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At the Hospitals: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Overnight Visiting Procedures at DHMC Lebanon — Beginning Monday , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will require visitors to register and wear a temporary badge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., after normal business hours. The new procedures, which include locking doors earlier and limiting entry points to the Emergency Department and North Entrance, will help protect patients, staff and visitors of the medical center during evening and overnight hours, the hospital said in a statement. “Many hospitals across the country have adopted similar visitor access procedures, and they have been shown to be effective in securing facilities during overnight hours.” From 8-11 p.m., visitors will …

Business Notes: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Claremont — When Claremont Savings Bank opens its new branch office on Charlestown Road, probably in February, the retail location on Maple Avenue will close. Sherwood Moody, president of Claremont Savings Bank, said last week one of the factors contributing to the decision to move the bank’s presence about two miles away to Charlestown Road has to do with an increase traffic in …

What Will Friendly’s Location Serve Up?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents who had a hankering for one of Friendly’s signature SuperMelt sandwiches or Fribble milkshakes were in for a disappointment last week when they stopped by the New England staple on Route 12A to find the restaurant had been closed without warning on Sunday. Within days all signs …

Lebanon Man, 23, Faces Charges After Crash

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — Police arrested a 23-year-old Lebanon man for allegedly fleeing the scene after the pickup truck he was driving flipped and struck an apartment building on Sykes Mountain Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Christopher Gage Goodwin was cited for driving under the influence and …

4 Grafton County Offices Contested

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Haverhill — Republicans are trying to unseat the three Democrats who serve as Grafton County commissioners in the 2014 elections, but the most colorful race — again — may be for the oft overlooked post of Register …

‘This Is Where My Life Is’: Shaheen Casts Doubt on Brown’s Motives for N.H. Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday continued to charge her challenger with a lack of understanding of the Granite State, saying votes taken by Republican Scott Brown when he represented Massachusetts in the Senate …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a win. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they …

Art Notes: Time With the River; Coralea Wennberg’s Paintings of the Connecticut at AVA

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The artist Coralea Wennberg, whose show of vibrant landscape paintings is currently on view at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, began her career, not as a painter, but as a lawyer. It’s the kind …

DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, …

Hassan Warns Against GOP Return

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan warned Tuesday that the policies of her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein would “blow a hole” in the state’s budget and also empower former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who hopes …

John C. Coffrin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — John C. Coffrin, 86, a long-time resident of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Mabel Nettie (Owen) and John Coffrin Sr. in Calais, Vt. John joined the …

Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH — Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harvest Hill, from complications due to stroke. She was born in 1925 in Erie, Pa., to Daniel and Helene (Johnson) McQuiston. As a child, she was a walking oxymoron: pathologically shy yet quite a tomboy, …

Friendly’s Closes Its Doors

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After nearly 30 years of operation in West Lebanon’s Route 12A corridor, Friendly’s West Lebanon has closed its doors. Finding Friendly’s closed, Carrie Ballou, of South Royalton, Vt., walks back to her car on Monday after finding the …