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Miriam Osofsky, of Hanover, N.H., walks past Lebanon College while on her way to lunch at the Lebanon Diner on August 19, 2014. Osofsky took American Sign Language courses at the college years ago so she could communicate with her son Sam, who is now 17. "I have a lot of warm feelings about Lebanon College," said Osofsky. "It's so sad." (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Lebanon College’s Demise Leaves Hole in City’s Downtown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — The cancellation of fall classes at Lebanon College, which an official said was the first step toward permanently closing the school, drew mixed responses from students, faculty and nearby business owners on Tuesday. Rising Lebanon High senior Alex Biron, taking a break from his job at The Lebanon Diner on Tuesday afternoon, said he hadn’t heard the news, …

Lebanon 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Carle Monroe “Willy” Williams

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Carle Monroe “Willy” Williams, 84, died of prostate cancer on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at home in Lebanon. He was born Oct. 5, 1929 in Newark, N.J. to Elizabeth “Betty” (Phillips) and Theodore “Ted” Williams. Carle attended schools in N.J. and Pa., graduating from the Hershey Industrial School (now the Milton Hershey School) in 1946, before serving in the US …

Forum, Aug. 13: The Bible’s Inconvenient Teachings; The Spirit in Dorchester; Let’s Talk About Gun Violence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Bible’s Inconvenient Teachings To the Editor: I appreciated the Aug. 3 column by Randall Balmer (“Welcome the Stranger? Politicians and the Bible Have Conflicting Message on Immigrants”). Like a poker player who calls the bluff of an opponent and finds that the opponent has a very weak …

Neighbors: Headrest Not Bad

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lebanon — Neighbors of the proposed site of a residential substance abuse treatment center and 24-hour crisis hotline have expressed concerns about the change to the character of the area that might ensue, but those who live and …

Forum, Aug. 12: Finally, a Democrat Speaks; Profit in Public Service; Headrest Is an Asset

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally, a Democrat Speaks To the Editor: Finally, a prominent Democrat, in this case Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, has had the integrity to publicly condemn the CIA spying on members of the Senate. It’s about time! Some things are just plain wrong, and it shouldn’t matter who …

50th Anniversary: Nancy and Lawrence Vincent

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lebanon — Nancy Ann and Lawrence Barnard Vincent, of Lebanon, celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 11, 2014, at The Quechee Club. The celebration was hosted by their children, Todd and Tasha Vincent, and featured a three-tier cake …

Enfield Dog Park Gets Money it Needs

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Enfield — Animal lovers hoping to build a dog park along Route 4A have won enough nonprofit and corporate financial backing to make their canine haven a reality. The Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters received a $25,000 corporate …

Barbara F. Carrington

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Barbara F. Carrington, 88, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by family. Calling Hours will be held Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated …

DHMC Reports Rise in Cases of Hospital-Related Infection

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center saw a recent jump in the occurrence of a difficult-to-treat and sometimes fatal infection that can cause diarrhea, nausea and fever, according to hospital officials. During the past month the number of patients infected with clostridium difficile — often referred to as C-­diff …

DHMC CEO Trying to ‘Break Mold’

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lebanon — James Weinstein, chief executive of the hospital-clinic system that is a major economic engine in the Upper Valley, said Thursday that Dartmouth-Hitchcock had set aside $22 million for merit-based raises to distribute this year among its …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Opera North Opens Season With a Sparkling ‘My Fair Lady’

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Fair Lady , the Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion , is one of those perfect works with which it’s impossible to find fault. And you might think that having led with that sentence that a “but” was on its way. …