Hanover

Club’s Skating ‘Spectacular’ To Feature Olympians, Students

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — The Skating Club at Dartmouth will hold its annual Skating Spectacular on Feb. 1 at 4:15 p.m. at Thompson Arena. But football fans need not worry. The show, set for 4:15 p.m., will be about 90 minutes long, leaving “just enough time to get home for the Super Bowl kickoff!” organizers said in a recent news release. This year’s guest skaters include Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, a …

Lang McLaughry Real Estate Merges With Sotheby’s Firm

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Three prominent Northern New England real estate agencies have merged and affiliated with Sotheby’s International Reality in a move designed to extend the reach of their Vermont and New Hampshire residential listings to a national and global market. The principals of Lang McLaughry Real Estate and Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty said last week that they merged their two firms and bought a …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry surfaces. Up to five inches thick and loaded with treads, fat-bike tires allow riders to …

Dartmouth Disciplines Cheaters

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has finalized sanctions for 64 students accused of cheating in a sports, religion and ethics class this fall, handing down punishments ranging from probation to two-term suspension. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence confirmed this week that the appeals process had ended, and the students, some …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

Mothers’ Day Atop the Mountain: Hanover’s Blum, Buddy Climb to Honor Moms’ Cancer Battles

Monday, January 19, 2015

Anyone who’s dealt with a serious illness in the family is well aware of the importance of treatment and support. Jackson Blum and Alex Roth were willing to travel to great heights to give back. Bearing the slogan, …

Kearney Second at Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kreischberg, Austria — Veteran American mogul skiing star Hannah Kearney powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, finishing behind only Canadian rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the first of two days …

Riding With the First Responders

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A recent Friday morning finds the Lebanon Fire Department quiet, the day shift settling in. Dr. Nate Grubbs, an emergency medicine resident, is getting a tour of the station on South Park Street from Capt. Jim …

Cheesemakers Buy Conserved Land in North Pomfret

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pomfret — A 22-acre field in North Pomfret was recently conserved by the Upper Valley Land Trust and then purchased by local cheesemakers. Rather than sell the agricultural land for development, Elaine and Lysle Chase worked with the land trust to conserve Chase Field, which had been in …

Business Notes: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A new fitness has opened up in Lebanon at the site of an old fitness center. Element 6 Fitness, designed to offer clients strength conditioning and custom-designed workouts, has been opened by Amy Gamache and Nate Aldrich in the location previously occupied by KDR Fitness on …

A Call to Action: Ferguson Leader Visits Dartmouth College, Urges Upper Valley to Seek Change, Accountability

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hanover — With their first-in-the-nation primary fast approaching, New Hampshire residents are well-positioned to make presidential candidates publicly address the underlying issues that have been forced into the spotlight in recent months in Ferguson, Mo., and beyond. That’s …

Book Notes: Poetry Books With Upper Valley Roots

Friday, January 16, 2015

The year ended, and there they were, the three little books of poetry that had been lingering too long on my desk like toads tucked in for the winter, buried under piles of papers, notebooks and larger tomes. …

Grafton Man Guilty in Outburst Case

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grafton — The former chairman of the town Planning Board has appealed a disorderly conduct conviction stemming from last year’s lengthy deliberative session in Grafton, where he repeatedly interrupted other speakers. On Monday, Brian Fellers filed an appeal …