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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 …

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 …

At the Hospitals: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New London Hospital Names Emergency Services Leaders New London — Dr. Robert Hyde has been named director of emergency services at New London Hospital. Teresa Moulton has joined the hospital’s emergency department as nurse manager. Hyde works in …

Norwich Women’s Club Gives $66,000 in Grants

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Twenty local organizations will receive a total of $30,000 in grants from the Norwich Women’s Club Community Projects Fund this year, an amount that represents 80 percent of the total requested funds, the club said in a news release. The women’s club will also distribute $36,000 …

Engagement Announcement: Johnson — Weinstein

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lyme — James N. and Miriam Weinstein, of Lyme, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Shelsey Jane, to Patrick Owen Johnson, son of Stephen P. and Paula Doherty Johnson of Lincoln, Mass. The couple met at Middlebury …

Big Class, High Spirits in Hanover

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hanover — The intermittent thunder from the sweltering Hanover High School gym Friday night was generated by one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history — 198 seniors — and an overflow crowd of jubilant admirers. …

Goalie Backstops Windham Past Hanover for D-II Lacrosse Title

Friday, June 12, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Can we be honest for a minute here? In a world of whale autopsy technicians, porta-potty cleaners and sewer inspectors, the job of lacrosse goaltender has to rank right up there. Think about it. You …

Entertainment Highlights: Time and Movement — Corinth Resident Raises Money to Make a Dance Film

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mina Lawton describes the choreography for her second short film as “a reflection upon the relationship between time and identity, with … three dancers portraying the past, present and future of one person.” Right now, the clock is …