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Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served on the Co-op board for many years, so we are fully aware both of co-operative values and of the complex issues inherent …

As Lawyer Questions Process, Claremont Seeks Investigator

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Claremont — The attorney for a man who lost his home due to unpaid taxes said city employees didn’t have a legal basis for removing personal property from the house because the city had not issued a proper eviction notice. Lebanon-based lawyer Brad Wilder contends the city’s failure to follow state law in evicting Roy Hunter raises questions about the process the city …

Lebanon Schools Sell Sacred Heart

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District has sold the last of four former schools shuttered in recent years under a consolidation plan. The district sold the .78-acre former Sacred Heart School property to SSVK, LLC for $415,000 on June 11, according to city assessing records. Filings with the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Hanover Co-op Petitioners Fight to Reinstate Fired Employees

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hanover — Members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society are circulating a petition to reinstate two recently fired Co-op Food Stores employees and to address what they perceive as a lack of transparency from store management regarding the decision. “We have three goals,”said Nora Jacobson, a Norwich resident …

Carl R. Van De Bogart

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Leesburg, Fla. — Carl R. Van De Bogart, 87, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014. Family and friends are invited memorial calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

Struggles of Its Own: Despite Its Successes, Future Uncertain for Ledyard Charter School

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lebanon — Ledyard Charter School was established in 2009 to provide an alternative for students who struggled in more conventional high schools. By a number of measures, it has been a success. Just last month, 17 students moved …

At the Hospitals: July 6, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Arthritis Walk Set in Lebanon Lebanon — The Arthritis Foundation and Alice Peck Day Health Systems will host the 2014 Upper Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis on Sept. 20. The walk is designed to raise money for arthritis …

Thetford Center Resident Joins Upper Valley Educators Institute

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thetford Center — Kristen Downey, of Thetford Center, has joined Upper Valley Educators Institute as associate director for secondary education. She will serve on UVEI’s faculty and assume primary responsibility for coordinating the pedagogical training of secondary education …

Retired Judge Cirone Earns N.H. Bar Award

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lebanon — Retired Circuit Court Albert Cirone Jr. recently received the William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism from the New Hampshire Bar Association. The annual award is given to a judicial member of the bar association who …

Bicyclists Are Believing and Achieving

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Brent Bell was tired of hearing people tell him what he couldn’t do. So he decided to show them. At 2 a.m., that Friday morning 37 years ago, the then 13-year-old Lebanon Junior High student sneaked out of …

Editorial: Vibrant Non-Profits Help Make the Upper Valley Special

Saturday, July 5, 2014

It’s sometimes claimed that there’s a specialness about life in the Upper Valley, and if there’s truth to that beyond marketing and a collective desire to feel, well, special, one thing in its favor is the vibrancy of the non profit sector. From tiny agencies trying to change …