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Republican presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller rides a snow machine for the press on the Lyme, N.H., green while campaigning in the Upper Valley in 1964. (Valley News - Larry McDonald)
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Primary Focus: Capturing the Candidates on Their Upper Valley Swing Since 1952

Sunday, February 7, 2016

L o ng b efore television live shots and satellite trucks, before campaign trackers and YouTube posts, before smartphones and selfies, still photographers were the …

A Fleeting Art Form

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In 1998, Adrian Tans was living in Burlington and joined with a group of friends for a snow sculpture contest in one of the city’s …

Movie Review: Genre Mashup of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Doesn’t Mesh

Friday, February 5, 2016

The latest incarnation of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet is a most accomplished young woman. She’s studious, spunky, quick-witted and multilingual. And you should see the …

CDC: Drinking Presents Serious Problem for Women During Pregnancy

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Consuming small amounts of alcohol normally doesn’t carry a dire warning, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says millions of women could be putting their developing babies at risk because of their drinking habits. An estimated 3.3 million women who drink are sexually active but not …

Anniversary Trip

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Garrett Hubert, of Newport, is the first to carry the torch during the 30-mile run, roller-ski and ski relay to Newport from Hanover on Friday. A relay team re-enacted the solo trip John McCrillis took in 1916 when …

Essay: Two Current Films Capture the Nation’s Noisy Outrage and Quiet Competence

Friday, February 5, 2016

In a period of topsy-turvy politics and widespread anxiety about the country’s future, two of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, Spotlight and The Big Short , speak loudly and carry big sticks, …

Documentary On Climate Aims to Make A Difference

Friday, February 5, 2016

Park City, Utah — Josh Fox has gotten bad news. And it’s not that he, like, got a parking ticket or forgot to pay a bill. This is dire stuff: The major cities on the East Coast will …

Actress Pivots From ‘Downton’ to Jane Austen With Zombies

Friday, February 5, 2016

You might not recognize Lily James without the corset. The young British actress with the lilting voice has made a name for herself in recent period dramas like Downton Abbey (playing spirited cousin Rose) and War and Peace …

Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her …

Valley Parents: Upper Valley Support Groups for Substance Abuse Issues

Friday, February 5, 2016

When it comes to support for substance abuse issues, no one has to go it alone in the Upper Valley. Below is a list of support groups, nonprofit organizations and help lines located in the area. If there …

Valley Parents: Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Drugs, Alcohol

Friday, February 5, 2016

If you thought your child was at risk for or had diabetes, how long would you wait to seek help? Barbara Farnsworth, executive director of Second Growth, which provides prevention education, treatment and recovery services in the Upper …

Valley Parents: A Teen Substance Abuse Counselor Shares Observations From 40-Year Career

Friday, February 5, 2016

In his more than 40 years as a teen substance abuse counselor in the Upper Valley, Donlon Wade has witnessed a disturbing development: Kids are starting to use substances at an earlier age and more frequently than in …