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Astrid Vallens, of Lebanon, N.H., walks her Australian Shepherd puppy, Ernie, down Dulac Street in Lebanon, N.H., on September 16, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Lebanon Plans Dulac Drainage

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lebanon — City officials are closing in on a plan to improve drainage along Dulac Street, the last of several city infrastructure repairs necessitated by severe rainstorms in July 2013. Proposals to maintain the existing 20 -foot road width, while increasing the size of the street’s ditches and culverts, were met by general approval by residents during a meeting and …

Charles “Chuck” Eugene Van Cor, Jr.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Charles “Chuck” Eugene Van Cor, Jr., age 40, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from injuries he sustained in a rollover accident in Lexington Mass. He drove tractor trailer trucks for 17 years of all shapes and sizes. He drove flat bed, reefer trailer, tank, and doubles. This is what he liked to do. He drove in over 35 different …

Coe-Brown Stops Lebanon Soccer in Battle of Unbeatens

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon and Coe-Brown entered their NHIAA Division II boys soccer showdown on Tuesday as the last undefeated squads in the league. Six minutes more, and they would have left that way, too. Isaac Nowland settled a flicked pass from his brother, Spencer, and clinked a 16-yard roller off the left goalpost …

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 …

Cumberland Farms Robber Gets 1 Year

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

White River Junction — A 19-year-old Lebanon woman pleaded guilty Monday to robbing the Cumberland Farms in Wilder at knife point last year and was sentenced to one year in prison as part of a plea agreement. In …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

HCRS to Help With Vt. Family Program Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services will collaborate with a program designed to help Vermont families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance. Reach …

Lebanon Nonprofit Receives Grants

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Special Needs Support Center recently received two grants to support its educational advocacy program and other work. The Lebanon-based nonprofit received $15,000 from Granite United Way and $3,000 from the Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation. Most of the money will support the center’s educational advocacy …

Firewood Dealers Say Supply Is Short, and High Prices Show It

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last year’s long, cold winter prompted thousands of Twin State residents to burn more firewood than usual, which is fueling shortages and price increases in the Upper Valley this year. Ten years ago, one area supplier was selling …

Lebanon Steps Up, Wins Football Opener

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High football team had just short-circuited a promising possession with a bad shotgun snap when a Raider assistant coach summed up what could have been the point of view for visiting Laconia as well …

Lebanon City Council Favors Status Quo on Funding for Nonprofits

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lebanon — City officials this week signaled they are unlikely to increase overall funding for several human service agencies that rely, in part, on budget assistance from Lebanon to provide meals for seniors, mental health counseling, guidance for …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …