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Starbucks to phase out straws by 2020

Starbucks on Monday announced it plans to remove straws from its drinks at all of its locations by 2020, making it the latest chain to ditch plastic straws, which are harmful to the environment.

You can expect to see the new biodegradable, straw-free lids at some point at your local West Lebanon Starbucks.

Close, but not quite

Seen at Starbucks in West Lebanon this morning. Looks like it’s been that kind of day.

A pile of boxes, including one with an interesting city address, sits inside the Starbucks on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in West Lebanon, N.H. Amanda E. Newman photograph

A pile of boxes, including one with an interesting city address, sits inside the Starbucks on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in West Lebanon, N.H. Amanda E. Newman photograph

Bear map: Take a look at the hourly pings over a short period last week

Check out the map provided by Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hinsley below, showing hourly intervals of where the tagged Hanover bear was roaming over a short period (Monday through Wednesday) last week.

Source: Michael Hinsley, Town of Hanover.

And here’s a little interactive version I just mocked up showing ROUGH GENERAL AREAS of those hourly pings (in yellow) so that you can see them set against landmarks (in blue).

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West Lebanon man to compete on Monday’s episode of Jeopardy

(^^^ I mean that lovingly, as I am one of you.)

GUESS WHAT!

One of our own Upper Valley neighbors is competing on Jeopardy in an episode airing on Monday, May 28, according a release from the TV show’s production company.

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek and contestant Dev Thakur, a psychiatrist from West Lebanon. Photo courtesy: Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Dev Thakur is a psychiatrist from West Lebanon and hopefully a new Jeopardy champ!

Fun fact(s): Jeopardy is in its 34th season and boasts 20 million viewers each week. Yowza.