Lebanon

Lyme resident Maggie Finley, 13, who plays Amahl, raises her crutch during a rehearsal of the final scene of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H., on Dec. 16, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

‘Not One Wrong Note’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s been more than 20 years since Opera North last staged Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors , which has become a classic of the holiday season, along with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus . A mere 45 minutes long, the opera, which debuted on American television in 1951, tells the story of young Amahl, …

Tracy Douglas Findley

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Tracy Douglas Findley, 42, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1972, to Austin Findley and Judith Hazen. Tracy grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, class of 1991. He then earned his associates degree from New Hampshire Technical College. He worked for Verham News and then began his career at …

City Board OKs School Proposal

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon — A divided School Board on Wednesday narrowly adopted a $38.8 million budget proposal that voters will be asked to approve in March, along with a new teacher contract for the 2015-2016 academic year. The budget, up about $800,000 from the current year’s, includes new staff such as aides to assist in monitoring the behavior of the district’s third- and fourth-graders, a …

An Olympian Task: Lebanon Marathoner Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For a runner who prefers to keep her expectations moderate, Lebanon resident Laura Hagley sure knows how to progress like someone with all-star ambitions. Hagley, 30, on Sunday qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a …

Lebanon’s ‘Little’ Landmark Is Back on the Market

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lebanon — Robert Craig Baum and two of his sons, Oliver and Eli, shook off snow as they entered The Little Store of Lebanon, a School Street landmark, on Tuesday afternoon. Baum, the dean of academics at Lebanon …

Lawyers Spar Over Dellinger Details

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

North Haverhill — A bail hearing on Tuesday for the Sunapee man accused in a collision that killed a Wilder couple had the air of a trial, as the lead state police investigator testified for more than three …

West Lebanon Dining Car Has Rich History

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Note: An earlier version of this story appeared on the Upper Valley Dispatch blog at www.vnews.com/dispatch. West Lebanon — A historic dining car is slated to become part of River Park, a mixed-use development planned for the old …

Everett B. Snide

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

South Deerfield, Mass. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Everett B. Snide, age 71, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. He was born in Springfield, Vt., on Jan. 29,1943, the son of the late Leon Snide and Margret St. Sauver. He attended schools …

Ainge, KUA Nip PA

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — With Crew Ainge pouring in a game-high 27 points, the Kimball Union Academy boys basketball team opened its home schedule with a tight 64-60 win over Proctor Academy on Monday. Ross Gerber aided the Wildcats (2-1) with 11 points, and Moses Toriola contributed down …

Local Roundup: UVM Women’s Hoop Nips Green

Monday, December 8, 2014

Staff Reports Burlington — Vermont finished with four players in double figures and held on late in the second half to defeat the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team, 68-63, on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gym. Dartmouth sophomore Fanni Szabo led all scorers with 25 points. Big Green juniors …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Official Named Citizen of the Year Windsor — Jill Lord, chief nursing officer and director of patient care services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has been named 2014 Citizen of the Year by …

Defense Cites Alternatives In I-89 Fatal

Sunday, December 7, 2014

North Haverhill — An expert hired by attorneys for a Sunapee man accused in a highway crash that killed a Wilder couple suggests Robert J. Dellinger veered his pickup truck into the Interstate 89 median last December because …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …