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A Life: Dick Sheldon, 1932-2014; ‘We All Fell for Him Instantly’

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — When a student fell ill during a study-abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia — then Leningrad, U.S.S.R. — Dick Sheldon, then a Dartmouth College professor of Russian, brought her a bowl of chicken soup. The simplicity of the gesture belied the difficulty of obtaining the bowl, the spoon and the soup toward the end of the Soviet era …

Hanover Wants Water Cameras

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing the installation of video cameras and extra fencing at Hanover’s wastewater reclamation center, based on a state Department of …

Realtor Proposes Reconnecting Street

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — An Upper Valley real estate agent wants to persuade Lebanon and state officials to consider reconnecting Hanover Street by installing a bridge that …

Haverhill Restores Its Missing Weathervane

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Haverhill — Thanks to historical society volunteers, a landmark building in Haverhill Corner has something it’s been missing for at least 80 years — a weathervane. A replica of what is thought to be the original, a shiny …

Lang McLaughry Real Estate Merges With Sotheby’s Firm

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Three prominent Northern New England real estate agencies have merged and affiliated with Sotheby’s International Reality in a move designed to extend the reach of their Vermont and New Hampshire residential listings to a national and global market. The principals of Lang McLaughry Real Estate and Four Seasons …

No Scorecard for ADA Compliance

Sunday, January 25, 2015

When it comes to compliance with the ADA, no one really knows how many of the 6 million businesses under its authority are accessible, or how communities compare with one another. For that matter, it can be difficult for businesses themselves to determine if they are in compliance. …

Newport Teacher Tapped to Become ‘Ag Ambassador’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Newport — An agriscience teacher from Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport recently took part in a professional development program at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms,a 3,300 acre facility in Chestertown, Md. Deb Stevens was among about 50 …

Ompompanoosuc River Water Quality Is Focus Of West Fairlee Meeting

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Fairlee — A meeting in West Fairlee next month will take a close look at water quality in the Ompompanoosuc River. The Ompompanoosuc was placed on Vermont’s impaired waters list after E. coli was found in a roughly 11-mile section of the river between the Vershire-West Fairlee …

Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley Names Dartmouth Grad as Director

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Lebanon — Karen Morton, of Lebanon, has been named executive director of Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Morton has years of work and volunteer experience with nonprofits such as Youth in …

Jim Kenyon: Lebanon Pot Busts Fail the Sniff Test

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I get the sense that cops in Lebanon still believe that cracking down on marijuana users will somehow make for safer city streets. In 2014, Lebanon police made 205 arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana. That’s nearly five a week. Pot busts accounted for 72 percent …

Access Is the Issue: Anonymous Complaints Spark Big Changes in Downtown Woodstock

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the Woodstock business owners didn’t notice the man who, in 2012, visited their shops and eateries, sitting in a wheelchair as he made his way up and down the narrow sidewalks of the community’s …

Parker Won’t Run

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hartford — Citing weariness with a “constant drum of criticism,” Hartford Selectboard Co-chairman Ken Parker announced last week that he will not run for re-election; candidate petitions for both the Selectboard and the Hartford School Board are due …

I-91 in Windsor Sees Two Crashes

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Windsor — Two significant accidents occurred within a few miles of each other on a snow-covered Interstate 91 in Windsor on Saturday. According to a news release from Vermont State Police, the first crash occurred at around 8:30 a.m. when Edward Obrien, 74, of Easton, N.H., lost control …