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Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a residential college system similar to those at …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in …

Hartford May Lower Late Tax Penalty

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hartford — During an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Selectboard scuttled plans to pay for a curbside recycling program with a room and meal sales …

Residents Unsure of Reconnecting Street

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Residents and Planning Board members had little enthusiasm Monday night for a real estate agent’s proposal to convert the Hanover Street footbridge near two of the city’s schools into a bridge for vehicular traffic. During his …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Vt. Senate Will Discuss Paid Leave This Week

Monday, January 26, 2015

A bill aimed at giving workers in Vermont paid time off for illness or other emergencies is back before the Senate. Hearings will begin today in the Senate Economic Development Committee on S.15, which would grant workers seven earned leave days off a year, or a total of …

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 …

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 Safety assessment that the facility is vulnerable to tampering. State officials have conducted audits of every “critical facility” in New Hampshire deemed as …

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 would carry vehicular traffic over Interstate 89. Realtor Jim Ward — whose Equity …

Life Here: Friendly, Capable Voices on the Other End of the Phone

Monday, January 26, 2015

“Intruder, leave the premises immediately!” intoned a menacing voice. “Oh blast, I’ve done it again,” I thought. After a wakeful night troubled by longing for my late husband, Bob, I had opened an outside door without disarming the …

Cell Phone Records Map Out Robarge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Newport — At 11:01 a.m. on June 27, 2013, Kelly Robarge made an outgoing call on her cellphone for the final time. She had just wrapped up at the Claremont courthouse where she’d filed for divorce from her …