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Dartmouth '18s wrap arms around another while singing the Alma Mater together for the first time at Dartmouth College's Commencement Exercises at Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H., on September 15, 2014. Monday was also the first day of classes for all students. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

‘When Everything Is Possible’: Dartmouth Hosts Convocation for Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College welcomed its newest students, the Class of 2018, at its 245th convocation Monday afternoon with remarks from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, Provost Carol Dever and Student Assembly President Casey Dennis. Though the college this month dropped out of the top ten in the U.S. News & World Report ranking and continued to draw negative attention in …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Claremont Fire’s Cause May Take Weeks To Identify Claremont — It could be weeks before the state fire marshal is able to determine what caused the fire that destroyed a Main Street restaurant last week. Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron said the investigation into the fire at Joey’s on the River is thorough and that it will take longer because the fire marshal’s …

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 …

Shaun Patrick Kelly

Friday, September 5, 2014

Amesbury, Mass. — Shaun Patrick Kelly, age 49, of Amesbury, Mass., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, after being hospitalized. Shaun was born in Suffern, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Kymberly, his children, Addison & Quiton, his parents Robert and Ann Kelly, his siblings Brian, …

Lebanon Water, Sewer Rates Continue Climb

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lebanon — Water and sewer rate increases in Lebanon have been rising in recent years and are expected to continue their upward trajectory through 2020. But, the city’s Finance Director Len Jarvi told the City Council at its meeting Wednesday night that he expects rates to “plateau” after …

Benjamin R. Quinn

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Concord, N.H. — Benjamin R. Quinn, 12, of Concord died on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, after a courageous lifelong battle with Canavan Disease. He was born in Washington, D.C. to Abigail Rogers and Robert D. Quinn and lived in Concord for most of his life. He was most …