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 2020-09-22 02:49 

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Local roundup: Early goal boosts Lebanon field hockey past Mascoma...

WEST CANAAN — The Lebanon and Mascoma high school field hockey teams played in the same NHIAA league last fall, and they ended up so close in the Division III standings that they were separated by mere percentage points in the final accounting.They&...

 2020-09-22 01:42 

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Absentee ballots sent to NH city, town clerks for distribution...

CONCORD — Absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election are on their way to New Hampshire city and town clerks' offices.The secretary of state's office said three truckloads of ballots were shipped on Monday and will be delivered to communities b...

 2020-09-22 01:41 

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Voting begins in Vermont for November election...

MONTPELIER — Early voting in Vermont began Monday for the Nov. 3 election, along with the mailing of ballots to all active, registered voters in the state.Voters should expect to receive their ballots by early October, Secretary of State Jim Condos....

 2020-09-22 01:40 

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'Pretty much looking at it as over,' state official says of virus outbreak among out-of-state Vermont inmates...

Almost all of the 185 Vermont inmates in a privately run Mississippi prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 are now considered to be in recovery, according to Michael Smith, secretary of the state Agency of Human Services."I think we're pret...

 2020-09-22 01:39 

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Windsor resetting goals after COVID-19 shifts season...

WINDSOR — At the beginning of each season, Jody Wood hands out a survey to her Windsor High field hockey team, asking players their personal and team goals for the upcoming campaign.Last season's team goal was winning the program's first sta...

 2020-09-22 01:34 

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Killington, Vt., forest fire burns underground for three days, and counting...

KILLINGTON — Firefighters are still working to extinguish a forest fire discovered Friday evening near Route 4, on Deer Leap Mountain.The fire is now under control and confined to a third of an acre, fire officials say. But the blaze is burning......

 2020-09-22 01:33 

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Upper Valley towns formulating Halloween events that adhere to social distancing...

HARTFORD — In years past, close to 600 people would turn out for Hartford Parks and Recreation Department's annual trunk-or-treat event at Lyman Point Park.This year, regulations put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused communities ...

 2020-09-22 01:31 

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RBG's legacy felt in Upper Valley legal circles...

SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School student April Urbanowski was sitting down to dinner with her parents Friday night when her phone lit up with texts from friends.Almost all the messages read the same thing: "RBG.""I immediately knew wh...

 2020-09-21 21:10 

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Prentiss to appear on ballot for District 5 race...

CONCORD — State election officials say Lebanon City Councilor Sue Prentiss will appear on ballots as the Democratic Party's nominee for Senate District 5 after her challenger did not appeal the results of last week's recount.Former state Rep...

 2020-09-21 21:08 

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Kendal at Hanover limits campus access after 2 employees test positive for virus...

HANOVER — Kendal at Hanover is limiting access to its Route 10 campus after two employees tested positive for COVID-19 last week.The retirement community is closed to all visitors, and all common areas are now off-limits to residents, Kendal spokesm...

 2020-09-21 18:00 

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Dartmouth endowment grows to record $6 billion...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College's endowment generated a return of 7.6% for fiscal year 2020, the college said on Monday, reaching a new record of $6 billion.News that the endowment had grown by about $300 million as of June 2020 came as Dartmouth ha...

 2020-09-21 13:31 

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Upper Valley Flu Clinics 2020...

Here's a list of flu clinics taking place in the Upper Valley this year. Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com.Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center The medical center is holding drive thru clinics for people age 9 and older at......

 2020-09-21 01:08 

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Are brighter monarchs better flyers?...

The September before my daughter was born, my husband and I went for our last pre-baby hike around Camel's Hump. We stopped for a snack on the ridgeline, and as we sat munching granola bars we were surprised to see a monarch butterfly flap past,......

 2020-09-21 01:07 

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'Transsexual anarchist Satanist,' who's also a GOP nominee for sheriff, joins mask lawsuit...

KEENE, N.H. — A self-described transsexual anarchist Satanist recently nominated by the Republican Party to be on the ballot for Cheshire County Sheriff while running on a "F--- the Police" platform, along with a minister who also serves as ...

 2020-09-21 01:06 

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NH Electric Co-op tries again to add internet broadband to its services...

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The state's highest-profile push for rural broadband is trying again, and this time the folks in charge are on board.New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, which serves 115 mostly rural towns, including portions of several communit...

 2020-09-21 01:05 

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Cell company to try other locations in Thetford, Chelsea...

THETFORD — After months of input from town officials and residents, AT&T is evaluating several new spots for proposed cellphone towers in Thetford and Chelsea that will stretch more than 100 feet above the treeline.In Thetford, the company is planni...

 2020-09-21 01:04 

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Eighth death linked to Maine wedding...

An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine.The man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said......

