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Lebanon names new city manager

After a nearly two-year vacancy, Lebanon officials have chosen someone to fill the city manager role.

Shaun Mulholland, a 49-year-old from Allenstown, N.H., will start in the city on Jan. 22. He currently serves as the administrator in Allenstown, a town of about 4,500 people.

Mulholland started his career as a police officer and worked his way up the ranks; he eventually took over as the town’s police chief. He began working as the town administrator there in 2013.

Read more at the link below.

Time for another round of ‘what kind of stores and restaurants do you want to see in the Upper Valley’s shopping hub’

Posted to the Valley News website last night:

A Boston-based commercial real estate development and investment company has acquired three keystone shopping plazas in West Lebanon and Lebanon for almost $27.2 million.


The Davis Cos. bought Kmart Plaza and North Country Plaza along Route 12A in West Lebanon and the Miracle Mile Shopping Center on Miracle Mile in Lebanon from the real estate affiliate of Maine-based fuel distributor Dead River Co., according to NFK Capital Markets, a real estate investment adviser that represented Dead River.

Click here to read the full post, and find a full report in the Sunday Valley News.

There’s no indication at this time that the sale means any new stores will be opening up shop in any of the shopping plazas, but as happens pretty much every time there’s news involving Route 12A businesses, that hasn’t stopped folks from getting their requests in early! 😉

Requests on our Facebook thread include:

  • Olive Garden
  • Target (which really threw the good people of South Burlington for a loop when it announced it was moving in up there)
  • Christmas Tree Shop
  • An entire new mall
  • Novelty shops
  • Marshall’s
  • Macy’s
  • Home Goods (which actually is already on its way)
  • Whole Foods
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Planet Fitness
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Chipotle
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • IMAX



The Kmart store in West Lebanon, N.H., on Jan. 29, 2012. Kmart Plaza and North Country Plaza along Route 12A in West Lebanon and the Miracle Mile Shopping Center on Miracle Mile in Lebanon were sold to a Boston-based company for $27.2 million. (Valley News file – Theophil Syslo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

It is going to snow today

Or, depending on when you’re reading this, it’s already snowing.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Upper Valley today. We’re expected to get 5 to 8 inches, but some places could see up to 12.

If you’re lucky enough to have a snow day, enjoy it! If you have to work (someone has to put the paper out, after all), travel slowly, dress warm and stay safe.

Are you excited by the snow? Or would you rather it not fall from the sky? Tell us in the comments and share your snow pictures with us on Facebook!