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Vermont-raised singer-songwriterAnais Mitchell is to perform at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center on July 24, 2014, at 8 p.m. (Courtesy photograph)

Entertainment Highlights: Anais Mitchell Workshops Her ‘Hadestown’ Song Cycle at Dartmouth

Thursday, July 24, 2014

During her concert tonight at Dartmouth’s Moore Theatre, Vermont-bred singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell expects to perform a few songs from Hadestown, her folk/rock opera that re-imagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridyce, with her longtime collaborator Michael Chorney. Just not the full package, not yet. “It’s just me on stage with Michael (on guitar), playing anything I want,” the 33-year-old Mitchell said on the eve of her current concert tour, which will end at the Newport (R.I.) Folk Festival on Friday. “It isn’t focused on a particular batch of songs.” She won’t keep listeners waiting long for Hadestown : After Newport, Mitchell will spend three …

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on one hand, and team morale and protection from legal liability, on the other. I am …

Katherine Garland

Thursday, July 24, 2014

West Yarmouth, Mass. — Katherine Garland, 95, passed away in her home at Mayflower Place on Friday, July 18, 2014. She was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of George W. Rice and Blanche Klakring Rice. A resident of Yarmouth Port, Mass., since 1973, she grew up in Springfield and was a 1935 graduate of Classical High School. She graduated …

Co-op Board Hears Concerns at Long Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hanover — About 300 members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society packed the Hanover High School auditorium Wednesday, with many demanding that two fired employees be reinstated and denouncing the way Co-op Food Stores management handled the terminations. Others, including several Co-op employees, voiced their support for management …

Thomas Stark

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Plano, Ill. — Thomas Stark, age 67, of Plano passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home. He was born on Dec. 17, 1946, in Hanover, N.H. the son of Chester and Margaret Stark. Thomas served his country in the United Stated Army and was …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served …

Lebanon Schools Sell Sacred Heart

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District has sold the last of four former schools shuttered in recent years under a consolidation plan. The district sold the .78-acre former Sacred Heart School property to SSVK, LLC for $415,000 on …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at …

At Dartmouth, a Point Man for Entrepreneurs Is Cut Out

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hanover — The man who has been closely associated with Dartmouth College’s cultivation of business innovation for the past decade won’t be part of the effort moving forward. Gregg Fairbrothers, who started the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network in 2001 …

Sunday Forum: Offensive License Plates; Trusting the Co-op Management, or Not; Community Support Saves Senior Meals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Talk About Offensive License Plates To the Editor: While I am grateful that the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles will be applying renewed vigilance over offensive words on vanity license plates, it would also be appropriate for New Hampshire citizens to be able to own a license …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …