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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

Engagement: Harrington — Poirier

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fairlee — Dawn Woodward, Cecil Britch and John Harrington, along with Kristin Souza and Philip Poirier II, have announced the engagement of their children, Jasmine Kathryne Harrington and Philip Lawrence Poirier. The bride-to-be graduated from Rivendell Academy in 2009 and is employed as a department supervisor at JC Penney in West Lebanon. The …

Forum: Sept. 6: High Gas Prices in Fairlee; 9/11 Revisited; A Cheer for a Yankees Fan

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fairlee Gas Prices Are Too High To the Editor: I can’t help but wonder who is making the decision to gouge the citizens of Fairlee with gasoline prices. The adjacent town gas stations are charging 20 cents less than all three gas stations in Fairlee; prices here are a whopping 49 cents more than I found on a recent trip that took me …

Abutters Appeal New Store in Fairlee

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fairlee — The Development Review Board’s March 11 approval of a Dollar General store, south of Wing’s Supermarket on Route 5, now faces formal opposition from two abutters. Susanne Pacilio and Meredyth Morley submitted their notice of appeal to the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court on …

Shirley Anne Armstrong Bolles

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Shirley Anne Armstrong Bolles, 86, of Birch Meadow Road in Fairlee died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Lebanon Center Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Glouchester, Mass. on May 7, 1927, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Williams) Armstrong. She was married to …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is …

A Life: Richard C. Hatch, 1925 – 2014; 'He Was Just a Sweet Man to Everyone'

Monday, April 14, 2014

Norwich — For decades, the first person students saw when walking to Marion Cross School was Dick Hatch, who knew each child by name, called some by pet names such as “chickadee” and delivered high-fives as he ushered …

Leeanne Bolles

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fairlee, Vt.— Leeanne Bolles, 86, of Fairlee, Vt., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Lebanon Center Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. The Hale Funeral Home and cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. is in charge of arrangements …

Letter: College Degrees Aren’t Necessary

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: The March 22 Valley News had some interesting lessons. The commentary “Some Students Are Not College Material” reminded me of myself many years ago when I decided to become a nurse. I was in the college prep program in high school and had a low …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Prettying Up People’s Pets

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fairlee — Spooky was nearly finished being brushed when a visitor at the door startled her. The Siberian tuxedo cat leapt off the portable table, but didn’t get very far before groomer Dirk Ussler scooped her up. “Good …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 21

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Write-In Candidate Elected To Rivendell Board Orford — Vershire voters elected Jean MacDonald to the Rivendell School Board for a one-year term with ballots cast before, during and after the district’s annual meeting at Rivendell Academy, Tuesday. As …