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Finding Friendly's closed, Carrie Ballou, of South Royalton, Vt., walks back to her car on Oct. 20, 2014, in West Lebanon, N.H. Ballou was there with her niece. She said they were regular patrons and liked the restaurant, and they would now have to find a new place to eat. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Friendly’s Closes Its Doors

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After nearly 30 years of operation in West Lebanon’s Route 12A corridor, Friendly’s West Lebanon has closed its doors. Finding Friendly’s closed, Carrie Ballou, of South Royalton, Vt., walks back to her car on Monday after finding the restaurant’s lights off and its chairs stacked on the tables. Ballou, who was there with her niece, said they were regular patrons …

Hartford Police Eye Possibly Tainted Heroin in Overdoses

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hartford — After two deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month, police are concerned that drugs being circulated may be tainted. Hartford police are awaiting the test results of a heroin sample, which should shed light on possible contaminants. Based on reports in Rutland, Vt., the heroin being trafficked in the Upper Valley may have been laced with …

Learning Self-Defense

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Collin Farnsworth, of Windsor, right, practices defending himself against a simulated gun attack with instructor Christopher Spaulding during a free course for member appreciation day at KDR Fitness in Lebanon on Saturday. “I don’t think people should have to study martial arts for three years in a dojo,” said Spaulding. “I should have …

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 …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hollis-Brookline Upends Lebanon Soccer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — In a game in which the first goal was likely to be the winner, Hollis-Brookline’s Zac Crooks picked an opportune time for his first career tally. The junior made the most of his limited time on …

Parkour at the Park

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ian Keeffe, 11, left, and his friend Chance Nigriny, 10, both of Hanover, practice parkour, which is an obstacle-clearing sport, on the half-pipe at the skate park in West Lebanon on Monday. The two boys, along with another …