Lebanon

Jeffrey F. McCanna

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Jeffrey F. McCanna, of West Lebanon, N.H., died Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a bout with chronic illness. He was 65. McCanna was defined by his charm, wry wit, good looks and blistering smarts. His mother called him the Walking Encyclopedia. And she was right. Throughout the Connecticut River Valley, McCanna was well known as a commercial loan officer. A self-described “belt-and-suspenders man,” McCanna worked tirelessly and meticulously at several banks, climbing the ranks at Vermont National Bank, Bellows Falls Trust Company, Chittenden Bank and, finally, Connecticut River Bank where he served as Executive Vice President before retiring at age 62. In all, McCanna’s banking career spanned 39 years, beginning in …

Clarence Jacob Smith

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Clarence Jacob (CJ) Smith, 72, of West Lebanon passed unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was born in Brackenridge, Pa. on April 29, 1942, and was the son of Clarence Jacob Smith, Sr. and Dorthy (Marlow) Conway. He attended Temple University where he played football. He enlisted in the United States Army at age 25 and served in …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association history, Woodstock sent its Alpine and Nordic programs to different state championships on Tuesday and …

HomeLife Expo Updates Layout, Adds Features

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — Pop quiz: It’s possible to tell spring is arriving in the Upper Valley when: A) Bleary-eyed parents are seen dropping off their teenagers for 6 a.m. rowing practice on the Connecticut River; B) Boxes of chirping baby chicks have arrived at West Lebanon Feed and Supply; …

Barbara D. Hawthorne

Saturday, February 28, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Barbara D. Hawthorne was born June 7, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to William Aldrew Dougherty Jr. and Ruth (Sprankle) Dougherty, and died in Lebanon, N.H. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She lived in Scarsdale, N.Y. as a teenager. She graduated from Oberlin College with …

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full …

Donald Charles Berwick

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brandon, Fla. — Donald Charles Berwick, 82, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the James Haley Veterans hospital in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

12A Plaza Developer Gets Extension

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lebanon — Representatives of a Route 12A shopping plaza developer requesting a deadline extension cited the vacancy left when a supermarket closed as the primary reason a planned retail building just south of Interstate 89 has yet to be constructed. The 20,000-square-foot addition slated to go next to …

Anna Hanchuck Kaupinis

Thursday, February 26, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Anna Hanchuck Kaupinis died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. She was born in Hartford, Conn. on Sept. 10, 1920, the daughter of Dement and Stacia (Brodzensky) Hanchuck. She grew up in Lebanon and worked at Eastman Oil, upon graduation from Lebanon High School. Anna …

Hartford/Lebanon Bridge To Close Briefly on Friday

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon/White River Junction — A bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Hartford and Lebanon will be closed for about two hours early Friday morning, according to a release from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The Route 4 bridge connecting the villages of White River Junction and …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and …

James F. Roussel

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — James F. Roussel, 76, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …