Lebanon

Theresa Boutin, of West Lebanon, delivers a meal to a client of the Upper Valley Senior Center's Home Delivery Meals in Lebanon Monday, March 30, 2015. The New Hampshire legislature may cut funding to programs state wide that bring meals to the homes of those that are not able to prepare food for themselves. "They need a little tender care, they do," said Boutin of the Home Delivery Meals recipients who often have little or no family to look in on them. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Meals on Wheels Could See Cuts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lebanon — Despite the efforts of some state legislators to preserve funding for elder services in the biennial budget process, Grafton County officials said that the deep cuts proposed could make it harder for Granite State senior citizens to live independently. The Republican-dominated House Finance Committee last week approved a $10.6 million decrease in general non-Medicaid appropriations — that’s a …

Lebanon Airport Loses Out on Federal Funds After Delays

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon Municipal Airport will not get $750,000 of the federal money to which it is entitled after the city failed to have any improvement program approved, city officials learned last week. “It’s a disappointment,” City Manager Greg Lewis said of the lost funds. When there’s money available, Lewis said, “I like to see it always put into the hand of …

Truck Rams Into House in Lebanon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lebanon — A 20-year-old Lebanon woman was transported to the hospital after the pickup truck she was driving left the roadway and struck an apartment building on Mechanic Street on Monday morning, police said . Saeti Tobin, of Lebanon, was transported by ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with unknown injuries immediately following the …

Abu Embraces His Role: KUA Graduate Earns Minutes for NC State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raleigh, n.c. — Gone are the days when North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu was in a hurry when he caught the ball inside or was mentally trying to keep up with all the team’s defensive principles. The …

William L. Chamberlin, Sr.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — William L. Chamberlin, Sr. of Lebanon died on Monday, March 16, 2015. Bill was born in Lynn, Mass. but spent most of his life in N.H. He was very proud of his education, including graduating from Governor Dummer Academy (now Governor’s Academy) and Dartmouth College. …

Shirley Anne Jenkins

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Shirley Anne Jenkins (nee Taylor), 81 passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. on June 3, 1933 and was raised in Arlington, Mass. She moved to Maywood, N.J. during her high school sophomore year and graduated from Bogota High in …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it …

Lebanon Mall May Have New Fountain Soon

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lebanon — In addition to the flowers, budding trees and warmer temperatures that usually herald the arrival of spring, the burbling sound of a new fountain is expected to greet visitors to Lebanon’s pedestrian mall when the weather turns this year. “This is what we’re calling a community …

At the Hospitals: March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Gets Spot On ‘Great Places to Work’ List Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been named one of 150 “Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the industry journal Becker’s Hospital Review. It was selected based on its benefits …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …