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Efforts to Cut Health Costs Limp Along

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — An effort by the Medicare program to remake how providers of medical services and products get paid yielded modest gains to some Vermont participants during 2013, while the prospect of missed savings’ targets prompted Dartmouth-Hitchcock to postpone a report on results of a more ambitious effort focused on New Hampshire. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Pioneer ACO, a venture that includes New London Hospital and three other New Hampshire hospitals and …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents kwh would prompt the average household’s monthly electric bill to rise from $110 to $162. …

Time Is Now For Flu Shots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lebanon — Public health advocates are recommending that members of the public get a flu shot this fall, and several organizations are offering free clinics around the Upper Valley. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from flu and pneumonia spike in December and continue into February. “It really is fascinating, how consistent the timing of the appearance and the …

Wedding: Green — Lessard

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — Andrea Grace Green and Michael James Lessard were married on June 28, 2014, in a lakeside ceremony at Boys Camp on Crystal Lake in Enfield. A reception followed under a tent at the camp. The bride …

Wings, Wheels, ‘Wonderful’: Event Showcases Lebanon Municipal Airport

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — A celebration of things wheeled and winged yesterday at Lebanon Municipal Airport featured helicopters, cars, a glider and, of course, planes. The inaugural Wings and Wheels attracted some 1,500 people, many with small children in tow, …

Lebanon Sets Road, Sewer And Water Maintenance

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — Several municipal projects, including hydrant flushing, road maintenance and sewer replacement, are expected to begin Monday in Lebanon. Weather permitting, paving maintenance will take place Monday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mechanic Street between High Street and Slayton Hill Road. Travelers should expect delays …

Dishwasher Likely Cause of Fire

Saturday, September 27, 2014

West Lebanon — A fire that heavily damaged a single-family home off Route 10 was most likely caused by a malfunctioning dishwasher, authorities said Friday. Investigators with the Lebanon Fire and Police departments, along with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office and a private insurance investigator, returned …

Lebanon Lot Over Tunnel Still in Use

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lebanon — More than four months after structural engineers recommended that the city close the Hanover Street pedestrian tunnel and the parking lot above it “as soon as possible,” motorists continue to drive and park on the area above the crumbling concrete. And despite “Do Not Enter” signs …

Celebrating Retirement

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dr. Peter Mason hugs his patient and friend Jane Hammond, a resident of Harvest Hill in Lebanon, during his retirement celebration at Harvest Hill on Friday. Mason spent 33 years in the Upper Valley health care community, 25 …

Marian (Hibbard) Parker

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sonoma County, Calif. — Marian Ella (Hibbard) Parker, formerly a Vermont resident, passed away peacefully in Sonoma County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the age of 95. Marian Parker was born in Erving, Mass., the fifth child of Charles William and Marian (Lillie) Hibbard. The family …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several …

Co-op Tackles Policy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hanover — A task force composed of members of the board of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society presented revisions to a policy regarding the “treatment of staff” of its Co-op Food Stores on Wednesday night in preparation for a vote on the language, which could take place as …

Fire Destroys Lebanon Home

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lebanon — A single-family home was gutted on Wednesday by a late afternoon fire that was well underway by the time firefighters arrived. The cause remains under investigation. Firefighters responded shortly after 3 p.m. to reports of smoke …