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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Local music store owners closing down shop on sour note after Christmas burglary


February 14, 2017

Gary Stainthorp is clearly fatigued.

Standing in front of what once was a well-stocked display, he eyes the empty shelves with dejection.

“They took them all,” he says, gesturing at empty hooks where violins once hung neatly in rows and brass instruments stood proudly.

Stainthorp is referring to a Christmas Day burglary that occurred at his store, Stainthorp’s Music, at the corner of Main and Grant streets in Lebanon, while his wife Shirlee was in the hospital with the flu and pneumonia.

Shirlee, back in the shop for the first time in more than a month, rummages behind the counter...

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