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Honoring Those Who Served: Upper Valley Veterans Share What Memorial Day Means to Them

Valley News photographer Sarah Shaw interviewed veterans from the Upper Valley, asking each what Memorial Day means to them and who they think of on this holiday. In addition to portraits, most of which…

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Grave Injustice: Family of Union Soldier Fights to Have His Final Resting Place Marked

In the months before Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., gave his life for his country, he endured almost unimaginable deprivation. His bones, mixed in a jumble with those of hundreds of other American soldiers,…

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KUA Graduates Told to 'Go for It'

Meriden -- Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, a 2002 Kimball Union Academy graduate, was remembered for his courage, commitment and passion at the boarding school's 198th commencement on Saturday morning. …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Friends of Veterans Could Use a Hand

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction -- A nonprofit that helps Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness could use a hand. "Our issue right now is volunteers…

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Walk Highlights Influence Of Money in U.S. Politics

Lebanon -- The gathering on the grassy green of Lebanon's Colburn Park late Saturday morning had many names associated with it -- The New Hampshire Rebellion, the Walk for Democracy, Open Democracy and…

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Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Norwich -- Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest…

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Last Two Essentials Clothing Stores To Close

Hanover -- Upper Valley women who want a lithe Italian Nana Nucci dress or men who favor fine Baroni suits will soon have to drive to Boston or Burlington (or go online) to buy their favorite upscale clothes:…

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Hypertherm, Casella Work to Maximize Recycling

Lebanon -- Hypertherm wants to throw out the idea of garbage. All of it. The Hanover-based maker of industrial cutting equipment, which has a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, has…

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Column: Populism Is Now Popular Across the Political Spectrum

Candidates of the left, right and center have something in common: They all want to be seen as populists. Hillary Clinton attacks income inequality and issues booklets showing how well she stacks up,…

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Editorial: A Grievance in Quechee

The executive committee of the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association recently announced in an email to its 1,400 members that it was sharply curtailing the use by Hartford residents of QLLA facilities --…

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Engagement: Raleigh -- O'Neil

White River Junction -- Daron Raleigh and John O'Neil, of White River Junction, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin Raleigh and Lorrie Wild, of Hartford. She graduated…

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Three Hartford Police Officers Complete Basic Training Class

Hartford -- Three Hartford police officers graduated from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council's 99th Basic Training Class Friday at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. Randy St. Peter,…

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Steve Nelson: Putting My New Hip to the (Crash) Test

Caveat: Don't take this column as medical advice. Talk to your own doctor. Eighteen months ago my right hip rapidly went from dependable friend to cranky enemy. Bummer. I thought I was ageless with joints…

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Column: Is Christianity Moribund?

Several days from now, at the invitation of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, I will head to Washington to participate in discussions about intercommunion between Episcopalians and United Methodists.…

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Jim Kenyon: Policing the Police, or Not

Vermont State Police Cpl. Jonathan Graham, a 16-year veteran who worked out of the Rockingham barracks, resigned last month after some of his offensive Facebook posts made news. WCAX-TV, Channel 3, in…

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Dogs Keep Farmers on the Farm

DeKalb County, Mo. -- As Alda Owen messes with cattle, Sweet Baby Jo plops down right in the middle of things. On her belly, ears up, wide-eyed and ready to spring. "She don't like 'em getting too close…

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Around the Remote: Chuck Barney's Picks for May 24-30

Don't Miss Aquarius -- It's the dawning of a new age for David Duchovny ( The X-Files ), who returns to network television in this gripping, 13-episode slice of "historical fiction." He plays an…

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'A Different Mud Season'

They're motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants "muck it up" while going over wooden walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate various…

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No Waiting Required

With one foot on the pedal of his bow-trolling motor, Bob Turgeon eased his boat quietly into a narrow bay of this lake recently. Viewed by any of the many Canada geese that traded back and forth over…

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To Your Good Health: Balancing Medicine's Side Effects and Benefits

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 60-year-old male in good health, and I play tennis and swim several days a week. I have suffered from neuralgia for the past three years, but I have it under control with medication:…

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Breathtaking and High Tech

New York -- From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Those two words are the motto of the center's new observatory that…

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8 From Upper Valley Died At Salisbury Confederate Prison

Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., is only one of the 145 soldiers from Vermont and New Hampshire who died in Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War, according to the Roll of Honor compiled in 1868. Many…

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A n Era Could End

For years and years -- a full decade, in fact -- Rafael Nadal ruled the French Open the way no one had ever dominated any Grand Slam tennis tournament, winning 66 of 67 matches and collecting nine championships,…

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Miss Manners: 'Happy Memorial Day' Doesn't Quite Fit the Bill

Dear Miss Manners: I am a veteran with 23 years of service, and I'm uncomfortable with the traditional "Happy Memorial Day" greeting that the news and entertainment media have foisted upon the public.…

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Using the 'Crowd' To Choose the Best Seeds For the Soil

Steve Pitstick has been farming for 42 years. He grows corn and soybean in Illinois. Pitstick, who has always been tech savvy, recalls using PC cards to transport data from his farming equipment to his…