Lebanon

Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas — Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Psacha LaJoie and Kennedy LaJoie. Also surviving is Steve’s brother, Wayne LaJoie of Enfield, N.H. and sister, Wendy LaJoie of Lebanon, N.H. His father, Millard LaJoie and Mother Bettie LaJoie Caven …

Elma Bentley

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Elma W Bentley, 98, wife of the late John J. Bentley, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her home in Lebanon, in the company of her loving family. She was born in Horton, Kan., Feb. 3, 1917, daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Winterscheid. With her husband, a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State, Elma traveled …

Indoor, Infield

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School senior Jada Goodrich, 17, right, catches a throw from fellow senior Emily Courtemanche, 18, left, during softball practice at Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Wednesday. Left: Sophomore Kayla Boisvert, 16, sends the ball back toward Goodrich during Wednesday’s workout, the Raiders’ third since the start of the preseason on Monday. …

Abu Embraces His Role: KUA Graduate Earns Minutes for NC State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raleigh, n.c. — Gone are the days when North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu was in a hurry when he caught the ball inside or was mentally trying to keep up with all the team’s defensive principles. The …

William L. Chamberlin, Sr.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — William L. Chamberlin, Sr. of Lebanon died on Monday, March 16, 2015. Bill was born in Lynn, Mass. but spent most of his life in N.H. He was very proud of his education, including graduating from Governor Dummer Academy (now Governor’s Academy) and Dartmouth College. …

Shirley Anne Jenkins

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Shirley Anne Jenkins (nee Taylor), 81 passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. on June 3, 1933 and was raised in Arlington, Mass. She moved to Maywood, N.J. during her high school sophomore year and graduated from Bogota High in …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it …

Lebanon Mall May Have New Fountain Soon

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lebanon — In addition to the flowers, budding trees and warmer temperatures that usually herald the arrival of spring, the burbling sound of a new fountain is expected to greet visitors to Lebanon’s pedestrian mall when the weather turns this year. “This is what we’re calling a community …

At the Hospitals: March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Gets Spot On ‘Great Places to Work’ List Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been named one of 150 “Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the industry journal Becker’s Hospital Review. It was selected based on its benefits …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …