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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

Lebanon Council Approves Flood Repairs

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lebanon — The City Council unanimously approved $10.3 million in flood repairs at its meeting Wednesday. In discussion ahead of their vote, councilors pointed to the necessity of responding to an infrastructure crisis caused by last summer’s storms and the opportunity to leverage federal funds. They also credited the city’s finance office with careful planning in the face of the emergency. “We said, …

Riverfest Hits Choppy Water

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Once again, weather conditions are wreaking havoc on the Ledyard Canoe Club’s Riverfest plans. For the second straight year, the paddlers club of Dartmouth College has canceled its triathlon intended to help kick off a weekend of festivities culminating in Sunday’s popular Mascoma River Slalom in Lebanon. Instead of the traditional first-leg discipline of swimming, the triathlon was to include a canoeing segment …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves …

Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl …

Letter: Zoning Decision Not in Public Interest

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: I’ve never been satisfied with any board deciding what is right or wrong for any municipality, and the recent decision by the Lebanon Zoning Board is a good example why. In czar-like fashion, the board decided (by a 3-2 vote) that Dana Seguin’s request to …

Letter: Push Back Against Casino Interests

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: The persistence in New Hampshire of casino interests and their lobbyists and supporters is impressive and speaks to the huge profits they anticipate. It is important for those of us concerned about the welfare of our fellows (and ourselves) to keep speaking up. The latest …

Slayton Hill Plan Gets Board’s OK

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lebanon — The Planning Board has approved the city’s request to remove trees and stone walls from the edges of the scenic Slayton Hill Road. Severe erosion and property damage caused by flooding along Slayton Hill last July spurred the city’s proposal. The goal of the planned improvements …

Letter: Legislation Forum Tuesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: Lebanon representatives Susan Almy, Laurie Harding, George Sykes, Andy White and Sen. David Pierce will be participating in a Lebanon Town Hall Legislative Forum tomorrow, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kilton Library. We are half way through the legislative session, and it …

Engagement: Geddis — Stone

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lebanon — Joanne Stone and Christopher Stone, of Lebanon, have announced the engagement of their son, Zachary Adam Christopher Stone, to Kristin Marie Geddis. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Judith and J. Clark Geddis, of Aiken, S.C. …

Lebanon City Council Will Meet Wednesday on Storm Damage Plan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lebanon — City officials are expected this week to discuss a plan to pay for $10.3 million in damage from summer storms that wreaked havoc on the city’s roads and water lines and spurred the evacuation of dozens of residents. Money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and …

Letter: The Facebook Generation

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: The case of the Claremont teacher who resigned rather than “unfriend” students on Facebook and your editorial April 8 (“Teachers and Facebook”) show a generational gap in how the world is seen. Using Facebook to facilitate a secret relationship is akin to secretly meeting your …

Letter: Co-op Should Follow Its Own Rules

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: The letter (April 9) from Donald Kreis, a former Hanover Co-op board member, greatly misstates my complaints relating to the Co-op board’s treatment of its employees, which according to my understanding are contrary to the Co-op’s Employee Handbook. As a longtime Co-op member, I wrote …