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 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......

 2020-09-17 23:06 

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Local roundup: Vermont high school sports contests delayed at least a week...

MONTPELIER — The return of high school sports in Vermont will be delayed by at least another week.The athletic directors of two Upper Valley schools confirmed on Thursday that the Vermont state government will not move to Step III of its Strong and....

 2020-09-17 01:35 

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Board considers state aid for Mount Lebanon School renovation...

LEBANON — School officials will decide next week whether to craft standalone plans to renovate the Mount Lebanon School after the state offered to pay for part of the proposed upgrades.About $300,000 in design work, including the hiring of engineers...

 2020-09-17 01:35 

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Ex-Quechee man ordered to pay more in restitution in embezzlement scheme...

RUTLAND — A federal judge has increased the restitution order for a former Quechee resident who defrauded clients at a West Lebanon tax and payroll firm over the course of six years.Ryan Wall, 42, will now have to pay back nearly $600,000 to 20......

 2020-09-17 01:32 

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NH lawmakers fail to override more than 20 Sununu vetoes...

CONCORD — New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override more than 20 bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, including a catchall one containing 40 wide-ranging measures that was passed during a truncated session in the coronavirus.....

 2020-09-17 01:32 

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US judge rejects challenge to Vermont vote-by-mail system...

MONTPELIER — A federal court judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Vermont's plan to mail ballots to all of the state's active voters so they can cast ballots by mail or in person for the November election.In a one-page judgment filed W...

 2020-09-17 01:25 

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Out & About: Norwich unites for community-painted mural to hang at Dan & Whit's...

NORWICH — One of the roles of area historical societies is to bring people together to celebrate — and learn from — a collective, shared history.But in 2020, historical societies have also focused on another purpose: Documenting the COVI...

 2020-09-17 01:21 

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Canaan man to plead guilty to having thousands of explicit photos of children...

CANAAN — A 40-year-old Canaan man plans to plead guilty to multiple child pornography charges after police found thousands of sexually explicit images of children on digital memory cards he owned, according to court documents.Last week, a Grafton......

 2020-09-17 01:12 

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Rebuild to start on I-89 bridges, but drivers likely won't even notice at first...

WEST LEBANON — Work to rebuild the two bridges carrying Interstate 89 over the Connecticut River started this week, but, transportation officials say, drivers won't see a major change in their commute for at least a year.Crews with Bow, N.H.-bas...

 2020-09-16 23:23 

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Local roundup: Dartmouth promotes men's basketball assistant coach...

HANOVER — Justin Bradley has a new title with the Dartmouth College men's basketball program.After three seasons as an assistant coach, Bradley was named associate head coach on Wednesday. Second-year Big Green head coach David McLaughlin has ha...

 2020-09-16 21:35 

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Tuck School at Dartmouth lays off 18 staff members...

HANOVER — The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is laying off 18 staffers after ending fiscal year 2020 with a $3.3 million deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college officials said Wednesday.Tuck School Dean Matthew Slaughter sent Tuck......

 2020-09-16 05:39 

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Scott vetoes climate change accountability bill...
 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...

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