Lebanon

Lebanon's Corinne Kennedy attempts a jump for the high jump at the  NHIAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Hannover, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. Kennedy did not clear the bar on this jump.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, giving the Raider …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Monday, February 8, 2016

Craftsbury Common, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men’s and women’s Nordic teams on Sunday to win the University of Vermont Carnival at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The Big Green’s efforts in matching 10-kilometer classics at Craftsbury capped the two-weekend carnival with a winning tally of 972 …

A Life: Bert Leonard; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving as a full-time firefighter from 1967 to 1988, Leonard put his considerable charm to work …

A Life: Donald Renehan; ‘People Relied on Him Because They Knew They Could Trust Him’

Monday, January 25, 2016

West Lebanon — Possessing a kind heart and love of all things mechanical, Donald Renehan always had an eye out for someone that could use his help, but never bragged or boasted about good deeds. “He was just …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Is Business of the Year New London — Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice has been named 2016 business of the year by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce. “I am …

Business Notes: Jan. 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bethel — GW Plastics last week marked the graduation of its second “School of Tech” class and announced that it expects the program to continue growing. Seven Randolph Union High School students — Nathan Gray, Ethan French, Zavier …

Contested Tree Removal Near Lebanon Airport Set to Commence

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lebanon — The controversial removal of more than 30 acres of trees along Poverty Lane near the Lebanon Municipal Airport is expected to begin on Monday, according to a memo from Airport Manager Rick Dyment. The tree removal is part of a larger airport safety project which also …

Barbara Jean Lower

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bow, N.H. — Barbara Jean Lower passed away from cancer on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and transitioned into Eternal Life. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on Sept. 7, 1955, at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital, daughter of Donald and Margaret Lower. During her teenage years, Barbie was on …

Climate Change Increases Precipitation

Friday, January 22, 2016

Norwich — On the same day that NASA scientists announced that 2015 was officially the warmest year on record, about 50 Upper Valley residents and planners discussed how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and adapt to increasing temperatures, precipitation and extreme weather events caused by climate change. Not …

N.H. Legislation Focused on Privacy

Friday, January 22, 2016

West Lebanon — A trio of bills introduced in the New Hampshire House by a Republican lawmaker known for his concerns about privacy rights has won the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire. But some Upper Valley police chiefs, asked to comment on the …

River Valley Community College Begins Classes in Former Lebanon College Space

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lebanon — Courses began this week at River Valley Community College’s new downtown location, the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings on the pedestrian mall. On Wednesday evening, students entered the warm, brightly lit, freshly painted building. …

Art Notes: Retired Vermont Lawyer Returns to Photography

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Until he retired in February 2015, Elliot Burg was an assistant attorney general for Vermont, a position he’d held since 1987. Burg was known for his work in the area of consumer protection, and it earned him last …

Mary Ellen LaBombard

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lebanon, N.H. — Mary Ellen LaBombard, 89, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Harvest Hill in Lebanon, her home for the past 13 years. Mary was born April 23, 1926 in Wilder, Vt., the daughter of Joseph and Stephania Megeaska. She was named Anna Jennie at …