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Laurie A (Marsh) Kenney

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whitehall, N.Y. — Laurie A (Marsh) Kenney, 52 of 7 Montcalm Ave., Whitehall, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in a sudden unexpected death. Born on May 17, 1962, in Laconia, N.H. Daughter of the predeceased Lewis A Sr and Stella M Gilbert (Marsh) Laurie was raised and spent most of her adult life in Laconia. She met and married her husband of 30 years, best friend and the love of …

Recreation Notes: Big Grant Paves Way for Mascoma Greenway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mascoma River Greenway Coalition isn’t letting the summer slip away quietly. The grass-roots organization on Thursday will host a check presentation, concert and fireworks display to celebrate its reception of a $350,000 grant awarded by the Timken Foundation. The money will be used to help construct the Mascoma River Greenway, an envisioned …

Forum, Aug. 26: Rieseberg’s Contract; A Mess in Quechee; Life on the Mascoma River

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rating Hartford’s Manager To the Editor: As the Hartford Selectboard considers the extension of Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg’s contract, residents need to reflect on conflicting aspects of the town management’s performance. The response to Tropical Storm Irene for example, was arguably excellent. The town, and town manager, were fully engaged and provided assistance at all levels. Given the pace of public funding, not …

Enjoying the Weather

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Susan Minard, of East Ryegate, Vt., spends time in Colburn Park in Lebanon with her grandaughter Leigha Cline, 10, of North Haverhill. The two were waiting for Minard’s daughter who had an appointment. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Forum, Aug. 6: The Great War; Sharing the Wealth; Rewriting Gaza Headlines, Neighbors Need Help

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Great War, Reconsidered To the Editor: Nicola Smith did a fine job in describing the many ways the Great War influenced “almost everything that happened afterward,” inviting thoughtful contributions from our community. Jim Fox interestingly pointed out that Rudyard Kipling’s history of the Irish Guards in World …

Dartmouth Lands Reading Study Grant Reading Instruction

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lebanon — Researchers have received a $340,000 grant to investigate the effectiveness of intensive reading instruction for third-graders from the Lebanon School District. Dartmouth Department of Education and the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vt., received the three-year award last week from the National Science …

Arlene B. Fay

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Arlene B. Fay, 87, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to Arlene’s committal service at the West Lebanon Cemetery on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The Reverend …

Ellen Richardson Andrews

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Ellen Richardson Andrews unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Her husband, James Dalton Andrews, had predeceased her on Feb. 26, 2000. She was born in North Stratford, N.H., the sixth child of Cora Bangs Richardson and Ira Richardson, who predeceased her. She was …

A Life: Keith Page, 1957-2014; ‘The Power of His Spirit’

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lebanon — Rob Bliss dreaded waking his teenage son, Keegan, on Friday, March 7 in Rutland, Vt. The family had lost one of its dearest friends, 56-year old Keith Page, a Lebanon native who had succumbed to a …

With Loved Ones in Danger, Gaza Crisis Is Felt Acutely Here

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sharon — Cora Swanberg just graduated from The Sharon Academy and checks Facebook as often as any other teenager. But in recent weeks, she has been paying much closer attention to the posts of Said Alhouseini, a Palestinian …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 3, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Outcomes and Quality Leader Joins D-H Leadership Team Lebanon — Dr. John D. Birkmeyer, a general surgeon and head of the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy at the University of Michigan, has been named executive vice president …

Plainfield Property a Hard Sell

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Plainfield — As the auction date nears for the sale of the compound on Center of Town Road that once belonged to Ed and Elaine Brown — the anti-government activists who took part in a nine-month standoff with …

Neighbors: No Headrest Near Us

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lebanon — A neighborhood group has appealed the Zoning Board’s approval to relocate a residential substance abuse recovery center and 24-hour crisis hotline to Abbott Street. The nonprofit providing substance abuse treatment and crisis assistance services, Headrest, is …