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Dressed as Wonder Woman, Mary Lou White, of Bolton, Conn., sprints to the finish line of the Red White & Blue 6.2 race in Lebanon, N.H., on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward to kicking back with family, friends and …

The Glorious Fourth: In 1930s West Lebanon, the Day Brought Thunderous Independence

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Born in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in 1924, Scott E. Hastings Jr. grew up in West Lebanon. His parents moved to what was then a bustling railroad village when Scott was 4. Hastings had a rough and tumble boyhood, roaming off the leash in West Lebanon and White River Junction, but later in life …

Clinton Changes Location for Hanover Rally

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has changed the location of the venue for her campaign stop today, moving it from a private home in Hanover to the Bema, a wooded natural amphitheater off Observatory Road on the Dartmouth College campus. Clinton campaign spokesman Harrell Kirstein said the new venue was chosen …

Dawn E. Harper

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Dawn E. Harper, 63, died, Monday, June 15, 2015 at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1951, in Wilder, Vt. the daughter of George and Judith (Thibodeau) Willette. She grew up in Wilder and graduated from Hartford High School class of 1968. She worked …

Barbara Churchill Purcell

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Barbara Churchill Purcell, 80, died peacefully Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Lebanon Center – Genesis. She was born on Sept. 13, 1934, in Lebanon to the Late John & Almeda (LaBombard) Churchill and grew up a farm girl helping with the family’s dairy and …

Lebanon-Based Headrest Names New Executive Director

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lebanon — Suzanne Thistle has been promoted to executive director of Headrest, a Lebanon-based nonprofit that offers addiction and crisis support services . Thistle joined the agency as clinical director in November and took the helm in April. …

At the Hospitals: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New London Hospital Names Emergency Services Leaders New London — Dr. Robert Hyde has been named director of emergency services at New London Hospital. Teresa Moulton has joined the hospital’s emergency department as nurse manager. Hyde works in …

Norwich Women’s Club Gives $66,000 in Grants

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Twenty local organizations will receive a total of $30,000 in grants from the Norwich Women’s Club Community Projects Fund this year, an amount that represents 80 percent of the total requested funds, the club said in a news release. The women’s club will also distribute $36,000 …

Business Notes: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, graduated 21 last week. The graduation was held June 10 at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. The leadership training program runs from September through June. It includes 10 day-long sessions focused on key aspects of community life …

People in Business: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Meredith Sullivan, of Canaan, has joined the West Lebanon office of The Stern Center as a speech-language pathologist and social thinking coach. Sullivan received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professionals, a Boston-based …

City Hall Veteran Gets Interim Role

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Lebanon — A Lebanon native who has been working at City Hall since she was a teenager will take on the role of interim city manager when City Manager Greg Lewis retires in July. In a unanimous vote …

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles: Lebanon High Celebrates Class of 2015 Commencement

Friday, June 12, 2015

Lebanon — In seventh grade, Xiang Jiang moved to Lebanon from his native China. He came to Lebanon to join his father, who works at Koto Japanese Steakhouse in West Lebanon, leaving his mother and sister behind in …

Protecting Her Memory: WRJ Man Wants to Install a Fence Around Daughter’s Gravesite

Friday, June 12, 2015

West Lebanon — A White River Junction man who has been pushing Lebanon officials for the right to erect a fence around his daughter’s gravesite said he was devastated when the plot was damaged in a nighttime incident. …