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 2021-09-28 01:09 

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Lincoln Covered Bridge in Woodstock damaged...

WEST WOODSTOCK — A truck towing heavy equipment on a flatbed damaged the Lincoln Covered Bridge in West Woodstock Sunday afternoon.The bridge was temporarily closed before Vermont Department of Transportation engineers inspected it and deemed it saf...

 2021-09-28 01:08 

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Dartmouth expert sees lessons in drought...

HANOVER — Wildfire smoke brought hazy skies and polluted air to the Upper Valley this summer, but they were also a harbinger of other drought-related problems people in the Upper Valley should consider in a warming climate.That's according to Ju...

 2021-09-28 01:05 

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Small stretch requires big fix...

CHARLESTOWN — Charlestown businesses say they have been hit hard by the closure of Route 12 south of town since early August, with a noticeable decrease in normal customer counts, and some are questioning whether officials in Concord are doing all.....

 2021-09-28 01:00 

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Nursing students drop out to escape vaccine mandate...

Editor's Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.As the state prepares to hire a recruiting firm to bring desperately needed health care workers to New Hampshire, some nursing students with safety concerns about the COVID-19......

 2021-09-27 21:31 

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Route 12 bridge reopens in Hartland...

HARTLAND — The bridge carrying Route 12 over Lulls Brook reopened on Sunday after an almost three-week closure as construction crews replaced the concrete deck to correct a "full depth hole" which had developed in the bridge.A detour directi...

 2021-09-27 00:09 

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Schools: Contact-tracing help needed...

Contact tracing in Vermont schools has taken a wild journey in the nearly three weeks since classes started.Schools reopened in the midst of a major surge in Covid-19 cases, driven by the spread of the Delta variant. They reported cases and closures......

 2021-09-27 00:08 

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Castleton U. alumni balk at renaming...

The Vermont State Colleges System's board of trustees will consider public comments before deciding whether to adopt "Vermont State University" as the new name for the planned consolidation of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University ...

 2021-09-27 00:07 

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Hydorn-Peters duo take title at Tommy Keane Invitational...

QUECHEE — The Tommy Keane Invitational began Friday in a torrential downpour and, fittingly in its successful first run at The Quechee Club, ended Sunday with a rainbow over the heads of the winning team of Scott Peters and Andy Hydorn. Three holes ...

 2021-09-27 00:05 

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Sununu cites 'executive privilege' to deny records on the sale of downtown DOT buildings...

Gov. Chris Sununu is refusing to release records related to the sale of the former New Hampshire Department of Transportation property in Concord, claiming that correspondence between his office and the agency can remain secret because of his......

 2021-09-27 00:04 

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NH courts deploying eviction mediators...

In the weeks since the abrupt end to the nationwide eviction moratorium, attorneys and judges have raced to dampen its effects. Eviction court judges have used the bench to promote federal rental relief. Legal assistance organizations have doubled......

 2021-09-26 23:57 

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Community briefs: Grantham Village School named Blue Ribbon school...

Grantham Village School named Blue Ribbon school GRANTHAM — The U.S. Department of Education has named Grantham Village School as a Blue Ribbon School. The designation honors the best schools in the country. In New Hampshire, the state's chief.....

 2021-09-26 23:56 

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A Life: Becky Irving; 'You really had to be on your A-game'...

NEW LONDON — To Becky Irving, the generations of pupils she taught over 28 years at Colby Junior College weren't just her students, they were her "kids." As they graduated from the school's medical technology program, going on to hos...

 2021-09-26 02:23 

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Dartmouth roundup: Hoyas handle Big Green in DC...

WASHINGTON — Former Dartmouth College goalkeeper Brian Wiese held little mercy for his alma mater on Saturday, guiding No. 1 Georgetown to a 3-0 men's soccer victory over the Big Green at Shaw Field.The Hoyas (7-0-0) took command early with two ...

 2021-09-26 02:22 

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TKI semifinals set...

QUECHEE — New venue. Same old, same old.They aren't at Hanover Country Club this year, but familiar names head into the semifinals on championship Sunday of the Tommy Keane Invitational at The Quechee Club.Scott Peters and Andy Hydorn, the 2017....

 2021-09-26 02:17 

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Local roundup: Hanover XC boys run to second at Manchester Invite...

MANCHESTER — With four runners in the top 20, the Hanover High boys cross country team placed second among 26 schools at Saturday's Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park, with Thetford 12th and Lebanon 15th.Hanover coach Eric Picconi said t...

 2021-09-26 02:16 

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First homecoming is all Big Green...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College football showed some rust in its week one victory over Valparaiso. In week two, the Big Green dominated.Dartmouth set the tone early against Sacred Heart and ran away with a 41-3 win on Saturday at Memorial Field in the B...

 2021-09-26 01:49 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Drivers wanted for 'Dial a Ride,' giving a lift to those who need one...

If you're looking for a volunteer gig where you can set your own hours, driving people through Tri-Valley Transit might be a good fit.The nonprofit organization — which runs a bus service for residents in Addison and Orange counties, as well as ...