 2020-09-21 01:03 

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Lebanon, ConvenientMD compromise on signs for urgent care facility...

WEST LEBANON — A year-long dispute between ConvenientMD and city officials over the size and number of signs along Route 12A recently ended in a compromise the urgent care company says will facilitate its move to a new location in West Lebanon.The.....

 2020-09-21 01:02 

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A Life: Ann James 'would do whatever was needed'...

HANOVER — Longtime Occom Ridge resident Ann James, as she often did, volunteered at Maynard House on South Street in early March and delivered her last batch of cookies there soon after.The house, which offers a home away from home for patients......

 2020-09-20 02:02 

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Hanover Co-op deal with manager aims to bring stability after period of discord...

HANOVER — The Hanover Co-op board and interim General Manager Paul Guidone on Friday ended a three-week impasse over terms of employment and averted his resignation, which was to take effect on Sept. 25.The Co-op announced that Guidone — who t...

 2020-09-20 02:00 

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Bottom line: Cleaning service, used car dealership gets the showroom on the road...

A veteran Upper Valley car dealer is starting up a novel way to sell and service cars.Rick MacLeay, who owned and operated the former Subaru dealership in Norwich known as The Car Store and had a Hyundai dealership in White River Junction, has......

 2020-09-20 01:52 

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Sunday seniors: Lack of balance-building activities in pandemic spurs worries about falling...

In usual times, health care providers would be worried about older adults and falling. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, with balance-aiding activities like bone builders and tai chi classes on hold, those concerns are magnified."Even if it was just a...

 2020-09-20 01:51 

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'Pent-up demand' makes for a busy Norwic Antiques Show...

NORWICH — Debbi Burton has no problem explaining why she and her husband would drive 95 miles on a picture-perfect Saturday morning to attend an antiques show in a small town on the other side of the state."We're collectors and love the thri...

 2020-09-20 01:48 

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Jim Kenyon: Lebanon double-voting case stems from a 'double life'...

Since his arrest earlier this month for allegedly voting twice — once as a man, once as a woman — during the 2016 presidential election in Lebanon, Vince Marzello has slipped into survival mode."I'm laying low," Marzello told me on...

 2020-09-20 01:45 

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Out & About: Pup art — Lebanon exhibit memorializes gallery dog, others...

While all animals are special to their owners, some tug on your heartstrings just a little harder than others.That was case for Sheryl Trainor and her dog Alfred, a rescue hound who charmed staff and visitors alike at AVA Gallery and Art Center in......

 2020-09-20 01:42 

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Upper Valley school districts without budgets in place hope voters approve spending plans...

At the outset of Wednesday evening's meeting of the Oxbow Unified Union School District board, Bradford, Vt., resident Bud Haas made a few recommendations to board members that seemed to sum up the challenges the district has faced in getting a budget...

 2020-09-20 01:40 

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Ed Brown, tax protester in 2007 Plainfield standoff, requests time served sentence...

CONCORD — A man up for resentencing this month over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served. Edward Brown, 78, was sentenced to 37.....

 2020-09-20 00:41 

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Local roundup: Johnson goal sends Hanover girls soccer to victory...

LEBANON — A coronavirus-shortened schedule means the Hanover High girls soccer team won't match last year's tally of 16 shutouts in 19 games. But they're off to an appropriate start.The Marauders manufactured a first-half goal and made i...

 2020-09-20 00:40 

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Hanover, Lebanon boys back in the swing of things...

HANOVER — Positioned on the left goalpost at Merriman-Branch Field, Evan Nichols had a simple duty: jump. Nichols, a junior on the Hanover High boys soccer team, is known for his ski jumping prowess. So it wasn't surprising when he leaped above ...

 2020-09-19 23:59 

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Lebanon vigil honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Deana Sansing, front, of Lebanon, was one of about 75 people to gather at Colburn Park in Lebanon on Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 on Sept. 18.Second......

 2020-09-19 22:52 

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Homeyer: Blanch kale and other produce for longer storage in the freezer...

Like a conscientious squirrel, I put away food for the winter in August and September. I freeze and dehydrate lots of vegetables, and store some in my cool basement.Here are some tips on ways to save food for later.I grew about a dozen kale plants......

 2020-09-19 22:49 

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Vermont bars can reopen counters and hotels may fill 100% capacity, Scott announces...

Bars and restaurants with counter seating will be allowed to serve customers, under new guidelines announced Friday by Gov. Phil Scott, and lodging facilities can open to 100% capacity.Bars will be required to maintain a 6-foot separation between......

 2020-09-19 22:48 

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Scott says lawmakers have 'come a long ways' on retail pot bill...

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said Friday that lawmakers have addressed many of his concerns and "come a long ways" in crafting legislation that would create a legal retail market for marijuana in Vermont.House and Senate negotiators reached ...

 2020-09-19 22:47 

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Over Easy: Hacking away...

