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 2020-02-25 03:24 

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Local roundup: Free throws seal Marauder girls win after losing 19-point lead...

HOLLIS, N.H. — Despite losing a 19-point fourth quarter lead, the Hanover High girls basketball team survived on the road Monday night at Hollis-Brookline (15-2), beating the second-place Cavaliers, 62-60."It was a gritty road win," Marauder...

 2020-02-25 03:03 

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Proponents of healthy school lunches say the more who participate, the better the lunch...

A recent headline in the New York Times read "Why Are You Still Packing Lunch for Your Kids?" In a week that also included coverage of the New Hampshire primary, essays about Valentine's Day and updates on the Roger Stone scandal, the mildly.....

 2020-02-25 01:35 

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Study ties fast food to kids' weight gain...

LEBANON — While a hamburger, French fry or doughnut here or there might not make much difference to a young child's health, regularly consuming fast food might be a problem, according to a new study led by a Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmout...

 2020-02-25 01:15 

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Grantham considers budget increase...

GRANTHAM — Voters in Grantham will be asked next month to approve a municipal budget increase and a decrease in school spending, and to decide a contested race for School Board.The Selectboard is requesting a $1.37 million general budget for the 202...

 2020-02-24 03:14 

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The Outside Story: Frozen frogs underfoot...

Every once in a while, as I'm tramping through the winter woods on my snowshoes, it occurs to me that I am walking on top of frogs. In winter, our thoughts naturally turn to the species who remain within our sight — the chickadees at our feeders...

 2020-02-24 03:10 

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Vermont officials say cull needed to save moose from ticks...

State officials say that increasing the hunting of moose in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom could help save the animals from the damaging spread of winter ticks.The Fish and Wildlife Department is proposing the state issue more moose hunting permits in......

 2020-02-24 03:07 

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As Real ID deadline inches closer, complications from married names still can be an obstacle...

Even as officials ramp up preparations for the day when Real IDs are required to board any airplane, some married women are still facing problems because they took their husband's name years ago."This is my sad but true story with my DMV Real ID.....

 2020-02-24 03:07 

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A Life: John Sigafoos 'playing lead, like a rock star'...

QUECHEE — The wedding reception already was running on raucous, as so many do with The Gully Boys setting the rockin' rhythm.Then singer-guitarist John Sigafoos raised the roof, late on an early-autumn night in Hartland."He was killing it,&#...

 2020-02-24 03:06 

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Concord Coach rethinking policy after Greyhound's decision to deny Border Patrol bus searches...

The operator of Dartmouth Coach will examine its longstanding policy of allowing warrantless searches of its buses by Border Patrol agents following a decision by Greyhound to forbid the practice, although the policy will remain in place for at least......

 2020-02-24 03:05 

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Local roundup: Walk-off double secures Dartmouth softball win...

Brooke Plonka and Madie Augusto combined for a no-hitter and Loghan Thomas smacked a walk-off double as Dartmouth (3-2) softball captured a 2-1 victory over North Carolina A&T on Sunday. Plonka got the start and threw 3.2 innings and struck out five......

 2020-02-24 03:04 

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High School Notes: Basketball program building starts at the younger levels...

Hartford High's girls basketball team won three of its final six games last winter to finish 5-16. The Hurricanes have built on that ending to go 9-8 thus far this winter."We lose a lot of kids to hockey once they hit eighth grade," said secon...

 2020-02-24 03:03 

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Seaver Peters, former Dartmouth College athletic director, dies...

Seaver Peters, Dartmouth College's athletic director from 1967-83, died Sunday, an athletic department spokesperson confirmed via email. His son, Scott Peters, also posted the news via social media.Seaver Peters was a Big Green men's hockey captai...

 2020-02-23 03:31 

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Dartmouth Roundup: Men's lax beats Bryant, now 2-0...

HANOVER — Make that two in a row to start the 2020 season. The Dartmouth men's lacrosse team stormed back to beat visiting Bryant, 11-8, in its home opener on Saturday to remain unblemished in the young season.The teams started slow with the sco...

 2020-02-23 03:29 

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Local Roundup: Out of nowhere, Windsor's Kelley wins state bowling tournament...

RUTLAND — The joke with the Windsor High bowling team is that sophomore Patrick Kelley is late for everything. Coach Steve Bly even tells Kelley to time his arrivals for matches for 15 minutes prior to when he actually has to be there."I told hi...

 2020-02-23 03:28 

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Dartmouth women's lacrosse making a good first impression...

HANOVER — The Dartmouth College women's lacrosse team is off to a hot start in cold weather, improving to 2-0 this season with Saturday's 16-8 defeat of Boston University. Senior Katie Bourque had a career-high five goals and seven points, a...

 2020-02-23 03:20 

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Bottom Line: Sturm, Ruger missing the mark as gun sales continue to tumble...

However you feel about firearms, manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. is a well-run company.Reliable revenues and earnings, a hoard of cash socked away, zero debt and paying a steady dividend, the Newport gunmaker embraces the kind of traditional financial......

