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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. …

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 …

Elite Feet Fleet: Enfielders 1-2 at Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quechee — It was 39 degrees out when Rich Smith woke up on Sunday. So he put on his hat and gloves and took his place at the crowded starting line of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, at …