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At the Hospitals: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Longtime VA Cardiologist Retires Hartford — Cardiologist James Bell has retired after a 41-year career at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction. Dr. Bell has played a “significant role in the education of Dartmouth medical students and with Geisel School of Medicine” and selflessly served the Upper Valley for many years, the VA said in a news release. He was honored with a ceremony Tuesday at the medical center. Bell completed his bachelor’s degree at Harvard in 1965 and graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1969. In 1974 he joined the medical center, where he was chief of cardiology …

Jesse I. Taylor

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New London, N.H. — Jesse I. Taylor passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle from cancer on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, surrounded by family and furry friends. He was born in Orange, N.J. son of Jesse Taylor and Elizabeth Sherwood Gardner Taylor, Oct. 3, 1930. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1952. He was a member of Zeta Psi, ROTC, and …

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Valley Regional Healthcare to Present Community Health Needs Assessment Claremont —Valley Regional Healthcare will present its recently completed community health needs assessment on Tuesday Nov. 17, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Claremont Community TV Studio. The studio is in the John A. Goodrich Business and Community Room at Sugar River Valley Regional Technical …

2 N.H. Loons Poisoned by Lead Fishing Tackle

Sunday, September 20, 2015

New London — A loon found on Little Lake Sunapee was the victim of lead poisoning and euthanized. The loon was picked up from the lake on Aug. 6, and brought to Weare Animal Hospital for treatment where an X-ray showed a metal object in the loon’s gizzard, …

Carrol Addis Baxter

Friday, September 11, 2015

New London, N.H. — Carrol Addis Baxter passed away peacefully at home at age 100 on Saturday, Sept. 5, with her daughter, Linda Baxter Lasco, at her side. Linda lovingly cared for her mother for the past three years. Carrol was born in Newark, N.J., Aug. 12, 1915, …

Robert “Gurns” Frank Gurnsey II

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. — Robert “Gurns” Frank Gurnsey II passed away in Jacksonville, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, after a long and courageous fight with leukemia. Gurns, as he was known to his closest friends and family, was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Manchester, to Frank Norris Gurnsey and …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 6, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Cottage Hospital to Receive $10,000 For New Health Center Woodsville — Cottage Hospital will receive $10,000 this week from its auxiliary organization for the building fund of Rowe Health Center. The money includes proceeds from Cottage Hospital Auxiliary’s …

Colby-Sawyer College President Plans to Step Down in June

Friday, September 4, 2015

New London — Colby-Sawyer College will launch a search for a new president after incumbent Thomas C. Galligan Jr. announced that he will step down at the end of June. “I’ve had a wonderful nine years, and I’m …

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 …

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 …

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., …

‘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 …