 2020-02-23 03:20 

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Sunday Seniors: Longtime resident Quail Hollow's top volunteer...

WEST LEBANON — There's a phrase that residents of Quail Hollow use to describe Beverlee Merrill."She does everything." It's a refrain that Jill Polli, leasing and marketing manager at Quail Hollow, heard over and over again as she so...

 2020-02-23 03:19 

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'Welcoming Hartford' ordinance a hot topic in Selectboard vote...

HARTFORD — Two members of the Selectboard face opposition at Town Meeting this year as seven candidates are running for three slots on the board. Revitalization, housing and the hotly debated "Welcoming Hartford" ordinance related to immigra...

 2020-02-23 03:18 

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Stores coming and going in downtown Bradford, Vt....

The 2010s was a downbeat decade for downtown Bradford. Three of the town's stalwart businesses, Perry's Oil Service and appliance store, Hill's 5 & 10, and crafts store North of the Falls all closed, leaving vacant storefronts along North Main...

 2020-02-23 03:17 

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Royalton is the latest town to mull ballot voting for Town Meeting...

At a special Town Meeting last fall to consider whether to adopt Australian balloting for part of his town's annual business, Royalton resident Charlie Bascom offered a dire word of caution."This article will kill Town Meeting," Bascom said.He...

 2020-02-23 03:15 

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Volunteers help raise the bar at Ascutney Outdoors ski area...

BROWNSVILLE — Well-groomed trails, sunshine and mild temperatures have kept the T-bar at Ascutney Outdoors busy with skiers and snowboarders the last two weekends.Before the 1,800-foot T-bar, installed last fall, opened up 12 trails and 30 acres of....

 2020-02-23 03:07 

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Out & About: SafeArt workshops tackle trauma that's close to home...

When a family's house burns down, a community, without instruction, knows how to respond.Donations of clothing and household items pour in. Neighbors offer of places. But when a family experiences another sort of trauma, such as a suicide or sexual......

 2020-02-22 03:22 

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Dartmouth Roundup: Plonka's gem gives softball a season-starting split...

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Dartmouth College softball team opened its season with a split of games at the Charleston Classic, losing to No. 25 Virginia Tech before getting a 2-0 shutout of the host College of Charleston thanks to a complete-game,......

 2020-02-22 03:22 

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Local Roundup: Hanover's Adams joins 1,000-point club...

HANOVER — The things that make Charlie Adams such a force on the soccer field also apply on the basketball court. A senior leader with a scoring touch and a relaxed nature, Adams crossed the 1,000-career-points mark with a second-quarter 3-pointer a...

 2020-02-22 03:22 

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Rockwood is Windsor's one and only...

WINDSOR — Olivia Rockwood isn't a cliche local basketball star. Sure, when she steps onto the court, heads turn. But that's about where the norm ends. She's admittedly shy and easygoing. Never will she be found cussing out a teammate bec...

 2020-02-22 03:20 

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Former Claremont mayor, teacher set for plea hearing in student sex-assault case...

NEWPORT — A former Claremont mayor and substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching a special needs student will return to court for a plea hearing next month.George T. Caccavaro, 79, will appear in Newport District Court on March 10 for a...

 2020-02-22 03:17 

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Vt. House approves climate change bill...

MONTPELIER — The Vermont House on Thursday approved legislation that would legally mandate the state to meet strict carbon emissions reduction targets in the coming years, and open it up to lawsuits for failing to do so.The legislation, HB 688, is.....

 2020-02-22 03:14 

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Woodstock looks to expand public safety services...

WOODSTOCK — Officials throughout Vermont have long fretted about the hollowing out of towns where second-home ownership is common and full-time residents are aging, and Woodstock property taxpayers may soon pay a price for the trend.With its pool of...

 2020-02-22 03:14 

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Hanlon's involvement in U Mich. case questioned...

HANOVER — A group of Dartmouth College community members advocating against sexual misconduct and harassment raised the alarm Friday over allegations of misconduct by a University of Michigan administrator, tracing the case back to current Dartmouth...

 2020-02-22 03:12 

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Hartford man pleads not guilty to decade-old sex assault of child...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 26-year-old Hartford man pleaded not guilty this week to charges he sexually assaulted a child more than a decade ago.Justin Chamberlin appeared in Windsor Superior Court on Friday on charges of aggravated repeated sexual......

 2020-02-21 22:49 

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Hanover woman retires from decades as church organist...

Liese Shewmaker moved to Hanover in 1967, when her husband, Ken Shewmaker, got a job teaching history at Dartmouth College. Both lifelong Lutherans, the Shewmakers soon joined Our Savior Lutheran Church. They were already acquainted with the pastor,......

 2020-02-21 22:49 

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Over Easy: A boomer's lament...

The OK Boomer moment has come and gone and I didn't even get a lousy T-shirt. All I got was Boomer Guilt.In case you missed it, OK Boomer was "a thing," which is how things are described when they become one. Things becoming a thing is a major...

 2020-02-21 22:25 

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Claremont company proposing enclosed facility for construction debris...

CLAREMONT — The Claremont company that last year sought to build a construction and demolition transfer station using a rail siding on Industrial Boulevard is now seeking approvals to operate an enclosed C&D facility.American Recycling, which pulled...

 2020-02-21 21:41 

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 2020-02-21 18:22 

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Hanover Co-op general manager to depart...

Hanover Co-op general manager Ed Fox has announced that he will be leaving the consumer cooperative organization in mid-April to accept "a new professional opportunity." Fox said he informed the Co-op's board on Thursday.Fox joined the Co-op i...

 2020-02-21 03:04 

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Concord Coach Lines won't block Border Patrol searches of buses...

CONCORD — Concord Coach Lines will not change its policy of allowing Border Patrol agents to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks, although an Associated Press report found that bus companies have the legal right to block such......

 2020-02-21 03:01 

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Local Roundup: Otter Valley girls shock Hartford...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Whoops.Despite showing signs of progress under second-year head coach Heidi Bushway, the Hartford High girls basketball team isn't in a position to not suffer from an off night with barely a week left in the regular season...

 2020-02-21 02:57 

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Hanover 10-year-old a budding rock star...

HANOVER — Let's be honest: If Piper Hutchins wasn't climbing the walls here, she'd be climbing the walls at home.Here, inside Dartmouth College's Jonathan Belden Daniels Memorial Climbing Gym, the 10-year-old Hutchins is in her eleme...

 2020-02-21 02:56 

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Hanover author urges us to give our brains a workout...

Think your brain is destined to shrivel bit by bit as the years go by? Think again, says John Randolph.In his new book, The Brain Health Book, the Hanover neuropsychologist presents a sunny view of gray matter, making the case that our brains are not......

 2020-02-21 02:54 

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Study: Lebanon economy could benefit from business incubator...

LEBANON — A business incubator and coworking center proposed for River Valley Community College's Lebanon campus holds "great potential" and could strengthen economic vitality downtown, according to a study released Thursday.An "entr...

 2020-02-21 02:53 

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Co-founder of Hanover nonprofit for veterans to serve more prison time...

NORTH HAVERHILL — The co-founder of a Hanover nonprofit for military veterans who admitted to stealing nearly $100,000 from the organization will get additional prison time after prosecutors claim she violated the terms of her plea deal. Danielle......

 2020-02-20 03:15 

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New Hampshire pet bills are out; wildlife measure moves on...

CONCORD — It was a disappointing day for cats and dogs Wednesday when lawmakers rejected bills aimed at protecting both types of pets. But additional safeguards for wild animals were deemed worthy of a second look.The House voted against bills that....

 2020-02-20 03:10 

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Lobster blood could claw its way into new drugs at Maine company...

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.The effort, involving a longtime lobster...

 2020-02-20 03:05 

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Relishing his role: Sophomore thrives as starter for Big Green basketball...

HANOVER — It's Tuesday afternoon and more than 3 inches of snow have fallen outside Leede Arena. Inside the Dartmouth men's basketball team room sits a sweaty Taurus Samuels. Fresh out of practice, the San Diego native asks about the snow. H...

 2020-02-20 03:04 

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U-32 narrowly tops Thetford 58-56...

THETFORD — Senior night ended in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday at Thetford Academy with the boys basketball team losing to U-32, 58-56, in a Capital League showdown.The Panthers (9-9) had the ball down a point when Alex Emerson found Ryen Wolf und...

 2020-02-20 03:04 

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Local Roundup: Hartford girls hockey breaks 21 game losing streak...

Staff Reports BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Triumphant at last, the Hartford High girls hockey team tasted victory Wednesday, beating Brattleboro, 5-3, at Nelson Withington Rink to end a 28-game winless streak and a 21-game losing skid.Junior forward Ryelee......

 2020-02-20 03:03 

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Primary Source: Sanders rises in national polls...

Going into Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., saw some good numbers in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that found he had "surged" into the lead in national polls.Among Democratic...

 2020-02-20 03:01 

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Norwich Town Meeting: Energy plan has $2 million price tag...

NORWICH — Plans to install energy-efficient upgrades at Tracy Hall have ignited a debate over Norwich's efforts to combat climate change and could end up fueling an increase in town spending next year.Voters will decide at Town Meeting whether t...

 2020-02-20 02:14 

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MVC's Goodwin sinks 1,000...

WELLS RIVER, Vt. — Make it a grand.Mid Vermont Christian School sophomore Hayley Goodwin crossed 1,000 points for her career in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 39-34 loss at Blue Mountain on Wednesday night, not that she'd prefer to be in ...

 2020-02-19 22:36 

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After ousting, Croydon police chief walks home in boots, briefs...

CROYDON — The Croydon Police Chief stripped down to his briefs and boots and left the Croydon town offices — and his job — after he was ousted by the Selectboard Tuesday night. The three-member board voted unanimously to abolish the poli...

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