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Sears brought employees from as far away as Plattsburgh, N.Y. to its West Lebanon store to help move merchandise out of the showroom and truck it to a nearby warehouse on high ground in case of flooding Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Sears and several other stores in the Upper Valley Plaza on Route 12A were badly damaged in Tropical Storm Irene and hoped early action would prevent similar losses.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my stomach is sinking,” said owner Kelley Foy, …

Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl Wallin. Higgins met Wallin three years ago on her first day as a Carter Community …

Letter: Zoning Decision Not in Public Interest

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: I’ve never been satisfied with any board deciding what is right or wrong for any municipality, and the recent decision by the Lebanon Zoning Board is a good example why. In czar-like fashion, the board decided (by a 3-2 vote) that Dana Seguin’s request to add apartments to Myric Wood’s former home overlooking Colburn Park was not acceptable. In so …

Donna Allard

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lebanon, NH — On Saturday, March 29, 2014, God welcomed home one of the most amazing women to become one of His angels. Donna Allard, 66, of Lebanon died in Bushnell, Fla., Donna was born Sept. 23, 1947, to parents Robert and Elizabeth Jette. She married Edward Allard, Jr. …

Dick Day

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Dick Day, 88, a long-time resident of Lebanon, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. A reception will follow at the …

A Home for Students Who Served: Group Looks to Buy House For Vets Who Attend Dartmouth

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hanover — Military veterans could choose to live with former comrades-in-arms while attending Dartmouth College under a nonprofit group’s plan to buy a house for them to rent less than a mile from campus. With an anonymous pledge …

Lebanon to Discuss Route 10 Safety Plans

Monday, March 31, 2014

West Lebanon — When Linda Barton leaves her condo in Pinewood Village to take her Shih Tzu for a walk, she waits for both lanes of traffic to clear completely before crossing Route 10 at the end of Oak Ridge Road to Sachem Field. Barton, treasurer of the …

Spring Antiquing in Lebanon

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ervine Aiken, of Canaan, helps load up large items after over 50 dealers and their wares packed the gymnasium at Lebanon High School for the 41st annual Alice Peck Day Spring Antiques Show on Sunday. “The dealers were …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …

At the Hospitals: March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Honored for Design Innovation Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is one of two recipients of The American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards. The award, the first of its kind, celebrates design innovation …

Engagement: Flanders — Philbrick

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — Marilyn R. Philbrick and Eric E. Flanders, of Lebanon, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of and Elizabeth (Pope) Philbrick, of Wentworth, N.H. and the late Leslie W. Philbrick. She is employed as …

Lebanon Vet Honored for 70 Years of Legion Service

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — The room at Quail Hollow was crowded Saturday morning with men sporting navy blue blazers and caps. They gathered in one corner, shaking hands and telling stories. At the center of the group was one man, …

Letter: Sen. Cruz Is Mistaken

Sunday, March 30, 2014

To the Editor: On March 19, the Valley News published an AP article headlined “In Iowa, Ted Cruz Embraces Religious Side.” In a speech to home school advocates, Sen. Cruz said, “This nation was founded by men and women fleeing religious oppression and coming here seeking the freedom …