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Laura Braunstein, right, of Lebanon, N.H., gets service from Amy Klevitch at King Arthur Flour Company Cafe in Dartmouth's Baker Berry Library in Hanover, N.H., on June 23, 2014. "This is the time to come because it's way less crowded than the school year," said Braunstein, a Baker Berry librarian. (Valley News - Will Parson)

King Arthur Cafe Here to Stay

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — King Arthur Flour will keep its cafe in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library after all, company officials said, after a mix-up earlier this summer over the bakery’s menu options at its Hanover location. As part of a likely agreement, the college will make available about 250 square feet of extra storage space for King Arthur, said John Tunnicliffe, the …

Dartmouth College Has $4.5 Billion Endowment

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hanover — The value of the endowment accumulated through decades of donations and investments at Dartmouth College reached $4.5 billion on June 30, after a fiscal year in which $778 million in investment gains and $146 million in gifts and transfers more than offset $189 million in spending. “Strong equity markets drove endowment returns, but the portfolio benefited particularly from excellent performance within …

Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating 200,000 people will attend the People’s Climate March, which is scheduled two days in advance …

Hanover Discusses Deer Herd

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hanover — A panel of forest and game experts met in Howe Library on Monday night to discuss potential responses to the growing presence of deer, especially near the populated parts of town, where residents say they are …

Fresh Volunteer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteers spent Monday afternoon at nonprofit agencies across the Upper Valley participating in Granite United Way’s annual Upper Valley Day of Caring. Akhila Kovvuri, an incoming freshman at Dartmouth College, joined other student volunteers at Upper Valley Haven, …

A Life: George Tidman, 1930 - 2014; ‘He Kept Himself Busy’

Monday, September 8, 2014

Norwich — Within a minute of meeting the 70-something gentleman at the Dartmouth Fitness Center early in the new century, Hugh Mellert knew he was dealing with a live one. “He came up and said, ‘I want to …

Deer Experts to Give Talk in Hanover

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hanover — Deer management experts from Cornell University and from federal and state agencies will visit the Howe Library on Monday evening to discuss ways to maintain forest health as deer populations rise around the center of town. “We’ve seen a real uptick in the number of deer …

Looking to the Next Chapter: Norwich Bookstore Marks 20th Year With Expansion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Norwich — The past two decades haven’t been a fairy tale for bookstores. First, the rise of retail giants such as Borders and Barnes and Noble decimated the corner bookstore, putting thousands of downtown shops out of business …

Revels Turns 40

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Trillium Cserr, 14, left, and Karina Ricker, 14, both of Orford, perform a Cotswold sparring dance as Chris Levey, of Thetford, center, calls the dance, during Saturday’s English Manor Celebration commemorating 40 years of Revels North, in front …

Reassessing Bretton Woods, and the Supremacy of the Dollar

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bretton Woods, N.H. — Seventy years ago, in this tiny White Mountains resort community, the world’s financial gurus gave birth to a new international system, including creation of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, designed to avert another Great Depression and pave the way for sustained, non-inflationary …

No Vacancy: Rental Housing in the Upper Valley — Always Scarce — Gets Scarcer

Sunday, September 7, 2014

West Lebanon — Looking for an apartment? Good luck. The availability of rental apartments in the Upper Valley, especially at the region’s epicenter in Lebanon, Hanover and Hartford, is near zero as fewer houses are being put up …

Forum: Sept. 6: High Gas Prices in Fairlee; 9/11 Revisited; A Cheer for a Yankees Fan

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fairlee Gas Prices Are Too High To the Editor: I can’t help but wonder who is making the decision to gouge the citizens of Fairlee with gasoline prices. The adjacent town gas stations are charging 20 cents less than all three gas stations in Fairlee; prices here are …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …