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West Lebanon Church’s Interfaith Service Speaks to All

Monday, November 24, 2014

West Lebanon — About 20 minutes into Sunday night’s Thanksgiving service at the Congregational church, a man wearing a silk embroidered robe made half the worshipers jump in their pews. He rang a gong. Or more properly a singing bowl, a weighty metal vessel that he struck three times with a mallet, each time producing a sharp tone that pierced …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care …

A Life: Mimi MacNamee ‘Thought That Her Purpose in Life Was to Help Others’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lebanon — Mary “Mimi” MacNamee liked to fix things. She could take apart your toaster and put it back together. She could re-wire your VCR, …

W. Lebanon Videostop Closes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Thinking of stopping off at the video store in West Lebanon on the way home from work to pick up the latest season of Homeland or unwind by watching your favorite George Clooney or Jennifer …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners will see their tax bill drop as a result of the recent citywide reassessment, according to figures provided by Finance Director Mary Walter. …

Developer Buys Historic Lyme Inn

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lyme — The new owners and manager of the Lyme Inn have a message for town residents and surrounding communities: Think of us as your local tavern and not only as a gentrified hotel for well-heeled out-of-towners. A year after it completed a multi million-dollar renovation, the Lyme …

Sam’s Story: Timeline of Treatment

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sam Ramsey B orn: Dec. 30, 1994 S pring 2004: Sam, a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School, starts therapy sessions at Health Care and Rehabilitative Services of Vermont, a nonprofit mental health provider in Hartford. F all …

Canaan Teen Goes Online To Help Ailing Grandmother

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Canaan — Rylie Hoerl wants her grandmother to be warm this winter. But with everything that has been going on in their lives in recent years — including a range of serious health problems suffered by her grandmother, …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, …

Fire Damages 2 Apartments In Claremont

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Residents of a duplex on Route 12A were displaced Saturday following an early morning fire that officials said was likely caused by a malfunctioning oil burner in a basement without smoke alarms. Nobody was injured in the fire reported at 36 River Road about 2 a.m., …

Protesters Gather at Lebanon Co-op

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lebanon — More than a dozen Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society members gathered outside the Lebanon Co-op Food Store on Saturday to protest what they believe has been the unfair treatment of employees by management and a lack of …

Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in …