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Artist Coralea "Corky" Wennberg stands among her "River Paintings" at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Oct. 21, 2014. Wennberg's paintings will be on display through Nov. 14. (

Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Art Notes: Time With the River; Coralea Wennberg’s Paintings of the Connecticut at AVA

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The artist Coralea Wennberg, whose show of vibrant landscape paintings is currently on view at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, began her career, not as a painter, but as a lawyer. It’s the kind of fork-in-the-road story that compels people’s attention because we don’t always associate the two professions with one another. But, Wennberg said in …

DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, but that if an Ebola patient is identified at a smaller hospital, he or she …

Hassan Warns Against GOP Return

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan warned Tuesday that the policies of her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein would “blow a hole” in the state’s budget and also empower former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who hopes to regain his post. During a meeting with Valley News reporters and editors, Hassan, a …

Judge Halts Headrest Move

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lebanon — A judge has ordered a city land-use board to rehear a request by a substance abuse treatment center to relocate within a residential neighborhood, after the city admitted flaws in the board’s procedures. The rehearing is …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …

Welch: U.S. Can’t Be Reactionary in Syria

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

West Lebanon — It will take diplomacy and counterterrorism measures, not a military invasion force, to defeat Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, according to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., who spoke about the conflict during an …

Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead, age 89, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Harvest Hill Retirement Center in Lebanon. The daughter of Roger Flint and Alice Lauterbach Flint of Newton Centre, Mass., she was a nationally ranked junior pairs figure skater who represented The Skating Club …

Naomia May Gibson

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Naomia May Gibson, 85, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. She was born in East Plainfield, N.H. on Oct. 11, 1928, to the late Elwin G. & Margaret (Weston) Harlow Sr. She graduated from Lebanon High School and was married to Bernard P. Gibson. They …

Vermont Leaders Seek to Improve Schools Through ‘Partnership’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

With rising property taxes and student enrollment in Vermont down by 30,000 in the last two decades, schools across the state must adapt and innovate, or eventually close, said Gov. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe …

Wedding: Newcomb — Moller

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lebanon — Amanda Brooke Newcomb and William Thomas Moller were married on June 21, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo. The ceremony was held on the summer solstice at The Journey Church in Clayton, Mo. The bride was escorted …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunapee Talk Explores Aging Parents’ Needs Sunapee — A free talk about caring for an aging parent is set for Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11, Georges Mills. Dennis McCullough, a …

Special Needs Workshops Address Finances, Housing

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Two upcoming workshops for families of children with special needs will focus on finances and housing. The workshops on Nov. 1 are sponsored by Special Needs Support Center, a Lebanon-based nonprofit that offers programs, support and resources for children with special needs and their families. The first session, …