Lebanon

Local News Briefs: Tuesday, April 21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bridge Work Next Week Will Affect Nighttime Traffic West Lebanon — Evening commuters may run into slowed traffic on Bridge Street beginning Sunday evening, when night-time construction will result in alternating, one-way traffic during the night. Drivers will first notice activity on Wednesday, but the impact on traffic will be minimal this week, Jeffery Potter, a civil engineer with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, said in a public statement …

Barbara Jean (Dustin) Richardson

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Barbara Jean (Dustin) Richardson, wife of Charles, passed away very peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in the Hughes Care Unit at Harvest Hill. Any other arrangements are still pending. Barbara’s eventual final resting place will be at the New Hampshire Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the …

A Life: Janine Weins, 1940-2015; ‘She Was a Very Brilliant Woman, and She Was Also Very Modest’

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lyme — Janine Weins interviewed her last radio guest, the director of the sleep program at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, on March 4. “Every living creature needs sleep,” Dr. Adam Sorscher told Weins during the hour-long broadcast. “Everybody listening to this show has this commonality, that they need sleep.” Owls sleep, he …

Sled Hockey Gives Everyone a Chance to Hit the Ice

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Afflicted by various ailments, many of the players on the Ice Vets sled hockey team utilize some form of service or guidance to help excel in their day-to-day lives. Yet when it comes time to …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Karl V. Thibideau

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Karl V. Thibideau, 90, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Meals on Wheels Could See Cuts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lebanon — Despite the efforts of some state legislators to preserve funding for elder services in the biennial budget process, Grafton County officials said that the deep cuts proposed could make it harder for Granite State senior citizens …

Lebanon Airport Loses Out on Federal Funds After Delays

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon Municipal Airport will not get $750,000 of the federal money to which it is entitled after the city failed to have any improvement program approved, city officials learned last week. “It’s a disappointment,” City Manager Greg Lewis said of the lost funds. When there’s …

Truck Rams Into House in Lebanon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lebanon — A 20-year-old Lebanon woman was transported to the hospital after the pickup truck she was driving left the roadway and struck an apartment building on Mechanic Street on Monday morning, police said. Saeti Tobin, of Lebanon, …

At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and …

David’s House Receives $500 Community Spirit Grant

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — David’s House in Lebanon has been awarded $500 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 mini-grant program. The money will be used to provide home-away-from-home support for families with children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Since opened in 1986, the nonprofit has …

Parent Discussion in Lebanon Will Focus on Adolescents

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — A discussion for parents of adolescents is set for March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Kilton Public Library. Cindy Pierce, college speaker and comic storyteller, presents “Choosing Your Life, Living Your Choices: Navigating the Influences of Peers, Media and Technology with Your Adolescent.” Topics include sex, …

Lebanon Police Request Prosecutor

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon Police Department has asked for City Council approval to hire a full-time staff attorney to assist in the prosecution of its cases, a task that has been handled by a police officer or an attorney on part-time contract with the department. “It would benefit …