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Hanover Town Clerk Betsy McClain photographs Marion Copenhaver, of Hanover, who forgot to bring photo identification with her to the polls at Hanover High School to vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday, February 9, 2016. "They're doing everything they can to keep the handicapped and elderly from being able to vote," said Copenhaver of lawmakers who amended the 2012 New Hampshire voter identification law in 2015 to require registered voters arriving at the polls without a photo I.D. to be photographed by poll workers before being given a ballot. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted to go through the steps to highlight what they describe as an unnecessary burden that may deter some from voting, while others …

New Hampshire Women Vote on the Issues

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Some Upper Valley women who went to the polls Tuesday struggled over whether they should help elect the country’s first female president or support the grassroots change called for by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Many took the second path, although a number of other women voters said gender played no …

A Lesson in Democracy: Students Cast Ballots in Mock Primary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Sitting behind a set of tables with a group of her friends, Isla Cotter spent part of her Monday as a polling volunteer. Just like the hundreds of volunteers who will take to New Hampshire’s town halls and high schools for today’s primary, Cotter was at work checking people off a …

‘Dark Money’ Investigates Koch Brothers’ Influence

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — In an election cycle forecast to be the most expensive in history, itself following two other costliest-ever contests, reporter Jane Mayer hopes to tell the public where the money is coming from and whose agenda is …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to …

Engagement: Leeming — Sheehy

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hanover — Courtney Anne Leeming and William Grant Sheehy have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Elizabeth and Nigel Leeming, of Hanover. She graduated from Hanover High School in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s degree …

Engagement: Harwick — Mascitelli

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hanover — Marcia Kelly and Barry Harwick, of Hanover, and Susan Mascitelli, of New York City, have announced the engagement of their children, Benjamin Kelly Harwick and Kathryn Ann “Katie” Mascitelli. The bride-to-be graduated from The Chapin School …

Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her …

Valley Parents: A Teen Substance Abuse Counselor Shares Observations From 40-Year Career

Friday, February 5, 2016

In his more than 40 years as a teen substance abuse counselor in the Upper Valley, Donlon Wade has witnessed a disturbing development: Kids are starting to use substances at an earlier age and more frequently than in …

Day Care Builder Challenges Planning Board

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lebanon — The owner of the River Valley Club is seeking permission from the Lebanon Planning Board not to install sprinklers in a new day care building, a requirement he says the board cannot impose. Lebanon attorney Barry Schuster, who has been contracted by fitness club owner Joe …

Dartmouth Working to Address Garage Concerns

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College officials say they are working to allay concerns from neighbors that a parking garage the college wants to build on West Wheelock Street will block light and change the character of the corridor. The …

Art Notes: Painter Eric Aho Looks Deep Into a Hole in the Ice

Thursday, February 4, 2016

On a recent mild day, the painter Eric Aho stood on a frozen pond in Walpole, N.H., and, taking a 6-foot-long saw, begin slicing through the 6- inch-thick ice as easily as if it were birthday cake. When …