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"When are you going to be president?" Lizzy Porter, 5, of Lebanon, N.H., asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich during his town hall talk held at Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, N.H., on Wednesday, September 3, 2015. Porter attended the town hall meeting on Wednesday with her father, Carl. (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Candidate Kasich Talks ‘Republican Vehicle’ in Lebanon

Thursday, September 3, 2015

West Lebanon — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, pitched his blue-collar background and record as a chief executive to voters Wednesday night at the Kilton Public Library. Speaking to a packed room of more than 100 people, Kasich regaled the crowd with many anecdotes: tales of meeting Richard Nixon in the Oval Office at …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of surgery and senior vice president of the surgical service line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and chairwoman of …

Perry Lee Wheaton

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New London, N.H. — Perry Lee Wheaton passed peaceably at his home in New London with his wife by his side on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. He has spent the last three years suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born on Jan. 31, 1942, in Corning, N.Y., the son of Raymond Elmer and Beatrice Rose Wheaton. He grew up in Corning where …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …

Carmella Josephine Micciche Varga

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New London, N.H. — Carmella Josephine Micciche Varga (Nellie) peacefully passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the age of 95, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Tom Maloof, where she had been living since October 2014. Nellie was born in Pittston, Pa. …

A Life: Joseph W. Bergin, 1924-2015; ‘He Was Always Wanting to Do for Others’

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New London — Negotiating a real estate contract at age 90 sounds impressive. Pair that with driving golf balls on Sunday afternoons at Eastman Golf Links and volunteering for six hours a week at New London Hospital, and …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Valley Regional President To Lead Health Advisory Council Claremont — Peter Wright, president and CEO of Valley Regional Healthcare, has been tapped to lead Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network’s Public Health Advisory Council. The council will help …

Fundraiser Supports Land Preservation

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New London — Ausbon Sargent will hold its annual bicycling fundraiser on Aug. 29. The event includes four route choices ranging from 25 to 100 miles in length. Mostly on dirt roads, the rides begin and end at the New London Historical Society. They include a lunch stop …

Richard Hoyt Chapin

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New London, N.H. — Richard Hoyt Chapin, “Hoyt” to those whom he knew, died at his home in New London, on Thursday, July 16, 2015, with his family by his side. Born in May 1933, the son of the late Dr. Walter Coolidge Chapin and Helen Hoyt Chapin, …

At the Hospitals: July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

VA Names Mental Health Chief White River Junction — Dr. Brett Rusch has joined White River Junction VA Medical Center as chief of mental health and behavioral science service, as well as an assistant professor of psychiatry at …

People in Business: July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nancy A. Barrington, of Lyme, has joined The Hanover Group at Morgan Stanley as a financial adviser. Barrington has 20 years of experience as a certified public accountant. Most recently, she worked as a senior accountant with Gallagher, Flynn & Co. LLC. She earlier served as interim chief …

Elizabeth “Betty” (Sprague) Lutsky

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New London, N.H. — Elizabeth “Betty” (Sprague) Lutsky, 77, of Birch Acres Road, New London, died Monday, July 6, 2015, at her home with her husband by her side. She was born in New Britain, Conn., on Sept. 27, 1937, the daughter of Hubert C. and Eleanor (Furrey) …