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John Graham works to edit his dissertation on traditional music of Georgia at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H., on March 31, 2015. Graham says he often listens to a variety of music while polishing the more tedious aspects of his work, including the music he is studing. 
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A Solitary Quest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

John Graham can count on the fingers of one hand how many American academics have immersed themselves in studying the liturgical chant music of the Georgian Orthodox church. He happens to be one of them. In fact, he might be the only one. The question is how Graham found his way into a world that is, for the vast majority …

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at Kenneth Devins Memorial Field. Amara Nichols belted a three-run home run, two doubles and had …

Quick Actions by Bystanders Help Save Heart Attack Victim

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hanover — When Weiping Liu saw a bicyclist collapse on Route 120 near the Lebanon town line last week, he knew what to do. In fact, he had prepared precisely for this sort of situation starting 13 years ago, following the death of a friend. After pulling over his car Thursday morning, Liu …

Mixed Views on Proposed Walkable Hanover ‘Gateway’

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hanover — A proposal to transform Hanover’s western approach along West Wheelock Street into a walkable district for young professionals drew a number of challenges at a public informational session Tuesday night, including questions about whether it was …

Lili Paxson

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Lili Paxson died on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at “Kendal at Hanover” in Hanover where she had lived for the past 10 years. She died peacefully surrounded by the love of her family as she left this world. Lili was born Lydia Edith Schoepperle in …

Hanover Officials Propose Walkable Neighborhood for West Wheelock Street

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing to offer incentives to developers along West Wheelock Street in an effort to convert the corridor from a pass-through district to a walkable neighborhood largely for young professional renters. The plans, if …

Sanders Speaks Out In Hanover

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hanover — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has remained coy about whether he’ll run for president, but as he spoke about presidential politics in front of a microphone at a house party Saturday afternoon, with camera crews from …

Patricia Burnham

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Patricia Burnham Patricia Ann (Orr) Burnham of Hanover, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Kendal Retirement Community where she lived. She was 81. Pat was born in Omaha, Neb. and lived in several Midwestern towns until her family moved to Illinois where Pat …

‘The Hunting Ground’ Plays Out Like a Campus Horror Movie

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Hunting Ground , a documentary about sexual assault on American college campuses that will be screened Saturday at 7 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium at Dartmouth College, looks and sounds like a horror film. There are scenes of …

Art Against Extremism: Abderrahmane Sissako to Receive Dartmouth Film Award

Friday, April 17, 2015

The presentation of the Dartmouth Film Award to Mauritanian-born director Abderrahmane Sissako on Tuesday is timely. The award acknowledges the rise to artistic prominence of film directors from Africa, which is a little like saying the rise to …

Art Notes: Dartmouth Art Show and Performance Honor Christina Porter

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Like many students at Dartmouth College, Christina Porter, Class of 2006, was accomplished in a number of fields: writing, singing, art, languages. Tragically, she was unable to fulfill her considerable artistic promise when she died in 2005 as …

Dartmouth Frat Appeals Punishment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s Alpha Delta Fraternity has announced it will appeal a recent decision by a college judicial committee to “derecognize” the student organization, which would effectively kick it off campus. College officials penalized the fraternity after determining it had harmed its members last fall when new …

Ruth Barkell

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Ruth Barkell, 88 passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Hanover Terrace healthcare in Hanover. A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, April 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Saint Denis Roman Catholic Church in Hanover. Burial will follow in the N.H. Veterans …