 2021-09-26 01:48 

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Grants look to spruce up areas around Mascoma Lake...

ENFIELD — The Mascoma Lakeside Park Committee has been awarded $135,000 to continue to make improvements to the popular Mascoma Valley recreation destination.The matching grant comes from the state's Land and Water Conservation Fund, using feder...

 2021-09-26 01:47 

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Upper Valley hearings set as NH lawmakers prepare for redistricting...

NORTH HAVERHILL — Lawmakers drawing legislative maps that will determine New Hampshire's political landscape for the next decade will convene in Grafton County next week to hear what residents have to say about their representation in Concord.Th...

 2021-09-26 01:43 

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What can New Hampshire learn from a little island with a lot of renewable energy?...

Editor's Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.About 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, there's a little island that could be a snapshot of what our future on the mainland might look like when it comes to renewable.....

 2021-09-26 01:41 

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Bottom Line: Deal between Upper Valley restaurant families keeps a namesake eatery alive...

A friendship extending back decades between two Upper Valley restaurant families has led to one family carrying on the tradition of the other family's popular family restaurant.Maria Limon and Nick Yager, the husband-and-wife team behind Gusanoz......

 2021-09-26 01:38 

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Mini cupcake bake-off offers sweet treats and a chance to connect...

Creamsicle, pineapple, butter pecan, banana, chocolate orange, mocha, coconut, maple with maple creme and lemon blueberry.These were among the flavors of 1,500 mini-cupcakes made by 15 bakers for The Great Bugbee Bake Off on Saturday at the Bugbee......

 2021-09-26 01:36 

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Lead abatement program pushes to make Sullivan County homes safer...

CLAREMONT — Last March, Ashlee Little, her husband and two sons moved into the 1914 Claremont home her husband lived for part of his childhood.In October, blood tests showed their sons, ages 1 and 3, had elevated levels of lead in their......

 2021-09-25 03:07 

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Local roundup: Young uses her head in Oxbow's 2OT thriller...

BRADFORD, Vt. — Mallori Young headed home a game-winning goal in the second overtime to help the Oxbow High girls soccer team outlast visiting Hazen by a 2-1 final on Friday afternoon.An even first overtime yielded to an inspired Oxbow effort in the...

 2021-09-25 02:42 

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Hanover football stops Stark, improves to 4-0...

HANOVER — Hanover High School football continued its undefeated run to begin 2021 on Friday, taking down John Stark, 41-8, at Merriman-Branch Field.Hanover (4-0) scored touchdowns on its first six drives of the game — and only saw one drive en...

 2021-09-25 02:10 

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Vermonters collect used bikes and sewing machines for developing countries...

Why leave that old bike or sewing machine in your garage to collect dust when they could change lives in Guatemala? Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be collecting used bikes and sewing machines this weekend for Pedals for Progress,......

 2021-09-25 02:09 

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OneCare to fall under UVM Health Network, giving Dartmouth-Hitchcock less control...

BURLINGTON — A nonprofit that oversees health care spending for more than one-third of Vermonters will become part of the University of Vermont Health Network, the largest provider in the state, health care executives announced this week.As of Oct. ...

 2021-09-25 01:52 

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Vandalism linked to 'Devious licks' TikTok trend closes bathrooms at Newport Middle High School...

NEWPORT, N.H. — Students have damaged at least three bathrooms and caused them to be closed at Newport Middle High School since the start of the school year, which school administrators blame on a social media trend that is challenging students to.....

 2021-09-25 01:50 

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Over Easy: Lebanon by the numbers...

Lebanon isn't one of those cities that never sleeps. I think I can speak for many when I say that a good, sound, peaceful, comfy, restorative sleep is one of the chief desires of its citizens, and we would rather not have any excitement of any kind......

 2021-09-25 01:49 

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Dartmouth roundup: Northeastern field hockey blanks Big Green...

BOSTON — Lauren Rowe scored less than three minutes into the contest, setting the table for the Northeastern University field hockey team's 3-0 shutout of Dartmouth on Friday evening at Dedham Field.Lexie Dunham fed Rowe's opener for the Hus...

 2021-09-25 01:46 

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COVID-19: Newport orders masks in town's schools through Oct. 14...

NEWPORT, N.H. — School officials are taking steps to deal with a growing number of COVID-19 cases in Newport schools.The Newport School Board voted, 3-1, on Thursday to require masks in the town's schools at least through Oct. 14, said Brendan.....

 2021-09-25 01:46 

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Big Green football: It's good to be back home again...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College fifth-year linebacker and team captain Tanner Cross said it's just another game. But he knows it's significant.Dartmouth football (1-0) hosts Sacred Heart (2-1) in the Big Green's first home game since 2019 Sa...

 2021-09-25 01:41 

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Massachusetts man survives harrowing beaver attack...

GREENFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts man will soon find his story in a wilderness and environmental medical journal after surviving a gruesome attack from a presumably rabid beaver while swimming in a remote pond two weeks ago.Mark "Pres" Pie...

