Lebanon

Companies Vie to Supply Natural Gas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Concord — Two companies are now competing to become the utility supplying natural gas to major employers in Hanover and Lebanon. Until last week, Hanover-based Valley Green Natural Gas was the only entity aiming to serve the two communities, with a petition to do so pending before the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. That changed when Liberty Utilities, which includes EnergyNorth Natural Gas — the state’s largest natural gas distribution …

Ruth Evelyn Wills

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Evelyn Wills, 98, passed away Jan. 2, 2015. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield assisted the family with arrangements. …

Co-op Staff Votes Down Labor Union

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lebanon — Workers at the Lebanon Co-op Food Store on Monday voted, 70-31, against organizing under a Massachusetts-based union, an election brought on by a year’s worth of turmoil surrounding the firings of two employees. Of about 140 workers at the store, 122 full- and part-time personnel were eligible to vote, and 113 ballots were cast. “(I’m) elated — we can be a …

Virginia Hough

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Virginia Hough, 100, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon to celebrate her life during a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. An obituary will be published in a later …

The Hole Shebang: Mass. Golfer Masters Tricky 17th to Win N.E. Amateur

Friday, July 24, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s no Amen Corner, but Baker Hill Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole deserved a nickname for the role in played it making Nick McLaughlin champion of the 86th New England Amateur on Thursday. No. 17 …

Opera North Stakes Its Claim to Summer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Opera North, which opens its season at the Lebanon Opera House on July 31 with a production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story , has been rightfully hailed for a 30-year-history of bringing operatic and musical theater classics …

Zoning Board Approves AVA Gallery Studio Expansion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lebanon — AVA Gallery and Art Center is one step closer to creating its new three-dimensional art studio to the north of AVA’s main building on Bank Street after receiving Zoning Board approval on Monday. Though some neighbors …

Virginia Hough

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Virginia Hough, 100 years old passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. 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. …

Melissa Mae Gordon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

North Woodstock, N.H. — Melissa Mae Gordon, 53, of Lost River Rd., North Woodstock, passed peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones Thursday, July 16, 2015, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Melissa was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Sept. 18, 1961, to Mary E. (Whittemore) Quimby …

Shaheen: It’s Early in ’16 Race

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., downplayed the size of the crowds presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has drawn campaigning for next year’s Democratic presidential primary, given that the actual vote in New Hampshire is still at …

Baker Hill Administering New England Amateur Golf Exam

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Hanover’s Nate Choukas didn’t become a member at Baker Hill Golf Club this year with the New England Amateur in mind. But it isn’t going to hurt his chances for a good week. Choukas, the …

Fire in the Hole: Bethel Potters Crank Up Their Kiln

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bethel — Nathan and Becca Webb’s pottery business revolves around the enormous wood-fired kiln they built on their Bethel property. Shaped something like an igloo, the structure is sheathed in homemade adobe and made of various types of …

At the Hospitals: July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

VA Names Mental Health Chief White River Junction — Dr. Brett Rusch has joined White River Junction VA Medical Center as chief of mental health and behavioral science service, as well as an assistant professor of psychiatry at …