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Lebanon High School Senior Bhavna Kaushik looks out towards the damaged flagpole at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H., on September 18, 2014. The flagpole has not been used since it was damaged by a snowplow several years ago, and Kaushik has been an impetus in convincing the school to purchase and install a new one. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

A Lesson in Patriotism: Lebanon High Senior Petitions for American Flag to Be Flown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lebanon — The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks last week spurred Lebanon High School senior Bhavna Kaushik, a dual citizen of the United States and India who was 4 years old on 9/11, to look for the school’s flag. She couldn’t find one. She found it “really shameful on a day like that” not to have the school …

Lebanon Plans Dulac Drainage

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lebanon — City officials are closing in on a plan to improve drainage along Dulac Street, the last of several city infrastructure repairs necessitated by severe rainstorms in July 2013. Proposals to maintain the existing 20 -foot road width, while increasing the size of the street’s ditches and culverts, were met by general …

Charles “Chuck” Eugene Van Cor, Jr.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Charles “Chuck” Eugene Van Cor, Jr., age 40, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from injuries he sustained in a rollover accident in Lexington Mass. He drove tractor trailer trucks for 17 years of all shapes and sizes. He drove flat bed, reefer trailer, tank, and doubles. This is what he liked to do. He drove in over 35 different …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

For Free Clinic, Change Coming, But Old Challenges Remain

Friday, September 5, 2014

White River Junction — There’s a new executive director in town, helping a 22-year-old clinic adapt to health care reform even as it continues to provide free health and dental care to uninsured and under-insured residents of the …

Debrah Wendorf

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Debrah Wendorf, age 49, passed away at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, surrounded by her family after a long battle with breast cancer. Debrah was born on March 18, 1965 in Pawtucket, R.I. to Alex & Joan (Audette) Moskalenko. Debrah graduated from Lebanon …

Lebanon Water, Sewer Rates Continue Climb

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lebanon — Water and sewer rate increases in Lebanon have been rising in recent years and are expected to continue their upward trajectory through 2020. But, the city’s Finance Director Len Jarvi told the City Council at its meeting Wednesday night that he expects rates to “plateau” after …

Golf Instructor Once Took Hits; Now He Gives Tips

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lebanon — Dave McKinnon’s athletic career may be over, but it’s not preventing the former Lebanon High hockey and golf standout from helping others. The 36-year-old golf professional left a PGA apprenticeship in Florida last winter to return …

Lebanon Council to Examine City’s Sewer, Water Rates Tonight

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lebanon — Spurred by recent increases in sewer and water rates, the City Council will consider alternative rate structures at its meeting tonight. Assistant Mayor Suzanne Prentiss said the 9 percent sewer rate increases that have taken place the past couple of years have made her feel like …

Hypertherm CEO, VP to Step Aside

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hanover — Forty-six years after developing a better way to cut metal, Hypertherm founder Dick Couch is stepping down as the company’s chief executive officer, he announced Tuesday. The news marks a milestone for the growing company. Hypertherm, …

William G. “Jerry” Blair

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Seward, Alaska — William G. “Jerry” Blair, 81, of Seward, Alaska passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born William Girard Blair on Oct. 2, 1932, in Barton, Vt. to Aime P. and Irene H. (Paquette) Blair. Jerry grew up on …

Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River during the month of September. The …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …