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Ernesta Helen Watson

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace and Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and received her RN degree from the Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing in 1936. She worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York, locally she worked at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., from which she retired as evening supervisor in 1975. Ernesta was a faithful member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church where she served as president …

Behind the Scenes at Opera North

Thursday, July 31, 2014

When Opera North opens its annual season on Saturday at the Lebanon Opera House with a production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical My Fair Lady , followed in the next two weeks by Verdi’s La Traviata and a Young Artists performance of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene , it will deploy nearly 90 …

For Tickets and Information

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Opera North’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Aug. 8, 13, 16 and 19. Verdi’s La Traviata opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and continues on Aug. 9, 15 and 20. Kurt Weill’s Street Scene opens on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and continues on Aug. 14 and 17. All performances are at Lebanon Opera House. …

Post 22 Seniors Fall in Extras

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — Ryan Corderio delivered Mike Wasserman with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly as Dover Post 8 handed Lebanon Post 22 its first loss of the New Hampshire Senior American Legion state tournament on Friday, 2-1, at Holman Stadium. The defeat sends Post 22 (15-5) to a losers’ …

Wayne Lee Armstrong

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Wayne Lee Armstrong, 90, of Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Wayne was born in Norwich, Vt. on Dec. 11, 1923, to George M, and Wilma (Greenwood) Armstrong. Wayne attended school in Norwich and Hanover High School. On March 22, 1943, in …

Route 4 Bridge Work Pushed Back

Monday, July 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Reconstruction of a portion of Route 4 in West Lebanon has been postponed several weeks due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement from the state’s Department of Transportation. Utility work planned for the portion of Route 4, also known as Bridge Street, between the …

Madeline M. LaHaye

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Madeline M. LaHaye, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the comfort of her home while surrounded by her family. She was born on March 18, 1927, to the late Emmit & Madeline (Sturtevant) Smith. Madeline attended school in Plainfield and graduated from Lebanon …

A Life: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poffenberger, 1922-2014; ‘Sought Peace, Worked For Peace’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — “Some things — soul-searching things — cannot be planned,” Margaret “Peggy” Poffenberger once wrote in a poem. “Living and dying, the daily and the extraordinary; To fly, purposefully, God-like, honking with wild geese, across the …

Rotary Club of Lebanon Member Tapped to Lead Regional District

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon — A longtime member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon was recently named governor of Rotary District 7850. The club has also named a new president and honored several of its members. Bruce Pacht, of Lebanon, will …

At the Hospitals: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Motorcycle Ride Will Benefit David’s House Lebanon — A motorcycle ride next month will benefit David’s House, a nonprofit that provides a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The guided ride, set for Aug. 2, …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one …

Granite United Way Employee Honored

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — Dana Hanson, outgoing director of major gifts at Granite United Way, received a commendation from Gov. Maggie Hassan during Hassan’s visit to the Upper Valley last week. Hanson, who lives in Etna, was recognized for …

N.H. Cites Natural Gas Depot Developer for Wetlands Issue

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have determined that a developer filled wetlands without permission on the Etna Road property where he plans to construct a natural gas depot. Compliance Inspector Jeffrey Blecharczyk of the state’s Department of Environmental Services determined during a May inspection that Jay Campion, of Hanover, …