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APD Added To Anthem Health Plans

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lebanon — Care at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will be covered next year for New Hampshire consumers with health insurance policies issued by the state’s largest health insurance company and sold through the state’s federally operated exchange, known as the Marketplace. The deal to include Alice Peck Day in the Pathway network of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire, which was announced Thursday by the hospital, highlights …

Claire Marie Boisvert

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Claire Marie Boisvert, 84, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, …

Hiring by Lebanon School District Prompts Questions About Budget, Protocol

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lebanon — The School Board’s decision last week to hire another special educator prompted a discussion not just about that particular staffing change, but also about district budgeting practices and, largely, how the board conducts its business. Aimee Nicholas, whom the board voted to hire as a special educator, will join two special education paraeducators — Jessica Beebe and Nancy Schmidt, whose hirings …

John C. Coffrin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — John C. Coffrin, 86, a long-time resident of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Mabel Nettie (Owen) and John Coffrin Sr. in Calais, Vt. John joined the …

Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH — Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harvest Hill, from complications due to stroke. She was born in 1925 in Erie, Pa., to Daniel and Helene (Johnson) McQuiston. As a child, she was a walking oxymoron: pathologically shy yet quite a tomboy, …

Friendly’s Closes Its Doors

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After nearly 30 years of operation in West Lebanon’s Route 12A corridor, Friendly’s West Lebanon has closed its doors. Finding Friendly’s closed, Carrie Ballou, of South Royalton, Vt., walks back to her car on Monday after finding the …

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 …

Learning Self-Defense

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Collin Farnsworth, of Windsor, right, practices defending himself against a simulated gun attack with instructor Christopher Spaulding during a free course for member appreciation day at KDR Fitness in Lebanon on Saturday. “I don’t think people should have …

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 …

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 …

A Matter of Control

Monday, October 20, 2014

Over the first year, I lost 70 pounds. Over the next nine, I dropped a net total of five. What’s a Weight Watcher to do, on his 10th anniversary of membership? “Stop complaining,” I can hear my wife, …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and …

8 on the Ballot For Lebanon’s 4 House Seats

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — Four Republicans are challenging Democrats’ hold on Lebanon’s four New Hampshire House seats, citing concerns over state spending. In contrast, the four Democrats on the ballot say some spending, which they call “investment,” is necessary to …