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Vital Communities held a bike vs. bus vs. car race between Dan and Whit's in Norwich, Vt. and the Hopkins Center in Hanover, N.H. to compare commute times on different modes of transport during morning rush hour Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Bikers Hilde Ojibway, of White River Junction, left, Sharon Racusin, of Norwich, middle, and Scot Drysdale, of Hanover, right, waited for Advance Transit to arrive at Dan and Whit's, then when bus riders Aaron Brown, of Strafford, front left, and Charlotte Jeffreys of Norwich, front right, boarded the bus, they started pedaling toward Hanover and two drivers pulled into traffic. Participants followed all traffic laws while traveling the 1.6 mile route. The three bikers arrived in between nine and ten minutes, Advance Transit riders in 11 minutes, and two drivers, who needed to park and walk to the meeting point, took over 20 minutes.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Commuter Race

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vital Communities held a bike vs. bus vs. car race from Dan and Whit’s in Norwich to the Hopkins Center in Hanover to compare commute times on different modes of transport during morning rush hour on Tuesday. Bikers Hilde Ojibway, of White River Junction, left, Sharon Racusin, of Norwich, middle, and Scot Drysdale, of Hanover, right, and bus riders Aaron …

Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH — Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harvest Hill, from complications due to stroke. She was born in 1925 in Erie, Pa., to Daniel and Helene (Johnson) McQuiston. As a child, she was a walking oxymoron: pathologically shy yet quite a tomboy, competitive yet self-effacing, stubborn yet generous. As she grew up, she learned to channel all …

‘The Dartmouth’: No More Greek

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — No news, no photos, just the words “Abolish the Greek system,” emblazoned in bold letters across the top of student newspaper The Dartmouth , greeted Dartmouth College alumni returning to campus for Homecoming w eekend. The singular headline introduced an editorial from the paper’s senior staff that called for the elimination of fraternities and sororities at the college. “For too long, …

Garcia Criticizes U.S. Approaches

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hanover — State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, called for the United States to take a stronger stance in foreign affairs during a town hall-style meeting held at Dartmouth College on Wednesday evening. In an hour-long discussion with John …

Suzanne S. Laliberte

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Coppell, Texas — On Friday, October 10, 2014, Suzanne Laliberte passed away after a long illness. Suzie was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Oak Park, Ill., the first child of Irwin and Medora Stuchal. She was raised in Riverside, Ill. and attended Riverside Brookfield High School and received …

Co-op Sued For Disputed June Firings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock — Two former workers at the Lebanon Co-op have filed suit against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, citing age discrimination, emotional distress and multiple counts of wrongful termination in their claim. Dan King, a manager in the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Valley Regional Appoints Chief Operating Officer Claremont — Tim Clark, of Bethel, was recently appointed to the post of chief operating officer for Valley Regional Healthcare. “Having a seasoned leader like Tim, who has a clinical background as …

Lebanon Opera House Names Four to Board

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lebanon — Four new members have been elected to the Lebanon Opera House board of directors. Matthew Locker is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan Technological University. He has been an electrical engineer and project …

Byrne Foundation Is Helping Bradford Library With Leaks

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A capital campaign is under way to raise money for repairs to Bradford Public Library, which will host an open house next weekend. The 19th-century building on South Main Street was designed by Vermont architect Lambert Packard. Its trustees are working to raise $250,000 to …

Frederic B. Preston

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Frederic Bowditch Preston died on Friday, Oct 3, 2014, at age 84 surrounded by the love of his children and his wife of 48 years. Fred was a selfless, deliberate, and generous father and husband as well as an avid outdoors-man, innovative educator and an …