Lebanon

Kelsie Lorraine Gleason

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Kelsie Lorraine Gleason, age 24, a resident of West Lebanon, formerly of Naperville, Ill, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was born May 21, 1990 in Hinsdale, Ill. Beloved daughter of Robert W. “Bob” and Mary Kay (nee Jordan) Gleason of Naperville, loving twin sister of Courtney H. Gleason of Sycamore, Ill., adored fiancé of Nathan Butters of West Lebanon, loving owner of two Border Collies, Saoirse and Arya, cherished granddaughter of the late Norman and Hazel Gleason and the late Thomas and Lorraine Jordan, dear niece of Judy (Bruce) Leighton, Thomas (Suzanne) Gleason and Frances (Richard Mulvaney) Todd; Thomas (Becky) Jordan, James (Cathy) Jordan, Robert (Christine) Jordan …

Lebanon Schools Tight on Space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — School officials are weighing options to address a space crunch at the city’s elementary schools, primarily at the Hanover Street School. Though nothing has been finalized, officials discussed a range of options for addressing the school’s space needs — including increasing class sizes, moving the district’s pre-K students to the former Seminary Hill School and adding a portable classroom — at …

Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that police bias played a part in recent events in Ferguson, Mo., is another matter. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen this summer in the St. …

ClearChoiceMD Opening on Miracle Mile

Sunday, November 9, 2014

West Lebanon — ClearChoiceMD will open its second urgent care center in the state on Thursday in the Miracle Mile Plaza. The center provides medical care for conditions requiring immediate attention, but does not treat life-threatening injuries . …

Feeling Flushed

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lebanon Department of Works electrician Rick Brown pours water back into a stream of water flowing out of a hydrant in West Lebanon on Friday. Brown was checking to make sure the water was running clear before shutting …

Late to Bed, Early to Rise

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lebanon — Meridith Theriault, a Lebanon High School freshman, sets her alarm for 5 a.m. on weekdays. The early buzzer is necessary, Meridith said, in order for her to have sufficient time to get dressed, do her makeup …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fairlee Man Pleads Not Guilty To 130-mph Car Chase St. Johnsbury, Vt. — A Fairlee man pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court to charges that he led police on a drunken car chase on Interstate 91 and around Lake Morey in Fairlee early Friday morning. Richard Pike, …

When Your Little Pet Wants One, Too

Friday, November 7, 2014

S pringfield, Vt. — Shelley Howard was filling out a volunteer application last year at Springfield Humane Society when a little white dog leapt onto her lap. Isis, who is possibly a poodle, was being treated for Lyme …

Teaching Uno, Dos, Tres Earlier

Friday, November 7, 2014

Norwich — French teacher Allison Litten greeted a group of Marion Cross School third graders with “Bonjour!” one afternoon in October. Litten invited the group of 16, seated at four round tables, to identify a variety of Halloween …

Co-op Denies Wrongdoing In Dismissals

Friday, November 7, 2014

Woodstock — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society has denied in court filings that it violated the rights of two former employees who filed a wrongful termination complaint last month. The Co-op also has asked to have the complaint thrown out because it was filed in Vermont, where the …

Grafton County Commissioners Retain Seats

Friday, November 7, 2014

North Haverhill — Democrats have retained control of both the Grafton County legislative delegation and the county commission. All three county commissioners won re-election, according to election returns posted Thursday on the Secretary of State’s website. Hanover Democrat …

Downtown Business Pinched By Lebanon’s Parking Woes

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lebanon — The loss of nine parking spots on the western edge of the city’s downtown pedestrian mall has at least one business relocating. “It sucks,” said Eyeglass Outlet optician Karen Szelangowski. “It’s just horrible.” The closing of the parking spaces and the pedestrian tunnel below were necessitated …

Lebanon May See Higher Taxes

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lebanon — Should the City Council approve the city manager’s budget as proposed, residents would likely see an increase in property taxes next year. Sewer and water rates are also anticipated to rise. Approximately one-quarter of the $52.8 million proposal would pay for improvements to the city’s infrastructure. …