The
patient was transported to
On Oct. 28, at 5:51 p.m., the
department responded to UCVH
for an interfacility transfer to
DHMC. The patient was transported to DHMC.
On Oct. 29, at 2:27 p.m., the
department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency.
The patient refused transport. At
11:17 p.m., the department
responded to Pittsburg for a medical emergency. The patient was
transported to UCVH.
On Oct. 30, at 5:14 a.m., the
department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency.
The patient was transported to
UCVH. At 10:30 a.m., the department responded to Colebrook for
a medical emergency.
patient was transported to
UCVH. At 11:26 a.m., the depart-
ment responded to UCVH for an
interfacility transfer to DHMC.
The patient was transported to
On Oct. 31, at 9:20 a.m., the
department responded to UCVH
for an interfacility transfer to
CCNH. The patient was transported to CCNH. At 6:11 p.m.,
the department responded to
Stewartstown for a medical
emergency. The patient was
transported to Littleton Regional
On Nov. 1, at 10:27 a.m., the
department responded to UCVH
for an interfacility transfer to
DHMC. The patient was transported to DHMC. At 6:28 p.m.,
the department responded to
Androscoggin Valley Hospital for
an interfacility transfer to
UCVH. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 11:22 p.m.,
the department responded to
Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH.
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Your Photos Are Always
Welcomed And Appreciated
There are six of us here at the Chronicle armed
with cameras perpetually crisscrossing our wide
coverage territory (the largest of any weekly in the
region, we might add). Each week our cameras are
focused on events and news from Sherbrooke to our
north to Groveton-Lancaster to the south.
But try as we may, we can’t be everywhere. That’s
where we depend on you, our readers, to fill in the
gaps when we may miss an event or simply didn’t
hear about something you may have attended that
should have been covered. With more people than
ever having access to cameras in this digital age,
cameras are clicking (or should we say “beeping”)
all over the place. This paper absolutely loves
photos and we make every effort to include as many
as space will allow around our ads and text each
So feel free to take part–send us your photos of
school events, special social events, sports, church
events, interesting nature photos and even news
you may happen upon. Be sure to include information for the captions.
We are grateful to those of you who steadily
supplement our staff pictures already–but we know
there are many more of you out there.
Send your photos preferably as jpeg attachments
to [email protected] It helps if you
scale them when you send them to a manageable
Just send them along. Like Kodak used to say,
“You push the button, we’ll do the rest.”
Charles J. Jordan
Editor: Charles J. Jordan; Publisher: Donna Jordan
Reporter/Photographer: Angela Wheeler
Reporter/Photographer: Samantha McMann
Canadian Correspondent: Corey Bellam
Sports Photographer: Tina McKenzie
Colebrook Office Manager/Video Editor: Thomas Jordan
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What looks like a convention of witches is a curious picture we came across while searching through 1,350
glass negatives in 1989 in the cellar of the former Lund Victorian house (now the Marielle Ross home) in
Canaan, Vt. We ran it in our magazine Coos Magazine in August 1989. Eventually our friends at Yankee
Magazine republished it and it turns out it was local woman posed (probably taken in Henry Lund’s
photo studio in Canaan) for a play circa 1900 called “The Peak Sisters.”
Dear Charlie,
I fully agree with the letter
Norman Brooks wrote last week
concerning long-needed ditching
on Route 145. People come from
all over the country to slow down
and enjoy this wonderful highway, and it should be preserved
along its entire route, the stuff
of primitive paths and ox-carts.
As you’ll recall, about 25
years ago the DOT proposed a
huge landscape reconstruction
regarding the replacement of
the Bishop Brook bridge just
below the Poore Farm. There are
indications that its designers are
about to try it again.
To me their past proposal was
horrendous, a boa-constrictorswallowed-the-goat atrocity on
this wonderful and unique Scenic Byway. But despite my
repeated newspaper and behindthe-scenes protests, it was not
me but Fish and Game that beat
the project, on the precept that
the grade, shadow, depth and
length of the giant culvert would
prevent the passage of certain
species. This was an argument
that might not prevail in a fight
against a new and “better”
I want to note that the DOT’s
mission is well meant and
straightforward, with the public’s safety chief in mind. There
is no doubt that the bridge has
to be replaced. In no way do I
want to cast the DOT as the
villain here. Its people do superb
work day in and day out on
behalf of the public. It is not the
need of it here, but the how.
It is important to bear in
mind that, given the topography,
there is no room or safe course
on the current route for a Bailey
bridge while the old bridge is
being replaced. But the alternative cookie-cutter approach of
major realignment and reconstruction is anathema for all who
want to preserve what few of
northern New England’s oldtime highways and byways are
I think we should advocate for
preservation of the current
course and character of Route
145, and for one-way traffic while
each side of the current bridge is
being replaced. This to me is the
only sensible course to preserve
the Route 145 we know and love.
This approach has been used
extensively elsewhere, and I for
one, in my many travels up and
down that wonderful road, for
work or camp or beyond, am
willing to stop and wait.
John Harrigan
Guest Column
By David L. Deen
Log drives were the largest
economic activity that took place
directly on the Connecticut
River for some 180 years. The
drives started below Enfield,
Conn., in 1760 and lasted until
the last pulp wood drive in the
upper river in 1949. There are
no estimates of how many millions of board feet of lumber and
pulpwood in total floated down
the river to mills over all those
years. Consider though, the Connecticut River Valley Lumber
Co., later becoming the Connecticut Valley Lumber Co. (CVL) as
only one of the major logging
companies, from its founding in
1879 to 1915 moved an average
of 50 million board feet of lumber in each of their spring
drives. The total was immense.
Many of the largest companies owned the land, the mills
and ran the logging crews in the
woods. An example of the integrated logging operation was
put together by entrepreneur
David Sumner in 1805. He built
a sawmill and a canal to bypass
the Sumner Falls that stretch
between Hartland, Vt., and
Plainfield, N.H. He milled wood
from his own timberland, his
mill was so active, and his lumber floats so numerous that in
the early 1800s, according to
sources, people built most of the
homes in Hartford, Conn., with
his lumber.
Logs drives down the river
started as rafts, logs held
together using wooden pegs
hammered through cross logs
into the commercial logs below
it to form the raft. With the
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of dams along the course of the
drives, rafts became less functional and loose log drives
began. In 1868, the first free
floating log drive came down
from Indian Stream at the headwaters of the Connecticut River
and went all the way to Massachusetts. It was more efficient to
sluice free floating logs over the
dams then getting a raft over the
same dams. This change ushered in a new hero, the riverman. In the North Country, the
image of the riverman rivaled
that of the later day cowboy.
People admired the riverman
as an icon of strength, agility
and bravery for 60 years. Unfortunately, the myth belied the
reality. Cold water, long workdays and the dangerous unexpected were the realities. Few
died of pneumonia on the drives
but many survivors suffered
rheumatism in their later years.
And just like the cowboy,
rivermen dealt with rustlers.