 2021-09-25 01:38 

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Upper Valley wedding businesses scrambling with a big bounceback after a rough 2020...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — If last year was nightmarish for the wedding business, this year is turning out more like a fairy tale.After suffering a drastic downturn in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, weddings — and the businesses that cater to ...

 2021-09-25 01:36 

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Strafford considers tuitioning grades 7-8, cutting Newton School to preK-6...

STRAFFORD — For the past few years, the community surrounding the Newton School has debated what to do about its middle school grades.Now the issue is coming to a vote. On Oct. 5, Strafford will decide whether to keep its seventh- and eighth-grade.....

 2021-09-24 02:04 

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COVID delays match...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College women's soccer's scheduled game at Brown University on Saturday night has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues.In a news release, Dartmouth cited "COVID-19 concerns and safety protocols within the Dartmouth w...

 2021-09-24 02:03 

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Local roundup: Lebanon High golf sustains first defeat...

BARRINGTON, N.H. — Coe-Brown handed the Lebanon High golf team its first defeat of the NHIAA Division III season in a three-school match on Nippo Lake Golf Club's par-35 front nine on Thursday.The Bears (5-0) produced four Stableford scoring eff...

 2021-09-24 02:01 

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TKI back with new date, course...

QUECHEE — The last full weekend of July passed without the playing of the annual Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament, but the year 2021 will not.The annual four-ball event that debuted in 1975 has long been a staple on the Upper Valley golf......

 2021-09-24 02:01 

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WRV's Miller learning to handle busy athletic schedule...

SOUTH ROYALTON — High school athletes' lives can be difficult to balance.Between schoolwork, social life, daily practice and any other extracurricular activities, their schedules can get busy. That's challenging for some.White River Valley S...

 2021-09-24 01:48 

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NH House Republican's comments show reach of COVID misinformation in GOP...

CONCORD — A routine hearing in the Statehouse turned confrontational last week when the state's health commissioner called out a top Republican lawmaker, Rep. Ken Weyler, for spreading disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. The exchange &mda...

 2021-09-24 01:46 

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John McCormack, NH bishop panned for role in sex abuse scandal, dies...

CONCORD — Retired Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack, who faced criticism for his role in Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal and led New Hampshire's diocese during its own reckoning, has died.McCormack, 86, died Tuesday at Mount Carmel Reha...

 2021-09-24 01:42 

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Woodstock gets new pharmacy after 12 months sans scripts...

WOODSTOCK — Area residents no longer have to drive all the way to West Lebanon, Randolph or Rutland to pick up their prescriptions.Smilin Steve's Ottauquechee Pharmacy recently opened in Woodstock, bringing a pharmacy back to the town after the....

 2021-09-24 01:40 

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The cost of COVID changes as insurers roll back coverage, with different rules for NH, Vt....

WEST LEBANON — COVID-19 patients in the Upper Valley may come away from the ordeal of treatment with very different medical bills, depending on where they get their health insurance.As they have throughout the pandemic, Vermont rules continue to......

 2021-09-24 01:39 

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Remote learning on the rise as COVID contacts force quarantines...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Schools and child care centers in the Twin States continue to feel the effects of the delta variant.Hundreds of students on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley are learning remotely this week, as a result of close contact with......

 2021-09-23 20:52 

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Mount Sunapee, Okemo, Stowe operator to require indoor masking for skiers...

STOWE, Vt. — The company that manages Mount Sunapee Resort and owns Vermont's Okemo Mountain Resort and Stowe Mountain Resort will require that skiers be masked when indoors at its 34 resorts around the country in the upcoming ski season.In an e...

 2021-09-23 18:03 

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Bethel man's death ruled accidental...

BETHEL — A 35-year-old Bethel man whose body was found in a tent on Findley Bridge Road in July died of "substance abuse, acute mix intoxication," Vermont State Police said in a news release on Thursday.The remains of James P. Lumbra were fo...

 2021-09-23 17:32 

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Roadwork expected to snarl traffic in West Lebanon...

WEST LEBANON — Drivers are being warned to expect very long delays as construction continues on South Main Street, aka Route 12A, in West Lebanon.For the next three weeks, one-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday between...

 2021-09-23 02:59 

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Redistricting committees schedule Grafton County listening session for next week...

Editor's Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.New Hampshire's legislative redistricting committees have added an additional public input session next week, the third out of 10, as House and Senate lawmakers tour the state...

 2021-09-23 02:59 

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NH councilors backpedal on defunding family planning, abortion clinics; Sununu urges re-vote...

Editor's Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday he is willing to bring back the recently rejected family planning contracts for another vote after learning two of the four Republic...

 2021-09-23 02:55 

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Windsor woman improving after rescue from house fire...

WINDSOR — A Windsor woman who suffered serious smoke inhalation when her Route 44 home was destroyed by fire late Friday afternoon is making progress in a Boston hospital, according to her brother.Suzanne Skuja, who turned 76 last month, remains in....

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