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At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and Jason Brown was named Small Facility Police Officer of the Year. Steven Bethel received the Small Facility Lead Officer of the Year …

David’s House Receives $500 Community Spirit Grant

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — David’s House in Lebanon has been awarded $500 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 mini-grant program. The money will be used to provide home-away-from-home support for families with children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Since opened in 1986, the nonprofit has hosted more than 13,000 families, according to its website. The grant program commemorates Harvard Pilgrim …

Parent Discussion in Lebanon Will Focus on Adolescents

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — A discussion for parents of adolescents is set for March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Kilton Public Library. Cindy Pierce, college speaker and comic storyteller, presents “Choosing Your Life, Living Your Choices: Navigating the Influences of Peers, Media and Technology with Your Adolescent.” Topics include sex, sports, healthy relationships, emotional health, social media and values. The event is offered through Coaching …

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 . …

Gloria M. Ackerson

Friday, March 20, 2015

Clarksville, Mich. — Gloria M. Ackerson, age 84, of Clarksville passed peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Gloria was born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Lebanon, N.H. to Henry G. and Jeannette (White) Day. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1948. Then on Jan. …

Ice Rink Challenges City’s Decision

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lebanon — The Hanover Improvement Society has appealed a denial by the Lebanon Zoning Board to illuminate a sign outside its ice rink on Route 10 near Hanover. At a Feb. 17 meeting, the four board members in attendance could not agree whether an illuminated sign outside the …

Constance Jane Wheelock

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Constance Jane Wheelock, 79, of North Springfield, Vt. passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was born Oct. 15, 1935, to Fanny Morrison (Barker) Mulherin and Thomas Patrick Mulherin in Milo Maine. Connie attended Enfield, N.H. school systems. Connie …