Over Easy has been hacked! Crack analysts linked with this column report that Russian operatives have exploited security weaknesses in my content creation and editing systems.Just this week they deleted and replaced my cheery essay on the joys of......

 2020-09-19 22:47 

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NH election workers seek tweak to absentee ballot process...

Looking ahead to November, some New Hampshire poll workers are warning that delays are in store if the state doesn't grant them more leeway in processing absentee ballots before Election Day.Nearly 50 local election officials sent a letter to Gov.......

 2020-09-19 22:45 

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Final vote planned for large Lebanon apartment complex proposal...

LEBANON — City officials hope to decide this month whether to approve a Massachusetts developer's plans to build 250 apartments on Mount Support Road marketed to hospital employees.The Lebanon Planning Board voted last week to grant three waiver...

 2020-09-19 13:26 

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Stepping up to a new challenge...

HANOVER — Hanover High girls soccer coach Doug Kennedy had started a whiteboard dissection of defending an opponent's corner kick during a Thursday afternoon practice when Charlotte Johnson got his attention."One of the four goals we allowed...

 2020-09-19 01:59 

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Local roundup: Stevens soccer win...

CLAREMONT — A big save and a big comeback made for a big opening night for the Stevens High boys soccer team on Friday night.Goalkeeper Cooper Moote recorded a key denial in the opening half, setting the start of a come-from-behind 2-1 Cardinal win....

 2020-09-19 00:01 

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87...

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.Ginsburg died of complications from met...

 2020-09-18 22:33 

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Hanover Co-op reaches deal with general manager...

HANOVER — The Hanover Co-op board and interim General Manager Paul Guidone on Friday ended a three-week impasse over terms of employment and averted his resignation, which was to take effect on Sept. 25.The Co-op announced on Friday that Guidone &md...

 2020-09-18 01:49 

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In NH trip, first lady promotes Trump's approach to opioid crisis...

CONCORD — First lady Melania Trump used her first solo trip outside Washington since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic to showcase a piece of her "Be Best" youth well-being initiative on Thursday in a state her husband hopes to wi...

 2020-09-18 01:46 

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$300 unemployment boost has run out, New Hampshire officials say...

New Hampshire has distributed $88.9 million in enhanced unemployment benefits this month, giving out a six-week, $300-a-week boost in one lump sum on Sept. 10.But the funding stream has run dry, Gov. Chris Sununu announced at a press conference last......

 2020-09-18 01:45 

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Grafton County Nursing Home finds no new COVID-19 cases after worker tests positive...

NORTH HAVERHILL — No new cases have yet been identified at the Grafton County Nursing Home after an asymptomatic employee tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.The single positive test result of a staff member came through the New Hampshir...

 2020-09-18 01:44 

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Claremont councilor, House candidate says records from time with police should stay sealed...

NEWPORT — The attorney for Claremont City Councilor Jonathan Stone said in court Thursday that details surrounding Stone's record as a Claremont police officer, including a suspension and 2006 notice of termination, should have been purged from ...

 2020-09-18 01:42 

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Lebanon man accused in Hanover drive-by shooting allowed to leave house for work...

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 24-year-old Lebanon man accused of wounding a visiting college student in a drive-by shooting near the Dartmouth Green two years ago has been allowed to return to work while he awaits the outcome of his case, according to a recen...

 2020-09-18 01:41 

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Lebanon sells land to developer for mixed-use apartment building...

LEBANON — City officials decided this week to sell Lebanon's former public works facility on Spencer Street to a Vermont developer who plans to build a four-story mixed-use building on the downtown lot.The deal had been delayed as city officials...

 2020-09-18 01:38 

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Kid gloves or tough love? Schools grapple with getting students to wear masks...

Of all the criticisms of plans to reopen schools this fall, one of the most common was that children wouldn't be able to keep their masks on. If some adults can't manage to wear a mask into a crowded store, how can we rely on kids to do so? Or so ...

 2020-09-18 01:36 

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Police respond to NH woman running naked on Route 4 in Quechee...

QUECHEE — A New Hampshire woman who was running naked in the middle of Route 4 traffic and attempting to enter some cars on Wednesday was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for mental health care, according to Hartford police.Police Chief.....

 2020-09-18 01:34 

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Upper Valley schools lay out plans for fans at games...

HANOVER — With the number of spectators at fall sporting events being left wide open in New Hampshire, different schools are taking different stances.Hanover High announced on Wednesday that it had decided to limit outdoor events to two immediate......

 2020-09-18 01:31 

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Lebanon, Claremont football get back to the gridiron with changes in place...

LEBANON — When the Lebanon School Board gathered on the night of Aug. 25 to discuss fall sports, Chris Childs anxiously awaited its decision, watching on his computer at home.The Lebanon High football coach wanted the season to get approval so he......

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