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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 …

Fire Damage Contained to Roof

Monday, January 26, 2015

West Lebanon — A resident’s instinct to promptly call the Lebanon Fire Department after seeing flames at the construction site off Route 10 spared the soon-to-be housing from major damage on Friday. “It could have been significantly worse …

N.H. Nursing Homes Could Lose Millions

Friday, January 23, 2015

A plan to patch a $58 million hole in the Department of Health and Human Services budget drew fire from legislators Friday who said $7 million in cuts to nursing home payments would target some of the state’s …

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 Realty 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 …