Lebanon

Pine Tree Lane Apartment Dwellers Still Seeking Alternatives

Sunday, April 26, 2015

West Lebanon — Housing advocates continue to seek ways to keep rents affordable for the people living in the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments in the wake of the announcement late last month that rental assistance will end on Jan. 1, 2016. The low-income seniors and families who reside in Pine Tree Lane Apartments — a cluster of three buildings tucked back on an extension of Pleasant Street …

When Science, Faith Clash

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sierra Leone, Kono District Inside his mud-walled house, the witch doctor cast his curse. Here, in the remote Dorma Village of Sierra Leone, where some of the poorest people in the world spend most of their day struggling to feed their families, the witch doctor’s power over life and death was well known. …

Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, of Grafton, and Sandi Pierson, of Orange, enter the room followed by a little dog …

Rep. Guinta Blasts N.H. Budget

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Concord — The biennial budget passed recently by the Republican-controlled New Hampshire House was denounced on Saturday as “appalling and embarrassing” by a prominent Republican: Rep. Frank Guinta, a former Manchester mayor who represents New Hampshire’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Guinta, who called for …

Roger J. Williams

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sun City West, Ariz. — Roger (Red) Williams died on Monday, March 16, 2015, after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Dec. 30, 1928, the son of Joseph and Irene (Chagnon) Williams. He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Lebanon High School …

Timken to Lay Off 20 Workers

Friday, April 10, 2015

Lebanon — The Timken Co. is laying off about 20 employees who work in the operations group at its manufacturing plant in Lebanon as the company reacts to a downturn in the demand for helicopters used in oil and gas exploration and a decline in inventory among major …

Lebanon Man to Serve 6 Months in Jail for Assault

Thursday, April 9, 2015

North Haverhill — A 23-year-old Lebanon resident will serve at least six months in jail for assaulting a man near West Wheelock Street in Hanover last summer. Sean Merrihew pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault in Grafton Superior Court on Monday, and Judge Peter Bornstein sentenced …

Hartford Pool Won’t Open This Summer

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hartford — Residents who use the Hartford municipal pool will need to find another place to cool off this summer. The pool will not open for the season because construction crews are slated to break ground on several projects at the high school, all of which are situated …

Cigarette Sparks Fire At West Lebanon Chili's

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

West Lebanon — An improperly discarded cigarette started a fire at Chili’s Grill and Bar Tuesday afternoon, resulting in $50,000 to $75,000 in damage, fire officials said. Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos said someone tossed a burning cigarette …

New Lebanon Tennis Coach Brings Winning Pedigree

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — For now, the most competitive tennis matches Lebanon High senior Max Reed sees come against a 55-year-old opponent with occasionally balky knees. Every so often, however, Michael Haxton will whiz a shot past Reed that the …

Confederate Flag Flown in Lebanon Puzzles Authorities, Community

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — A Confederate flag that flew outside the Upper Valley Senior Center on Saturday morning, apparently without the consent or knowledge of any officials there, has mystified police and offended some residents and officials. “I’m not a …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t …

At the Hospitals: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Norris Cotton Redesignated As Comprehensive Cancer Center Lebanon — The National Cancer Institute has renewed its Cancer Center Support Grant to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, continuing NCCC’s designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The core grant …