Even closely tended logs had a
mind of their own and could end
up on the shore if pushed there
by a back eddy or a high water
event. The timber was just too
tempting and those inclined to
filch a log or two would use oxen
to drag the logs off to the closest
sawmill for quick conversion
into lumber. It was illegal of
course, but catching people in
the act along the entire length
of a log drive was difficult at
best. One rustler did not think
his nefarious actions all the way
through. When the sheriff
showed up the logs had been
quickly milled into beams
already but the newly cut lumber still had the dark blue mark
painted onto the butt ends of all
CVL logs.
Log drives were once a familiar sight along our waterways.
Then the word hit the north
woods, what was thought to be a
forever activity wasn’t. The
spring 1915 log drive would be
the last major long drive by CVL.
This essentially meant the era of
long drives was over. When the
notice went out that this would
be the last drive to the lower
mills, men throughout New England signed up in droves to be
part of history. That winter CVL
put 2,000 lumberjacks in the
woods cutting timber and when
the 500 rivermen started the
drive in the spring of 1915, they
sent 60 million board feet down
the river. International Paper
added another 18 million board
feet and 15,000 cords of pulpwood cut from the White River
watershed. This may have been
the last drive but it was one of
the largest. At least one newspaper recorded that when the first
logs floated into Bellows Falls,
Vt., the upriver end of the drive
was just below 15 Mile Falls in
Barnet, Vt., roughly 80 river
miles upstream.
Economics ended the logs
drives. More than a century of
cutting the old growth stands of
timber diminished the size of
trees. Mounting costs, included
pressure from factory owners
and their employees who went
without work for weeks on end
because sluicing logs over the
dams used all the water available leaving no water power to
run the factories. Continued
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Tyler Pauls Barrows, Jr., was
born on Oct. 10, 2014, weighing
eight pounds, five ounces, measuring 19.6 inches, at Littleton
Hospital. His parents are Cheri
Vinal and Tyler Barrows of
Columbia. He is the first grandchild to Paul and Norma Barrows and the third grandchild
to Mike and Linda Bowen, as
well as first grandchild to William Hill. Great-grandmothers
are Claire DeLong and Charlotte Vinal, Sheila A.
damage to bridges, river banks
and meadows from log jams had
the logging companies facing
lawsuits in court on a regular
basis. Less money for smaller
logs, more grumbling and more
lawsuits sounded the death knell
for the Connecticut River long log
Drives moving pulp wood
short distances to rail or trucking
centers continued for the next 33
years. The year 1949 marked the
last of the river drives. The land
that CVL consolidated from
other companies was sold in 1927
to St Regis Paper Co. St Regis
recouped nearly the entire purchase price by selling flowage
and water rights to the New
England Power Association.
Even in 1927, hydroelectric
power was thought to be the
future work of the Connecticut
River. It remains so today.
(David L. Deen is the River
Steward for the Connecticut
River Watershed Council. CRWC
is celebrating over 60 years as a
protector of the Connecticut
announces that Lise T. Howson
was hired as Vice President/
Commercial Loan Officer for the
bank’s Colebrook branch.
Lise joins the bank with 25
years of New Hampshire banking industry experience, where
she has held a variety of positions, including commercial
lender. Now living in Northumberland, Lise is active in Coos
County, and is familiar with the
needs of northern New Hampshire businesses.
She was involved with the
Nashua Police Athletic League
and the Nashua Boys and Girls
Club, and studied Business
Administration at University of
New Hampshire Whittemore
School of Business and Economics
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Left photo: On Wednesday night, Nov. 5, the Colebrook Academy National Honor Society gathered at the Colebrook Elementary School for an induction of new members. Pictured
is the Colebrook Academy National Honor Society. Front row, from the left, Sierra Malcolm, Makaila Weir, Brianna Zavala, Elise Fuller, Sydney Haynes and Megan Hamel.
Back row, from the left, Jessa Kennett, Jessi Frechette, Erica Dagesse, Dylan Dagesse, Lexi Lawson, Brandon Crawford, Michael Hastings, Dakota Fogg, Austin Steward and
Austin Prusik. Right photo: The four new members being inducted into the Colebrook Academy National Honor Society last Wednesday night were Makaila Weir, Dylan Dagesse,
Michael Hastings and Brandon Crawford. Angela Wheeler photos.
Groveton High School Principal Mike Kelly was recently
presented with a studio portrait
of Dr. Vincent L. Paniccia by
Class of 1964 President Joe
Berube and secretary Callie
Goulet. Their Seniorian was
dedicated to Dr. Paniccia, who
taught math and art at GHS
during his tenure.
Dr. Paniccia brought a
delightful mix of his colorful art
and Italian culture to GHS. He
was always willing to go the
extra mile to help his students.
It was this love of GHS that
compelled him to leave an
annual scholarship through the
Groveton High School Alumni
Association to a deserving
Born in Sora, Italy, Paniccia
graduated from the University
of Rome with a PhD. He was also
a member of the Italian Underground during World War II and
served with the British Army
Field Security Service as an
After emigrating to the U.S.,
he first found employment at the
Paris Manufacturing Company
in Phillips Brook as a clerk.
Many of his co-workers affectionately called him Vinney.
Former Fish and Game Officer
Paul Doherty was among his
dear friends. They use to meet
at Welsh’s Restaurant at what
they called the "Breakfast Club"
each morning.
It was living in Berlin where
Paniccia met and married Beatrice (Mosca). Together they ran
the Gorham Motel in Gorham
for many years until her death
in 1997.
In addition to his other activities, Paniccia wrote a column
for the Berlin Daily Sun entitled An Immigrants Chronicles.
After leaving GHS, he was a
college professor at the New
Hampshire Technical College in
Berlin. Another of his sidelines
was working as a C.P.A.
Paniccia was an active member of the Berlin Lions Club,
Berlin Kiwanis Club and life
member in the Medi-Medical
Association. He was also a member of the St. Kieran Church.
Dr. Paniccia's death in 2000
marked the end of an era of
community service and dedication. the gold plate on his portrait reads: “In Loving Memory
of Dr. Vincent L. Paniccia” Class
of 1964. They added, “As we
celebrate our 50th anniversary,
this is a fitting tribute to a great
Groveton High School Principal Mike Kelly was recently presented with a studio portrait of Dr. Vincent
L. Paniccia by Class of 1964 President Joe Berube and secretary Callie Goulet. Dr. Paniccia was a teacher
at Groveton High School many years ago. From left, Joe Berube, Mike Kelly, Callie Goulet. Courtesy photo.
John and Kathy Trumbull of
Coos County joined real estate
professionals from across North
America recently at the Exit
Realty International Convention
at the Disney Resort in Anaheim, California. This convention is an annual event that
brings top real estate professionals together to network and
learn from each other and promote discussions about issues
and trends in the real estate
market. Presenters are world
class talent, including breakout
sessions on the best of the newest tools and technology. “No
one goes away without a huge
repertoire of ideas and newly
learned methods.” said Kathy
Trumbull. “This is an exciting
time to be a realtor and to be
part of the Exit Revolution,”
said John Trumbull. Pictured
in photo are Kathy and John
with Steve Morris, Founder and
CEO of Exit Realty International, (Continued on page 15)
One of the guest readers for Halloween activities at Stratford School on Oct. 31 was Dorothy Whitaker,
right. Students took part in many activities, including parading around the gym in costumes and the
chorus performed a Halloween song and dance. Kathy Roth photo.
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show. Local corporate sponsorship for the show is courtesy
Lancaster Eye Care/Dr. Nathan
Drum of Colebrook and Lancaster.
For more information on this
and other GNWCA events, call
237-9302, 246-8998 or visit
Tournament number five was
played at the Colebrook Country
Club on Oct. 23, 2014. A total of
10 players were present, with no
guest this week. Those members
with at least 12 points were
eligible to receive points. A total
of five members received points
from this tournament.
First place: Louise Streeter
with 15 game points, seven wins,
spread of 117.
Among the performers taking part in the GNWCA’s Songs Beyind Borders concert at the Tillotson Center
will be Caroline Savoie from New Brunswick, who attracted the attention of more than 10 million TV
viewers while competing on “La plus belle voix” (France’s version of “The Voice”). Courtesy photo.
Also in concert on Nov. 11 is
Danny Boudreau from PetitRocher, New Brunswick, one of
Canada’s most respected singersongwriters. Courtesy photo.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the
Great North Woods Committee
for the Arts rolls out a cultural
musical experience not previously seen in the North Country
with Songs Beyond Borders.
Here is an opportunity to
enjoy the songs of our shared
culture with our friends above
the border in an informal concert of song and story. It will
bring together two top Canadian
performers and two comparable
performers from the U.S. as this
international foursome share
their songs, as well as heritages–as well as what makes each
Songs Beyond Borders will be
a relaxed performance in which
the songwriters share stories
about creating their music and
perform selected songs. They sit
together on the stage and interact with one another. Artists
will include:
Denny Breau, who is known
as a consummate picker, evocative songwriter, and engaging
vocalist. Originally from Quebec
and raised in Lewiston, Maine.
Emilia Dahlin from Gorham,
Maine, wields a voice that defies
the size of her body and strong
storytelling sensibilities, she has
carved out her name as a unique
songstress and weaves mesmerizing tales with raw rootsy folk
and dynamic jazz vocals.
Caroline Savoie from New
Brunswick attracted the attention of more than 10 million TV
viewers while competing on “La
plus belle voix” (France’s version
of “The Voice”).
Danny Boudreau from PetitRocher, New Brunswick, is one
of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters. He has topped
Canadian charts and performed
in Europe, Africa and the United
The province of New Brunswick and State of Maine are
helping make the tour possible,
along with the guided hand of
veteran New England promoter
Phill McIntyre of New England
Celtic Arts, who has worked
with the GNWCA on numerous
occasions in the past.
Tickets for Songs Beyond
Borders are only $15 and now
available at Fiddleheads, 110
Main St., in Colebrook, as well
as at the door on the night of the
Second place: Dennis Lunn
with 13 game points, six wins,
spread of 53.
Third place: Mark Cramer
with 13 game points, six wins,
spread of 51.
Fourth place: Wendell Woodard with 13 game points, six
wins, spread of 48.
Fifth place: Stanley Mullins
with 12 game points, six wins,
spread of 37.
A count was done for those
who would be present to play
doubles on fun night. Only four
players were going to show up,
so it was decided that we would
not have a fun night this Thursday night.
Tournament number six was
to be played the first Thursday
night of November. Games start
at 6:30 p.m. at the Colebrook
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Dan and Gina Call greeted trick-or-treaters on Halloween day outside of their store, Gina’s Family
Fashions, in Groveton. Samantha McMann photo.
The cast of “Frozen” along with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle were
seen trick-or-treating in Groveton. Front, from left, Alexis Pinette,
Abreanna Pinette and Abigail Pinette. Back, Ally Turmel. Samantha
McMann photo.
third place, Clay Mendez. Boys
age four and over: Funniest—
first place, Kardir Warren, second place, Dylan Desautels,
third place, Ben Wheelock. Prettiest—first place, Logan McCarthy, second place, Ashton
Kenison, third place, Ryan
Clauss. Most Horrible—first
place, Dylan Simino.
Left photo: KISS was in town for Groveton's trick-or-treating. Actually, it’s Logan McCarthy. Right
photo: This beautiful winter wonderland princess was seen trick-or-treating with her family in Groveton.
Samantha McMann photos.
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Country Club. If you are interested in what the Colebrook
Cribbage Cohorts are all about,
contact Louise Streeter at 237
-86022 or Annie Laughton at
Jean-Nil Theroux did a great
job entertaining the Canaan
Seniors on Wednesday before
their dinner.
Ghislain Charlain and Therese Rougeu won the 50/50. Theresa Merrill and Louisette
Thibeault won the free meal
drawings. Ghislain Charland,
Marie-Paul Marchand and
Lisette Fauteux (3) won bingo
games. Jacqueline Guay won the
Next week’s (Nov. 12) menu
is soup, assorted sandwiches,
pickles and chips, with fruited
Jell-O for dessert. Call Dencie
Cunningham for your reservations at (802) 266-8206 before 10
am on Tuesday.
Every year since 2005 the
Church on Main Street has
hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This year marks the
Thanksgiving Day Meal. Everyone is invited Nov. 27, from 12
noon until 2 p.m. in the Church
Fellowship Hall. Join in with
your neighbors and friends and
enjoy the blessings of food and
fellowship so distinctive to the
North Country.
There is no cost involved, but
donations to benefit the Colebrook Area Food Pantry are welcome. The church Fellowship
Hall is handicap accessible.
Meals can be delivered to shutins. Call Rev. Rebecca Larson at
237-4414 to schedule a delivery
or to volunteer.
The Groveton Recreation
Committee held its annual children’s costume and pumpkin
contest on Friday, Oct. 31, with
many entries.
The results were as follows:
Ages zero-3 Co-Ed, Funniest—first place, John Savage,
second place, Jackson Riff, third
place, Cyrus Hibbard. Prettiest—first place, Gracelynn Rowell, second place, Lyla Riendeau,
third place, Izabell Marshall.
Most Horrible—first place,
Alexis Young, second place, Kole
McMann, third place, Corbin
Bishop. Most Original—first
place, Casey Parks, second
place, Madelyn Benoit, third
place, Riley Riendeau. Anything
Goes—first place, Curtis Bell,
second place, Grayson Young,
Ed Chester led a group of
residents in a Bible discussion
about love. A group of residents
enjoyed a lively game of hockey.
Later in the week they enjoyed a
ghostly game of bowling. John
McCormack had the highest
ghost-knocking score. Juana
Schoff and Mona Noyes were tied
for second place and Laura
Glinka came in third.
