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Hanover Town Clerk Betsy McClain photographs Marion Copenhaver, of Hanover, who forgot to bring photo identification with her to the polls at Hanover High School to vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday, February 9, 2016. "They're doing everything they can to keep the handicapped and elderly from being able to vote," said Copenhaver of lawmakers who amended the 2012 New Hampshire voter identification law in 2015 to require registered voters arriving at the polls without a photo I.D. to be photographed by poll workers before being given a ballot. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted to go through the steps to highlight what they describe as an unnecessary burden that may deter some from voting, while others …

New Hampshire Women Vote on the Issues

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Some Upper Valley women who went to the polls Tuesday struggled over whether they should help elect the country’s first female president or support the grassroots change called for by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Many took the second path, although a number of other women voters said gender played no …

A Lesson in Democracy: Students Cast Ballots in Mock Primary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Sitting behind a set of tables with a group of her friends, Isla Cotter spent part of her Monday as a polling volunteer. Just like the hundreds of volunteers who will take to New Hampshire’s town halls and high schools for today’s primary, Cotter was at work checking people off a …

Local Roundup: Raiders Win at N.H. Track Tuneup

Monday, February 1, 2016

Durham, n.h. — Wins for Corrine Kennedy and Kath Merchant and Marcus Roper’s second-place finish in the boys shot put highlighted limited participation by the Lebanon and Hanover indoor track and field teams in Sunday’s visit to the final regular-season New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association meet, held at …

Property Owner, Hanover Officials Clash Over Junk, Access, Pollution Allegations

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hanover — When it comes to solving problems, Hanover doesn’t lack for resources. The municipal budget runs well over $22 million; the tax base has swelled to $2 billion with the properties of doctors, attorneys, financiers and professors; …

Roaring 20s Series: Dartmouth Junior Kimberly Mei Finds Volunteering Is ‘Good for the Soul’

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Earlier this month, Dartmouth College junior Kimberly Mei was wondering how to observe her 21st birthday. She would celebrate on the weekend, but her actual birthday fell on a weeknight and she had class until 10 p.m. “I …

‘Wild’ Is Only Skin Deep

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Grantham — Like so many places in the Twin States, Leavitt Hill Conservation Area looks wild, but it hasn’t always been that way. “If I was a kid, just walking in the woods, I would have no idea …

Business Notes: Jan. 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Norwich — The Bike Hub, which sold and repaired bicycles and related gear from its shop on Route 5 adjacent to Fogg’s Hardware and Building Supply, closed its doors on Jan. 23. Owner Bill McFadden posted the news on the store’s Facebook page, announcing “we will still be …

N.H. PUC Staff Recommends Suspension of Gas Proposals

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lebanon — A staff review of two proposals to build a natural gas distribution system to serve Lebanon and Hanover has recommended that the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission suspend further consideration of both until the companies answer questions about their economic feasibility. Both Liberty Utilities and Valley …

Girl Power in Hanover: Feminist Leader Gloria Steinem Stumps for Clinton

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hanover — Though she was bruised and travel-worn, when the 81-year-old feminist icon climbed the stairs on Friday morning, she left no doubts about her resolve to rally support behind her presidential candidate of choice. While she supported …

N.H. Election Officials Ready for Voter ID Law

Thursday, January 28, 2016

West Lebanon — Election officials from across the Upper Valley gathered Wednesday evening at the Fireside Inn & Suites to prepare for the presidential primary on Feb. 9 — the first time New Hampshire’s a photo-requirement portion of New Hampshire’s voter identification law will be in effect statewide. …

Back on the Track: Roller Derby Team Looks to Build on Success

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stability and commitment within the Upper Valley Vixens is translating to tangible progress both inside and outside the rink. The Vixens, a grassroots roller derby team entering its fifth season, has been approved to skate this year as …

As Primary Nears, Dartmouth Students Consider Candidates

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hanover — With less than two weeks to go before New Hampshire’s political primaries on Feb. 9, campaigning is ramping up at Dartmouth College as Democratic front-runners Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton compete for votes in the Upper …