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Marselis Parsons III, longtime news director at WCAX-TV, at his family home in Lyme, N.H., on Sept. 13, 2009. (Valley News - Jason Johns) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Parsons Remembered As Broadcast Legend

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lyme — Marselis Parsons, an engaging but serious-minded anchorman who for decades was the face of television news in Vermont, died early Wednesday morning at Vermont Respite House in Williston . He was 70 and had been battling cancer. Parsons spent 42 years at Burlington-based WCAX-TV, the dominant broadcast outlet in the state in his era, and also served as …

Granite United Way Announces Funding

Thursday, May 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Granite United Way anticipates delivering nearly $830,000 to the Upper Valley community this year, according to a news release this week. “Our local volunteers are excited to work together in new ways that are proactively addressing critical needs before they become crisis situations,” Patrick Tufts, president and chief executive officer of Granite United Way, said in the Tuesday release. The …

D-H Outsources About 340 Jobs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lebanon — About 340 employees in the revenue management division of Dartmouth-Hitchcock will soon be working for a unit of Tenet Healthcare Corp., a Dallas-based company with annual revenue of $16 billion a year that operates a national chain of 80 hospitals. The jobs were outsourced “to help D-H reach its goal of a (20 to 30) percent financial improvement for revenue cycle …

Lebanon Ousted From ‘Best Town’ Contest

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon may be a great place to live, but it’s not the Best Town in America, at least not according to online voters participating in a contest hosted by Outside Magazine. On Friday, Lebanon, one of 64 communities chosen by Outside’s editors to join the competition, …

Phyllis P. French

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Phyllis P. French, 89, a resident of Harvest Hill in Lebanon and formerly of Windsor, Vt., passed away Sunday evening, May 10, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be …

Dartmouth Coach Will Use New Lot

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lebanon — Dartmouth Coach can now begin to put its recently purchased Labombard Road parcel to use, following the Planning Board’s approval on Monday night. Under the interim plan, the site will be used to park up to 15 buses, the overflow of up to 75 valet-parked customer …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Longtime Volunteers Help Sort It All Out at Listen Store

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lebanon — On the wall behind the counter in the donation room at the Listen thrift store in Lebanon hang two wooden signs. The first, a long rectangle with all capital letters, reads: REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE. The second, …

Airport Plan’s Rough Takeoff

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lebanon — The effort to draft a new airport master plan, intended to provide the city with a shared vision for Lebanon Municipal Airport’s future, has encountered some turbulence. Several city councilors and residents expressed displeasure at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting that the consultants working to craft …

Business Notes: May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Artisans, farmers and other vendors are needed for the Windsor Farmers Market’s summer season. Artisans and vendors with crafts, fresh and canned produce, prepared foods and more are all welcome, organizers said in a recent news …

The Good Fight: Hard Training Pays Off for Lebanon Muay Thai Fighter

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — When her first World Kickboxing Association fight was canceled in March because of a late withdrawal by her opponent, Lebanon Muay Thai fighter Maria Kritikos was understandably disappointed. She had to wait another month before releasing …

Another Close One, And Cougars Prevail

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — Picking up where they left off, the Lebanon High and Kearsarge girls lacrosse teams contested the latest in a string of tight games Friday, the visiting Cougars prevailing, 9-8. The back-and-forth affair was tied at halftime …

Lebanon Council Sets Aside Panhandling Ordinance

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — The police department’s proposal to ban panhandling on the city’s roads hit a roadblock on Wednesday, when the City Council narrowly voted not to hold a public hearing on the issue. Councilor Clifton Below, who voted …