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Efforts to Cut Health Costs Limp Along

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — An effort by the Medicare program to remake how providers of medical services and products get paid yielded modest gains to some Vermont participants during 2013, while the prospect of missed savings’ targets prompted Dartmouth-Hitchcock to postpone a report on results of a more ambitious effort focused on New Hampshire. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Pioneer ACO, a venture that includes New London Hospital and three other New Hampshire hospitals and …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents kwh would prompt the average household’s monthly electric bill to rise from $110 to $162. …

Time Is Now For Flu Shots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lebanon — Public health advocates are recommending that members of the public get a flu shot this fall, and several organizations are offering free clinics around the Upper Valley. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from flu and pneumonia spike in December and continue into February. “It really is fascinating, how consistent the timing of the appearance and the …

Gordon B. Durand Jr.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lebanon — Gordon B. Durand Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. He was born on April 25, 1928 to the late Gordon B. & Dorothy (Robinson) Durand Sr. He attended schools in Cavendish and Chester, Vt.. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and following his discharge …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Forum, Sept. 10: Enfield Dog Park; Stricter Bike Rules; The South Is Coming North

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enfield Dog Park Has Its Day To the Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters have raised almost $60,000 to build a dog park adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park on Route 4A in Enfield. The dog park will be free and …

Bare Booths in Upper Valley

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hanover — Neither voters nor the major candidates in New Hampshire’s primary made much of an appearance in the Upper Valley Tuesday, as polls were sleepy and a U.S. Senate candidate’s wife stood in for her husband as …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

Jean-Paul St. Hilaire

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Jean-Paul St. Hilaire, 91, passed away in the comfort of his home Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was born July 25, 1923, in Plessisville, Quebec to the late Emile & Marie Anna (Nadeau) St. Hilaire. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII in …

Gordon B. Durand, Jr.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Gordon B. Durand, Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Calling hours will be held at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 6 p.m. A complete obituary will …

Brown to Face Shaheen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Concord — U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown came away with a decisive win in a three-way Republican primary Tuesday, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown with first-term U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. The two have been …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Cumberland Farms Robber Gets 1 Year

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

White River Junction — A 19-year-old Lebanon woman pleaded guilty Monday to robbing the Cumberland Farms in Wilder at knife point last year and was sentenced to one year in prison as part of a plea agreement. In …