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Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine, left, speaks with county commissioners Ben Nelson, Jeff Barrette and Ethel Jarvis during their monthly meeting held at the Sullivan County complex in Unity, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2015. Levine was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, earlier in 2015. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early in the autumn of 2014, Levine’s primary-care …

Richard C. Wilson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sun City, Ariz. — Richard C. Wilson, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Sun City. He was born in 1939 a son of Clarence and Eva (Stricklin) Wilson in Willimantic, Conn. Dick grew up in Connecticut where he attended school and worked on horse farm, he later began a lifelong career as a carpenter. Dick was married to Elizabeth Bartlett in 1969, …

George H. Blankenship

Friday, August 14, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — A graveside service for George H. Blankenship who died on Feb. 21, 2015, will be held in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Cook officiating and with military honors. Arrangements are with the Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H. …

Leona (Lee) Fisk

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Leona (Lee) Fisk, 96, of 38 Elm St., in Charlestown, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at home. Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel on Main Street in Charlestown. Funeral services …

People in Business: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Michael Ehlenfeldt, of Charlestown, has been hired as executive chef of The Inn at Weathersfield. Previously a key member of the culinary team at Solo Farm & Table in South Londonderry, N.H., Ehlenfeldt has spent most of his …

Leona (Lee) Fisk

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Leona (Lee) Fisk, 96, of 38 Elm St. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was born in Mankato, Minn. on March 15, 1919, the daughter of Jennie (Gustavson) and Adolph Lundin. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1936 and …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper …

Rent Subsidies at Risk at More Area Apartments

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Charlestown — Tenants in Pine Tree Lane Apartments in West Lebanon are not the only New Hampshire residents in danger of seeing their homes become unaffordable because of the impending loss of rental subsidies. Dozens of other residents …

Louis Mark “Pit” Tewksbury

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Louis Mark “Pit” Tewksbury, 81, of Morways Park in Charlestown, died early Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, at the VA hospital in White River Junction, following a sudden illness. His family was with him as he passed. Pit was born Jan. 17, 1934, the son …

Wedding: Brule — Marsha

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Charlestown — Shawna LeAnn Brule and Giles Marsha have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronald Brule, of Barre, Vt., and the late Sue Brule. She is employed as the membership coordinator for the Vermont …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of …

Marie Louise Pellerin

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Marie Louise Pellerin, 72, of Eaton Street in Charlestown, died on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at her home. She was born in Rockingham, Vt. on Sept. 19, 1942, the daughter of Leon Francis and Estella Katherine (Parrott) Lynch. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, …