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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

I-89 Rest Area Plans Stalled In Randolph

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Randolph — In January 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin praised a proposal from a prominent developer to construct the state’s first privately funded, public rest area. But the project off Interstate 89 in Randolph would impact some of the region’s prime farmland. Opposition from both state regulators and environmentalists is threatening to derail his massive development plan. The public rest area off Exit 4 …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 9, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital KING — A daughter, Alannah Rae King, born Jan. 31, 2014, to Kelley I. King and Gregg King, of Goshen, N.H. Gifford Medical Center GIRARD — A son, Julian Avery Girard, born Jan. 18, 2014, to Shelby and Jeff Girard, of Brookfield, Vt. …

Engagement: Alexander — Belville

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Randolph — Gary and Lisa Alexander, of Randolph, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Alexander, to Shawn Belville. The bride-to-be is employed as a Bank Secrecy Act and deposit compliance manager at Ledyard National Bank in …

Fleda May Stone

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Braintree, Vt. — Fleda May Stone, 88, of Braintree, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in at her daughter’s home in Brookfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, with Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. Burial will be …

Entertainment Highlights: Roots Musician Eric Bibb Brings Many Traditions to Chandler

Thursday, February 6, 2014

When reached for an interview in the late morning on Tuesday, Eric Bibb was asleep. It was for good reason, though: the prolific roots musician, as it turned out, was part of an all-night studio session the evening …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Letter: Insightful Articles on Global Campuses

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

To the Editor: On behalf of all families in the Upper Valley who have children with some kind of special need — 12 to 15 percent of the population — I would like to express our great appreciation for the two wonderful and insightful articles in the Jan. …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 2, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TUCKER — A son, Logan Otto Tucker, born Oct. 17, 2013, to Mae and Robert Tucker, of East Corinth. BLODGETT — A daughter, Quinn Marion Blodgett, born Dec. 5, 2013, to Danielle and Weston Blodgett, of Randolph Center. COTE — A son, Caiden A. Cote, …

Martha Ann Miller

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Martha Ann Miller, 73, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. She was born in Burlington, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1940, to Ellwyn E. and Beverley Hubbard Miller. Martha grew up …

VTC Deficit Is Big and Growing

Friday, January 31, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College expects to end the current fiscal year with a larger than anticipated deficit. VTC has been trying to deal with an ongoing shortfall without making significant cuts and last year the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees agreed to loan the college $2.5 …

Where the Students Are the Teachers: At ‘Shiremont,’ People With Disabilities Learn, Lead, Grow

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lebanon — On the first day of the semester, nine people wander into the fine arts room at Lebanon College, taking seats at tables arranged in a rectangle. Outside, the wind pushes dry leaves across the concrete walkway; …