The Canaan sixth graders
teamed up with residents to play
games. They played ghost hunt,
candy corn bowling, pumpkin
bean bag toss and a game of
spider ring toss. After lots of
laughs and silliness they enjoyed
punch and cookies together. The
sixth graders all left with spooky
The Latter Day Saints Youth
Group joined us one evening to
help residents carve pumpkins.
The pumpkins were displayed lit
up on the patio that night. Residents displayed them again on
Friday during the pumpkin carving contest.
A spooky cocktail party was
held this week. Everyone seemed
to enjoy themselves despite the
fact that the beverages were
served up by witches. Along with
their favorite beverages party
goers were served a Halloween
party mix, cookies and cheese
and crackers.
Scary stories were read aloud
on second floor. Resident on the
special care unit reminisced
about Halloween, played Halloween word games and worked on
several different crafts.
Fern Champagne won Blackout bingo during Batty Prize
bingo this week.
On Friday staff members and
residents dressed in costumes.
There was a large variety, but
the biggest hit was the tooth
fairy and her tooth. Residents
and staff had fun following the
clues during a house wide scavenger hunt. The residents were
excited to see all the cute and
scary costumes of all the trick or
treaters. On Saturday residents
had played word games and did
announces that Saturday, Nov.
15 is the date for this year’s
Christmas Sale and Tea. The
event will be held at the Stratford Town Hall from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Crafts, fancy work, baked
goods (including cookies), white
elephant, and a special luncheon
will be offered. Lunch will be
served starting at 11 a.m. The
menu is chili, corn chowder,
sandwich, dessert and drink for
The regular monthly supper
will be held this Saturday, Nov.
8, at 5:30 p.m. This is a potluck
with a variety of casseroles,
salads, pies, coffee or punch for
$7 per adult. This will be the last
monthly supper until March. All
are welcome.
Fun Friday for school-aged
children will be Nov. 7, from 3-5
p.m. in the church basement.
This month's activities include
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On Oct. 30, the Groveton American Legion Auxiliary Fredonwarell Unit 17 President Sally Frizzell, at
right, presented Mary Simpson with a certificate to thank her for 30 years for her commitment to enhancing
the lives of veterans, military and their families, both at home and abroad. Courtesy photo.
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crafts and cooking. Call Kathy
Roth at (802) 962-3498 for more
information or to enroll your
Just a reminder that the
Guildhall Cabin Fever Concert
series will present the second of
six shows on Saturday, Nov. 8, at
the Guild Hall at 12 Courthouse
Drive, just off Vt. Route 102 in
the village of Guildhall, Vt. The
evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with
an open mic at which folks are
welcome to sing or play an
instrument, tell a story, a poem
or even a joke or two. After an
intermission, with tasty snacks
provided by the Guildhall PTO,
the evening resumes with the
music of this month’s featured
artists, Greg Nadeau followed by
Aaron Siebert.
Greg Nadeau is well-known
as a guitar player and singer of
songs that tend to be thoughtful
as well as funny. With his pleasant demeanor and some wonderful tunes on hand, those in
attendance are in for a treat.
Coming from a musical family,
Greg will be joined by his brother
John on a few songs.
Aaron Siebert spent quite a
few years around Boston’s music
scene performing a mix of cover
songs as well as many originals.
A prolific writer he currently has
three CDs as well as a book of
There will be a $5 donation
collected at the door and this
month’s funds will go to the
Lancaster Community Cupboard
to assist with the upcoming holi-
day meals.
Mark you calendar for the
second Saturday of each month
through March for the Guildhall
Cabin Fever Concerts. For more
information, contact Suzan
Shute at (802) 328-2013.
Residents in Groveton can
sign up for the Shop With a Cop
program and to have homecooked Thanksgiving dinners
delivered for those who cannot
get out of their homes on
Thanksgiving day. Signing up
for both programs is being handled through the Groveton
Police Dept. Also, those looking
to donate items for the meals or
for the Shop With a Cop Christmas fund may do so through the
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The St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Colebrook held its Annual Christmas
Bazaar and Luncheon on Nov. 1. Throughout the day people enjoyed some early Christmas shopping,
with craft raffles, white elephant tables, door prizes and food. Greeting everyone with smiles at the bazaar
were Nancy Edwards and Yvonne Burrill. Angela Wheeler photo.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce partnered with Lemieux's
Garage of Colebrook again this year to hold an ATV raffle as a
fundraiser to help support Chamber efforts. On Oct. 31, Chamber
President Wayne Frizzell (far right) presented a check to Pauline and
Bobby Lemieux to pay for the machine and thank them for their
support. Raffle tickets are still available at the Chamber office located
at 4 Titus Hill Rd. in Colebrook, as well as at Lemieux's Garage and
other local establishments. The cost is $10 per ticket and the winner
of the red, 400 cc 2014 Can-Am Outlander will be drawn at Late Night
Madness on Dec. 5. Britni White photo.
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Continuing with the tradition, the Colebrook Academy Senior class went all out for Halloween and sported costumes for a special parade through town and the Elementary
School. Among those making an appearance on the Academy lawn were Popeye and Olive Oyl, Fin and Jake, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Darth Vader and a group of Storm
Troopers, and Princess Elsa and her friend Olaf the snowman. Angela Wheeler photo.
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police department, as well. Flyers with more information are
available throughout town.
Agriculture is one of the most
dangerous industries in the US.
Farmers, both men and women,
are exposed to many hazards in
the agricultural workplace each
day. In particular, individuals
who have been farming less than
10 years are more susceptible to
equipment, livestock and envi-
ronmental worksite hazards due
to their limited experience.
Best practices presented in
these workshops will provide risk
resources for agricultural entrepreneurs, and will help farm and
ranch owners and managers to
plan for effective safety and
health management programs.
The featured speaker is Davis
Hill, a Senior Extension Associate and Program Director at
Pennsylvania State University’s
Managing Agricultural Emergencies. Dave is a founder of
Emergency Services Rescue
Training, Inc. (ESRT, Inc.), a
non-profit organization. ESRT,
Inc.’s mission is to develop training curriculum and a national
network of training instructors
to effectively handle farm and
industrial emergencies.
During his presentations in
New Hampshire, Davis is going
to discuss components of an effective farm safety plan that are
recommended as best practices
Establishing Safety Policy and
Procedures, Identifying and
Assessing Hazards and Risks,
Preventing and Controlling Hazards and Risks, Educating and
Training Employees.
At the annual Veterans and Special Ladies night, held by Eastern Star Lodge at Monadnock Congregational Church, Harold Webster of Holderness and Pittsburg receivedhis Evening Star Lodge 37 50-year
membership pin from the Masonic Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. From left, Harold’s wife, Joy Webster,
Harold, and Grand Senior Deacon David Collins. Courtesy photo.
In addition, Hill will demonstrate how high pressure hydraulic fluids can penetrate human
tissue and he’ll conduct a simulation of a PTO shaft/human
being interaction.
