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New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks to the Valley News editorial board on Oct. 21, 2014. Gov. Hassan spoke about the importance of establishing a state minimum wage, addiction treatment programs, medical marijuana and her re-election campaign. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hassan Warns Against GOP Return

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan warned Tuesday that the policies of her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein would “blow a hole” in the state’s budget and also empower former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who hopes to regain his post. During a meeting with Valley News reporters and editors, Hassan, a Democrat, said the choice for voters in …

John C. Coffrin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — John C. Coffrin, 86, a long-time resident of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Mabel Nettie (Owen) and John Coffrin Sr. in Calais, Vt. John joined the Navy after graduating High School, and was a veteran of World War II. Upon his …

Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH — Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harvest Hill, from complications due to stroke. She was born in 1925 in Erie, Pa., to Daniel and Helene (Johnson) McQuiston. As a child, she was a walking oxymoron: pathologically shy yet quite a tomboy, competitive yet self-effacing, stubborn yet generous. As she grew up, she learned to channel all …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DAVIS — A son, Tucker James Davis, born on Oct. 3, 2014, to Karriebeth and Scotty Davis, of North Hartland. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HARKINS — A son, Macon Edward Harkins, born on July 10, 2014, to Michelle Cantlin Harkins and Thomas Harkins, of …

Big Yellow Taxi Bids Farewell

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Big Yellow Taxi is fading to black. The around-the-clock Lebanon-based taxi service, which has been ferrying passengers around the Upper Valley since 1996, will shut down on Oct. 20, said Kirby Ogle, the company’s owner. Ogle, who also …

Shaheen Stumps With Leahy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said she supports efforts to build an international coalition to combat the Islamic State, as well as efforts to address the militant group’s financing and recruitment. In an interview during a …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Lebanon Board Hires Interim Special Ed Director

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — Following the abrupt departure of the Lebanon School District’s director of special education last month, the School Board approved the hiring of a part-time interim director for the remainder of the school year at its meeting Wednesday. The board’s unanimous approval of Helene Anzalone’s unusually timed …

Vets Donate New Flagpole to Lebanon High

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board accepted a donation for a new flagpole for the high school from area veterans at its Wednesday meeting. During the meeting, School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey described the $800 donation from the American Legion Guyer-Carignan Post 22, located on Mechanic Street, as …

Mt. Ascutney Renovations OK’d

Friday, October 10, 2014

Montpelier — The state’s Green Mountain Care Board met Thursday and readily approved Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center’s plan to spend $6 million on renovations — but only after pausing to reflect on the adequacy of the …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Judge Halts Headrest Move

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lebanon — A judge has ordered a city land-use board to rehear a request by a substance abuse treatment center to relocate within a residential neighborhood, after the city admitted flaws in the board’s procedures. The rehearing is …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …