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Hartford Police Eye Possibly Tainted Heroin in Overdoses

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hartford — After two deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month, police are concerned that drugs being circulated may be tainted. Hartford police are awaiting the test results of a heroin sample, which should shed light on possible contaminants. Based on reports in Rutland, Vt., the heroin being trafficked in the Upper Valley may have been laced with the narcotic fentanyl, Deputy Chief Brad Vail …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to $10,000 per year over the past three years. The Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday …

A Life: Richard “Dick” Piontek, 1937-2013; Bricklayer, Physicist ‘Got the Job Done, No Matter What It Took’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lebanon — Last year, Richard “Dick” Piontek saw an amusing T-shirt in a catalogue that challenged observers to “find X,” the dimension of one side of a triangle. The shirt designer had circled the “X” and written, in red lettering, “Here it is.” But that joke wasn’t enough for Piontek, a Braintree, Vt., …

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, …

Rodney W. Jackson

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Houston, Texas — Rodney W. Jackson, aka Rod, aka Jack, passed peacefully on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. He was born to Stan and Doris Jackson, of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda. Rod is survived by his sister, Judy, seven children, nine grandchildren and …

New Lodging Expands Upper Valley’s Hospitality Offerings

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lebanon — As one hotel in the Route 120 corridor nears completion, another — which was originally green-lighted in January 2011 — is still awaiting a building permit and its developers are requesting more time to obtain one. …

Shumlin Talks Health, Education Reform

Saturday, October 4, 2014

West Lebanon — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin promised Friday to continue to push for health care and education reforms if re-elected but said that no fresh injections of funding are expected for Vermont’s overloaded mental health care and …

Scabies Scare At DHMC

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center officials say about 200 employees, patients and visitors of the hospital’s Hematology/Oncology unit may have been exposed to scabies, a non-life-threatening skin condition. DHMC officials have said a patient came into the unit …

Howard Dean Barker

Thursday, October 2, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Howard Dean Barker, 70, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Sept 26, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the New Rye Church, 289 New Rye Road in Epsom, N.H. …

Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his home after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Clarence and Avis (Day) Dunham. He attended the Sacred Heart School …

Lebanon Moves to Restructure Utility Rates

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lebanon — The City Council unanimously pushed forward a proposal to alter sewer and water rate structures at its meeting Wednesday. The motion, put forward by Councilor Nicole Cormen and approved by the six other councilors present, requested that the city manager take steps to implement a rate …

Alexander J. LeClair, Jr.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Alexander J. LeClair, Jr. of Quail Hollow, formerly of Newbury, N.H., died on Sept. 30, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare in Lebanon with his family at his side after a long period of declining health. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 22, 1923, to …