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Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a good chance to kick back and look up. And chances are, you’ll receive an enthusiastic welcome. Erek Alper, a Dartmouth graduate student in physics and astronomy, looks forward to the “big Q and A” sessions that break out at the college’s Shattuck Observatory on Observatory Road. Students, couples on a date night, families with kids — all sorts of people show up during public viewing hours. And …

Tuk Tuk’s Dream Comes True

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hanover — There’s a word beyond language — call it a useful noise — that stretches across disparate regions of the globe. Whether it be in Cairo, Bangkok, Phnom Penh or Guatemala City, a stranded traveler need only extend a hand and shout, “Tuk-tuk!” And to answer that call, evoking the putt-putt of …

Celebrating Lifelong Bonds

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hanover — Chitchat and laughter, iced tea, brownies and burgers, a picnic yesterday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area for the Hanover High School class of 1950 featured the familiar ingredients of a family reunion. Which, in a way, it was. “We’ve known each other our whole lives,” said Doug Rennie, ‘50, who was …

People in Business: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lake Sunapee Bank has announced the following officer appointments: William J. McIver, of Warner, N.H., has been promoted to senior executive vice president. McIver has been with the Bank since 1999 and has served as chief operating officer …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

Hanover Co-op to Reinstate Employee, 64

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society announced Wednesday that it will reinstate an employee whose recent termination sparked a large protest at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon last week. Caren Giaccone, an 18-year employee who worked …

Dartmouth Dashes Frat’s Housing Plan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hanover — After cutting ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity over revelations members burned brands into their skin, Dartmouth College administrators have announced they are barring students from residing in unrecognized Greek-letter facilities, a move that may put an end to fraternity members’ fight to continue living in their …

Fairlee Man Meets the Strangers Who Saved His Life

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fairlee — The 58-year-old Fairlee man who nearly died of a heart attack while bicycling along Route 120 in April is back at work, and also met recently with some of the passers-by who helped save his life. …

Lebanon Reverend: America’s ‘Original Sin’ Is Racism

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hanover — Upper Valley residents spent the weekend mourning last week’s slaying of nine African-Americans at a Charleston, S.C., church, gathering to repeat the names of the dead and to address a central and bewildering question: What now? …

Gearing Up for the Prouty

Sunday, June 21, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Lebanon — More than 5,000 people are expected to bike, walk, row or golf during the Prouty on July 10 and 11, and organizers could use some help. Volunteers are needed …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover High School’s ‘Super Senior’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The colleges that students from Hanover High School’s Class of 2015 will attend include the usual abundance of academic heavyweights. In looking over the list, I counted 10 students who were bound for Ivy League schools, four more headed to Middlebury College and another to Stanford. Rachel Fried …

William “Bill” Cogswell

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wilton, N.Y. — There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of William “Bill” Cogswell, on Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hanover. Bill, who passed away on Jan. 20, 2015, graduated with his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in …

‘Still Dreaming’

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Charlotte Fairchild was a razzle-dazzle entertainer, ready to break into song and dance at the drop of a hat, not surprising given her appearances o n Broadway in the original productions of Damn Yankees , 42nd Street and …