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A Life: Bert Leonard; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation …

Trump: Vote for Me or No One

Holderness, n.h. — Donald Trump on Sunday said his plan to build a wall along the country’s border with Mexico would put a stop to New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic. The Republican presidential frontrunner told a crowd at Plymouth …

Travelers Warned to Be Cautious in Wake of Zika

As more countries report cases, concern over the Zika virus has been growing. The primary worry is the effect the virus has on the fetuses of pregnant women who are bitten by mosquitoes that carry the virus. Officials in the United States expect some mosquitoes in this country …

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When …

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