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Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for our customers, so we are very happy …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers to photograph residents who show up to vote without proper identification in order to comply with a new requirement of the state’s controversial voter ID law. Under New Hampshire law, would-be voters …

Raiders Earn Revenge on Goffstown

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon High boys basketball coach Kieth Matte isn’t given to handing out game balls. So how about a best actor in a supporting role statuette instead? The same guys got the points, and the Raiders’ big …

A Spark of Education: Lebanon Community Center Teaches Health, Fitness

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lebanon — Occupying a corner of the former Lebanon Junior High building, the Spark Community Center is a new place of learning. Among the facility’s educational programs is a health and fitness class, led by Executive Director Brett …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Michael W. White

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rutland, Vt. — Michael W. White, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. He was born in Hardwick, Vt. on June 16, 1950, to George & Mary (Judd) White. He grew up in Plainfield, N.H. and graduated from Lebanon High School. Mike enlisted in the Marines and served …

Robert H. Strobel

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bethlehem, N.H. — Robert H. Strobel, 74, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Hanover Terrace nursing home in Hanover, N.H. following a period of declining health. Robert was born on Methodist Hill in East Plainfield, N.H. on Aug. 17, 1940, one of 11 children of …

Rotary Club Names Contest Winner, New Members

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lebanon — Zhengqi “Jack” Zhang, a ninth-grader at Kimball Union Academy, recently won the first round of a regional speech contest. Zhengqi, who won the Rotary Club of Lebanon’s speech contest , was awarded $100 at the club’s …

Laura Berthold

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laura was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Marjorie and Blaine McKusick. Laura received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. There, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree and met a fellow classmate, Fred Berthold, who …

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …