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Lebanon Proposes Comcast Franchise

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lebanon — After years of waiting, cable service may be coming to the Trues Brook Road area. Should the City Council approve a proposed franchise agreement with Comcast Corp., residents of the Lebanon neighborhood and the surrounding area could expect cable service within three years. The agreement would also provide the city with a franchise fee — a source of user-generated revenue to compensate the city for the use of …

Marcia E. Ross

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Littleton, N.H. — Marcia E. Ross, “Grammie Marcia” 74, of Littleton, died peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Grafton County Nursing Home with family by her side. Born in Lebanon, N.H., in 1940, the daughter of Carlton and Veronica (Szczerba ) Greenan she attended local schools and graduated from Hanover High School and was a graduate of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget projections for the fiscal year that will begin Oct. 1 that were filed with Vermont’s …

Opera North Stakes Its Claim to Summer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Opera North, which opens its season at the Lebanon Opera House on July 31 with a production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story , has been rightfully hailed for a 30-year-history of bringing operatic and musical theater classics …

Zoning Board Approves AVA Gallery Studio Expansion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lebanon — AVA Gallery and Art Center is one step closer to creating its new three-dimensional art studio to the north of AVA’s main building on Bank Street after receiving Zoning Board approval on Monday. Though some neighbors …

Virginia Hough

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Virginia Hough, 100 years old passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Melissa Mae Gordon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

North Woodstock, N.H. — Melissa Mae Gordon, 53, of Lost River Rd., North Woodstock, passed peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones Thursday, July 16, 2015, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Melissa was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Sept. 18, 1961, to Mary E. (Whittemore) Quimby …

Shaheen: It’s Early in ’16 Race

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., downplayed the size of the crowds presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has drawn campaigning for next year’s Democratic presidential primary, given that the actual vote in New Hampshire is still at …

Baker Hill Administering New England Amateur Golf Exam

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Hanover’s Nate Choukas didn’t become a member at Baker Hill Golf Club this year with the New England Amateur in mind. But it isn’t going to hurt his chances for a good week. Choukas, the …

Fire in the Hole: Bethel Potters Crank Up Their Kiln

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bethel — Nathan and Becca Webb’s pottery business revolves around the enormous wood-fired kiln they built on their Bethel property. Shaped something like an igloo, the structure is sheathed in homemade adobe and made of various types of …

At the Hospitals: July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

VA Names Mental Health Chief White River Junction — Dr. Brett Rusch has joined White River Junction VA Medical Center as chief of mental health and behavioral science service, as well as an assistant professor of psychiatry at …

Lebanon Woman Will Lead Project VetCare Development

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hanover — Nicole Schmidtke, of Lebanon, has been promoted to director of development of Project VetCare. The Hanover-based nonprofit provides assistance to veterans experiencing a range of hardships. Last year, it helped 17 homeless veterans find permanent housing, …

Prehearing on Valley Green Natural Gas Proposal Slated for Concord

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has set a prehearing conference for late this month to review a proposal to provide natural gas to customers in Hanover and Lebanon via a pipeline. If approved, the franchise petition before the Public Utilities Commission would grant Valley Green …