Lebanon

Mary “Mimi” MacNamee, right, and Lyn Mead make plans while organizing the Five Colleges Book Sale in Hartford, Vt., on Feb. 28, 2007. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

A Life: Mimi MacNamee ‘Thought That Her Purpose in Life Was to Help Others’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lebanon — Mary “Mimi” MacNamee liked to fix things. She could take apart your toaster and put it back together. She could re-wire your VCR, or your whole house, for that matter. When her children were young, she kept their train sets chugging. And after her husband, a psychiatrist, died young in 1983, she spent the next three decades working …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she worked with hundreds of people who needed help finding insurance. Most chose to get covered, …

West Lebanon Church’s Interfaith Service Speaks to All

Monday, November 24, 2014

West Lebanon — About 20 minutes into Sunday night’s Thanksgiving service at the Congregational church, a man wearing a silk embroidered robe made half the worshipers jump in their pews. He rang a gong. Or more properly a singing bowl, a weighty metal vessel that he struck three times with a mallet, each …

River Park in West Lebanon Set for Final OK; Development Work To Begin in 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014

West Lebanon — After more than seven years of planning and review, final approval is imminent for River Park, the 38-acre mixed-use development on Route 10 north of downtown West Lebanon, according to developer David Clem, of Lyme …

Elizabeth Marble

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ashburnham, Mass. — Elizabeth Marble, 84, passed away peacefully and in the loving care of her family on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, as a result of a stroke. If Elizabeth’s (Liz’s) life was intertwined with yours in any way you knew that she was loving …

Margaret N. Kelly

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Margaret N. Kelly, age 87, died Saturday evening, Nov. 15, 2014, at Sullivan County Health Care, Unity, N.H. Margaret resided in the McConnell Unit, where she received loving care for the past two years from a dedicated and devoted staff. She was born on Feb. …

Miriam Evelyn Good Troisi

Monday, November 17, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Our beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Miriam Evelyn Good Troisi, age 91, of West Lebanon, died peacefully in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, after a brief illness. Miriam is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Nicholas Francis …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Valley Regional Offers Free Info Session on Health Insurance O ptions Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital has announced that, beginning in January, it will be included in the following networks through the New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Assurant Health; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; and …

Engagement: Herman — Campbell

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lebanon — Stephanie Herman and Ryan Campbell have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronnie Robinson, of Lebanon. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2000 and attended Utica College of Syracuse University in Utica, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Game Night at Spark

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A recent casino night at Spark, a community center for people with special needs in Lebanon, featured card and dice games and was organized by Dartmouth College students from the Tucker Foundation’s Spark Club. Students from Chi Heorot …

Lebanon Schools May Seek $39 Million

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lebanon — The first crack at the Lebanon School District’s budget, provided to board members last week, shows a $1 million increase. If approved, it would bring the district’s total spending to $39 million. Overall, School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey said, the budget includes “nothing earth-shattering.” The numbers, …

WISE Gets $50,000 Gift To Start Fund

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lebanon — WISE has established a new Board Designated Endowment Fund using an initial gift of $50,000 to seed the fund from an anonymous donor. Peggy O’Neil, WISE’s executive director, said the fund strengthens the agency’s ability to fully respond to the needs of Upper Valley survivors of …

‘Obamacare’ Enrollment Opens Today

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today, as the 2015 open enrollment period for health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act begins, the websites where thousands of residents of the Twin States will shop for coverage will face new tests. The websites are often where consumers first directly engage the reality of health …