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"Sentinel Rock," an oil painting by South Royalton artist Joan Hoffmann, has been chosen for the Yosemite Museum's permanent collection. Hoffmann's ART Gallery in South Royalton is showing paintings she made at national parks, and she plans to hold an adventure painting workshop in Bluff, Utah from April 13 to 15.

Art Notes: Center for Cartoon Studies Students Show Work in Progress

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Center for Cartoon Studies is one of the best things to ever happen to White River Junction. In a region that, schools and colleges aside, is largely middle-aged and older, CCS has brought in a population of younger, talented people who have enlivened the town, the economy and the local arts scene. So I approached a show of works …

Sled Hockey Gives Everyone a Chance to Hit the Ice

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Afflicted by various ailments, many of the players on the Ice Vets sled hockey team utilize some form of service or guidance to help excel in their day-to-day lives. Yet when it comes time to hit the ice, these guys clearly don’t need assistance. Players from the Tuck School of …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for …

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. …

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 …