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Miriam Osofsky, of Hanover, N.H., walks past Lebanon College while on her way to lunch at the Lebanon Diner on August 19, 2014. Osofsky took American Sign Language courses at the college years ago so she could communicate with her son Sam, who is now 17. "I have a lot of warm feelings about Lebanon College," said Osofsky. "It's so sad." (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

College’s Demise Leaves Hole in City’s Downtown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — The cancellation of fall classes at Lebanon College, which an official said was the first step toward permanently closing the school, drew mixed responses from students, faculty and nearby business owners on Tuesday. Rising Lebanon High senior Alex Biron, taking a break from his job at The Lebanon Diner on Tuesday afternoon, said he hadn’t heard the news, …

Lebanon 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Carle Monroe “Willy” Williams

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Carle Monroe “Willy” Williams, 84, died of prostate cancer on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at home in Lebanon. He was born Oct. 5, 1929 in Newark, N.J. to Elizabeth “Betty” (Phillips) and Theodore “Ted” Williams. Carle attended schools in N.J. and Pa., graduating from the Hershey Industrial School (now the Milton Hershey School) in 1946, before serving in the US …

‘La Traviata’ Suffers From Tepid Staging, Chemistry

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata (in English, a close approximation would mean “the fallen woman”) was based on Alexandre Dumas the younger’s La Dame aux Camellias , the story of Violetta, a consumptive courtesan who falls deeply in love with a young man , Alfredo. She renounces him at …

Lebanon Street Stays Two-Way

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lebanon — The City Council opted to keep Dulac Street open to two-way traffic, effectively quashing a proposal to convert it into a one-way thoroughfare under a plan that was favored by many of the street’s residents. Dulac Street, which was heavily damaged in storms last year and …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

Enjoying the Weather

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Susan Minard, of East Ryegate, Vt., spends time in Colburn Park in Lebanon with her grandaughter Leigha Cline, 10, of North Haverhill. The two were waiting for Minard’s daughter who had an appointment. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Forum, Aug. 6: The Great War; Sharing the Wealth; Rewriting Gaza Headlines, Neighbors Need Help

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Great War, Reconsidered To the Editor: Nicola Smith did a fine job in describing the many ways the Great War influenced “almost everything that happened afterward,” inviting thoughtful contributions from our community. Jim Fox interestingly pointed out that Rudyard Kipling’s history of the Irish Guards in World …

Dartmouth Lands Reading Study Grant Reading Instruction

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lebanon — Researchers have received a $340,000 grant to investigate the effectiveness of intensive reading instruction for third-graders from the Lebanon School District. Dartmouth Department of Education and the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vt., received the three-year award last week from the National Science …

Arlene B. Fay

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Arlene B. Fay, 87, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to Arlene’s committal service at the West Lebanon Cemetery on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The Reverend …

Ellen Richardson Andrews

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Ellen Richardson Andrews unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Her husband, James Dalton Andrews, had predeceased her on Feb. 26, 2000. She was born in North Stratford, N.H., the sixth child of Cora Bangs Richardson and Ira Richardson, who predeceased her. She was …

A Life: Keith Page, 1957-2014; ‘The Power of His Spirit’

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lebanon — Rob Bliss dreaded waking his teenage son, Keegan, on Friday, March 7 in Rutland, Vt. The family had lost one of its dearest friends, 56-year old Keith Page, a Lebanon native who had succumbed to a …

With Loved Ones in Danger, Gaza Crisis Is Felt Acutely Here

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sharon — Cora Swanberg just graduated from The Sharon Academy and checks Facebook as often as any other teenager. But in recent weeks, she has been paying much closer attention to the posts of Said Alhouseini, a Palestinian …