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Former Dartmouth College defensive lineman Elliot Kastner, left, confers with onetime Big Green rugby player Quinn Connell during Wednesday’s football practice on Memorial Field. The pair of former engineering students debuted two mobile tackling dummies, one of which was knocked out of commission upon absorbing a blow from a player. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Calling All Quarterbacks: Nine Passers Turn Out for Big Green’s First Practice

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — It’s long been said that you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. During Dartmouth College’s football practice Wednesday, you couldn’t tell the quarterbacks without one. Less than a year after the Big Green made it through a season with only four signal-callers, it trotted out an astounding nine for the first day of preseason drills. It would …

Local Roundup: Medal Eludes Cox at World Juniors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Singapore — Hartland’s Hannah Cox narrowly missed out on a medal on the first day of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships on Monday, finishing fourth as a member of the United States 4x200 freestyle relay team. The Kimball Union Academy senior certainly did her part. Cox swam the anchor leg in a …

Dartmouth Conductor Departs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hanover — Students at Dartmouth College are questioning what they view as a lack of transparency surrounding the recent departure of the school’s longtime symphony orchestra conductor. Until last month, Anthony Princiotti, of Walpole, N.H., had for decades led the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and served as a violin instructor in the music department. …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Fraternity Won’t Face Charges for Branding

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover Police Department and the Grafton County Attorney’s Office have found insufficient evidence to charge Alpha Delta fraternity with hazing stemming from revelations that 11 new members at Dartmouth College had branded themselves last fall. Police Chief Charlie Dennis said Tuesday that the investigation was …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pays Medicare After Audit

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has agreed to pay $452,000 to the Medicare program after a federal audit estimated that its Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital unit had improperly collected $1.4 million from that federal insurance program during 2011 and 2012. The auditors examined a random sample of 445 inpatient and …

Local Roundup: Hartland’s Cox Swimming on World Stage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White River Junction — Hartland’s Hannah Cox is headed to the FINA World Junior Championships. And her Upper Valley Aquatic Club coach is going along for the ride. Cox this week accepted an invitation from USA Swimming to join the national junior team at worlds, which will run …

Local Roundup: Cox Fifth at Nationals; Dartmouth QB Transfers

Saturday, August 8, 2015

San Antonio — Another day, another personal best for Hartland’s Hannah Cox at the USA Swimming National Championships. Competing in her specialty event on Friday evening, the Kimball Union Academy senior produced a career-best time and fifth-place finish in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at the Northside Swim Center. …

Democratic Debates Will Skip Dartmouth

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hanover — The Democratic National Committee on Thursday named the dates and locations of six party-sanctioned presidential debates, many in early primary states, but the choice of Manchester for the New Hampshire forum means one traditional debate host …

DHMC Rezoning Put On Hold

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lebanon — A proposal to rezone a portion of a parcel south of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s main campus in the Route 120 corridor is on hold for now. The Planning Board was to have begun its review of a proposed zoning change to make way for a 12-bed …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bethel Man Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Bethel — A member of the Bethel volunteer fire department has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol while en route to an accident scene on Camp Brook Road in Bethel last month. James Hart, 66, was arraigned …

From Green to Gold: Former Dartmouth Coach Part of Americans’ World Cup Success

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Steve Swanson should write a memoir about his summer, and the title’s sitting right out there: Walks With Steve. His mobility limited for several months by an Achilles tendon injury, Swanson had to bypass his preferred morning runs …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget …