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‘The Dartmouth’: No More Greek

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — No news, no photos, just the words “Abolish the Greek system,” emblazoned in bold letters across the top of student newspaper The Dartmouth , greeted Dartmouth College alumni returning to campus for Homecoming w eekend. The singular headline introduced an editorial from the paper’s senior staff that called for the elimination of fraternities and sororities at the college. “For too long, we have wavered in fear of declining …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to $10,000 per year over the past three years. The Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of the schedule. The Royals made the most of the opportunity, getting a 3-1 win that …

Separation and Memory

Friday, October 10, 2014

Etna resident and N ew York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is kicking off a marathon four-country tour for her latest novel next week in the Upper Valley. Picoult is signing Leaving Time on Monday for two hours …

Cast Off

Friday, October 10, 2014

Harry Gazelle, of Sunapee, practices casting his line during a fly-fishing course taught by Steve Rowe through the Osher Institute at Garipay Field in Hanover on Tuesday. Gazelle has been fly fishing for 25 years, but he said …

Frederic B. Preston

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Frederic Bowditch Preston died on Friday, Oct 3, 2014, at age 84 surrounded by the love of his children and his wife of 48 years. Fred was a selfless, deliberate, and generous father and husband as well as an avid outdoorsman, innovative educator and an …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead, age 89, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Harvest Hill Retirement Center in Lebanon. The daughter of Roger Flint and Alice Lauterbach Flint of Newton Centre, Mass., she was a nationally ranked junior pairs figure skater who represented The Skating Club …

Anne J. Fair

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Anne J. Fair, 80, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, she was a Multiple Myeloma survivor of 17 years. Anne was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 22, 1933. She grew up in a brownstone on St. James Place surrounded by a multigenerational Irish …

Undocumented at Dartmouth College: New Student Group Offers Support for Immigrants

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Even in privileged circumstances — say, while studying at Dartmouth College — life as an undocumented immigrant can be frightening and uncertain. For Oscar Cornejo, a sophomore from Illinois, it began at age 5, when his …

Wedding: Gunhouse — Sachs

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Thea Joan Gunhouse and James Forsythe Sachs were married on Aug. 9, 2014, at The Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, N.J. The bride was escorted by her father, and the ceremony was performed by Tyler …

Fisher to Head Financial Planning Assoc.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Tim Fisher, manager partner of Brendel & Fisher Wealth Management, has been chosen as the new president of the Northern New England chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Fisher, who has lived in Lyme since 1976, has a 20-year career in the financial services industry, starting …