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It’s not warm, and it’s not getting warmer

​Lebanon School Resource Officer Greg Parthum, right, and the school district's I.T. systems administrator Dan Hohmann look at burst #heating #pipes in an office at Lebanon High School on Tuesday. The broken pipes were discovered on Monday and administrators canceled classes Tuesday. (#Oxbow High School in Bradford, Vt., also closed on Tuesday morning after a number of buses #froze, and several other #UpperValley schools had delays. School is back on today.) Meanwhile, both #Vermont and #NewHampshire have issued #emergency declarations, allowing the temporary suspension of a federal rule limiting how much time #fuel drivers can spend on the road because of a huge spike in demand, and supply stores reported a shortage of space #heaters. The National #Weather Service predicts the #temperatures in Lebanon will drop to -15 degrees on Friday night, with a high of 5 degrees during the day. On Saturday, the city is expected to see a high of -3, with a projected low of -19 that night. ➡️ More at www.vnews.com. Link in profile. ⬅️ (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) ​#vnewsuv #lebnh #nh #vt #603 #802 #upval #photojournalism #cold #coldsnap #freezing #frigid #bundleup #❄️

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It is still not warm

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Heads up, re: pets and fireworks on New Year’s Eve weekend

Cross-posted from the Missing Pets of the Upper Valley Facebook page:



Remember the story of the dog near Killington a few years back. The owner let him out to go potty just as some neighbors set off fireworks. The fireworks startled him and he bolted. Thankfully he was caught after 10 days (if memory serves) surviving brutal wind chills at 25 below zero. Then there was a similar story from Springfield VT. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, that poor girl was never found.


If you are planning to let off fireworks, PLEASE BE KIND and alert your neighbors ahead of time. If you have pets that will be going outside to use the bathroom, PLEASE take extra precautions and bring them outside on a leash.
New Years weekend is a popular time for fireworks.

Zena the dog eats some snow as she plays outside her home in Chichester, N.H., in January 2017. (Concord Monitor/Elodie Reed)

‘Due to the extreme cold,’ Lebanon reminds folks that its libraries are available as warming centers

From the city website: “Due to the extreme cold we want to remind residents that the Lebanon Public Libraries are available as warming centers. … For emergency situations please call dispatch at 603-448-1212.”


  • Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m- 8 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Lebanon Mayor Georgia Tuttle shovels the walk at the Kilton Public Library so Ward I voters can get to the polls in West Lebanon, N.H. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Valley News – James M. Patterson)

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