Through use of information
from Dave’s presentation, individuals can create a farm safety
management plan for their operations. Some insurance companies are asking for farm safety
plans, or offering producer discounts to those having farm
safety management plans.
These workshops are designed
for full-time and part-time animal and plant producers, farm
employees and youth.
Here is the closest workshop
planned in our area:
–Thursday, Nov. 20, Lancaster, UNH Cooperative Extension office, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
These presentations are free
and open to the public. If you are
attending the Lancaster site,
please bring a brown bagged
lunch. Pre-registration is not
required, but it is appreciated.
Please call 787-6944 or e-mail
[email protected]
Additional information about
these workshops is available by
contacting Michal Lunak at 7876944 or George Hamilton at 6416060.
This seminar is offered by
UNH Cooperative Extension in
collaboration with USDA Risk
Management Agency.
A Forage Quality Workshop
has been set for Thursday, Nov.
13, 2014. This event will be held
at the Granite State Room at
UNH Cooperative Extension's
Office, at 625 Main St., Lancaster. Please register for this
free event with the Coos County
Conservation District at 788-
[email protected]
Topics covered at this event
will begin at 9 a.m. with registration, 9:30 welcome and introductions, 9:45 Soil Health and
Quality with Joe Homer, Introduction to New Hampshire Soils,
Basic Functions of Soil/ Soil
Properties, Permeability, water
holding capacity and soil structure, Cornell Soil Health Test
and Web Soil Survey, 10:45
Establishing/Restoring Fields
and Pasture with Dan Hudson,
Challenges of Reclaiming Land,
Selecting Forage Species for your
management, 11:45 Lunch;
Sponsored by Resource Management, Inc., 12:30 p.m. Fertility
Practices–Nutrient Management
Andrew Carpenter, Alternative
Soil Amendments– Benefits of
Wood Ash and Biosolids, 1:30
p.m., Evaluating Forage Quality
with Dan Hudson, Forage Testing and Interpreting Forage
Analysis, 2:30 p.m., Open Discussion, 3 p.m. Adjourn.
The newly re-formed Community Choral Society, with Bud
Hikel conducting, has set the
rehearsal dates for its December
Candlelight Community Christmas Concert. All rehearsals will
be on Sunday afternoons at 4:30
p.m. and are centrally located in
Canaan so that singers from
Pittsburg to Columbia and Norton to Errol will be able to be
included. Sharon Pearson is the
accompanist on keyboards.
Rehearsal dates: Sunday, Nov. 9,
16, 23 and 30 and Dec. 7.
The Community Christmas Concert is a North Country tradition
that has taken place for many
years pulling together singers
from all over the region. This
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year the concert will take place
at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 in
Canaan’s 140-year-old historic
Grace Church. Grace Community Church is an independent
and non-denominational community church open to people of
all beliefs. Additional information and updates are available
at or on Facebook at
The Colebrook selectmen hosted a second informational meeting on Wednesday night, informing the public
of the current status of the Main Street rehabilitation project and the Safe Routes to School project. More
meetings are expected before voters are asked to raise funds at March Town Meeting. Charles Jordan
Students at Stratford School took part in many Halloween activities on Oct. 31, including parading
around the gym in their costumes. They also enjoyed Halloween stories with guest readers and a song
and dance from the chorus. Kathy Roth photo.
The students at Stewartstown Community School who
will be attending the American
Heritage Tour next May had
their first fundraising planning
meeting recently. School chaperone MaryAnn Neary welcomed
the students and parents. Many
ideas were discussed and all are
looking forward to an exciting
year of fundraising.
It was decided that the students would take part in the
selling of items from Nature’s
Vision catalogs. This company’s
slogan is “Fundraising for a
Greener World” and many items
support different environmental
groups. The items include Tshirts, towels, fleece throws,
bulbs, kitchen items and many
Other fundraisers include a
food sale at the school during the
upcoming elections, their annual
craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 6,
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at SCS, a
Christmas shopping day for the
entire school, and more.
The students are very much
looking forward to again honoring our area veterans with a free
breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 11,
from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at Monadnock Congregational Church on
Main Street in Colebrook.
There will probably be more
fundraisers after the New Year,
but this is what has been
planned for far. If you have any
questions or want to help or take
part in any of the ideas, feel free
to contact MaryAnn Neary at
SCS at 246-7082.
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Where’s Waldo? Here’s Waldo! Waldo Hicks
of LaPerle’s IGA knew just how to dress for
Halloween. Charles Jordan photo.
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North Country Photo Album
Kids Converged On Kiwanis Annual Halloween Party
Photos by Sarah Cummings
Left photo: The Kiwanis Club of Colebrook held its Annual Halloween Party at the Colebrook gymnasium last Friday evening on Halloween. Right photo: Kiwanis President
Lori Cotnoir, at right, took a moment to pose with Bonnie Day, a devil in a masquerade mask with dreadlocks during the party last Friday night.
Left photo: The little ones were adorable as a firefighting dalmatian, Mr. Frederickson from the movie “UP” and a
bumblebee. Right photo: Among the variety of costumed tots was this delightful skeleton.
Three-year-old Edyn Tillotson dressed as a beautiful Macaw and won first place for the age three to
five category during the Kiwanis Halloween party.
Left photo: Taking first place for age six to eight category was Mandilynn Howland, Shaylynn Fuller was third and Jaida Santiago was second. Middle photo: Oscar Howland
took second place for the age 12 and up category. Right photo: Alexis Keyser admires her second place prize for her witch costume in the age 9 to 11 category.
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at the gala ball, the grand finale
event of the Convention.
Exit Realty Trailblazers is
located at 5 Glen Ave., Berlin
and 74 Main St., Lancaster.For
more information, call 326-7450
or 788-4800, or visit the website
North Country Council and
the North Country Chamber of
Commerce are teaming up to
present a workshop geared
towards business owners on Nov.
12, from 5-7 p.m. in Colebrook.
The workshop will focus on
the North Country Council’s
Disaster Resiliency Coordination
Project, which is aimed at working with businesses around the
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region to facilitate long-term
disaster resiliency and recovery
efforts. Disasters such as power
outage, flood, and IT system and
supply chain failure can all have
devastating financial effects on
Businesses can reduce damages and the time it takes to get
back to business by creating a
plan. Come learn about how the
project can be of assistance to
you! North Country Council will
also share highlights of their
findings from their recent 2014
business preparedness survey
conducted in the region.
This event is free and open to
the public. Business owners are
encouraged to attend. Please
[email protected] or call
237-8939 to register. The event
will be held in the community
room at Indian Stream Health
Center on Corliss Lane. Attendees may park in the upper level
and enter through the main
New Hampshire’s 2014
moose season wrapped up on
Sunday, Oct. 26. Preliminary
figures show that 91 hunters
succeeded in taking their moose
during the nine-day season.
With a total of 127 permits
issued, this represents a statewide success rate of 72 percent.
The breakdown for the harvest
this year was 57 bulls (63 percent) and 34 cows (37 percent).
