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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 surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her term begins Oct. 26. Wong will oversee 13 specialty sections within the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, taking responsibility for all aspects of research, education and clinical operations, Dartmouth-Hitchcock said in a news release. She will also be responsible for …

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 fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

At the Hospitals: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Among ‘Outstanding Americans’ Lebanon — Dr. James Weinstein, chief executive officer and president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. This …

New London Votes For New Members

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New London — Incumbent Selectboard member Janet Kidder won a second three-year term on the board over John Wilson, 561-436, in Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. Voters also approved a zoning amendment for a new definition of family, but defeated a second zoning change to the sign regulations, 519-424, …

Colby-Sawyer Graduates: Be Mystical

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New London — Tales of rock and roll, mythical creatures and sentimental inspiration prevailed at Colby-Sawyer College’s commencement ceremony early yesterday afternoon. Before 312 students crossed the outdoor stage, faculty and students told stories to the soon-to-be graduates …

New London to Vote On Town Office Fixes

Friday, May 8, 2015

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, at Whipple Memorial Town Hall for election of town officers and voting on two zoning amendments. The floor meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the Kearsarge Learning Campus gymnasium to …

Book Notes: Valley Native Wesley McNair Wins Award for New Book

Friday, May 8, 2015

After years of boiling down memories of his Upper Valley childhood hardships into poetry, Wesley McNair this spring harvested acclaim for exploring through verse what his mother endured growing up in the depths of the Great Depression. In …

William E. Cusack, Jr.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Durham, N.H. — William E. Cusack, Jr., 83, of Durham, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Saint Ann Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dover, after a long illness. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., on June 13, 1931, he was the son of William E. Cusack and Shirley S. Cusack, …

Robert A. Skinner

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Goshen, N.H. — Robert A. Skinner, 96, died at the New London Hospital on Saturday, April 11, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the North Goshen Cemetery with the Rev. Craig Cowing officiating. For more information or to …

Business Notes: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Clay’s, the woman’s clothing store that specialized in comfortable and casual attire, closed without fanfare last week after 24 years in business, the third downtown retail business to close in recent months. Kurt Reichelt, president of the Essex Junction, Vt.-based chain of nine Clay’s stores in …

Entertainment Highlights: Northern New England Repertory Produces ‘Educating Rita’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Almost a year after the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNERTC) staged George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, director John Goodlin will go back to the Shavian well these next two weekends — with a couple …

Jean-Pierre Gachelin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New London, N.H. — Jean-Pierre Gachelin, “Jeep” to many, passed away at age 81 on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Concord Hospital. In recent months he had suffered a series of major health crises from which he never fully recovered. His final month was spent at Merrimack County …