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Dartmouth College graduate Shonda Rhimes has become the undisputed queen of Thursday night TV. Last spring she delivered an earthy commencement address at her alma mater.  (Dartmouth College - Eli Burakian)

Presiding Over a TV Empire

Friday, September 19, 2014

For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant’s prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal weren’t enough Rhimes-stamped drama, ABC is adding a third series from Shondaland, her production company, to its Thursday prime-time lineup: How to Get Away With …

King Arthur Cafe Here to Stay

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — King Arthur Flour will keep its cafe in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library after all, company officials said, after a mix-up earlier this summer over the bakery’s menu options at its Hanover location. As part of a likely agreement, the college will make available about 250 square feet of extra storage space …

Dartmouth Football Reaching for Victory

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — Yard signs have sprung up around town in the past week. “Dartmouth Football Under the Lights,” they read, touting the Big Green’s season opener Saturday night against visiting Central Connecticut State. Now in the ninth campaign of his second stint at the program’s helm, coach Buddy Teevens and his players hope …

Big Green Stopped by Huskies, 3-1

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seattle — Junior Corey Delaney scored the first Dartmouth goal of the season, but three unanswered goals by Washington secured the hosts a 3-1 victory in the finale of the Husky/Nike Invitational women’s soccer tournament on Sunday evening. Delaney was credited with the goal off a cross from …

No Vacancy: Rental Housing in the Upper Valley — Always Scarce — Gets Scarcer

Sunday, September 7, 2014

West Lebanon — Looking for an apartment? Good luck. The availability of rental apartments in the Upper Valley, especially at the region’s epicenter in Lebanon, Hanover and Hartford, is near zero as fewer houses are being put up …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 — “Dr. Weeks previously worked for the VHA” — is stark in its …

William Deresiewicz Waves His Red Flag at the Ivy League

Friday, August 29, 2014

St. Louis — In his introduction to Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, former Yale professor William Deresiewicz describes today’s Ivy League as a highly competent zombie factory, one …

Big Green Football Not Big-Headed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hanover — Five years ago, the Dartmouth College football team was coming off a winless season and its coaches, players and fans could only dream about finishing third in the Ivy League. Now, being picked by league media …

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post a $1 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, then faced skeptical questioning about the hospital’s request for a …

Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents …

Green Gets Lax Coach

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover — After a lengthy search, Dartmouth College announced the addition of Brendan Callahan as the school’s new men’s lacrosse coach on Monday. Callahan comes to the Big Green after assisting at Lehigh for the past seven years. It will be his first head coaching job at the …

Medicare Ruling Could Mean $12 Million Hit to Vt. Hospitals

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Randolph — The instructions alone stretch out for 291 pages. The completed form (CMS-2552-10, if you’re playing along at home) prints out into a stack of papers more than an inch thick. And the audit and reimbursement process …

‘Provider Tax’ Prompts Different Reactions

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lebanon — Tax collectors in every state except Alaska scoop up a portion of the revenue that hospitals and other providers collect in exchange for caring for patients. Hospitals generally aren’t big fans of these so-called provider taxes, but in recent years their political attitudes toward the levies …