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Lois Jacobsen Doner

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Lois Jacobsen Doner, 93, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, April 20, 2015, at Harvest Hill in Lebanon, where she had lived since 2001. Born in 1921 in Yokohama, Japan, to two adventurous parents who met there, Lois returned to the States at age two and spent her childhood intermittently in Plainfield, N.J., and outside Pierre, S.D., on her family’s sheep ranch. She had her first poems published when she was a student at South Dakota State University in Brookings and continued writing poetry and short stories for the next six decades; she was published in The Atlantic and various quarterlies. Lois was a generous and loving woman and deeply touched the …

Helen Elizabeth Crawford

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Helen Elizabeth Crawford, 93, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was born to the late Alfred & Gladys (Haynes) Clifford in South Royalton, Vt. on March 28, 1922. Helen was raised in South Royalton and graduated from University of Vermont in 1943. Helen married her high school sweetheart Nelson Crawford on April 27, 1943, after Nelson’s return from …

In Need of a Charge: Colby-Sawyer Baseball Finds Wins Elusive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College baseball players Matt McIntosh and Justin Devoid were loosening up with a game of catch Sunday alongside the first-base line at Norwich University as their team piled up several runs en route to sweeping a nonconference doubleheader. “Where has this been for the last 26 games?” joked McIntosh. Devoid, a first …

Golf Tournament Will Help Spark Community Center

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fairlee — A golf tournament next month will benefit Spark, a community center for people with special needs. The nonprofit opened last summer in Lebanon. Spark’s second annual golf tournament is set for May 11 at Lake Morey Resort. It opens with registration and a buffet lunch at …

‘Upper Valley Visionaries’ to Be Honored at Dinner

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Quechee — An upcoming fundraiser sponsored by Vital Communities will honor 11 Upper Valley leaders. The annual “Heroes and Leaders” dinner benefits Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities. This year’s event, themed Upper Valley Visionaries, is set for May 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Quechee …

Tunbridge Woman Gets Activist Honor

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lebanon — Caeli Cavanagh, a Tunbridge resident and Dartmouth College senior, recently received the Youth Activist Award for 2015 from the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services. The award honors her commitment to providing support and advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual assault at the …

Residents Still Have Questions After Pine Tree Lane Meeting

Sunday, April 12, 2015

West Lebanon — Tenants of a low-income housing complex that will lose its rental subsidies by year’s end said they left an informational meeting Saturday morning with just as many questions as when the meeting started. “It was …

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 …