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Mike and Betsy Gonnerman of Hanover run in Lebanon, N.H., on April 17, 2014.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

A Timeless Passion: Age Means Nothing to These Hanover Marathoners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Mike Gonnerman blames The Washington Post. His wife, Betsy, blames herself. Living and working in the nation’s capital at the time, Mike Gonnerman read an author’s account in the Post of running in the Marine Corps Marathon in 1976. The writer seemed pleased with himself, even though he didn’t complete the 26.2-mile race. “That sounded kind of stupid; …

Dartmouth Raises Pay 1.5%

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Non-temporary Dartmouth College staff hired on or before March 1 will receive a 1.5 percent pay raise to their base pay for the coming fiscal year, according to an announcement distributed to employees. “Present financial constraints, and the economy as a whole, have resulted in a lower increase than last year,” said the announcement, signed by Lynn Baker, the college’s interim …

Letter: Step in Right Direction

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sex Assault: A Better Policy To the Editor: In his letter of April 16 (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights”), Thomas Curphey criticized Dartmouth College’s proposed policy for adjudicating cases of sexual assault. Mr. Curphey appeals to constitutionally guaranteed rights of those who are accused and argues that guilt need be proved “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Up until last month, the federal government mandated …

Dartmouth Jazz Guitarist Releases Album

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ever since Michael Blum began devoting his time to the electric guitar as a Dartmouth freshman several years ago, he’s experienced it as a solitary pursuit. While playing in the school’s practice rooms, his only audience is himself. …

Jo Ann Remington

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Naples, Fla. — Jo Ann Remington passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Ohio while on vacation visiting her daughter with her son to celebrate her granddaughter’s first birthday. She was with her family enjoying their love and togetherness, and was so happy to see her …

J. Bertrand E. Nadeau

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fairfield, Conn. — Bert Nadeau, a longtime resident of the Upper Valley, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the age of 76, having borne the burden of Parkinson’s for some years preceding. He was one of six children of Aime and Yvonne (Charpentier) Nadeau of Lewiston, …

Letter: Nelson’s Uneducated Logic

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: Steve Nelson’s recent column on charter schools (“Big Money Threatens American Education,” April 6) is a perfect example of what is wrong with the public policy dialogue in this country. To summarize the (lack of) logic in Mr. Nelson’s opinion piece: I, Steve Nelson, am …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching …

Ruth Page (Mori) Morgan

Friday, April 11, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Ruth Page (Mori) Morgan passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, with her husband and daughters by her side. She died of Leiomyosarcoma cancer. Ruth was 54 years old. Ruth was a deeply loved and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw …

Letter: Reading the Web, Reading Books

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: I just wanted to comment on you front page article “Reading Comprehension Hurt by Web” (April 7). At the Norwich Library the other day, I along with eight other people had our fourth and final meeting to discuss the 1,386 page book War and Peace, …

It’s a Co-op Effort: Help Is Always There In RMS P.E. Classes

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hanover — Physical education classes at Richmond Middle School are constantly uncovering new and creative ways for students to work in unison. This academic quarter, students in grades 6 through 8 this academic quarter have been immersed in …

Letter: Dispatch from Russia

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To the Editor: In support of Richard Dybvig’s April 5 letter objecting to a Glenn McCoy cartoon depicting Putin as a strongman, the following is from an email I just received from my daughter-in-law, a University of Richmond professor of Russian who spent last week visiting friends and …