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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 …

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 …

Tax Filing Details Top D-H Payouts

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — The $675,000 severance payment awarded by Dartmouth-Hitchcock during 2013 to a “former senior advisor” to its chief executive barely made a public ripple or financial splash. Nor did the $320,000 “change of control payment” made to a staff physician who had been working as an executive …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Softball All Business in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sunapee — Opening games for top-ranked teams in state tournaments should be about taking care of business. That would make the Sunapee High girls softball squad a bunch of serious businesswomen. The top-ranked Lakers wasted no time dispatching No. 16 Hinsdale in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division IV opener. Rachel …

A Horse’s Best Friend: Canaan’s Ferneau Has Learned a Lot, and Applies It

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Etna — Nathalie Ferneau’s education in horses began long ago, when she found that they don’t always stay where people put them. The lesson unfolded in children’s storybook fashion with the wayward horse who lived next door. The …

Living Longer, But Suffering

Monday, June 1, 2015

The single biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age, said Dr. Robert Santulli, a retired professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-author with Kesstan Blandin of The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer’s Family. The irony of improved health care is that …

O’Malley Joins Presidential Race, Visits Dartmouth College

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hanover — The day after announcing his candidacy for president, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley hit the road in New Hampshire. At Dartmouth College on Sunday evening, O’Malley, a Democrat, was greeted by a crowd of approximately 75 …

Storm Blacks Out Dartmouth

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — The thunderstorms that rolled through the Upper Valley late Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to the Dartmouth College campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for several hours and may have caused as much of $30,000 damage to town of Hanover equipment, officials said. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence …