A Valley News Publication

There’s been quite a bit going on in the UV in the last five days! Here, the highlights.

  1. Man Robs West Lebanon McDonald’s, Shoots Employee in Leg
    • Lebanon police are asking the public for information about the identity of the male suspect who shot and wounded a 19-year-old McDonald’s employee during a robbery early Monday morning at the fast-food chain’s Route 12A location. The incident occurred as the employee was taking out the trash behind the restaurant, police said. The suspect allegedly forced the employee inside the restaurant and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed sum, the suspect shoved the employee toward a back door and shot him in the leg, according to police. The employee was treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and has since been released.
  2. Snared Eagle Has Eyes on Skies
    • A young eagle caught in a leg-hold trap has Lebanon residents and federal wildlife officials looking up in hopes of catching a glimpse of the bird — and ultimately setting it free. The eagle had been spotted flying above the West Lebanon landfill, but it’s been days since the last sighting, and officials are growing concerned. The bird is believed to be a juvenile from a family that nests in Plainfield, area conservationists said this week. “It’s definitely causing the bird struggles in obtaining food,” said David Allaben, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s New Hampshire Wildlife Division. “We’re still looking for it.”
  3. Young Theater Co. Wins New England Award
    • JAG Productions closed out its inaugural season with some fresh accolades, as it was named the recipient of this year’s Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference. The award recognizes the White River Junction-based theater for its pursuit of theatrical excellence and for its contributions to New England’s art scene. JAG, which we’ve previously written about on UV Index, is Vermont’s first black theater company.  It was founded by Jarvis Antonio Green in 2016 as a way to bring diversity, among other things, to Upper Valley theater.
  4. Hanover High Wins N.H. Boys Golf Championship
    • Hanover was dominant on Thursday, capturing the NHIAA Division II team golf championship at Rochester Country Club, 417-430, over rival and 2016 champion Windham to claim its fifth title in seven years and 20th overall. It also sent a program record-high six players to today’s individual final. The team’s win closed out a perfect 36-0 season.