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City of Lebanon – Storm Recovery Update – July 8, 2013

City of Lebanon – Storm Recovery Update – July 8, 2013


Issued by: Chris Christopoulos, Jr., Fire Chief-Emergency Management Director Date: July 8, 2013 at 2100 hours


The following are the major activities related to the response and recovery efforts from the severe rain event between July 1st and July 2nd.


The City of Lebanon continues to focus our resources and efforts toward response to basic public needs as a result of last week’s rain event. Priorities are as follows:

Public Safety

– ensuring that all residents have basic services including: water for sanity use and potable drinking water (bottled water is available to those in the affected area at Lebanon Fire Station 1, So. Park Street), electricity and providing access for residents to their homes. Further resources continue to be deployed to address areas which could suffer significant damages during another rain event.

Slayton Hill Road

– has been opened to one lane of temporary traffic and most homes have driveway access restored as of July 8th. City officials met with a geologist from the State of New Hampshire to being investigating the cause of the severe damages to this area.

 Forest Avenue and Shaw Street – heavy cleanup activities continued throughout July 8th.

Impacted areas

– all impacted areas, including over 60 city and state streets are being inspected for storm related damage and catch basins are being cleared of debris to minimize further damages.

. Anyone wishing to report damage should contact Lebanon Public Works at 448-3112.

Public Assistance Service Center

– There will be a service center set up at Lebanon High School, Hanover Street Extension. The center will open on Wednesday, July 10th from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The following organizations will be on hand to offer assistance or provide direction to the public:

The Haven

Upper Valley Strong

Twin Pines Housing Trust



Senior Center

Lebanon Housing Authority

Coupon Club

Recovery – City officials will be meeting to develop a comprehensive City Storm Recovery Plan. This plan will include meetings with engineers for the reconstruction of Slayton Hill Road, an investigation by meteorologists and geologists to determine the cause of the damages, other street and culvert restoration projects, and mitigation projects for which the City can seek funding to minimize future impacts. This process will being tomorrow with FEMA officials touring the city to develop damage estimates.

Public Informational Meeting

– as soon as the City has assessed al damage and developed a City Recovery Plan, we will host a public information meeting to allow public input for the recovery phase.


– People wishing to volunteer or residents requiring clean-up assistance can contact Upper Valley Strong at (603) 448-0272 or online at http://www.uvstrong.org/ or http://www.uvstrong.org/household_survey/.

While we understand that many on the community have been impacted by this tragic event, we ask the public to be patient while we determine the most effective approach to make permanent repairs to city infrastructure. For general questions please contact the Lebanon Fire Department at 603-448-8810 during normal business hours.


Issued by: Chris Christopoulos, Jr., Fire Chief-Emergency Management Director Date: July 8, 2013 at 2100 hours


July 24, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Business Editor

Larry Sportello
Budget Blinds of Keene
P: 603-354-7801
E: Lksportello@budgetblinds.com


Surry, NH, July 24, 2012  – Budget Blinds of Keene – a local franchise of  the largest and fastest growing window covering company of its kind in the United States, was invited to bid on adding safety and security to the newly constructed Lebanon Middle School facilities.  A total of 171 blackout shades produced by The Draper Company, the leading manufacturer of window coverings for educational and institutional facilities, were installed to meet the security plan for the school. 

Draper is the same company that Budget Blinds used for a similar application at the new Keene Middle School earlier ths year.

Larry Sportello, Owner/Operator of the area Budget Blinds franchise, noted that “Fulfilling the needs of schools has special significance, with the events of recent months necessitating increased security for our children and the teachers ad staff who look after them”,

Lockout or security shades are in fact blackout roller shades, so designated as they are often installed internally to be used to eliminate visibility into classrooms or office space in the unlikely event of an intruder in the building.

Lebanon School Board member and Building Committee chair Laura Dykstra noted, “After an exhaustive search and qualification process, we selected Budget Blinds with a belief the shades would be of high quality and the installation and follow up would be professional, with attention to detail.”

We were equally impressed with the speed at which Phase I was completed, and have now contracted them to supply solar shades for the building’s exterior windows.

Budget Blinds of Keene proudly serves homeowners and businesses throughout Southwest New Hampshire, the Upper Valley, southern and central Vermont, offering complementary in-home estimates and consultations, professional measuring and no charge installation, and a rich selection of quality window treatments including shutters, blinds, draperies, shades, and window film.  Budget Blinds works with over 25 leading window covering manufacturers such as Draper,  Norman Shutters, Kathy Ireland Home by Alta, Lafayette, Hunter Douglas, including its own private label Signature Series line of window treatments.

PRESS RELEASE~About Service Credit Union



       About Service Credit Union                                               Press Release

Service Credit Union

3003 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH  03801
P: 603-422-8300



For Immediate Release:      May 3, 2013


For More Information:        Karen Benedetti, 603-422-7827

                                                Lori Holmes, 603-422-7832




Philip Rentz joins Service Credit Union’s Business Services team


PORTSMOUTH (May 3, 2013) – Service Credit Union is pleased to announce Philip Rentz as the Business Development Officer for the Upper Valley.

A resident of West Lebanon, NH for over 20 years, Rentz has worked in the financial industry since 1997, holding positions in commercial lending and credit analysis, working primarily with small to mid-sized businesses.  Prior to his tenure in banking, Philip worked in commercial credit at Vermont Castings and at a high-tech company in the Boston area.

Rentz will join a Business Services team with over 65 years of combined experience in financial services specializing in business banking. Service Credit Union Business Services feature SBA, vehicle, secured, unsecured, commercial real estate, business equipment loans, lines of credit and Visa® credit cards with business reward points as well as savings, free and interest checking, money market accounts and certificates. The credit union also offers business tools including free online banking and bill pay (in dollars and euro), merchant services for processing electronic payments, credit and debit cards, remote deposit and payroll services.

Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution, offering a wide range of financial products to its members.  With 40 branch locations including two staffed 24/7 contact centers, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire (excluding Coos County), 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA., and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $2.3 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 22 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, and 17 branches on U.S. military bases in Germany.
Carolyn Richard

Projects and Corporate Events Officer
Service Credit Union
3003 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

(o) 603.422.7829
(f) 603.422.8489


Click here to learn more about our Business Connection event in May.



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