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Pellet Boilers Prove Problematic in Lebanon Public Buildings

Monday, November 30, 2015

West Lebanon — After struggling for more than five years to make the Kilton Public Library’s pellet boiler work, library trustees have given up. They voted this fall to switch to propane as the building’s auxiliary heat source. The library is not alone in its pellet boiler woes. Across town, school officials are still trying to get their system at the Lebanon Middle School — installed five years ago when …

Wedding: Leonard — Forward

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lyme — Kaitlin Elizabeth Leonard and Thomas Chesley Forward IV were married on Sept. 19, 2015, in the garden area of Dowd’s County Inn in Lyme. Lloyd Wiley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lyme, officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle, which was adorned with …

Ruth May (Emerson) Bacon

Friday, November 27, 2015

Lyme, N.H. — Ruth May (Emerson) Bacon, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. Ruth was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Piermont, N.H. to Frank O. and Edith E. (Blanchard) Emerson, the second born of 13 children. Leaving home at 14 years old, Ruth worked for Carlton and Beulah Gray, babysitting their four children, helping …

Arthur Robert Quinton

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Amherst, Mass. — Arthur Robert Quinton, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts, passed away early Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at his home on Red Gate Lane, surrounded by his family. His final day was the only time when he was not completely independent, including tending …

Help Really Wanted

Sunday, November 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Help wanted signs are popping up all over the Upper Valley. A trip along the Route 12A commercial strip in West Lebanon, for example, reveals McDonald’s is hiring at the rate of $10 per hour. …

Ready to Get Their Kicks: Familiarity Breeds Opportunity for Lebanon, Hanover

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lebanon — Passers-by who may have been fooled into thinking Monday’s showdown at Lebanon High was a high-stakes matchup between neighboring rivals likely was puzzled by the pregame rituals. With the Hanover and Lebanon boys soccer teams lined …

Marauder Momentum: Hanover Continues Push in the Right Direction

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lebanon — Slow starts made life difficult for the Hanover High girls soccer team earlier this month. Fast starts are making everyone else miserable in time for tournament season. Kelly Brigham scored the first of her two goals …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Wedding: Hewitt — Coleman

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lyme — Julie Hewitt and Andrew Coleman were married on July 18, 2015, in Lyme. The bride’s mother escorted her down the aisle. The Rev. Amy Hayden officiated at the ceremony. Meghan Wilson, the bride’s sister, was the …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Lebanon Field Hockey Locks Down Top Seed

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High field hockey team will continue the quest for its third state title in four years as the No. 1 seed in NHIAA’s Division II postseason draw. The Raiders (13-1) sewed up their spot …

Art Notes: Artist Draws Inspiration From New England Winters and India Summers

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Not many artists in the Upper Valley can claim to draw inspiration from both the landscapes of northern New England and the bustling towns of southern India, but Bruce Peck divides his time between East Topsham, Vt., where …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, …