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New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks to the Valley News editorial board on Oct. 21, 2014. Gov. Hassan spoke about the importance of establishing a state minimum wage, addiction treatment programs, medical marijuana and her re-election campaign. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hassan Warns Against GOP Return

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan warned Tuesday that the policies of her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein would “blow a hole” in the state’s budget and also empower former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who hopes to regain his post. During a meeting with Valley News reporters and editors, Hassan, a Democrat, said the choice for voters in …

John C. Coffrin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — John C. Coffrin, 86, a long-time resident of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Mabel Nettie (Owen) and John Coffrin Sr. in Calais, Vt. John joined the Navy after graduating High School, and was a veteran of World War II. Upon his …

Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH — Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harvest Hill, from complications due to stroke. She was born in 1925 in Erie, Pa., to Daniel and Helene (Johnson) McQuiston. As a child, she was a walking oxymoron: pathologically shy yet quite a tomboy, competitive yet self-effacing, stubborn yet generous. As she grew up, she learned to channel all …

Lebanon Details Lot Proposal

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Downtown business owners reacted positively on Friday to a city plan to close off several parking spaces near the pedestrian mall because of structural problems with an old railroad tunnel that runs under the lot. Shawn …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Work Hard, Play Hard

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Henry Swan, 6, left, and his sister Stella, 4, play while their mom, Kristin, and their brother Abel, 2, rake leaves in their front yard in West Lebanon earlier this week. Henry and Stella had an extra day …

Lebanon Tunnel To Close

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lebanon — City officials have determined a plan of action to close off a downtown pedestrian tunnel and the parking lot above it beginning later this month. The city has scheduled an informational meeting on the topic at …

Mary M. MacNamee

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Mary M. MacNamee, 89, died Wednesday, Oct.15, 2014, at Harvest Hill Retirement Community. A complete obituary will appear at a later date in the Valley News. …

Gladys Hardy-Brazil

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Family gatherings will be held in Ireland and California as well as a local celebration of the life of Gladys Hardy-Brazil, who was born in 1929 and passed away on Sept. 20, in the Garden Room at Harvest Hill on Saturday, Oct. 18 between 3 …

By Don’s Early Light: Pearces Teach People to Love Their Brains

Friday, October 17, 2014

Who can tell what life has in store for them? Kevin Pearce thought he knew. Five years ago, the Norwich native was an elite snowboarder, a virtual shoo-in for an Olympic berth and potential medalist. But then a …

Gladys Hardy Brazil

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — In memorial to Gladys Hardy Brazil who passed quietly on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, with her family at her bedside at the Harvest Hill in the Elizabeth Hughes Care Unit in Lebanon, due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys was born in Shanghai, China …

Co-op Sued For Disputed June Firings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock — Two former workers at the Lebanon Co-op have filed suit against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, citing age discrimination, emotional distress and multiple counts of wrongful termination in their claim. Dan King, a manager in the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …