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Watched by her classmates and Instructor Gary Hutchins, Karen Roy of Lebanon, N.H., cuts metal during a class day dedicated to learning different types of cutting metal, and TIG welding in the Welding for Women Class at Hartford Area Career and Technical Center in White River Junction, Vt., on Jan. 12 2015. Valley News - Sarah Priestap <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on …

Days of Change and Growth

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Of all the odd places to sit down for an interview, the McDonald’s on Route 12A might be the oddest. But in the case of …

For Art’s Sake, an Old Rallying Cry Returns: ‘Take Back Vermont’

Friday, January 30, 2015

Last week, in a startlingly random context, I came across something I thought only the people where I’m from remember. Among the listings I receive …

‘Stay With Me’ Credits Expand

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith’s Grammy-nominated breakout hit, Stay with Me, both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne’s names have been added to the song’s writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith, Petty and Lynne now share credit with two others due to …

‘The Americans,’ TV’s Best Show, Returns as Strong as Ever

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The first four episodes of Season 3 of The Americans, which returns tonight on FX, are just as absorbing and dark and impeccably realized as what we saw in Season 2. Now that you know, shred this document if you’re paranoid about spoilers. The series picks up not …

Storm Sweep

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Nicholas Brown, of West Lebanon, N.H., cleans off his girlfriend's car after shoveling his driveway and walkway at their apartment on Jan. 27, 2015. Brown lost his legs three years ago after having pneumonia. He said the cold …

Music to Fewer Ears: Testing Cuts Time for Performing Arts Education

Monday, January 26, 2015

Megan Prince saw her future — part of it, anyway — while playing the trumpet at her middle school in Albany, N.Y. “I had a band teacher who was so inspiring,” Prince, now the elementary-school music teacher for …

School Notes: Years of Lessons Bring Cellist New England Honors

Monday, January 26, 2015

For Neha Garg, something had to give two years ago: Competitive swimming or the cello lessons. This past December, the decision paid off, when the Hanover High School senior raced to first place among high school-age musicians trying …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Fame and Proposal’s Gone Wrong

Monday, January 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

DHMC Units Beset By Flu

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — An influenza outbreak in three units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has prompted hospital officials to offer preventive treatments to patients and staffers in the affected areas, a hospital spokesman said Monday. Seven staffers have been confirmed through laboratory tests to have the flu, and a total …

Honoring ‘Birdman,’ SAG Again Celebrates Actors as Actors

Monday, January 26, 2015

With its win for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night, Birdman certainly looked like another instance of the Screen Actors Guild celebrating actors for playing actors. The film follows the backstage events of a theater production put on by a film star …

Ski Jumping Big in the Valley

Monday, January 26, 2015

When it comes to winter sports in high school, New Hampshire athletes stand ​alone — in some high places. It’s the only state in the nation where secondary school athletes compete in what may seem like a dangerous game: ski jumping. Before they join a school team, kids …

Knucklepuck

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hunter Tibbits, 12, of Lebanon, practices his hockey skills just before dusk on Monday at Pat Walsh Park in Lebanon. Hunter visits the rink frequently. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …