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Orthodox Dartmouth Students Demand Stricter Kosher Fare

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hanover — Students at Dartmouth College are petitioning administrators to institute a higher standard of kosher dining, arguing the college’s current methods of food preparation don’t meet widely held standards in the Orthodox Jewish community. A small group of Orthodox students say their religious dietary restrictions essentially prevent them from eating at Dartmouth, even though the school has a designated kosher cafeteria. They worry that because of “leniencies” on the …

Local Roundup: Bronze for Cox At World Juniors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Singapore — Hannah Cox is coming home with a FINA World Junior Swimming Championships medal. The 17-year-old member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim team closed junior worlds on Sunday by winning a bronze medal in her women’s 200-meter freestyle specialty. After two near-miss podium efforts earlier in the six-day meet, Cox shaved a hundredth of a second off her personal best …

Alice Peck Day Affiliation Seen as ‘Inevitable’ End of an Era

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lebanon — The news Friday that Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital plans to become the latest community hospital in the region to formally affiliate with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock empire was greeted with grief and disappointment from some community members, while others were more optimistic. Whether they feared losing Alice Peck Day’s down-home qualities, including at its birthing department, or thought the move would protect …

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 …

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the …

Leader Is On Fire at New England Amateur

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s a wonderful thing that Baker Hill Golf Club hasn’t suffered through the drought that some parts of the country have experienced this summer. Long, amber fescue blowing in a stiff wind makes for fine …

Dartmouth Sets Donation Record

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has announced a record year in donations from alumni and other sources, with a total of more than $49 million in gifts to the college annual fund. The annual funds of two professional schools have posted all-time highs as well, according to a college …

A Life: Margo Krasnoff, 1957 — 2015: ‘She Was So Genuine in All of Her Interactions’

Monday, July 13, 2015

Plainfield — A few hours before her death, Margo Krasnoff paid a 20-minute visit to Al Cirone in the hospital room at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he was recovering from knee replacement surgery. Krasnoff, a primary care doctor, …