Final season results will be
available upon completion of
registration data entry and
Around the state this year,
preliminary numbers show
moose hunters having an 81
percent success rate in the Con-
necticut Lakes Region; 79 percent in the North Region; 64
percent in the White Mountain
Region; 68 percent in the Central Region; 80 percent in the
Southwest Region; and 40 percent in the Southeast Region.
Check out a growing gallery
of photos and stories from this
year's successful New Hampshire
htm. Want some ideas for how
to use all that moose meat?
Check out a video of Wild Cheff
Denny Corriveau demonstrating
a moose cheese steak sandwich
recipe at
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North Country Photo Album
Groveton Recreation Dept. Halloween Party
Photos by Samantha McMann
A Groveton Fire Dept. pumpkin created by Riley Riendeau.
Gracelynn Rowell was first place in the age zero-three prettiest
Right out of the rock band KISS, Logan McCarthywon first place for
prettiest in the age four-plus group.
Animal Cyrus Hibbard won third
place for funniest in the age zero
to three category.
Left photo: Kardir Warren won first place for funniest in the age four-plus group. Middle: Konner Hand won third place in the most horrible category for the age four-plus group.
Right photo: The Outback Family with little Madelyn Benoit winning second place for most original in the age zero to three group.
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Children had a blast making yummy treats at the Sawyerville
Baptist's Children's Community Club. Corey Bellam photo.
Armand Audit gave us a call to check out the home of his son, Daniel Audit, on Church Street in
Sawyerville. We weren’t disappointed when we saw the spooky and elaborate result of his hard work, just
in time for Halloween festivities. Corey Bellam photo.
We visited the Proxim Pharmacy in Cookshire on Halloween to find employees all dressed up in costume.
We came in contact with Lucie Roberge, Linda Cragg, Guylaine Beaulieu and one of their customers, Mrs.
Busque. They were more than happy to pose for our camera. Corey Bellam photo.
Apple bobbing at the Sawyerville Baptist's Children's Community
Club, held every second Saturday along with many activities for both
young and old. Corey Bellam photo.
The Chronicle attended a
Fall Tea event at St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church in Lennoxville this past Saturday. This tea
event served two purposes. It
gave the public a good chance to
get together for a spot of tea and
a tasty lunch. It also was a fundraiser for two young ladies,
Heather Major and Ashley
Symes. These two young ladies
are students at Alexander Galt
Regional High School in Lennoxville, where they are trying to
raise money to help pay for a trip
they are going on next April.
They will be going along with
a group of students on a trip of a
lifetime to France and many
other places of interest over
there. This trip is part of their
history lessons at school. It will
be an 11-day tour of the many
regions over there. They will be
visiting battlefields, museums,
and of course, sampling the
unique foods. We took the time
to chat with these girls, and they
are certainly looking forward to
their trip next spring.
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The Church hall was packed
and everyone was enjoying their
social time, but above all they
were supporting our area youth
in their learning. (This reporter
would like to add that I go to a
lot of events involving food with
my work, and this event was one
of the best I've ever been to. The
service was super, and the food
was awesome.)
–Corey Bellam
A choral evensong in commemoration of Remembrance
Day will take place on Nov. 9 at
St. George's Anglican Church,
Lennoxville, 4 Queen Street.
The event starts at 4 p.m., and
a wine and cheese reception
follows. Music will be provided
by by T. Tertius Noble and
Tomas Luis Vittori. Hymns sung
will be “O God Our Help in Ages
Past,” “The Day Thou Gavest
Lord is Ended,” and “Abide With
Me.” Leslie Martin Young will
play the Saint Anne Fugue in
E-flat Major by J. S. Bach (16851750) as a postlude.
Join Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band
for a fast-paced, uplifting show
that will open your heart to the
joy of the season. This two-hour
live presentation celebrates
Christmas Tradition with oldtime fiddling, sensational step
dancing, seasonal songs, inspirational stories, trick fiddling,
family humor and more. Special
performances featuring the
warm, rich vocals of Gary and
Nadine Boles and 14-year-old
singing, fiddling and step dancing sensation Amanda MacInnis, make this show too good to
Scott Woods is a two-time
winner of the Canadian Open
Fiddle Contest, two-time winner
of the Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddle Championship as well as
Fiddle Entertainer of the Year.
He is known affectionately
across Canada as ‘The Flippin’
Fiddler’ and tours extensively
across the country every year
raising funds for churches, charities and community service
organizations. To date, over $2
million has been raised for these
Making a very special guest
appearance is 17-year-old Courtney Drew of Cookshire-Eaton.
Courtney has studied classical
violin since the age of seven and
soon discovered a passion for
playing old-time fiddle music.
She recently graduated from
high school receiving the Governor General's Academic Medal
with a 97.15 percent average.
Courtney is part of a Praise and
Worship team and plays fiddle
music regularly with her brother
This Halloween, the streets of Sawyerville were packed with little creatures, some very spooky and some very cute. Left photo: Kaely and
Kiana Morrison and their mother Samantha pose for the camera between trick-or-treating. Right photo: Two-year-old Lincoln Lowry the
tiger. He gave us a ferocious growl. Corey Bellam photos.
and parents for dances, at retirement homes and for many community events.
“Scott Woods Christmas Tradition” takes place Friday, Nov.
28, at 7 p.m. at Alexander Galt
Regional High School in Sherbrooke, Que. Advance tickets are
on sale at Fleuriste Lennoxville
159 rue,Queen or call (819) 5648960 or toll free 1-855-SCOTTWOODS (855-726-8896). Adult
$25, Child age 6-12 $10, Children age 5 and under admitted
free. Complete tour schedule
available at
–Corey Bellam
Get ready to kick up your
heels to the sounds of the North
Country’s own Celtic music
ensemble Islay Mist Ceilidh
when the group appears in a free
concert at Weeks Memorial
Library on Main Street in Lancaster this month.
At 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16,
the group will be putting on a
concert filled with jigs, reels,
strathspeys and more from the
Celtic world, as well as a mix of
beautiful airs from Scotland,
Ireland and beyond.
Islay Mist Ceilidh has been
drawing a growing following
over the years through its
annual appearances at the Lancaster Fair, the Great North
Woods Committee for the Arts’
Winter Warmers series in Colebrook, as well as numerous
appearances at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch.
The group is delighted to make
this return appearance at
Weeks Library.
Based in Lancaster, the
group draws its members from
all over the region, including not
only Lancaster, but Whitefield,
Littleton, Randolph, Clarksville,
Jefferson, Milan and Dalton.
They perform on violin, cello,
guitar, flute, penny whistle,
accordion and bodhran.
Tunes include “Flowers of
Edinburgh,” “Calliope House,”
“Stan Chapman’s Jig,” “Mari’s
Wedding,” “The Silver Spire,”
“The Parting Glass” and many
You can find more about
Islay Mist Ceilidh by visiting its
com or finding it on Facebook.
Colonel Town Players presents “The New Mel Brooks
Musical Young Frankenstein”
the second and third weekend of
November at the Lancaster
Town Hall. The show is not
suitable for children and contains adult content and language.
Shows are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, and 14 and
15. Show times are 2 p.m. for the
matinee on Sunday, Nov. 9; all
other shows are at 7:30 p.m. It
is directed by Deborah Osborne
and produced by special
arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York,
Everyone remembers the
movie from the 1970s which
became one of the campy flicks
The Cookshire-Eaton Fire Dept. Station 2 in Sawyerville were
passing out treats. Above is Lt. Louis Laroche, snowman Caleb
Campagna, little angel Marie-Jeanne Campagna, and FirefighterFirst Responder Bradley Hodge. Corey Bellam photo.
of the decade, poking fun at the
great Universal Studios monster
films of the 1930s and ’40. Well,
producer Mel Brooks has gone
back and retooled his film into
a musical for the stage and the
Col. Town Players’ offering will
be the first time it will be staged
in this region.
This fall’s madcap, ribald,
and vaudeville-ian take on the
great tale of the disastrous pur-
suit of God-like powers is sure
to please–but does it all end up
okay this time? With Mel
Brooks, the journey is the show
and hilarity accompanies each
step and mis-step. From mere
mis-pronouncing to mistakes of
abnormal proportions, song and
dance give us fear and love and
bring together young Dr. Frederick
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Perry), the assistant to end all
assistants Igor (Connor MacDonald), and that other assistant for all time Inga (Nora
Gair), the past assistant Frau
Blucher (Anne Stapleton), the
Going), the monster (Grant
Fuller), the castle town’s Inspector Kemp (Nathan Gair), and
villagers, medical students,
nurses, Transylvanian ancestors, and a couple of horses.
Alice Price, Lenora Conway and Grace Reynolds enjoyed their tea at
a special fundraiser event at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in
Lennoxville, Que., this past Saturday. Corey Bellam photo.
Heather Major and Ashley Symes served a lunch to remember at a
tea social fundraiser to help pay for a trip they are going on to France
next April. Corey Bellam photo.
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Post 2520 and American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 82 will be
sponsoring a Craft Fair/Bake
Sale on Nov. 15, to be held at the
VFW Post in Berlin.
proceeds from this event will be
use to benefit the programs of
the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and
the American Legion Auxiliary
programs. We are currently
seeking Crafters; tables will be
supplied at $10 a spot. If
interested, please contact Deb
at 449-2000.
There will be a children’s
table, where children from the
ages of 5 to 10 years of age with
the assistance of volunteer
elves, will be able to purchase
gifts for Mom and Dad. Anyone
wishing to make donations to
the children’s table can contact
Daniele at 723-5309 or Darlene
at 466-3352 to arrange for pick
up or drop off. We are looking
for small and simple items that
a child would like for their Mom
or Dad.
As well as crafters and a
children’s table, the Auxiliaries
will sponsor a 50/50 raffle,
Cookbooks will be on sale and
Rada knives, Bake Tables with
lots of homemade items of cakes,
cookies and pies, Lunch will be
provided for a fee, and an early
visit from Santa.
Any member wishing to help
or participate, please contact
Sharon at 752-4276 for the VFW
Auxiliary or Linda at 723-3907
for the American Legion
After a busy summer in the
park, the Lancaster Farmers
Market will move inside for Nov.
8 and 15 and Dec. 6 and 20.
Many of your favorite summer
vendors will be on hand selling
their wares–from apples, veggies, bread, pastries, eggs, meat,
and cheese to beautifully crafted
wool clothing, stained glass, soy
candles, jewelry, wooden bowls
and cutting boards and so much
more. The market will be held
at the Lancaster Town Hall from
9 a.m.-12 noon. It’s a great time
to fill your pantries for the winter and search for the right gift
for the holiday season.
Mary McBurney and her husband Craig, Mary Harbinson, Mac
Burns, and Tony Ord were hard at work hosting Halloween activities
for the children at the Sawyerville Baptist Church Children’s Community Club. Corey Bellam photo.
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Robert J. Burns
Robert John Burns of West Stewartstown passed away on Sunday
evening, Nov. 2, 2014, at the
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital surrounded by his family.
Robert was born in Stewartstown on Jan. 31, 1928, to Benjamin and Lena (Caron) Burns. In
1949 he married Norma Huggins
of Pittsburg and they had five
children: Toni (Wayne) Dyer of
Groton, Vt., Robert (Carmen)
Burns II of Rumney, Philip
(Susan) Burns of York, Me., Sharon (Peter) Rogers of Wells, Me.,
and Sheila (Gerald “Chip”) Miller
of Bristol. Robert and Norma
have 12 grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister, Gladys (Stephen) Morrow of Dover, and a
brother, Hasen (Jeannine) Burns
of West Stewartstown. He is
predeceased by a sister, Edna
Michaud, and two brothers,
Leroy and Roland Burns.
He served in the U.S. Navy
aboard the USS Atlanta in the
Pacific just after World War II.
Following military duty, he
eventually took employment at
the Beecher Falls Division of
Ethan Allen where he served
many years as the log buyer,
traveling throughout the greater
New England area.
Robert served his community
as Commissioner of the water
precinct in Stewartstown for 44
years. He was also an avid trapper, carrying several years of
licenses in his wallet. He
remarked with satisfaction a few
days ago, while sitting in the
camp he built and greatly
enjoyed, “This is a pretty good
Calling hours were on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. A funeral was held at 1
p.m. on Wed., Nov. 5, at the
Independent Baptist Church in
West Stewartstown, with Pastor
Matthew Coons officiating. A
committal service immediately
followed at the Pittsburg Hollow
Expressions of sympathy in
memory of Robert may be made
to the Independent Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 218, W. Stewartstown, NH 03597. Condolences may be offered to the
family online by going to
Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of Jenkins
Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook.
Home of Plymouth and Jenkins
and Newman Funeral Home of
Marjorie Caron
Irene Holt
Holt, 74, a resident of Plymouth,
passed away suddenly on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at her
Irene was born on March 31,
1940, in Colebrook, to Ellen
Josephine O’Leary Holt of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, Ireland
and Charlie Willard Holt of
A graduate of Colebrook
Academy in 1958, Irene worked
for several years in the Colebrook Superintendent’s Office.
She received a Bachelor’s degree
in Business Education from
Plymouth State College in 1979.
Irene taught business education
at Winnisquam Regional High
School and Moultonborough
Academy before returning to
Plymouth State College to complete her Master’s degree in
Education. Having accomplished
this goal, she taught for several
years at Becker Junior College
in Worcester, Mass. Prior to her
retirement in 2000, Irene taught
at the Court Reporting Institute
of Dallas in Dallas, Tex., where
she had relocated to be closer to
her daughter. As an animal
lover, Irene contributed to animal welfare organizations and
provided a loving home for three
Cocker Spaniels, Erin, Erica and
She is survived by her
brother, Richard Holt, of Colebrook, and daughter, Jane
(Bouthillier) Sanzone of Denton,
Tex. She was preceded in death
by her parents and her sister,
Elaine (Holt) Brooks of Portsmouth.
A funeral Mass will be held
for Irene at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Colebrook on
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 10
a.m., followed by burial at St.
Brendan’s Catholic Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, the family would
appreciate contributions in
Irene’s memory be made to
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New
England, Inc., P.O. Box 162,
Funeral arrangements are in
the care of Mayhew Funeral
NORTH STRATFORD—Marjorie H. Caron, 69, of North
Stratford, passed away early
Thursday morning, Oct. 30,
2014, at home.
She was born in Columbia on
July 8, 1945, a daughter to Bernard and Josephine (Grant)
Harding. She attended the local
schools and graduated from
Stratford High School in 1962.
She then attended Franklin
Pierce Business College.
Marjorie spent her early years
raising her family. At a professional level for many years, she
was also a CNA and a wellknown local caregiver for her
friends and neighbors.
enjoyed her work very much.
Her hobbies included writing
songs and poetry, and she
enjoyed crochet as a craft. Marjorie was a very active member
of the First Baptist Church and
her faith was important to her.
She leaves behind two daughters, Nicole Caron and Kim
Caron and her partner, Kris
Hardung, all of Henderson,
Nevada; her mother, Josephine
Harding of North Stratford; the
father of her two daughters to
whom she always remained
close, Bob Caron of Florida; as
well as many nieces, nephews
and cousins.
She is preceded in death by
her father, Bernard Harding; two
brothers, Larry and Bradley
Harding; and her companion of
many years, William Blanchard.
There are no public calling
hours. A memorial service was
held at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
Nov. 6, 2014, at the First Baptist
Church in North Stratford with
Pastor Cindy Grassi officiating.
A private family committal will
be on Friday, Nov. 7, in the
Colebrook Village Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in
memory of Marjorie may be
made to the the First Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 28, North
Stratford, NH 03590.
Condolences may be offered to
the family online by going to
Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of Jenkins
and Newman Funeral Home in
Falkenstrom, Jr., 67, of Faraway
Road, died suddenly at his residence on Saturday morning, Nov.
1, 2014
He was born in Bridgeport,
Conn., on Feb. 3, 1946, a son to
Charles and Stephanie Falkenstrom.
“Chuck,” as many people
knew him, was raised in Bridgeport and is a graduate of Roger
Ludlow High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S.
Army during the Vietnam War.
Upon Chuck's discharge from the
Army, he then attended the University of Connecticut where he
graduated with an associate’s
degree in marketing.
In 1974 Chuck moved to
Groveton and was employed as a
meat cutter in the small markets
in the surrounding towns of
Groveton, Lancaster and Whitefield. In 1983 he bought his property in Dalton and continued his
work as a meat cutter in the
surrounding towns until settling
into working at Mac’s Market.
Chuck loved to cut wood primarily for his personal use, and
it is told that if you went to visit
and he was not in the house, he
could be found out back cutting
his wood. When he would have
some time to get away, he would
go to Bar Harbor, a place that he
loved to visit. He also enjoyed
music, so much as which when a
song came on, he could tell you
the name of the artist singing it
and even the name of the first
person who sang the song.
Chuck was predeceased by his
parents and a brother-in–law,
Joseph Bodner.
Family members include a
daughter, Erica Whitcher of Meredith; a grandson, Everett
Charles Whitcher; a sister, Mary
Lou Bodner (Norce St. Onge) of
Groveton; two nephews, Joseph
Bodner of Groveton and Darrell
Bodner and his son, Noah, of
Groveton; also his faithful and
loving companion Lab mix,
Visiting hours will be held
Saturday morning, Nov. 8, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bailey
Funeral Home in Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to any Humane
Society of ones choice. Please go
to for more
information or to send an online
Friday, November 7, 2014
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Buying snowmobiles, ATVs and
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Top dollar paid for junk cars and
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Preliminary reports show
that young hunters succeeded
in harvesting 367 deer during
the 2014 Youth Deer Hunt
Weekend in New Hampshire,
down 24 percent from the 2013
total of 483. This unofficial total
does not include information
from all registration stations.
The 2014 total is slightly above
the average since the youth deer
hunt began in 1999.
The overall reported deer kill
for New Hampshire through
Nov. 2, 2014, with comparisons
to the previous eight years, is
posted at These results include
registrations through the first
weekend of the muzzleloader
season. The total estimated kill
to date is 3,692, down 18 percent from this point last year. It
is still the fourth highest total
for this point of the season in
the past nine years, exceeded
only in 2012, 2013, and 2007.
Grafton, Rockingham, and
Hillsborough counties are showing the highest registrations to
New Hampshire’s muzzleloader season continues through
Tuesday, Nov. 11, and the regular firearm season opens on
Wednesday, Nov. 12. Be sure to
check the 2014-2015 Hunting
and Trapping Digest for wildlife
management unit specific regulations.
“Deer breeding activity is
picking up, so the next few
weeks should provide prime
hunting opportunities,” says
Fish and Game Deer Project
Leader Dan Bergeron.
86-year-old Knieland Wheeler of Pittsburg shot this doe near his
property on Saturday, Nov. 1st on opening day of muzzleloader. He
checked it in at Treats and Treasures in Pittsburg. Courtesy photo.
During this year’s New
Hampshire Youth Deer Weekend, the Rheinhardt family of
Bow took to the woods after the
last football game of the season.
“Over the two-day hunt, we were
able to introduce new hunters to
the woods, participate in two
youth hunters’ first deer success
and watch our 11-year-old son
harvest a deer many New Hampshire hunters wait a lifetime to
shoot,” reported Megan Rheinhardt. Her son Wyatt's youth
weekend deer was an eight-point
whitetail buck that, after field
dressing, weighed 212 lbs., making Wyatt eligible for New
Hampshire’s Trophy Deer Program.
The Rheinhardt family has
participated in New Hamp-
shire’s youth deer hunt weekend
for the past five years. “We are
so proud of Wyatt and Myles for
developing a passion for the
outdoors,” Rheinhardt continued. “Hunting in the woods as a
family is an activity I am so
grateful for, and this year’s hunt
has added to this appreciative
feeling–allowing us to celebrate
the outdoors and create memories with friends and family that
will last a lifetime. Thank you
for having a youth weekend in
the state of New Hampshire
that allows us an extra special
time in the woods with our kids.”
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The Colebrook Mohawk girls
faced Woodsville in the soccer
semifinals match, held in Laconia last night. The game ended
with a loss for the Mohawks, 1-0,
ending their soccer season.
The girls beat Newmarket on
Sunday night during the quarterfinals game, which was held in
Newmarket. The quarterfinals
score of 4-3 brought the Mohawk
girls into the semifinals–the first
Mohawk girls to make it that far
in nine years.
The girls finished their season
with 12 wins, three losses and
one tie, and were the number five