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Efforts to Cut Health Costs Limp Along

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — An effort by the Medicare program to remake how providers of medical services and products get paid yielded modest gains to some Vermont participants during 2013, while the prospect of missed savings’ targets prompted Dartmouth-Hitchcock to postpone a report on results of a more ambitious effort focused on New Hampshire. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Pioneer ACO, a venture that includes New London Hospital and three other New Hampshire hospitals and …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents kwh would prompt the average household’s monthly electric bill to rise from $110 to $162. …

Time Is Now For Flu Shots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lebanon — Public health advocates are recommending that members of the public get a flu shot this fall, and several organizations are offering free clinics around the Upper Valley. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from flu and pneumonia spike in December and continue into February. “It really is fascinating, how consistent the timing of the appearance and the …

Liberty Seeks to Double Rate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lebanon — The roughly 21,000 customers in the Upper Valley who purchase electricity through Liberty Utilities could see a nearly 50 percent increase in their bill come November. The utility has asked state regulators for permission to double its energy charge per kilowatt-hour of electricity from 7.7 cents …

David A. Gaskin

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — David A. Gaskin, 78, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on March 31, 1936, to the late Robert & Nina (Cordinier) Gaskin. David graduated from East Aurora High School and Buffalo University …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

N.H. Man Charged With Child Porn

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lebanon — A former day care center director has been charged with four felony counts of possessing child pornography. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, told police the illicit images were sent to him through an online messenger account …

Regina E. Sweet

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Regina E. Sweet died at home on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. She was born on Aug. 21, 1924, in Enfield, N.H. to Cecil and Alice (Brown) Ames. From 1960 to 2001, Regina ran a daycare from her home, and throughout those years, along with her …

Proliferation of Service Dogs Leads to Conflict

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Elroy Litchfield, a Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, recently acquired something that he believes will prove a tremendous help in coping with his condition: a five-month-old dog named Mischief who’s being trained …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New London, Cottage Hospitals Receive Awards Concord — Two local hospitals were among those honored recently by the New Hampshire Hospital Association. Bruce King, president and CEO of New London Hospital, received the Leslie A. Smith President’s Award. …

Donald “Donny” Henry Talbert

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Donald “Donny” Henry Talbert, III, 25, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was born in Hanover, N.H. to Donald H. & Diane L. Talbert, Jr. on Feb. 17, 1989. Donny graduated from Lebanon, N.H., Class of 2007. He graduated from Endicott College in …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Donald Henry Talbert III

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lebanon, n.h, — Donald Henry Talbert III, 25, passed away Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Calling hours will be held at the Ricker Funeral home in Lebanon on Monday, Sept. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held …