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We’re always hearing about what is getting taken out of time capsules; how about what to put into one?

^ That’s what I’m going with as a dramatic representation of a time capsule. 

New London Hospital is taking suggestions.

From its Facebook page:

As part of our centennial celebrations we’re burying a time capsule at the hospital and we need your suggestions on what to put in it!
Post your ideas (in the Facebook comments) or email us at community.relations@newlondonhospital.org.


Current items include: a schedule from this year’s Hospital Days, medal from the Triathlon and program from the January kick-off celebration.

Of course, as you are well aware, I am a dedicated member of the time capsule beat at the VN, having covered openings in Lebanon and South Royalton.

Scale replacement project making progress at the Lebanon Solid Waste & Recycling Facility

A project to replace the scales at Lebanon’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility is underway, and the first part of the work has been completed.

The city of Lebanon tweeted on Thursday that the first vehicle scale was replaced last weekend, and the second scale is set to be replaced this weekend. The Valley News reported on Aug. 29 that the project would close the facility that Saturday to allow the work on a new scale house to proceed.

The facility is located off of Route 12A, the Upper Valley’s main commercial drag. The project is set to wrap by month’s end.

It’s official: HomeGoods in West Leb is opening Sept. 23

It’s a Sunday, for all you looking at the calendar. And doors will open at 8 a.m.

The news comes little more than a year after we first reported that HomeGoods was on its way. Other bits of information in a news release just sent out by the company:

  • The store is 19,800 square feet.
  • It’s the third store in the Burlington market.
  • They expect to fill 65 full-time and part-time positions.
  • Regular store hours are Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Special Grand Opening Day hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • And in case you live under a rock, we’re talking about the Upper Valley Plaza on Route 12A in West Leb.

Bring on the off-price shopping, y’all. Bring. It. On.

(But actually, more importantly, even when big new box stores come to town … don’t forget to shop local, as well!)

Hope y’all had a good first week of school

Whether you’re students, parents, teachers, staff or somehow connected to the new school year, hope it went smoothly!

Here’s a #tbt from the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

There’s nothing like experience, especially when it’s the first day of school and there’s a “big sister” to lead the way. The Plainfield School in Meriden, N.H., was no exception on Sept. 4, 1979, as youngsters reported for classes. Most Upper Valley schools reported things going smoothly. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Raise your hand if the dumpster fire behind Home Goods is a metaphor for your life

*raises hand*

Lebanon firefighters bring under control a dumpster fire behind the soon-to-be-opened Home Goods in the Upper Valley Plaza in West Lebanon, N.H., on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Valley News – Maggie Cassidy) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

In case you live downwind of West Lebanon and are wondering what that smoky smell is, a dumpster behind the soon-to-opened Home Goods caught on fire this afternoon and was quickly brought under control by the Lebanon Fire Department. (The video below is from 4 p.m.) No word on the cause yet; we’ll let you know if we learn more.

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