Hanover

Chuck Close's "Self-Portrait Screenprint" is part of the Hood Museum of Art's exhibition "About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art," running in Hanover, N.H., until Aug. 30, 2015. (Pace Prints photograph)

Art Notes: Self-Portraiture in the Age of the Selfie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What does self-portraiture look like in the era of the selfie? Selfies flood social media, and rain down on us like confetti. If you’re in a public space it’s common currency to see people tilting their faces up and pursing their lips as they pose for selfies. They’re self-portraits of a kind, and, in most cases, not intended to be art. They’re infinitely reproduceable and infinitely disposable. But are they ushering in a new golden age of narcissism, documenting and fostering bonds of friendship or just giving a fleeting illusion of intimacy? It’s fitting, then, that a large Chuck Close silkscreen ushers you in to …

PETA President Visits Dartmouth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hanover — During a lecture at Dartmouth College on Wednesday night, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, explained her beliefs using a metaphor her audience might not have heard before. “You and I are on holiday together,” she invited them to imagine. The two of you …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

Alaska Native Asks for Help to Fight Oil

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hanover — Environmental activist and Alaska native David Solomon held a talk at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church after services Sunday, telling congregants of Gwich’in native life in northern Alaska and urging them to contribute to conservation efforts …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …

Engagement: Sutton — Deering

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hanover — Krisha Deering and David Sutton have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kelley Graves, of Burton, Mich., and Albert Deering, of Swartz Creek, Mich. She graduated from Kearsley High School in Flint, Mich. …

Hanover Man Named GM of Town’s Improvement Society

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hanover — Jeff Graham, of Hanover, was named the fourth general manager of the Hanover Improvement Society last month. Graham has been an active community member, serving on the board of the James W. Campion III Ice Skating Rink, the Hanover Hockey Association and is past chairman of …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

Daniel R. Stearns

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Daniel “Danny” R. Stearns, 61, of Lebanon, N.H. passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, with his family by his side. Danny was born on Jan. 16, 1956, in Claremont, N.H. He was the son of Wayne E. Stearns and Virginia …

Former Dartmouth College ‘Frat Boy’ Andrew Lohse Returns To Retell Tales of Campus

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hanover — Anti-hazing advocate Andrew Lohse gave a reading from his memoir Tuesday night at Left Bank Books, just weeks before his planned return to Dartmouth College, where he hopes to finish his degree. The book, Confessions of …

Officials Optimistic About TCE Trial Removal at CRREL; Full Remediation Still in the Works

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hanover — Officials think they may have found an effective way to extract vapors of a toxic chemical from the ground at an Army lab property, but a permanent cleanup remains years away. The first test run in …

Bettina Bacon Adams

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Bettina Bacon Adams formerly of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Enfield, passed away peacefully at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, N.H. at the age of 88 on Saturday, Feb 7, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Lewis Adams Aug. 24, 1978, two nephews, …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …