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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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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 over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

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 previous generations. To reverse the trend, Wade advises parents to get educated, band together and …

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 Asch to represent him in the matter, said it is out of the Planning Board’s …

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 …

Theater Review: ‘Mad Love’ Exposes 20-Somethings Stumbling Toward Intimacy

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The sharpest comedy has a way of slicing into meaty issues, and Mad Love, by Hanover playwright Marisa Smith, deftly carves up love, sex, dating and commitment in the Internet age. Now in a world premiere production at Northern Stage’s Barrette Center for the Arts, Mad Love follows …

Alison McCallum May

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover, N.H. — Alison McCallum May, age 85, died peacefully at home in Hanover, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, surrounded by family. Born July 13, 1930, to James Dow McCallum, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Margaret Beck McCallum, Alison was raised in Hanover. She graduated …

Alison McCallum

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hanover, N.H. — Alison McCallum May, age 85, died peacefully at home in Hanover, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, surrounded by family. Born July 13, 1930, to James Dow McCallum, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Margaret Beck McCallum, Alison was raised in Hanover. She graduated …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good …

Bush Looks Ahead After Stumbling in Iowa

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hanover — Coming off a sixth-place finish from Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Jeb Bush told a packed ballroom at the Hanover Inn that he’s glad to be campaigning in the Granite State. “I’m pretty excited about where we are …

One Injured, At Least Eight Displaced as Hartford Village Fire Guts House

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hartford Village — One man was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with burns to his arms and at least eight people were displaced following a kitchen fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building on Maple Street Wednesday afternoon. …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Hartman Joins 200-Point Club

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — If Matti Hartman was going to become the second member of the Hanover High girls hockey program’s career 200-point club, at least she wasn’t going to make people wait for the moment to pass. The …