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Rain, Snow Could Slow Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mineola, n.y. — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. Forecasters said major Northeast cities will probably see moderate to heavy rain most of the day, though the Twin States and other …

Lebanon Schools Tight on Space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — School officials are weighing options to address a space crunch at the city’s elementary schools, primarily at the Hanover Street School. Though nothing …

Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that …

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 …

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 Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

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, or your whole house, for that matter. When her children were young, she …

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 …

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 …