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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 the narcotic fentanyl, Deputy Chief Brad Vail …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to $10,000 per year over the past three years. The Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday …

A Life: Richard “Dick” Piontek, 1937-2013; Bricklayer, Physicist ‘Got the Job Done, No Matter What It Took’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lebanon — Last year, Richard “Dick” Piontek saw an amusing T-shirt in a catalogue that challenged observers to “find X,” the dimension of one side of a triangle. The shirt designer had circled the “X” and written, in red lettering, “Here it is.” But that joke wasn’t enough for Piontek, a Braintree, Vt., …

Lebanon Opera House Names Four to Board

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lebanon — Four new members have been elected to the Lebanon Opera House board of directors. Matthew Locker is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan Technological University. He has been an electrical engineer and project …

USDA Grant to Provide Waste Management Assistance

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lebanon — The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help manage the region’s waste, including chemicals and unwanted medications. The grant will be used to expand household hazardous waste collection; promote nontoxic household products; offer …

Wedding: Stockwell — Lowry

Sunday, October 12, 2014

West Lebanon—Heather Noell Stockwell and Evan Wesley Lowry were married on Aug. 23, 2014, in Laramie, Wyo. The wedding and reception took place at the Quadra Dangle with the Rev. Shuan Sells performing the ceremony. The bride’s father …

Wedding: Stockwell — Horne

Sunday, October 12, 2014

West Lebanon—Katherine Elizabeth Stockwell and Jesse Roggenbauer Horne were married on July 19, 2014, in Hebron, N.H. The wedding and reception were held at Camp Berea, in Hebron. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle and Pastor …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DAVIS — A son, Tucker James Davis, born on Oct. 3, 2014, to Karriebeth and Scotty Davis, of North Hartland. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HARKINS — A son, Macon Edward Harkins, born on July 10, 2014, to Michelle Cantlin Harkins and Thomas Harkins, of …

Big Yellow Taxi Bids Farewell

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Big Yellow Taxi is fading to black. The around-the-clock Lebanon-based taxi service, which has been ferrying passengers around the Upper Valley since 1996, will shut down on Oct. 20, said Kirby Ogle, the company’s owner. Ogle, who also …

Shaheen Stumps With Leahy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said she supports efforts to build an international coalition to combat the Islamic State, as well as efforts to address the militant group’s financing and recruitment. In an interview during a …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Lebanon Board Hires Interim Special Ed Director

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — Following the abrupt departure of the Lebanon School District’s director of special education last month, the School Board approved the hiring of a part-time interim director for the remainder of the school year at its meeting Wednesday. The board’s unanimous approval of Helene Anzalone’s unusually timed …

Vets Donate New Flagpole to Lebanon High

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board accepted a donation for a new flagpole for the high school from area veterans at its Wednesday meeting. During the meeting, School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey described the $800 donation from the American Legion Guyer-Carignan Post 22, located on Mechanic Street, as …