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Snow Blankets Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover — On the first real snow of the term, it’s an unwritten tradition at Dartmouth College that students drop what they’re doing and come tumbling out of the campus’ brick and ivy edifices to hurl snowballs, laughing and socializing in an impromptu melee with often hundreds of combatants. But on Wednesday, the last day of final exams, the eve …

Vermont Delays Pre-K

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford — State officials this week announced that they will slow the rollout of a new Vermont law that would have guaranteed toddlers universal access …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly …

Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 27-year-old man who was recently released from the hospital after his father-in-law shot him in late August in Newport faces felony charges of impeding a police officer and accessory after the fact to an armed robbery. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say they are …

State Drops Charge In Windsor Shooting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — Charges have been dismissed, at least for now, against a White River Junction man who was shot by a Windsor police officer after he allegedly attempted to run over the officer during a drug stakeout on Route 5 in Windsor last week. According to …

Hartford Reconsiders Trash Plan

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hartford — After hearing from a couple of irate small business owners, members of Hartford’s solid waste committee say the town needs to back up a few steps before courting a single contractor for curbside trash collection. The Hartford Selectboard has not yet held a vote on whether …

Taking Up Pen and Paper to Say Thanks in a Season of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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, …

Hassan: Budget Cuts ‘Key’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — State agencies are cutting a combined $18.3 million from their current budgets to meet the spending reductions Gov. Maggie Hassan says are necessary to keep New Hampshire in the black. “These cuts — as you know …

Windsor Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Monday, November 24, 2014

Windsor — Windsor schools were evacuated this morning after school officials found what was regarded as a bomb threat in the boys’ bathroom at Windsor High School. The words “Boom blew up WHS 11:49 a.m. Monday” were found …

West Lebanon Church’s Interfaith Service Speaks to All

Monday, November 24, 2014

West Lebanon — About 20 minutes into Sunday night’s Thanksgiving service at the Congregational church, a man wearing a silk embroidered robe made half the worshipers jump in their pews. He rang a gong. Or more properly a …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

A Life: Mimi MacNamee ‘Thought That Her Purpose in Life Was to Help Others’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lebanon — Mary “Mimi” MacNamee liked to fix things. She could take apart your toaster and put it back together. She could re-wire your VCR, or your whole house, for that matter. When her children were young, she …

W. Lebanon Videostop Closes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Thinking of stopping off at the video store in West Lebanon on the way home from work to pick up the latest season of Homeland or unwind by watching your favorite George Clooney or Jennifer …