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 2020-09-16 01:57 

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Croydon family sues for religious school tuition...

Croydon residents Dennis and Cathy Griffin have been sending their now-12-year-old grandson Clayton to Mount Royal Academy, a Catholic pre-K-12 school in Sunapee, since he was in first grade. Now, they say a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision means......

 2020-09-16 01:51 

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Fauci to Vermonters: Keep up the good work...

The nation's top infectious disease expert on Tuesday called Vermont's ongoing efforts to control the coronavirus a model for the nation.Dr. Anthony Fauci said Vermont's continued emphasis on wearing masks, avoiding crowds, keeping physical di...

 2020-09-16 01:44 

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Man indicted in November carjacking incident that led to January death...

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 22-year-old Lebanon man has been charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide after he allegedly punched a 79-year-old man, who later died, during a carjacking last year shortly after getting out of jail.Last week, a Grafton....

 2020-09-16 01:41 

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NH Senate race recount affirms Prentiss win, yields outcry over discarded absentee ballots...

CONCORD — A recount of the results from last week's Senate District 5 Democratic primary ended Tuesday with Lebanon City Councilor Sue Prentiss holding a 72-vote lead over former state Rep. Beatriz Pastor, little changed from initial tallies.How...

 2020-09-16 01:38 

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Sullivan County nursing home may be rebuilt after renovation costs skyrocket...

UNITY — Sullivan County officials will decide sometime in the next two weeks whether to go back to the drawing board for a plan to upgrade the county nursing home, which was first built in the 1930s.County officials estimate the cost to renovate the...

 2020-09-15 22:01 

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Dartmouth tallies 4 total virus cases in Hanover area...

HANOVER — With more than 3,000 Dartmouth College undergraduate and graduate students back in Hanover for fall term, only four have tested positive for COVID-19, the college reported late Monday.Three remain active cases among 3,045 students, many of...

 2020-09-15 14:06 

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Local roundup: Dartmouth athletics administrator accepts Vanderbilt job; Stevens and Hanover win on the links...

HANOVER — Dartmouth's executive associate athletics director for varsity sports is headed to Nashville. Dr. Kristene Kelly will serve as Vanderbilt's deputy athletics director for internal affairs, senior woman administrator and liaison to t...

 2020-09-15 01:27 

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Secret inquest seeks clues in the suspicious disappearance of a Barre man...

The Washington County state's attorney has initiated an inquest to gather evidence and bring witnesses into court to say under oath what they know about the disappearance of a man in Barre where foul play is suspected.Rory Thibault, the county's t...

 2020-09-15 01:25 

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Organizer of Old Man memorial hopes for more volunteers...

Now that the memorial to New Hampshire's iconic Old Man of the Mountain is complete, an organizer of the project says maintaining it and keeping alive the memory of the fallen granite profile will be paramount. On Saturday, officials attended a......

 2020-09-15 01:22 

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Cardigan alumnus in playoff bubble...

Cardigan Mountain School graduate? Check. One-time Canaan resident? Check. Undrafted after four years of college hockey? First-time Stanley Cup playoff participant? Check and check.Former Dartmouth College defenseman Ben Lovejoy followed that route......

 2020-09-15 01:17 

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Photos: Swimmers on a mission...

Jim Bayles, of Newtown, Conn., left, talks with his former Dartmouth College swimming coach Ron Keenhold, of Hanover, foreground right, after completing a 15-mile swim, left, on the Connecticut River from Orford to Hanover in seven hours and 46......

 2020-09-15 01:10 

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Region's wells running dry: Moderate drought, more time at home causing water outages...

Springs have stopped running, wells are running dry and people are being advised to limit their water usage in response to a moderate drought that is impacting the Upper Valley and much of the Twin States."A lot of people when they call, they say......

 2020-09-14 22:58 

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3 people displaced after Newport fire...

NEWPORT — Firefighters responding to a Unity Road blaze rescued one person from a second-story using a roof ladder on Saturday, according to Newport Fire Chief Steve Yannuzzi. The three residents staying at the home on 33 Unity Road, along with......

 2020-09-14 22:43 

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Drought contributes to fire near Moose Mountain...

HANOVER — Fire crews from around the Upper Valley spent hours Sunday battling a forest fire near Moose Mountain, which was made worse by a weeks-long drought and treacherous terrain, according to Hanover Fire Chief Martin McMillan. "It was very....

 2020-09-14 22:34 

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Lebanon: Heater, Labombard intersection under repair on Wednesday, Thursday...

LEBANON — The intersection of Heater and Labombard roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for sewer repairs.During the closure, Heater Road will be open to one-way alternating traffic and people can access to Labombard....

 2020-09-14 19:56 

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Bear cub killed on Route 10; believed to be from Mink's litter...

WEST LEBANON — A black bear cub authorities believe may be one of two still in the wild after the death of their mother, a sow called Mink, was hit and killed by an Advance Transit bus on Route 10 on Monday afternoon, authorities said.The cub was......

 2020-09-14 18:08 

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Hartford High reports COVID case...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION A student at Hartford High School has tested positive for COVID-19, school Superintendent Tom DeBalsi told the school community in a pair of letters on Sunday, but state health officials said the case was sufficiently isolated......

 2020-09-14 01:38 

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The Outside Story: Horsehair worms survive plot twists worthy of a Tolkien tale...

Some of my favorite children's books describe life cycles as heroic tales of persistence and redemption. From "The Ugly Duckling" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to "A Seed is Sleeping," these stories have brought the miracles...

 2020-09-14 01:34 

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How three New Hampshire college freshmen are making the unusual school year work for them...

College students this year are experiencing profound changes with what it means to be in college, and that's led some to completely change their plans.Shannon Jackson had dreams that this fall would include sitting in a coffee shop in Montreal......

 2020-09-14 01:33 

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No masking disappointment for some college freshmen...

For first-year college students, making friends and attending parties and school events is all part of the on-campus experience. But this year's new students have strict rules to follow that are transforming social life.Christian Barr of Henniker is a...

 2020-09-14 01:32 

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OneCare Vermont and primary care docs hash out payment agreement...

After a public fight about payments for primary care doctors, OneCare Vermont and an association of independent doctors have hashed out a compromise. The agreement settles a conflict that caused 14 primary care practices to say they were dropping out......

 2020-09-14 01:24 

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News briefs: Man hiking in New Hampshire dies despite helicopter effort...

THOMPSON & MESERVE'S PURCHASE, N.H. — A Massachusetts man who suffered a medical emergency while hiking in New Hampshire has died despite rescue efforts that included a National Guard helicopter, authorities say.The 60-year-old Mashpee man was i...

 2020-09-13 23:28 

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Out & About: Technology helps film festival evolve in pandemic...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Like many arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, White River Indie Films has been rethinking its role in the community and how it can still connect with viewers.After its annual festival was canceled, the WRIF board....

 2020-09-13 23:28 

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A Life: Edward Earl Ashey, 1938 — 2020; 'He'd go all out to find out everything he could'...

LEBANON — When Ed Ashey uncovered a century-old map of Lebanon's Glenwood Cemetery showing yet-to-be-discovered roads and an unused portion of the burial ground, he had to investigate.Map in hand, the city historian took to the woods on long......

 2020-09-13 23:26 

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Authors navigate strange chapter as book releases go virtual in pandemic...

One of the joys of putting a book out is that once the long hours of sitting alone writing are over, the finished book draws the author back out into the world. Readings, literary festivals, book signings, a book launch party, interviews for......

 2020-09-13 01:52 

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Waste makes haste: DHMC tests Dartmouth dorm wastewater to help quickly identify infections...

As Dartmouth students flowed into residence halls last week in staggered waves for a return to on-campus learning, researchers at nearby Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center were watching what flowed out of the dorms for clues of coronavirus......

 2020-09-13 01:51 

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NH state primary sets turnout records despite virus...

CONCORD — As the dust settles on the New Hampshire state primary Sept. 8 — the first test of voting in the time of the pandemic — many elections officials have declared an operational success with record-setting numbers of voters coming ...

 2020-09-13 01:50 

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NH businesses discover advantages, challenges after switch to remote work...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, industries around the region were left scrambling to figure out how to make the switch to working remotely.For those companies that had dedicated office space where employees would come to work every day, they were......

 2020-09-13 01:48 

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Spartacus the African serval cat found safe after escape from NH home...

MERRIMACK, N.H. — A 40-pound African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild.The cat was "was trapped near its home and is in good health," Merrimack p...

 2020-09-13 01:47 

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Dry summer brings blessed relief from biting insects in NH, Vt., Maine...

PORTLAND, Maine — Many folks have been spending more time outdoors during the pandemic, and fortunately there were fewer bugs around to bite them.Dry conditions across parts of the Northeast led to a dramatic drop in bitty biters like mosquitoes and...

 2020-09-13 01:46 

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Food truck-turned-restaurant model helps taco shop roll into Lebanon Mall...

Eddie Moran, whose Taco's Tacos food trailer was a must-stop for savoring fresh tacos, handmade tortillas and tamales, has grabbed a permanent parking spot.After nearly an eight-month hiatus when he took time off, Moran has opened Lalo's Taqueria ...

 2020-09-13 01:45 

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Jim Kenyon: Former Claremont cop's records should be open to voters...

As the old saying goes, what's past is past. And Claremont City Councilor Jonathan Stone would like to keep a lid on his past — at least the part about when he was a police officer in his hometown more than a decade ago.Stone, the Republican can...

 2020-09-13 01:42 

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With only the general election ahead, Upper Valley voters' plans run the gamut...

ENFIELD — With less than two months until the presidential election, many New Hampshire residents are split on who they want to vote for and why."We don't have a clear choice right now," Canaan resident Steve Lake said, discussing the up...

 2020-09-13 01:41 

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Out & About: Comedy troupe finds humor in the pandemic...

Cameron Silliman, Lulu Fairclough-Stewart and Seamus Good had their performing arts careers put on pause by the COVID-19 pandemic.So they did what comic actors do best: They improvised. The three 20-something friends formed a troupe called Covid......

 2020-09-13 01:36 

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Trail Trials: On Smarts Mountain, in a through-hiker's wake...

I admire the through-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, although I'll never be one.The time has long since passed when I could commit the time and resources to go on a 2,190-mile walk in the woods. I've instead been honored to chronicle how a former...

 2020-09-12 02:03 

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Vt. program pays Upper Valley restaurants to make meals for people in need...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley Everyone Eats, a collaboration between restaurants and community groups aimed at getting prepared meals to those in need, launched this week, according to a Friday news release.UVEE is one of 10 community hubs in....

 2020-09-12 01:57 

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New Hampshire: Saint-Gobain can't delay smokestack upgrades...

New Hampshire has denied a request from a chemical company blamed for contaminating drinking water with PFAS chemicals to delay installing smokestack upgrades that would address the problem.Saint-Gobain had argued the delays are necessary partly due......

 2020-09-12 01:55 

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Vermont House approves marijuana expungement bill...

The Vermont House on Friday approved a bill that would automatically expunge the criminal records of those convicted of possessing 2 ounces or less of marijuana.The bill, SB 234, which advanced in a preliminary vote of 113-10, would also decriminalize......

 2020-09-12 01:52 

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Henry Homeyer: A tribute to Daphne, a dog who noticed the flowers...

Daphne mezereum was the registered name of my corgi, Daffy, who passed away on Aug. 25 of this year. Born in 2006, Daffy was my constant companion who was always ready for an adventure — especially if it involved a snack. When her back legs gave out...

 2020-09-12 01:52 

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House approves $7.15 billion state budget...

MONTPELIER — The Vermont House on gave preliminary approval Thursday and was expected to give final approval Friday to a $7.15 billion budget bill that aims fund state government for the last nine months of the fiscal year, and spends the remaining....

 2020-09-12 01:50 

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New golf coaches step up in Hanover, Lebanon...

CLAREMONT — Some coaches wait for their chances. Others have opportunities thrust upon them. That's how Matt Dancosse and Zach Temple find themselves following high school golfers around the links this fall.Dancosse took the reins at Lebanon Hig...

 2020-09-12 01:49 

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Volunteer remotely to help COVID-19 response...

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering has changed. Older adults in particular have take a step back from in-person activities to limit their potential exposure to contracting the coronavirus.But while some opportunities have gone......

 2020-09-12 01:47 

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Lebanon lowers default speed limit to 25 mph...

LEBANON — The city's default speed limit has been lowered to 25 miles per hour following a City Council vote in late August, according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department.Signs bearing the new speed limit have been posted at som...

 2020-09-12 01:44 

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Governors past and present honor Steve Merrill at Statehouse...

CONCORD — New Hampshire governors past and present honored one of their own Friday, remembering Republican Steve Merrill for talents both political and personal.Merrill, who served for two terms in the 1990s, died Sept. 5 at age 74. He coined the te...

 2020-09-11 14:17 

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Dartmouth reports 2 COVID cases...

HANOVER — At least two undergraduates at Dartmouth College have tested positive for COVID-19 as about 2,300 students return to campus this week in advance of the start of classes on Monday.A total of four students, including the two who tested......

 2020-09-11 02:30 

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Republicans sue over Vermont mail-in voting plan...

A group of five Vermonters that includes one current and a former Republican state representative has filed a federal lawsuit against Secretary of State Jim Condos alleging that his office's plan to send ballots to all active voters for the general......

 2020-09-11 02:29 

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Randolph taking steps toward mural walk...

RANDOLPH — Randolph, already home to the famed Whale Dance sculpture — which features two whale tails diving into a plot of grass off Interstate 89 — may soon be home to a new mural walk in the village."We envision it as it really be...

 2020-09-11 02:27 

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NH replacing New London liquor outlet with stand-alone store...

NEW LONDON — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission plans to build a stand-alone Liquor & Wine Outlet at the New London Shopping Center, replacing a smaller liquor store at the site along Newport Road.Construction on the 6,300-square-foot store is slat...

 2020-09-11 02:26 

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District board holds hearing on firing of Windsor School principal...

WINDSOR — Mount Ascutney School District Board members held a termination hearing Thursday for Tiffany Riley, the Windsor School principal put on leave after she made a Facebook post that was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement.The nine-hour...

 2020-09-11 02:24 

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Familiar face returns to Woodstock Union High School as athletic director...

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock Union High School has reconnected with one of its former three-sport athletes and hired him as its new athletic director.Jack Boymer will officially assume his new duties on an undetermined date once he wraps up work at the......

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