Lebanon

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas — Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Psacha LaJoie and Kennedy LaJoie. Also surviving is Steve’s brother, Wayne LaJoie of Enfield, N.H. and sister, Wendy LaJoie of Lebanon, N.H. His father, …

Elma Bentley

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Elma W Bentley, 98, wife of the late John J. Bentley, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her home in Lebanon, in the company of her loving family. She was born in Horton, Kan., Feb. 3, 1917, daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Winterscheid. With her husband, a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State, Elma traveled …

Jeffrey F. McCanna

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Jeffrey F. McCanna, of West Lebanon, N.H., died Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a bout with chronic illness. He was 65. McCanna was defined by his charm, wry wit, good looks and blistering smarts. His mother called him the Walking Encyclopedia. And she was …

Clarence Jacob Smith

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Clarence Jacob (CJ) Smith, 72, of West Lebanon passed unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was born in Brackenridge, Pa. on April 29, 1942, and was the son of Clarence Jacob Smith, Sr. and Dorthy (Marlow) Conway. He attended Temple University where he …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association …

Keene Hospital Joins D-H Family

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — New Hampshire regulators have approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s deal to further bring under its wing a smaller hospital serving southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont, according to a joint news release issued Tuesday. Under the terms of a deal reached in February 2014, the 140-bed Cheshire Medical Center …

Ernest George Eaton

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Durham, N.H. — Ernest George Eaton, 82, former resident of Eliot, Maine and Lebanon, N.H., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Spruce Wood in Durham. His wife of 60 years, Mary Louise Eaton (Mary Lou Walsh), was at his side. He was born in Windsor, Vt. …

City Middle School Watches Snow on Roof

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lebanon — Officials at Lebanon Middle School moved students out of a classroom underneath the building’s roof garden on Friday as a precaution after a loud noise raised concerns about the snow load. An engineer is expected to …

Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr., 70, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born at home in Canaan, N.H. on July 28, 1944 to Joseph H. and Frances (Grace) Sears. When Joe was 8 his …

Rev. Dr. Buddy Rogers Pipes

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Rev. Dr. Buddy R. Pipes passed away peacefully in the Hughes Car Unit of Harvest Hill, Lebanon, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Marion, Va., on June 15, 1931, the son of Fred and Hattie Virginia (nee Grinstead) …

John Malcolm Lavigne

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — John Malcolm Lavigne, 75, of West Lebanon, died at Lebanon Center Genesis on Monday, March 2, 2015, after a long illness. John was born on Feb. 26, 1940, the only child of Malcolm and Lauretta (Shovan) Lavigne of West Lebanon. He graduated from Lebanon …

Officials Call for Carpool Commutes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lebanon — Lucy Reynard said she loves living in Fairlee, but the traffic on her daily commute to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a problem. What should be a 25-minute commute can take up to an hour, Reynard said during a lunch break Friday at the Lebanon Co-op Food …