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David Orr in an undated photograph. (Courtesy photograph)

A Life: David Orr, 1934-2015; ‘He Was Never Anything But Calm Under Fire’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — The renovation of the west stands at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field is nearing completion and in recent weeks the press box has begun to take shape. When the Big Green’s football season kicks off in September, the new structure will have all the modern bells and whistles. Sadly, its inhabitants won’t include David Orr. A writer, statistician and spotter at Memorial Field for more than 50 years, Orr died of cancer on Jan. 17, 2015. He was 80. The 2014 football season was the first since 1959 that he wasn’t working at his alma mater’s gridiron tussles in some capacity. However, his presence …

Dartmouth Professor’s Smartphone App Can Predict GPA

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — “My phone knows we’re in a conversation,” Andrew Campbell, a computer science professor at Dartmouth College, said one morning last week in his office. “It doesn’t know you, but it knows I’m in a conversation right now. And when we part, it’ll know when it’s over.” Campbell, who has worked in …

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward …

Windsor Tech Company to Help Purify Water in Mexican Schools

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Windsor — Seldon Technologies could add more than 20 jobs by February through a contract with a Mexican company to supply water purification devices for public schools in Mexico, officials at the Windsor-based nanotechnology company said Wednesday. Paul …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Visiting Nurses Partner for Care Center

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pursuing two major changes in the way it delivers care: It is working on an affiliation with the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, and it is seeking permission to build …

Dartmouth to Replace Moosilauke Lodge

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College is making plans to replace the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, the rustic log cabin in Warren, N.H., that occupies a special place in the hearts of many alumni, some of whom are protesting the college’s …

Dartmouth Dashes Frat’s Housing Plan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hanover — After cutting ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity over revelations members burned brands into their skin, Dartmouth College administrators have announced they are barring students from residing in unrecognized Greek-letter facilities, a move that may put an end to fraternity members’ fight to continue living in their …

A Life: John Joline IV, 1948-2015; ‘He Was Always Looking Out for the Beginner’

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lebanon — The last time that Brian Kunz walked in the woods with John Joline, the annual wave of spring green was washing across the steep hills near the Dartmouth Skiway while they scouted new cliffs for rock …

Fairlee Man Meets the Strangers Who Saved His Life

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fairlee — The 58-year-old Fairlee man who nearly died of a heart attack while bicycling along Route 120 in April is back at work, and also met recently with some of the passers-by who helped save his life. …

Dartmouth Accepts $20 Million Dollar Gift

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hanover — In addition to the election of three new trustees, Dartmouth College has recently announced the reception of a $20 million gift from Etna philanthropist Dorothy Byrne that will finance an academic cluster focused on mathematics. Given in honor of Byrne’s late husband Jack Byrne, the donation …

Dartmouth Gets Taste of Future

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hanover — In an era of distraction, it’s commitment that counts, in the eyes of Dartmouth College commencement speaker David Brooks. “It’s the things you chain yourself to that set you free,” Brooks, a New York Times columnist …

Alice Peck Day Plans On Building New Clinic

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital plans to proceed with $17 million of development work that will include construction of a new 44,000-square-foot outpatient clinic as well as completion of a set of hospital renovations that began in 2011. “This is just a really exciting project for …

Former Dartmouth Player Hit With 80-Game Suspension

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New York — Atlanta Braves catcher Chris O’Dowd, a son of former Colorado manager Dan O’Dowd, has been suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor league drug program. The 24-year-old tested positive for Testosterone metabolites of external origin, the commissioner’s office said Wednesday. O’Dowd is hitting .304 with …