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At the Hospitals: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Overnight Visiting Procedures at DHMC Lebanon — Beginning Monday , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will require visitors to register and wear a temporary badge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., after normal business hours. The new procedures, which include locking doors earlier and limiting entry points to the Emergency Department and North Entrance, will help protect patients, staff and visitors of the medical center during evening and overnight hours, the hospital said in a statement. “Many hospitals across the country have adopted similar visitor access procedures, and they have been shown to be effective in securing facilities during overnight hours.” From 8-11 p.m., visitors will …

Business Notes: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Claremont — When Claremont Savings Bank opens its new branch office on Charlestown Road, probably in February, the retail location on Maple Avenue will close. Sherwood Moody, president of Claremont Savings Bank, said last week one of the factors contributing to the decision to move the bank’s presence about two miles away to Charlestown Road has to do with an increase traffic in …

What Will Friendly’s Location Serve Up?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents who had a hankering for one of Friendly’s signature SuperMelt sandwiches or Fribble milkshakes were in for a disappointment last week when they stopped by the New England staple on Route 12A to find the restaurant had been closed without warning on Sunday. Within days all signs …

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 …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …