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Lined up to go outside Isabelle Caffrey. left, and Aaralyn Chiasson both first-graders practice some dance moves during their after school program at the Hanover Street School in Lebanon, N.H., on May 5, 2015. Second-grader Giada Kennedy watches them{Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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City Reviews After-School Program

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Administrators in the Lebanon School District are reviewing qualifications for after-school program providers for next school year. The decision comes less than a year after the district switched providers to Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, a move that drew criticism last fall from some families who were participating in the program. “We simply thought it would be …

Thomas R. Willis, Jr.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Thomas R. Willis, Jr., 80, of Rt. 10, passed away March 1, 2015, at home following a long battle with cancer. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Memorial Cemetery, on Learning Drive in Grantham with Fred Davis officiating. …

Donald “Don” Burt Batchelder

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Donald “Don” B. Batchelder, 85, of 46 Tyler Street, died Monday morning at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He was born in Barre, Vt. on May 1, 1929, the son of Harold and Audrey Batchelder. He attended schools there and was an outstanding athlete at Spaulding Academy. Don attended Vermont Junior College for 2 years and then enlisted in the Navy, where …

Caren D. Calafati

Friday, September 19, 2014

Eastman, N.H. — Caren D. Calafati, 61, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon to a memorial calling hour on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. A memorial service will follow at 6 pm …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

Republicans Vie for Sullivan District Seats

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grantham — A former president of Lebanon College is among three Republicans running in a contested primary for the two-seat Sullivan 1 House district representing Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield and Springfield. Donald Wenz retired from Lebanon College, which recently canceled classes for the fall, four years ago and is …

Forum, Aug. 28: Why Lebanon College Canceled Classes; Waiting for Annie Kuster; Hanover’s Yard Sale; Are Volunteer Jobs Really Jobs?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Why Classes Were Called Off To the Editor: You have suggested that the board and administration of Lebanon College should explain our unanticipated decision that the college was not financially strong enough to offer classes this fall (“A College Drops Out: Lebanon College Was an Asset,” Aug. 23). …

Eleanor May Reney

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Eleanor May Reney, 87, passed away at the New London Hospital, surrounded by her family, Sunday evening, Aug. 24 2014. Eleanor was born in Newport, N.H. Aug. 7, 1927, daughter to the late Leon H. and Florence E. (Persons) Linton. She was raised and educated …

Eleanor May Reney

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Eleanor May Reney, 87, passed away at the New London Hospital, surrounded by her family, Sunday evening, Aug. 24, 2014. Eleanor was born in Newport, N.H. Aug. 7, 1927, daughter to the late Leon H. and Florence E. (Persons) Linton. She was raised and educated …

Yoga Pioneer Remembered in Lebanon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lebanon — Upper Valley yoga practitioners were among the many devotees worldwide who mourned B.K.S. Iyengar’s death last week. The Indian guru was known for bringing yoga to the West and making it widely accessible through the use …

Forum, Aug. 18: Lessons From a Tragedy; We Back Briglin; Keep Watch at Lebanon High

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lessons From a Tragedy To the Editor: The Unity crash involving four teenagers and the loss of three young lives was a topic of discussion in my driver education class. It is the worst of nightmares when someone pays the ultimate price for their actions. My sincere sympathies …

Forum, Aug. 13: The Bible’s Inconvenient Teachings; The Spirit in Dorchester; Let’s Talk About Gun Violence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Bible’s Inconvenient Teachings To the Editor: I appreciated the Aug. 3 column by Randall Balmer (“Welcome the Stranger? Politicians and the Bible Have Conflicting Message on Immigrants”). Like a poker player who calls the bluff of an opponent and finds that the opponent has a very weak …

Vivian Ann Sleath

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rochester, Vt. — Vivian Ann Sleath, 59, of Rochester, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Savannah, Ga.; the daughter of Robert and Loretta (Raymond) Sleath. She graduated from Rochester High School and attended University of Vermont …