Snow Removal Causes Gas Leak In Lebanon
propane-leakA propane tank leak at the Rivermill Complex on Mechanic Street had the Lebanon Fire Department out in last night’s snow storm. Personal arrived at the scene just before 10:00 pm and witnesses said a snow removal company hit the tank and broke off the valve stem. Fire personal used a hose line and dispersed the vapors with a water stream. The incident was under control just after 10:30 pm but personal remained on the scene to help technicians from Irving Fuels repair the leak.

Investigation Into Lebanon’s Historic Baptist Church Fire
An investigation by fire officials is underway to determine cause of the fire that destroyed Lebanon’s 147-year-old First Baptist Church on Wed night. The blaze that was toned shortly before 11:30 pm keep firefighters from both NH and Vermont working on the flaming building until it was under control just after 3:15 am. Firefighters fought the flames from the exterior after they were forced out of the building due to high heat in the stairway. One firefighter suffered a dislocated shoulder and was treated and released from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Two families were evacuated but returned to their homes around 4:00 am.
The section of School Street from So Park St. to Kimball St remains closed in addition to Green Street from School St. to Elm St. until a structural engineer can assess the integrity of the steeple. The historic church replaced was built in 1869, replacing a smaller chapel and contained a pulpit and three Gothic Revival style chairs by a crafted by then deacon C.V. Cobb Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos is confident historical materials not damaged by the fire will be salvageable.
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Lebanon Airport and Cape Air to Receive $1 Million Grant
For the fifth consecutive year, The Lebanon Municipal Airport surpassed its annual goal of 10,000 flights on December 28th. The airport in partnership with Cape Air, is now eligible for $1,000,000 US DOT Airport Improvement Program funding for 2018.
As in years past, credit for this milestone is shared with the loyal passengers who use the service, the Lebanon Airport, and Lebanon City Council. Cape Air has worked in tandem with the Lebanon Airport to exceed the 10,000 enplanements goal for the past five years, while delivering increased airport awareness and investment in the city of Lebanon through sponsorships and community engagement. They hope to reach the milestone again in 2017.

Gun Found In Vermont Mailbox
Imagine going to your mailbox and finding a .22 caliber revolver. That is what happened to resident on US 302 in Newbury VT who found the firearm while checking for mail on Wed. The resident call the Vermont State Police to report the unusual find. After asking the public’s assistance and an investigation the Vermont State Police learned the firearm was allegedly stolen from a residence in Groton VT last week.