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Norwich's Brook Leigh, left, will compete in his first U.S. Freestyle Skiing Championship this weekend; fellow Norwich resident Hannah Kearney is in her last.
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It’s Time to Get Started: As Kearney Moves On, Leigh Moves Up

Friday, March 27, 2015

When on a mountain, Brook Leigh prefers to ski a reasonably straight line. He’ll go as fast as he can. If he encounters a bump or mogul, he’ll try to launch himself into the air as high as he can. In other words, he’s a teenager. As one freestyle skiing legend prepares to close her career, Leigh hopes his is …

Art Notes: Hood Director Departs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a move that has shocked the Upper Valley art community, Michael Taylor is leaving his post as director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, after nearly four years in the position. His reason for leaving is unknown, but it appears that he was forced to resign, given the college’s relative silence …

Dartmouth Frat: It Wasn’t Hazing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College fraternity accused by administrators of branding a new member has released a statement acknowledging that multiple fraternity brothers took part in such activity — allowing themselves to have a permanent mark burned into their skin — but denies that the practice constituted hazing. The statement provided by Alpha Delta Fraternity’s attorney, George Ostler, of Norwich, said that “a …

Dartmouth Frat Faces Branding Allegations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta is facing allegations that its members burned a mark on the skin of a new member, a practice called branding. “The activities in question reportedly occurred inside the Alpha Delta fraternity house, while the fraternity was on suspension for policy violations …

Elizabeth Hopkins Colt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hanover, NH. — Elizabeth Hopkins Colt, 86, of Hanover, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Kendal at Hanover. Betsy was born in Boston, Mass., on Sept. 5, 1928, grew up in Wellesley, and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1946. She attended Vassar College, where she served as …

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it …

Volunteer Spotlight: A Helping Hand at the Humane Society

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Etna — For more than 20 years, during the spring, summer and fall, Sally Batton and her family have welcomed dozens of foster kittens from the Upper Valley Humane Society into their home, caring for them and helping …

At the Hospitals: March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Gets Spot On ‘Great Places to Work’ List Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been named one of 150 “Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the industry journal Becker’s Hospital Review. It was selected based on its benefits …

Engagement: Csatari — Steinbaugh

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hanover — Judith B. and Thomas Csatari, of Hanover, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Csatari, to Michael John Steinbaugh. The bride-to-be graduated from Hanover High School in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s degree in music …

Engagement: Birnie — Koch

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hanover — Dick and Pietie Birnie, of Hanover, have announced the engagement of their son, Peter Van Dyk Birnie, to Kathryn Lang Koch. The bride-to-be is the daughter of June Koch, of Exeter, N.H., and graduated from Phillips …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …

Patricia S. Carruth

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Berlin, Vt. — Patricia S. Carruth, 85, of 2 North Franklin Street, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, where she had been a volunteer since its inception. Pat was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Schenectady, N.Y., the youngest daughter of George and Victoria …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …