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Marianne Peterson in an undated photograph taken while she lived in New York City. (Family photograph)

A Life: Marianne Peterson, 1924 — 2014; ‘She Loved to Entertain, Whether It Was in Her Home or On Stage’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlestown — For Marianne Peterson, life was to be lived full speed ahead. Whether belting out a show tune in a local variety show, entertaining, cooking one of her signature dishes, selling advertising or organizing and working numerous activities for her church and community, doing things half-heartedly was not Peterson’s style. “All of her life she worked hard and had a strong Yankee work ethic and she was the life of the party,” said her daughter, Elizabeth Peterson. “And boy, could she throw a good party. She loved to entertain, whether it was in her home or on stage.” “She was a dynamo,” said Anne …

Red Cross Sets Holiday Blood Drives

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The American Red Cross is encouraging donors to keep them in mind, even in the midst of the holiday bustle. Bad weather and the holidays make this one of the most difficult times for the Red Cross to collect the blood it needs to supply hospitals and blood banks, said Mary Brant, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross’s Northern New England region. The …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CORNELL — A son, Quinton David Cornell, born on Nov. 26, 2014, to Judy Knapp and Shawn Cornell, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center MURRAY — A son, Samuel Archer Murray, born on Dec. 4, 2014, to Shayna and Dustin Murray, of South Royalton. …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Official Named Citizen of the Year Windsor — Jill Lord, chief nursing officer and director of patient care services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has been named 2014 Citizen of the Year by …

At Valley Regional, ‘Assisters’ Assist

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Claremont — As the deadline for enrolling in the federal government’s health insurance exchange nears, “marketplace assisters” are walking people through dozens of health care plans, as well as helping them surmount related technical hurdles, such as creating …

With Advances in Snow Plowing Come Increased Expectations

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — When discussion at a recent Selectboard meeting turned to a contract for snow-removal services to supplement the work performed by the town road crew, it prompted some gentle chiding of drivers whose cars may not be the brawniest vehicles out there — but who nevertheless want …

Newport Girls Shine in Season Opener

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — In a game that featured two coaching staffs with a solid Stevens High connection, it was the play of Newport junior Stephanie Carl that took the spotlight, as the Tigers used a strong finish to post …

Stevens Weighs Schedule Switch

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — A proposed change to Stevens High School’s daily schedule would reduce the length of each class, require students to take classes in the same course for an entire year, and create a 40-minute “flex” time to address individual academic needs. Currently, most students have four classes, …

Benedict “Ben” James Dolan

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Benedict “Ben” James Dolan, 62, of Marcotte Avenue in Claremont passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Winchester, Mass. on Sept. 6, 1952, the son of John Arthur and Rosemary C. (O’Neil) Dolan. Ben …

Police: Woman Says School Gun Scare Was Fake

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Claremont — A paraprofessional at Maple Avenue Elementary School cited personal problems, including custody and mental health issues, during an interview with police the day after she allegedly fabricated having seen a man with a gun in the …

Wood Pellet Supply ‘Spotty’

Monday, December 1, 2014

West Lebanon — Last year’s unusually long winter left some owners of wood pellet stoves scrambling to find enough fuel to stay warm in the spring, and that experience has led to an earlier-than-usual demand for pellets this …

Connecticut Valley Hospice Seeks Volunteers for Sullivan County

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Claremont — Connecticut Valley Home Care & Hospice, part of Valley Regional Healthcare, is looking for volunteers to help serve patients and families in Sullivan County. “Medicare mandates that 5 percent of the care provided by hospice agencies …