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Ex-Library In West Leb. Up for Sale

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David Clem has opted to sell the historic building he purchased from the city two years ago. “(I’m) interested in doing a mixed-use development, which (the city) would not allow without imposing conditions that I do not believe are reasonable,” Clem said in a telephone interview …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Lebanon Trucker Who Died Was a Family Man

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lebanon — A Lebanon truck driver who died unexpectedly over the weekend is remembered by friends and family as kind, caring and passionate about his family and his model ship building hobby. Charles Van Cor Jr., 40, always wanted to be in the Navy, said his wife, Stacey Van Cor. Such a career, …

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 …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Raise Record in Gifts Hanover — Charitable gifts for Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock during the fiscal year ending June 30 totaled $36.7 million, a new 12-month record in charitable giving for the …

Olympus Biotech Plant Is Sold

Sunday, August 31, 2014

West Lebanon — The former Olympus Biotech plant in West Lebanon’s Airport Industrial Park, which closed earlier this year at the cost of 130 jobs, has been sold to a Danish company, Novo Norodisk. Novo Norodisk said some of Olympus Biotech’s former employees have been offered jobs, but …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of …

Claremont OKs Transfer of Sawtooth Building to Lebanon Nonprofit

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — The City Council has unanimously approved the transfer of the Sawtooth building, which is attached to the parking garage at the corner of Main and Central streets, to Twin State MakerSpaces, a Lebanon nonprofit that plans to redevelop the 10,000-square-foot interior and expects to have it …