Lebanon

Lyme resident Maggie Finley, 13, who plays Amahl, raises her crutch during a rehearsal of the final scene of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H., on Dec. 16, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

‘Not One Wrong Note’: Opera North Performs ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s been more than 20 years since Opera North last staged Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors , which has become a classic of the holiday season, along with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus . A mere 45 minutes long, the opera, which debuted on American television in 1951, tells the story of young Amahl, …

Tracy Douglas Findley

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Tracy Douglas Findley, 42, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1972, to Austin Findley and Judith Hazen. Tracy grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, class of 1991. He then earned his associates degree from New Hampshire Technical College. He worked for Verham News and then began his career at …

Lebanon Board OKs School Proposal

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon — A divided School Board on Wednesday narrowly adopted a $38.8 million budget proposal that voters will be asked to approve in March, along with a new teacher contract for the 2015-2016 academic year. The budget, up about $800,000 from the current year’s, includes new staff such as aides to assist in monitoring the behavior of the district’s third- and fourth-graders, a …

A Drive Toward Fitness: Lebanon Bus Drivers Take a Trip to the Gym

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lebanon — School bus driving might not seem like a very physically active vocation, but it has been for the last 10 months in Lebanon. Twice per week, the city’s school bus drivers gather at CCBA’s Witherell Recreation …

Enfield to Alter Sewer Rates

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lebanon’s City Council unanimously approved an increase in sewer rates, effective Jan. 1, at a meeting earlier this month, driving up costs for city residents, businesses and others who send their wastewater to the city’s treatment plant in West Lebanon, a move that has had a ripple effect …

Joan E. Breen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stoneham, Mass. — Joan E. Breen, 82, formerly of Boston, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Breen was born and raised in Sunapee, N.H. and a graduate of West Lebanon High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, she moved to Boston. …

Dartmouth Center to Fold Into Institute for Health Policy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, begun four years ago with much fanfare and a $35 million bankroll, will be merged into a larger and better-established affiliate of the college’s medical school, college officials have confirmed. The move could erase from the organizational chart …

Michael E. Lemay

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Michael E. Lemay, 52, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, while surrounded by family members at DHMC after a short illness. He was born Dec. 15, 1961, to Robert R. & Mary E. (Woodward) Lemay. Mike graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1980. He …

Tracy D. Findley

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Tracy D. Findley, 42, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for calling hours. A funeral …

A Love for Lebanon: City to Recognize Linda Preston for 40 Years of Service to Youth

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lebanon — The dateline says it all for Linda Preston. She is Lebanon — born and bred; heart and soul. As a coach and educator in the city, Preston, 62, has molded the lives of the children in …

Craig Derek Moote

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Craig Derek Moote, 49, of 8 Bay Street in Claremont, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2014, in Pemberton, N.J., while on a hunting trip. He was born in Claremont, on May 6, 1965, the son of George E. and Patricia …

Michael E. Lemay

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Michael E. Lemay, 52, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. for memorial calling hours. …

Not Throwing in the Towel: Lebanon’s Filiano Still Has Big Competitive Plans as Dartmouth Senior

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanover — As Dominic Filiano has gotten older and grown over the years, Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House has been one of his primary sanctuaries. Since his freshman year of high school, the track and field throwing specialist …