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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. …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly per patient fees to care for some patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program. A release from West Central characterized the deal as …

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 23, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TESSIER — A son, Colby John Tessier, born on Oct. 18, 2014, to Brianna Wright and Nicholas Tessier, of Claremont. …

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., …

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. …

Stevens High Upgrades Nearly Done

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Claremont ­— Despite the controversy that erupted over replacement of the auditorium stage at Stevens High School earlier this year, a sweeping renovation project seems headed for a happy conclusion. The chairman of the Stevens renovation committee told the School Board this week that an agreement has been …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation …

Report: City Did No Wrong in Removal of Items From Property

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — An outside investigation into the conduct of city staff at a tax-deeded property last June has confirmed an earlier police report’s findings that no criminal wrongdoing was committed by any city employees, the City Council said in a statement Thursday night. The council met with the …