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At the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, N.H. students have their names checked off for the school's mock primary on Feb. 8, 2016. About to vote  are Colter Lingelbach-Pierce, an eighth-grader,left, and Katie Genzer a seventh-grader. In the the midddle is Anna Kirkpatrick, an eighth-grader, she was sharing cookies with students manning the checklist, Hattie Kahl, left, and Ella Edmonds both eighth-graders.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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A Lesson in Democracy: Students Cast Ballots in Mock Primary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Sitting behind a set of tables with a group of her friends, Isla Cotter spent part of her Monday as a polling volunteer. Just like the hundreds of volunteers who will take to New Hampshire’s town halls and high schools for today’s primary, Cotter was at work checking people off a voter registration list, handing out ballots and …

Day Care Must Have Sprinklers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lebanon — In a sometimes heated Monday night meeting, the Planning Board declined to reconsider a requirement that the River Valley Club’s owner install a …

‘Dark Money’ Investigates Koch Brothers’ Influence

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — In an election cycle forecast to be the most expensive in history, itself following two other costliest-ever contests, reporter Jane Mayer hopes to …

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When …

Issues: Pocket Park, Library Funding, Downtown Bond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Here’s what the Hartford Selectboard hopefuls had to say about a few village-specific issues that are likely to come before the Selectboard in 2016: Quechee: How Much To Spend On a Pocket park? Quechee property owners have agitated for the Selectboard to go beyond an estimated $156,000 for …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe …

Primary Focus: Capturing the Candidates on Their Upper Valley Swing Since 1952

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Long before television live shots and satellite trucks, before campaign trackers and YouTube posts, before smartphones and selfies, still photographers were the main source of images from the campaign trail. As it turns out, the Valley News was …

Blood Drive Set for Lebanon

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — The Lebanon police and fire departments have scheduled an American Red Cross blood drive for later this month. The Feb. 17 blood drive is slated to take place at the Courtyard Marriott at 10 Morgan Drive in Lebanon, from 1 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, …

5 Vie for 2 Seats in Hartford

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hartford — A longtime Zoning Board member. A green energy advocate. A mother of nine and community volunteer. A retired teacher who is now an activist. A youth outreach worker. When the municipal voting booths open on March …

Retired Fire Truck Moves North

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Corinth — The Corinth Volunteer Fire Department has received a shiny red gift from a Connecticut town. Oxford could have sold the fire engine for about $5,000, but they knew Corinth was in need of one, Oxford first …

Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan …

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on hazing in 2012. Complaints of alcohol-related hazing this fall at Sigma Alpha Epsilon spurred the national SAE office this week to suspend the …

Hartford Zoning Proposal Has Foes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hartford — A new set of rules that restricts building options in order to preserve the rural character of Hartford’s open spaces may be coming down the pike, and at least one member of the Selectboard isn’t happy about it. “That just seems so un-American to me, that …