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 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......

 2020-09-11 02:23 

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Mascoma girls soccer players finally have a team of their own...

WEST CANAAN — If ever there was a time to enjoy the one thing Mara Isham has long wanted, it's now.Having played her first three high school soccer seasons in a boys program, the Mascoma High senior is reveling in the arrival of the school's...

 2020-09-11 02:20 

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Pay creeps higher for top Dartmouth College officials...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon's compensation totaled $1.5 million in 2018, an increase of 5% over the prior year, according to the college's most recent tax filing.Hanlon, however, was not the college's highest-paid e...

 2020-09-11 02:08 

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Fatal crash believed to be missing Newport men...

BOSCAWEN, N.H. — A Newport grandfather and his adult grandson who have been missing since Monday when they set off for a Labor Day motorcycle ride are believed to have been killed in an accident off Route 4 in Boscawen, according to police.Police......

 2020-09-10 22:25 

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Family and friends search area around Danbury, NH, for missing Newport men...

NEWPORT — Family members, friends and concerned community members spread out around the hills and roads around Danbury, N.H., on Thursday, looking for a Newport man and his grandson who went missing Monday afternoon while on a motorcycle ride."W...

 2020-09-10 19:04 

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Greenhouse gas bill goes to Scott...

MONTPELIER — The Vermont House on Wednesday passed minor Senate changes to a bill that would require Vermont to meet certain greenhouse gas emissions targets in the coming years and allow for the state to be sued if it doesn't.The measure, given...

 2020-09-10 01:48 

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Stripper polls: NH voter goes topless after anti-Trump shirt is nixed...

EXETER, N.H. — A voter who was told she couldn't wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules simply whipped it off and did her civic duty topless.The woman walked into a polling place in Exeter, N.H., for...

 2020-09-10 01:47 

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Catholic Medical Center CEO announces retirement amid effort to merge with Dartmouth-Hitchcock...

MANCHESTER — The CEO of Catholic Medical Center, with which Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is seeking to combine forces, plans to retire next summer, according to a news release on Wednesday.Dr. Joseph Pepe, who has led the Manchester-based hospital for...

 2020-09-10 01:46 

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Out & About: Violinist performs 'augmented reality concert' in Claremont...

CLAREMONT — Admittedly, watching a virtual concert that features an artist's performance projected via hologram in an Upper Valley venue sounds a little strange.But, also admittedly, these are strange times we are living in, and organizations...

 2020-09-10 01:44 

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Primary Source: Recount sought in NH Senate Democratic primary...

With unofficial results showing her trailing by less than 70 votes, Lyme Democrat Beatriz Pastor on Wednesday said she has asked for a recount in her race against Lebanon City Councilor Sue Prentiss for the open District 5 New Hampshire Senate......

 2020-09-10 01:42 

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Feltes-Sununu race for governor leads election matchups in New Hampshire...

CONCORD — Democrat Dan Feltes started his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday promising to prove the pundits wrong and defeat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November.Feltes, the state Senate majority leader, defeated Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky...

 2020-09-10 01:39 

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Things are looking better this year for NH, Vt. loons...

It's been a decent year for loons in the Twin States.After years of lead poisoning and habitat encroachment meant an outlook as bleak as the waterbirds' iconic bird call, things are finally looking up."The good news is we set a new record for....

 2020-09-10 01:38 

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Dartmouth undergraduates return to campus for first time since March...

HANOVER — For Dartmouth College undergraduates, many of whom are returning to school this week for the first time in months, the campus may look very different than it has in past fall semesters. The paths that weave between the school's buildin...

 2020-09-09 19:40 

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Newport man, grandson missing after Labor Day motorcycle ride...

NEWPORT — Police are looking for two men who went missing from Newport after a motorcycle ride Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Newport Police Department.Jerry Proper, 69, and his grandson, Cody Pillsbury, 22, left Newport arou...

 2020-09-09 03:32 

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Over Easy: Buyers, beware...

According to Realtors and others in the know, city folk and suburbanites are suddenly coming here to get away from it all.I don't know if you can really get away from it all, but you can get away from a lot of it in the Upper Valley, which has been......

 2020-09-09 03:32 

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Henry Homeyer: Glorious hydrangeas are in full beauty now...

When I was a boy, I always took note of cemeteries as we drove by them.I'd lost a beloved grandfather, the original Henry Homeyer, and my mother's mom. I was taken with a shrub or small tree in cemeteries that I called either "the snowball bus...

 2020-09-09 03:13 

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Prentiss appears headed to narrow victory over Pastor...

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon City Councilor Sue Prentiss appeared headed to a narrow victory for an open New Hampshire Senate seat in the heart of the Upper Valley as voters in the Granite State helped settle several contested primaries.As expected,......

 2020-09-09 03:04 

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UNH has virus testing lab...

DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire is testing students for the coronavirus in a new lab on campus that uses self-swabbing home kits developed at the school. UNH says the Durham lab can screen for COVID-19 on at least 4,000 samples a day....

 2020-09-09 03:04 

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Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies...

MARSHFIELD, Vt. — It's the time of year when gardeners are turning their ripe tomatoes into sauces and salsas and cucumbers into pickles. But a boom in gardening and preparing food at home during the coronavirus pandemic has led to a scarcity of...

 2020-09-09 03:04 

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As they reopen, schools once again have to reinvent lunchtime...

When schools went virtual in the spring, food service directors leapt into action and, within days, redesigned their programs from top to bottom, packing buses with bagged breakfasts and lunches to deliver meals daily directly to hundreds of......

 2020-09-09 02:35 

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Scott moves to close Woodside and send juveniles to private center...

ESSEX — Gov. Phil Scott's administration has moved to close the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Essex, informing state employees at Vermont's only juvenile detention facility this week that the program will be shut down in October...

 2020-09-09 02:25 

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Local Roundup: Coupe drivers share success at Bear Ridge...

BRADFORD, Vt. — Bear Ridge Speedway's Sportsman Coupe division seems to be spreading the success around this summer.Cody Copeland became the eighth different winner of a Coupe feature when he outpaced the field of 17 to highlight Saturday night&...

 2020-09-09 02:24 

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'Football is football': After disappointment of losing normal season, teams prep for 7 vs. 7...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — If the playing field is truly an extension of the classroom, a lot of people — adults and youths alike — will be in learning mode on Vermont high school football fields this fall.Teams began formal workouts on Tues...

 2020-09-09 02:14 

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'Mummy arms' and screening machines: Back to school, but not back to normal...

NEWPORT — Drop-off at Richards School has long been a bit of a traffic snarl, and that was no different at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Cars were backed up School Street to Beech Street, and from there to Winter and Summer streets.But the familiar line of car...

 2020-09-09 02:04 

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Upper Valley voters, election officials report smooth — if unusual — day at the polls...

PIERMONT — Debra McKean made her usual election day walk Tuesday morning to polls at the Piermont Village School, planning to vote in-person in New Hampshire's primary.Wearing a face mask, she checked in with ballot clerks — who were weari...

 2020-09-08 23:26 

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Dartmouth quarantines 23 Tuck students after party in dorm...

HANOVER — At least 23 Tuck School of Business students are in quarantine after attending a party at a graduate school dormitory in an incident that Dartmouth College officials said was a "serious offense" against COVID-19 precautions.Tuck De...

 2020-09-08 22:05 

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Fighter jets practice approaches, landings at Lebanon Municipal Airport...

WEST LEBANON — The booming sound of fighter jets circling West Lebanon could be heard throughout much of the Upper Valley on Tuesday afternoon as two F-15s practiced approaches and landings at Lebanon Municipal Airport.Each military jet, out of an.....

 2020-09-08 00:36 

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Finalist for manager job being interviewed...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION A Hartford search committee tasked with identifying the next town manager has narrowed the pool of candidates down to three, according to Selectboard Chairman Dan Fraser.Fraser said Selectboard members have been interviewing the......

 2020-09-08 00:36 

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Lebanon police ask for ticketing powers...

LEBANON — Police Chief Richard Mello wants to change Lebanon's City Code so that officers could issue tickets, rather than summoning people to court, for minor drug and alcohol offenses.Mello pitched two amendments to the City Code last week, sa...

 2020-09-08 00:35 

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'Contributing to my community'...

ROYALTON — After a Vermonter or visitor to the state gets a call from a physician or other health care provider alerting them to a positive COVID-19 test result, Rachel Wassel or one of her 65 fellow trained contact tracers is likely to be calling.....

 2020-09-08 00:32 

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Out & About: Remote or in person, fall festivals adapt to new pandemic reality...

When the pandemic first took hold, there was hope that fall would be different: Canceled events would be rescheduled, large gatherings could resume and people could once again move around the Upper Valley without restrictions.But as the COVID-19......

 2020-09-08 00:31 

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State's EV charging plans stall amid lack of bids...

CONCORD — Electric vehicle fans anticipating fast-charging stations along New Hampshire highways will have to wait some more.Plans to use $4.6 million from the VW "dieselgate" settlement to install DC fast chargers along 6 major routes in Ne...

 2020-09-08 00:30 

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Rebuilding a stone bridge like the Shakers built it...

CANTERBURY, N.H. — Replacing a crossing that carries a dirt road over an unnamed brook deep in the woods is no big deal, unless the crossing was originally built by the Shakers. Then it's practically a work of art."We thought of doing a conc...

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