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Lebanon Cop Fakes Fitness Test Results for Two Other Officers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lebanon — In mid-December, Lebanon police officers gathered at a local indoor track to be timed as they ran 12 laps. They needed to finish the 1.5-mile run in 13 minutes and 24 seconds or better to keep their jobs. In New Hampshire, law enforcement officers hired after 2000 are required to pass a physical fitness test every three years. Lebanon Police Lt. Shawn P. Freitas, a 12-year veteran of the force, was the officer authorized to conduct the fitness test for the Lebanon department by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, which was established by the Legislature in 1971 to “establish minimum …

Jim Kenyon: Welcome to (W.) Lebanon

Sunday, April 20, 2014

They call themselves the West Lebanon Kids. Although, truth be told, a fair number of them moved away years ago, and they’re not really kids any longer. Many are pushing 60 and beyond. Still, their Facebook page moniker is fitting. Their sensibilities and loyalties remain firmly embedded in their hometown of West Lebanon. …

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging …

Letter: Go for Bach

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: The March 31 Bach-a-thon was great fun for the many who participated in celebrating Bach’s birthday. Special praise should go to Margaret Gilmore, who dreamed up and organized the 10-hour event — and to Our Savior Lutheran Church, which so graciously hosted us. There were …

Former City Cop Hired in Thetford

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thetford — A former Lebanon police officer who was charged with two counts of simple assault after allegedly grabbing a woman’s wrist and pushing her at a local bar while he was off duty in 2011 has been hired as a part-time patrol officer in Thetford. Thetford Police …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching …

Richard “Dick” Thibodeau

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — A memorial service for Richard “Dick” Thibodeau, who passed away on Jan. 12, 2014, will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marion Carter House, One Campbell St., Lebanon. Please join family and friends to celebrate and …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part …

City: House Can’t Be Apartments

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lebanon — The Zoning Board of Adjustment has denied a developer’s request to convert the last single-family home facing Colburn Park into an apartment building. The panel voted 3-2 at the end of its meeting Monday night to reject Dana Seguin’s request to convert the historic home and …

Sheilah Mae Raynor

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dalton, N.H. — Sheilah Mae Raynor, 68, formerly of Dalton and Lebanon, N.H., went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Lafayette Center in Franconia after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Littleton as Sheila Corliss on Sept. 22, …

Ernest (Ernie) W. LeBlanc

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Ernest (Ernie) W. LeBlanc, born Aug. 10, 1923, of St. Petersburg and formerly of Lebanon, N.H., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Ernie was born in Fitchburg, Mass. to Joseph “Willie” LeBlanc and Antoinette (Fortier) LeBlanc. He was the first of their nine …

Headrest Plan Faces Opposition

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lebanon — The proposal to relocate Headrest in the former Hannah House on Abbott Street, three blocks south of Colburn Park, drew opposing statements from neighbors and recovering substance abusers at Monday night’s Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing. Headrest proposes to convert the former home for pregnant teens …

Cause Announced in Diner Fire

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lebanon — The fire at The Fort restaurant Saturday night was ignited after holiday decorations were stored too close to a compressor, according to officials. Lebanon Fire Capt. Jim Wheatley said the fire was caused by the “combustible materials,” which restaurant owner Bob Hazlett identified as holiday decorations …