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Alice Peck Day President Sue Mooney and Dartmouth-Hitchcock President James Weinstein speak of the communication and collaboration process the two hospitals are undergoing in the midst of an affiliation during an interview in Lebanon, N.H., on August 27, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Alice Peck Day, Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Affiliate; Changes to Birthing Center Likely

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s newest affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. APD, an 83-year-old community hospital in Lebanon, said it would focus on patients requiring fewer consultations and less intensive care than that available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock under the agreement, an outline of which was released …

Weekend Construction on I-91 Northbound Bridge to Begin Tonight; Delays Expected in WRJ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s …

Three Injured in Ride Mishap at Cornish Fair

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cornish — A mother and daughter from Canaan were injured at the Cornish Fair on Friday night after falling from an amusement park ride called the “Zipper” as it was being loaded. A ride operator with Fanelli Amusement …

New Lebanon City Manager Welcomes Return to Northern New England

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lebanon — Dennis Luttrell, Lebanon’s newly hired city manager, says he is looking forward to returning to northern New England after spending 25 years near the ocean. The 65-year-old Massachusetts native is acquainted with the area, having graduated …

Rieseberg Steps Down In Hartford

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hartford — After nearly 20 years leading town hall, Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg resigned on Friday, effective immediately, citing a desire to spend time with his family. “With a heavy heart, I have concluded that it is time …

In Tunbridge, Fliers Support Ambulance Service Ahead of Vote

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tunbridge — Less than a week before townspeople will vote on a proposed new ambulance service that has divided public opinion, an ad hoc group of residents has sent out professional-looking fliers urging people to reject the deal. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Vt. Fire Causes Half a Million Dollars in Damage Springfield, Vt. — A fire that broke out in a fourth-floor unit of a Springfield apartment building caused about $500,000 in damage, according to a news release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Fire officials said they …

Walker Works to Win Voters

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sunapee — With a large field of Republican candidates and the New Hampshire presidential primary still months away, it is not surprising that many of the roughly 60 voters who came out to hear Scott Walker Thursday afternoon …

Claremont Hospital Plans Clinic

Friday, August 21, 2015

Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital will open the first urgent care clinic in Sullivan County next month with the goal of treating many injuries or illnesses that currently send patients to the emergency room, where costs are significantly …

Vt. OKs Nursing Home Sale

Friday, August 21, 2015

Montpelier — Members of the Green Mountain Care Board voiced reservations Thursday but in the end approved the sale of the Brookside Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in White River Junction and a sister facility near Burlington to a New York group with members who are owners of …

Marijuana Dispensary On Horizon in Lebanon

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lebanon — Only patients with a clearly defined need for medical marijuana will be able to get it at the state’s first four dispensaries, one of which is proposed to be located along Route 120, state regulators and representatives of the organization planning to operate Lebanon’s dispensary told …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lebanon Approves Franchise with Comcast Lebanon — The Lebanon City Council unanimously approved a 10-year franchise agreement with Comcast on Wednesday. Key elements of the agreement include the ability for the city to collect a franchise fee — 3.5 percent of Comcast’s revenue from operating in Lebanon — …