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Lebanon Director of Recreation and Parks Paul Coats walks along a railroad bridge over the Mascoma River in Lebanon, N.H., on April 18, 2014. Coats and city employee Rick Desharnais were cleaning sections of the bridge, which needs renovations and will be part of the Mascoma River Greenway.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Step Carefully in Lebanon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lebanon Director of Recreation and Parks Paul Coats walks along a railroad bridge over the Mascoma River in Lebanon, on Friday. Coats and city employee Rick Desharnais were cleaning sections of the bridge, which needs renovations and will be part of the Mascoma River Greenway. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Dartmouth Women’s Golf Nips Hawks

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bloomfield, Conn. — Senior Sarah Knapp shot a 7-over-par 79 at Tumblebrook Country Club to lead the Dartmouth College women’s golf team to a three-stroke victory in a dual match against Hartford on Sunday. Jane Lee followed up with an 8-over 80 for Dartmouth. Savannah Grice and Tara Simmons (both 82) rounded out the scoring for the Big Green, which shot 323 as …

Lebanon Cop Fakes Fitness Test Results for Two Other Officers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lebanon — In mid-December, Lebanon police officers gathered at a local indoor track to be timed as they ran 12 laps. They needed to finish the 1.5-mile run in 13 minutes and 24 seconds or better to keep their jobs. In New Hampshire, law enforcement officers hired after 2000 are required to pass …

Headrest Plan Faces Opposition

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lebanon — The proposal to relocate Headrest in the former Hannah House on Abbott Street, three blocks south of Colburn Park, drew opposing statements from neighbors and recovering substance abusers at Monday night’s Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing. Headrest proposes to convert the former home for pregnant teens …

Cause Announced in Diner Fire

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lebanon — The fire at The Fort restaurant Saturday night was ignited after holiday decorations were stored too close to a compressor, according to officials. Lebanon Fire Capt. Jim Wheatley said the fire was caused by the “combustible materials,” which restaurant owner Bob Hazlett identified as holiday decorations …

Letter: Generous Volunteers at D-H

Monday, April 7, 2014

To the Editor: At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, we are privileged to work with hundreds of community members who choose to volunteer their time with us. National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, providing a wonderful opportunity to honor these tremendous volunteers. On behalf of the entire staff of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, I applaud …

A Life: Elizabeth Mary (Monica) Mason, 1922 — 2013; ‘She Was So Loyal It Was Unbelievable’

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — Charles Mason was 15 when he and his parents moved into a house on Lyme Road during the mid-1930s. Living next door was a family that included 13-year old Elizabeth “Betty” Monica. Charles recalls that she …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, April 7

Monday, April 7, 2014

N.H. House Panel Holding Hearing on New Casino Plan Concord — The House’s tax writing committee is holding a hearing Thursday on a new Senate plan to legalize casino gambling in New Hampshire. It would legalize two casinos sharing a total of 5,000 video slot machines and 240 …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

At the Hospitals: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’ Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has again been named to the annual list of 100 Great Hospitals in America, as compiled by the health care industry publication Becker’s Hospital …

Engagement: Sackett-Houser — Benson

Sunday, April 6, 2014

West Lebanon — Kellie A. Sackett-Houser and Andrew C. Benson, of Newburyport, Mass., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Victoria and Thomas Hassall and Kim Houser, of Greensburg, Pa. A graduate of Greensburg Salem …

The Road (Slightly) Less Traveled: Route 12A Traffic Count Is Down, but Some Fear Congestion Stigma Lingers

Sunday, April 6, 2014

West Lebanon — Traffic is flowing smoothly on Route 12A more than a year since the completion of the $20.3 million project that reshaped the interchange with Interstate 89, but some merchants believe the stigma of the old …

Blaze Damages The Fort: Compressor Room Cited in Restaurant Fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lebanon — A blaze that broke out in a storage room at The Fort restaurant on Heater Road last night was put to rest less than an hour after it was reported. No one was injured in the …