Lebanon

Third baseman Mike Platt, left, flips the ball to pitcher Steve Cerrone before the start of an inning during the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior team’s game with visiting Keene Post 4 on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Post 22 won, 15-6, at Lebanon High.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter Academy in southern New Hampshire this spring. Thus, it was deja vu all over again when Lebanon trailed, 2-0, during the third inning and was tied, 2-2, after four frames. Cerrone, a bespectacled senior-to-be, was pitching solidly, but the runners who scored Keene’s first two runs both reached on infield errors. Post …

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward …

The Glorious Fourth: In 1930s West Lebanon, the Day Brought Thunderous Independence

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Born in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in 1924, Scott E. Hastings Jr. grew up in West Lebanon. His parents moved to what was then a bustling railroad village when Scott was 4. Hastings had a rough and tumble boyhood, roaming off the leash in West Lebanon and White River Junction, but later in life …

Nonprofit Seeks to Buy West Lebanon Subsidized Apartments

Sunday, June 28, 2015

West Lebanon — An Upper Valley nonprofit housing group is trying to buy two subsidized housing complexes in West Lebanon, including the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments where tenants have been told the rental assistance available …

Fireworks Displays Set For Lebanon

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — City residents will have two opportunities to view fireworks this year and next in a compromise intended to satisfy both the traditionalists and less conventional. Recreation & Parks Department Director Paul Coats found the necessary funding to accommodate those who would like to have fireworks on …

Child Care Center Is Latest Target of Outsourcing at DHMC

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — About 35 workers in the child care center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will soon be under the management of an outside company, the hospital announced Wednesday. It was the second such announcement of the outsourcing of a medical center operation in recent weeks. Hospital officials said …

Gay Marriage Coast to Coast

Saturday, June 27, 2015

White River Junction — As Vermont Law School professor Jackie Gardina absorbed the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of national marriage equality, she received a text from her wife, Lauren Bassing, who …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

Elaine L. (Cantlin) Norris

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Elaine L. (Cantlin) Norris, 61, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

West Lebanon Man Who Hid Camera Gets Prison Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

North Haverhill — At an emotional hearing on Tuesday, a 54-year-old West Lebanon man was sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison for secretly videotaping an underage couple having sex. One of Thomas Barnes’ victims made an impassioned statement in Grafton Superior Court about the anguish …

N.H. Senate Finance Leaders Defend Proposed Budget, Hope to Avoid Veto

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

West Lebanon — The Republican leaders of the Senate Finance Committee defended their $11.3 billion budget, which they said includes a 5 percent increase in spending over the current two-year budget for New Hampshire. Senate Finance Chairwoman Jeanie …

A Life: John Joline IV, 1948-2015; ‘He Was Always Looking Out for the Beginner’

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lebanon — The last time that Brian Kunz walked in the woods with John Joline, the annual wave of spring green was washing across the steep hills near the Dartmouth Skiway while they scouted new cliffs for rock …

Fairlee Man Meets the Strangers Who Saved His Life

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fairlee — The 58-year-old Fairlee man who nearly died of a heart attack while bicycling along Route 120 in April is back at work, and also met recently with some of the passers-by who helped save his life. …