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From left, Hanover's Courtney Savatelle, Emma Woloshin, Josephine Nett, and Hanna Dai, dance to "Cotton Eyed Joe" during half time at the  Hanover at Stevens unified basketball game in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 26, 2015. 
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Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by nine points on Jan. 23, on Monday. …

Life Here: Friendly, Capable Voices on the Other End of the Phone

Monday, January 26, 2015

“Intruder, leave the premises immediately!” intoned a menacing voice. “Oh blast, I’ve done it again,” I thought. After a wakeful night troubled by longing for my late husband, Bob, I had opened an outside door without disarming the alarm system. Since my landline phone becomes inoperable until a member of the system has …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. The Thetford Selectboard announced this week that it had hired Michael Evans, who has worked …

Kearney Second at Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kreischberg, Austria — Veteran American mogul skiing star Hannah Kearney powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, finishing behind only Canadian rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the first of two days …

Riding With the First Responders

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A recent Friday morning finds the Lebanon Fire Department quiet, the day shift settling in. Dr. Nate Grubbs, an emergency medicine resident, is getting a tour of the station on South Park Street from Capt. Jim …

Cheesemakers Buy Conserved Land in North Pomfret

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pomfret — A 22-acre field in North Pomfret was recently conserved by the Upper Valley Land Trust and then purchased by local cheesemakers. Rather than sell the agricultural land for development, Elaine and Lysle Chase worked with the land trust to conserve Chase Field, which had been in …

Business Notes: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A new fitness has opened up in Lebanon at the site of an old fitness center. Element 6 Fitness, designed to offer clients strength conditioning and custom-designed workouts, has been opened by Amy Gamache and Nate Aldrich in the location previously occupied by KDR Fitness on …

A Call to Action: Ferguson Leader Visits Dartmouth College, Urges Upper Valley to Seek Change, Accountability

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hanover — With their first-in-the-nation primary fast approaching, New Hampshire residents are well-positioned to make presidential candidates publicly address the underlying issues that have been forced into the spotlight in recent months in Ferguson, Mo., and beyond. That’s …

Book Notes: Poetry Books With Upper Valley Roots

Friday, January 16, 2015

The year ended, and there they were, the three little books of poetry that had been lingering too long on my desk like toads tucked in for the winter, buried under piles of papers, notebooks and larger tomes. …

Grafton Man Guilty in Outburst Case

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grafton — The former chairman of the town Planning Board has appealed a disorderly conduct conviction stemming from last year’s lengthy deliberative session in Grafton, where he repeatedly interrupted other speakers. On Monday, Brian Fellers filed an appeal …

Hanover Considers Affordable Housing

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are weighing improvements to Hanover’s affordable housing for seniors with the help of White River Junction-based developer Twin Pines Housing Trust. Renovations or additions to the Summer Park senior housing facility on Lebanon Street …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Fuel Assistance Program Available For Eligible Granite State Residents

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A local fuel assistance program is accepting applications from income-eligible residents of several area New Hampshire towns. Residents of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange and Orford, including those who have electric heat or heat included in their rent, are eligible for the program. …