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Lebanon Losing Its Priest

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Rev. William Kaliyadan, the Indian-born priest who has led Sacred Heart Parish for 11 years while reaching out to the broader Lebanon community, is being transferred to a larger parish on Cape Cod. When he leaves in January, he’ll especially miss how active and participatory worshippers have been during his tenure. After the Roman Catholic Diocese of …

Lebanon Planning and Zoning Director Announces Departure

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lebanon — After nearly three years on the job, the city’s director of planning and zoning is leaving his post at the end of the …

As a Leader, Havenstein’s Focus Is Teamwork

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Alton, N.H. — Sitting on a shelf in Walt Havenstein’s home office is a gang, as they’re called, of meerkats. “Do you know what a …

N.H. Minority Student Population Grows

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Keene — New Hampshire ranks consistently as one of the most racially homogeneous states in the nation. Census data show that more than 92 percent of residents are white. But just like the rest of the country, the Granite State’s population, particularly its youth, has grown more diverse …

I’ll Take It

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brooks Ruderman, 8, of Hartland, relaxes at his mother’s yard sale and checks out a hat on Saturday. Medora Hebert photograph …

Stevens a Work in Progress: School Year Brings New Leader, Ongoing Renovations

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Claremont — Though she begins her first year next week as principal of Stevens High School in the midst of a major renovation, Patricia Barry will gladly accept the short-term disruption for the long term benefit to the …

Lebanon College’s Demise Leaves Hole in City’s Downtown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — The cancellation of fall classes at Lebanon College, which an official said was the first step toward permanently closing the school, drew mixed responses from students, faculty and nearby business owners on Tuesday. Rising Lebanon High …

Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County. Timothy Arbuckle, 33, pleaded …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Judge: Probable Cause Found Against Cornish Man in Fatal Crash Merrimack, n.h. — Prosecutors can now present to a grand jury the case of a dump truck driver accused of running a red light and causing a fatal …

Hula Hooves

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

From left, Caroline Perrotta, 16, Elise Jalava, 7, and Isabella DeLong, 13, all of Troy, N.H., wait with Morita the horse for the costume division at the Lippitt Morgan Horse Show to begin at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in …

Upheaval at Market Basket Has Effect on Food Pantries

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — The bare shelves at Market Basket stores across the region has translated to fewer items on the shelves at some Upper Valley food pantries . Newport Food Pantry on South Main Street has seen a disruption …

Lebanon College To Close; School Cancels Fall Classes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon — Following years of economic turmoil, Lebanon College has canceled all of its classes for the upcoming fall semester in what is likely “the first step towards closing” the school, President Ron Biron said in an email Monday evening. “Without a substantive increase in enrollment across the …

New Store to Occupy Vacant Lowe’s Building in Claremont

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Claremont — Runnings, a chain of general merchandise stores headquartered in Minnesota, expects to bring 60 full- and part-time jobs to the city next spring when it opens a store at the former Lowe’s location on Washington Street. Dennis Jensen, director of marketing for Runnings, confirmed Monday that …