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Earth Day Pick-Me-Up

On Earth Day on Tuesday, workers from Hypertherm fanned out across the Upper Valley to pick up litter. Ken Woods, left, and Tate Picard filled a bag along Airport Road in West Lebanon. Valley News --…

Today at 09:07AM
Cheerful Pussy Willows Chase Away the Mud Season Blues

In general, I don't sing. I can't carry a tune, and words to even the simplest of songs seem to disappear from my brain in about 20 minutes. Always have. So it was a surprise to me when, walking by a clump…

Today at 09:07AM
Hard Boiling Made Easy

Call it the Great Egg Smackdown of 2014. Every time I write about hard-boiled eggs, I seem to get a flood of mail telling me, essentially, "You're an idiot, and you're doing it all wrong." So this year…

Today at 09:07AM
'Year of No Sugar' Looks for A Magic Bullet

Year of No Sugar is one of those book titles that, with its telegram-like urgency, succinctly tells you exactly what to expect beneath the cover. Eve O. Schaub, a Pawlet, Vt.-based writer, became convinced…

Today at 09:07AM
Give Oregano And Peas A Chance

Oregano and peas seem like a bad match. The musty, pungent herb and the fresh, bright legume would seem to fight. Maybe this hunch stems as well from their divergent seasons, the spring of the peas, the…

Today at 09:07AM
A Bipolar Doctor Probes The Brain on 'Black Box'

NEW YORK -- ABC's brainy new medical drama Black Box does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand. It does…

Today at 09:05AM
Zoning Panel Endorses Fuel Depot; Lebanon Board OKs Request For Liquid Natural Gas Site

Lebanon -- A developer proposing to build a liquefied natural gas depot behind the bus station on Etna Road passed a critical hurdle this week when the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment approved two variances.…

Today at 09:05AM
Flush Twice

Bruce Prior of the Enfield Water Department flushes a hydrant on Main Street in Enfield on Tuesday. Each of the town's roughly 75 hydrants gets flushed twice a year, a process that can take up to two weeks.Valley…

Today at 09:05AM
I-91 Park and Ride Lot to Close; State to Overhaul Location at Exit 9

Hartland -- Commuters who use a state-owned park and ride lot at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 will soon have to find an alternate location for the next several months while the state completes a major upgrade. …

Today at 09:05AM
Dartmouth Promotes New Policy; Administrators Hold Forum On New Sexual Assault Stance

Hanover -- The outside investigators that Dartmouth College has proposed to hire to look into complaints of sexual assault would be made up of three or four people from the Upper Valley, with lawyers,…

Apr 22
Bennington Police Department shooting spurs probe

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police are investigating a shooting in the lobby of the Bennington Police Department that left one person injured.

Apr 22
Bennington official calls police shooting tragic

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Bennington town manager is calling a shooting in the lobby of the police station a tragic situation, but he's referring questions about the investigation to the Vermont State Police.

Apr 22
Letter: Abolish the Death Penalty

To the Editor: It seems like years ago that I sat in an auditorium at Plymouth State University listening to a few proponents and many opponents of the death penalty discuss its repeal in New Hampshire.…

Apr 22
Letter: Spreading Fear About Single-Payer

To the Editor: Megan McArdle's piece ("Vermont Single-Payer: Show Me the Money," April 17) about the unaffordability of universal health care is way off the mark. If Vermont were its own country, it…

Apr 22
Letter: Democracy Is for the People

To the Editor: The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission will probably not have a significant immediate impact on elections; but the disturbing element…

Apr 22
Tonight May Be a 'Big Night' for Many Frogs, Toads and Salamanders To Migrate

Could tonight be one of those "big nights" that amphibian watchers have been waiting for? With warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast, scientists say tonight could be one of those times when thousands…

Apr 22
Arizona, NH to get federal education funding

PHOENIX (AP) - Efforts to turn around Arizona's persistently low-performing schools will be getting a $10 million boost from the federal government.

Apr 22
Small plane sinks in NH's largest lake; none hurt

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) - Officials say no one was injured when a Cessna fixed-wing aircraft crashed and sank in New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee.

Apr 22
Small plane sinks in Winnipesaukee; pilot unhurt

ALTON, N.H. (AP) - Officials say no one was injured when a Cessna fixed-wing aircraft crashed and sank in New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee.