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Stevens a Work in Progress

Claremont — Though she begins her first year next week as principal of Stevens High School in the midst of a major renovation, Patricia Barry will gladly accept the short-term disruption for the long term benefit to the …

College’s Demise Leaves Hole in City’s Downtown

Lebanon — The cancellation of fall classes at Lebanon College, which an official said was the first step toward permanently closing the school, drew mixed responses from students, faculty and nearby business owners on Tuesday. Rising Lebanon High …

Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in that town. Timothy Arbuckle, 33, pleaded …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Judge: Probable Cause Found Against Cornish Man in Fatal Crash Merrimack, n.h. — Prosecutors can now present to a grand jury the case of a dump truck driver accused of running a red light and causing a fatal …

Hula Hooves

From left, Caroline Perrotta, 16, Elise Jalava, 7, and Isabella DeLong, 13, all of Troy, N.H., wait with Morita the horse for the costume division at the Lippitt Morgan Horse Show to begin at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in …

Compiled by Web Editor Maggie Cassidy and contributors from across the newsroom, the Dispatch blog delivers breaking news, multimedia projects, announcements, short reports highlighting life in the Upper Valley and links to other items of interest.

  • Editor's Picks - Aug. 3-9, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published Aug. 3-9, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society Animal Camp

    Children from around the Upper Valley spend a week learning about pets and animals at the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society Animal Camp in Brownsville, Vt. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Touchline vs. Central Supply boys soccer

    Touchline vs. Central Supply boys soccer in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV title game on Aug. 9, 2014, in Henniker, N.H. Central Supply won, 2-1. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published July 27 to Aug. 2, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football

    Vermont and New Hampshire high school football players face off at the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on August 2, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon vs. Bedford junior Legion baseball

    Lebanon vs. Bedford junior Legion baseball at Manchester, N.H., on July 30, 2014. Bedford won, 8-7. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - July 20-26, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published July 20-26, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon vs. Salem junior Legion baseball

    Lebanon vs. Salem junior Legion baseball at Manchester, N.H., on July 27, 2014. Lebanon won, 9-3. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - July 13-19, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published July 13-19, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hartford at Norwich girls soccer

    Hartford D4 at Dan & Whit's Quatro girls soccer on July 20, 2014, in Norwich, Vt. Dan & Whit's Quatro won, 5-1. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Manchester at Lebanon Legion baseball

    Manchester at Lebanon Legion baseball in Lebanon, N.H., on July 19, 2014. Lebanon won, 2-0. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Twin State Basketball Classic

    The 32nd Twin State Basketball Classic held in Keene, N.H., on July 19, 2014. Vermont won the girls game, 79-66, and New Hampshire the boys, 91-75. Purchase photo reprints »