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A heron wades in shallow water along the Mascoma River in Enfield, N.H., on August 31, 2014. New Hampshire state officials will spend the month of September walking and floating the Mascoma River to compile data about erosion along the river. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River during the month of September. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is slated to conduct an assessment of the river and its banks to gather information about …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike speed record holder now has a new mark to crow about, having climbed all 48 …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Raise Record in Gifts Hanover — Charitable gifts for Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock during the fiscal year ending June 30 totaled $36.7 million, a new 12-month record in charitable giving for the academic medical center. A combination of broad-based support and major gifts from individuals were key …

Forum, Aug. 26: Rieseberg’s Contract; A Mess in Quechee; Life on the Mascoma River

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rating Hartford’s Manager To the Editor: As the Hartford Selectboard considers the extension of Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg’s contract, residents need to reflect on conflicting aspects of the town management’s performance. The response to Tropical Storm Irene for example, was arguably excellent. The town, and town manager, were …

Slots Sought For Students From Lebanon College

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lebanon — Officials from River Valley Community College met Monday with the president of Lebanon College to discuss how the Claremont school might enroll students from the Lebanon institution, which abruptly canceled classes for the fall semester. “They spent a couple of hours on the campus, talking about …

Yoga Pioneer Remembered in Lebanon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lebanon — Upper Valley yoga practitioners were among the many devotees worldwide who mourned B.K.S. Iyengar’s death last week. The Indian guru was known for bringing yoga to the West and making it widely accessible through the use …

Education Transformation: City’s School Restructuring Effort Appears to Meet Key Goals

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — When the Lebanon School District sold the old Sacred Heart School building to a Lebanon dentist and his wife in June for $415,000, it was the last of four landmark properties the district had sold off …

New Lives for Old Buildings

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — The sale over the last 20 months of four buildings previously owned by the Lebanon School District has put approximately $1.9 million into school coffers. But perhaps more important, the sales are also resulting in new …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Timothy Martin, of Quechee, was recently appointed administrator of The Woodlands. The Woodlands is a 66-unit independent living facility on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is part of …

Educators Upbeat About Impact of City School Changes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — The consolidation of the city’s schools, and the construction of a new middle school, have altered the structure of Lebanon’s approach to public education in at least one lasting way: The restructuring will eliminate one of …

Grandparents Brag: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

OIDTMANN — A granddaughter, Helen Adele Oidtmann, born on May 29, 2014, to paternal grandparents Linda and Ernst Oidtmann, of Lebanon, and maternal grandparents Diana Caldwell and Erik Taynen, of Courtenay, British Columbia. …

Doggies to Paddle In Lebanon Today

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon Memorial Pool will go to the dogs today, with canine swimming and other activities planned between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters and the Lebanon Recreation and Parks Scholarship Fund. A bake sale to support the dog …

Lebanon Losing Its Priest

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Rev. William Kaliyadan, the Indian-born priest who has led Sacred Heart Parish for 11 years while reaching out to the broader Lebanon community, is being transferred to a larger parish on Cape Cod. When he …