Hanover

Mieko Tahara Griffin

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Mieko Tahara Griffin, of Hanover, died peacefully at Wheelock Terrace on Monday, June 29, 2015. She was 85. Mieko was born in 1930 to Akio and Nobuko Tahara and spent her childhood in Niimi, Japan, with her seven sisters and brothers. She lost her mother at the age of 6, and as a young girl, lost a brother in the war, and a sister to illness. She met Stuart Griffin, an American journalist who was living in Japan, at sporting event and, in 1970, they moved to England, where they were married and had a daughter, Alais. They lived in Jordans Village, Buckinghamshire until 1982, when they moved to Hanover. Stuart and …

Clinton Changes Location for Hanover Rally

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has changed the location of the venue for her campaign stop today, moving it from a private home in Hanover to the Bema, a wooded natural amphitheater off Observatory Road on the Dartmouth College campus. Clinton campaign spokesman Harrell Kirstein said the new venue was chosen …

Storms Down Trees, Take Out Power

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hanover — Soggy soil and the occasional sharp gust toppled several trees throughout the Upper Valley during Wednesday’s rainstorms, in one case cutting power to more than a hundred people. Though air currents were “not terribly strong,” Mike Kistner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said over the phone Wednesday, “The ground is very soft, so it doesn’t take …

Lebanon Reverend: America’s ‘Original Sin’ Is Racism

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hanover — Upper Valley residents spent the weekend mourning last week’s slaying of nine African-Americans at a Charleston, S.C., church, gathering to repeat the names of the dead and to address a central and bewildering question: What now? …

Gearing Up for the Prouty

Sunday, June 21, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Lebanon — More than 5,000 people are expected to bike, walk, row or golf during the Prouty on July 10 and 11, and organizers could use some help. Volunteers are needed …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover High School’s ‘Super Senior’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The colleges that students from Hanover High School’s Class of 2015 will attend include the usual abundance of academic heavyweights. In looking over the list, I counted 10 students who were bound for Ivy League schools, four more headed to Middlebury College and another to Stanford. Rachel Fried …

William “Bill” Cogswell

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wilton, N.Y. — There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of William “Bill” Cogswell, on Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hanover. Bill, who passed away on Jan. 20, 2015, graduated with his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in …

‘Still Dreaming’

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Charlotte Fairchild was a razzle-dazzle entertainer, ready to break into song and dance at the drop of a hat, not surprising given her appearances o n Broadway in the original productions of Damn Yankees , 42nd Street and …

William Roy Cogswell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Wilton, N.Y. — There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of William “Bill” Cogswell, on Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hanover. Bill, who passed away on Jan. 20, 2015, graduated with his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in …

Hanover Schools Project Deficit

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover school district is contending with a large deficit in the fiscal year 2015 budget ending June 30, largely stemming from an unforeseen rise in special education costs. The bulk of the projected $633,670 deficit comes from special education spending — including unanticipated out-of-district placements …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Heating Aid Agency Tri-Cap to Close Offices in Lebanon, Woodsville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lebanon — Tri-County Community Action Program, the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents, is closing five of its eight walk-in offices, including Lebanon and Woodsville, officials said Wednesday. …

Complementary Cross-Marketing as InnerAsia Trading Co., Pompanoosuc Mills Work Together

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hanover — Kesang Tashi, whose Khawachen store on Main Street in Hanover has been selling hand-woven Tibetan rugs, handbags and jewelery for 10 years, is closing shop and moving his business to Pompanoosuc Mills, where he is entering …