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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.

My, my, how Route 12A in West Lebanon has changed since 1974

For one thing, I can’t recall the last time I saw square dancers in a shopping plaza parking lot.

Rich’s department store, long gone, is now home to Kohls. And across the parking lot, HomeGoods is set to open on Sunday, Sept. 23. That building wasn’t even there yet! Of course, you can find more Upper Valley throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

The Twin State Squares gathered at the West Lebanon Shopping Center on election night — Sept. 10, 1974 — to offer a little entertainment to shoppers and promote their “fun night” at the Hartford School Annex. For square dance enthusiasts, “Chub” Smith will be the caller. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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!)

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.

RELATED: PetSmart, HomeGoods Expected to Open at Route 12A Plaza

Possibly my favorite @vnewsuv #tbt so far

From the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram, of course.

Beautiful weather proves too much for 8-year-old Scott Conner, as the Summer School session at Mt. Lebanon School nears the end of its five-week stint in West Lebanon, N.H., on July 26, 1961. Accommodating grades one through high school level, a staff of 12 teachers, under the direction of Mrs. Malcolm Lavigne, instructs students from the area who desire the added tutoring. Proven an asset to students, the summer school was in its fourth year. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.