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Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, Vt., left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, N.H., use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create keychains, cups and slingshot planes to be printed on a 3D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor, Vt., on  Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It was the third day of a workshop in which students used computers provided by WinCycle to learn about programming and design. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor on Wednesday. It was the third day of a workshop in which students use computers provided by electronic recycler WinCyle to learn …

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine Gets Interim Dean

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lebanon — A biochemical researcher without a medical degree has been tapped to serve as interim dean of Dartmouth’s financially troubled Geisel School of Medicine during a transition that a college spokeswoman said was expected to take “a few years.” On Tuesday, Duane Compton filled a vacancy created with the June 19 announcement …

Claremont Fills School Board; Heated Discussion Amongst Members

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Claremont — Andrew O’Hearne, a Claremont police officer and Democratic state rep, was chosen to replace Kristin Kenniston on the School Board in a 5-1 vote Wednesday night after a heated discussion that lasted more than an hour. Board members Richard Madigan and Becky Ferland switched their votes from an earlier 3-3 tie and voted with Brian Rapp, John Napsey and Chairman Richard …

Mascoma Seniors Hear Last ‘Lecture’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School Principal James Collins joked at Friday’s graduation that it is common for commencement speakers to preach about individuality as the key to success for …

Rain, Tears and Laughter Flow in Hartford

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Hartford — Not only did salutatorian Evan Brown gain enough knowledge at Hartford High School to earn him a spot at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he also received some useful fashion advice. …

A New Beginning In Chelsea

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chelsea — As the Class of 2014 graduated from Chelsea High School, their class motto — Aut viam inveniam aut Faciam, or “I’ll either find a way or make one” — seemed especially appropriate. “You’re capable men and women and you will find your own way,” said guest …

Oxbow Class Now Values Good Deeds

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bradford, Vt. — Eliza Russ told a packed Oxbow Union High School gymnasium Friday evening that when she went on a recent trip to the impoverished and storm-ravaged Caribbean nation of Haiti, …

Stevens Focuses on the NOW

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Claremont — Have a “NOW” day every day, and remember “we all love each other,” were the messages from the Stevens Class of 2014 co-valedictorians, Jenna Deschaine and Cassondra Dale at Friday …

At Hanover, ‘Go and Choose Your Own Path’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Hanover — Two Labradoodle pups, making their debut as honorary guests, shared the limelight with 182 seniors at Hanover High School’s 126th graduation ceremony Friday night. Dewey, a chocolate five-month-old male, and …

Fond Memories: Mixed Emotions at Thetford Academy’s Ceremony

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Thetford — Students, families and teachers gathered in Thetford Academy’s gymnasium Friday evening to remember their years together and to share advice and encouragement for the school’s 61 graduating seniors. The ceremony …

Granite State College Graduated 400 Sunday

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gilford, n.h. — Granite State College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 students from its associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs on Sunday at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, N.H. Graduates from the Upper Valley include: Melissa Norton, Charlestown; Heather Smith, Charlestown; April …

Newport Seniors End on High Note: ‘We Look to the Future With Confidence’

Friday, June 13, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Newport — Speakers at Thursday’s Newport High School graduation inside the opera house offered a mixture of thoughts and reflections on the past four years and a promise of a bright future …

‘One Life and It’s Up to Us’: Lebanon High Graduates Urged on Importance of ‘Grit’

Friday, June 13, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery. ∎ Lebanon — The city’s high school seniors were urged to aspire to bright futures during a graduation held under gray skies on the school’s football field on Thursday evening. Salutatorian Emma …