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David Orr in an undated photograph. (Courtesy photograph)

A Life: David Orr, 1934-2015; ‘He Was Never Anything But Calm Under Fire’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — The renovation of the west stands at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field is nearing completion and in recent weeks the press box has begun to take shape. When the Big Green’s football season kicks off in September, the new structure will have all the modern bells and whistles. Sadly, its inhabitants won’t include David Orr. A writer, statistician and spotter at Memorial Field for more than 50 years, Orr died of cancer on Jan. 17, 2015. He was 80. The 2014 football season was the first since 1959 that he wasn’t working at his alma mater’s gridiron tussles in some capacity. However, his presence …

Dartmouth Professor’s Smartphone App Can Predict GPA

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — “My phone knows we’re in a conversation,” Andrew Campbell, a computer science professor at Dartmouth College, said one morning last week in his office. “It doesn’t know you, but it knows I’m in a conversation right now. And when we part, it’ll know when it’s over.” Campbell, who has worked in …

Many Vie to Eat Most Pie

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hanover — For Dan Schneider, the Upper Valley’s long-reigning pie-eating champion, the Fourth of July has become an annual opportunity to defend his title. Apple pies, a baked good with a seemingly unending supply of Americana-laced goodwill, could be found throughout the region on the holiday; they were sold during a patriotic singalong …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

Hanover Co-op to Reinstate Employee, 64

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society announced Wednesday that it will reinstate an employee whose recent termination sparked a large protest at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon last week. Caren Giaccone, an 18-year employee who worked …

Dartmouth Dashes Frat’s Housing Plan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hanover — After cutting ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity over revelations members burned brands into their skin, Dartmouth College administrators have announced they are barring students from residing in unrecognized Greek-letter facilities, a move that may put an end to fraternity members’ fight to continue living in their …

Fairlee Man Meets the Strangers Who Saved His Life

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fairlee — The 58-year-old Fairlee man who nearly died of a heart attack while bicycling along Route 120 in April is back at work, and also met recently with some of the passers-by who helped save his life. …

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 …