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Ex-Library In West Leb. Up for Sale

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David Clem has opted to sell the historic building he purchased from the city two years ago. “(I’m) interested in doing a mixed-use development, which (the city) would not allow without imposing conditions that I do not believe are reasonable,” Clem said in a telephone interview …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Lebanon Trucker Who Died Was a Family Man

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lebanon — A Lebanon truck driver who died unexpectedly over the weekend is remembered by friends and family as kind, caring and passionate about his family and his model ship building hobby. Charles Van Cor Jr., 40, always wanted to be in the Navy, said his wife, Stacey Van Cor. Such a career, …

Forum, Sept. 11: Justice, but No Seat; Bye-Bye Birdies?; Help Chad Denning’s Family

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Justice, but No Place to Sit To the Editor: On Thursday, Sept. 4, I was at the District Court in White River Junction participating in a jury draw for upcoming trials. For some reason, the court staff had assembled a much larger group of prospective jurors than normal. …

Gordon B. Durand Jr.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lebanon — Gordon B. Durand Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. He was born on April 25, 1928 to the late Gordon B. & Dorothy (Robinson) Durand Sr. He attended schools in Cavendish and Chester, Vt.. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and following his discharge …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Forum, Sept. 10: Enfield Dog Park; Stricter Bike Rules; The South Is Coming North

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enfield Dog Park Has Its Day To the Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters have raised almost $60,000 to build a dog park adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park on Route 4A in Enfield. The dog park will be free and …

Bare Booths in Upper Valley

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hanover — Neither voters nor the major candidates in New Hampshire’s primary made much of an appearance in the Upper Valley Tuesday, as polls were sleepy and a U.S. Senate candidate’s wife stood in for her husband as …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

Jean-Paul St. Hilaire

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Jean-Paul St. Hilaire, 91, passed away in the comfort of his home Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was born July 25, 1923, in Plessisville, Quebec to the late Emile & Marie Anna (Nadeau) St. Hilaire. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII in …

Gordon B. Durand, Jr.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Gordon B. Durand, Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Calling hours will be held at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 6 p.m. A complete obituary will …

Brown to Face Shaheen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Concord — U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown came away with a decisive win in a three-way Republican primary Tuesday, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown with first-term U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. The two have been …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …