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Laura Berthold

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laura was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Marjorie and Blaine McKusick. Laura received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. There, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree and met a fellow classmate, Fred Berthold, who won her heart and gained her hand in marriage. Laura and Fred moved to New York, where Laura attended Union Theological Seminary, earning a Masters in Divinity. Both Laura and Fred were ordained as ministers in the United Church of Christ. Laura served as a minster to churches in Plainfield, N.H. and Chelsea, Vt. Laura passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at …

Book Notes: New Works by Local Authors and Readings Scheduled, Including Bookstock 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Best-selling author John Vaillant will be talking about his new novel, The Jaguar’s Children, on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library. Vaillant, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is the son of Woodstock resident Nan Bourne. He will be speaking on the library’s mezzanine from 2 to 4. The Jaguar’s Children, which …

Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a …

A Call to Action: Ferguson Leader Visits Dartmouth College, Urges Upper Valley to Seek Change, Accountability

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hanover — With their first-in-the-nation primary fast approaching, New Hampshire residents are well-positioned to make presidential candidates publicly address the underlying issues that have been forced into the spotlight in recent months in Ferguson, Mo., and beyond. That’s …

Book Notes: Poetry Books With Upper Valley Roots

Friday, January 16, 2015

The year ended, and there they were, the three little books of poetry that had been lingering too long on my desk like toads tucked in for the winter, buried under piles of papers, notebooks and larger tomes. …

Grafton Man Guilty in Outburst Case

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grafton — The former chairman of the town Planning Board has appealed a disorderly conduct conviction stemming from last year’s lengthy deliberative session in Grafton, where he repeatedly interrupted other speakers. On Monday, Brian Fellers filed an appeal …

Hanover Considers Affordable Housing

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are weighing improvements to Hanover’s affordable housing for seniors with the help of White River Junction-based developer Twin Pines Housing Trust. Renovations or additions to the Summer Park senior housing facility on Lebanon Street …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Fuel Assistance Program Available For Eligible Granite State Residents

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A local fuel assistance program is accepting applications from income-eligible residents of several area New Hampshire towns. Residents of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange and Orford, including those who have electric heat or heat included in their rent, are eligible for the program. …

Solar Hanover Effort Inks 12 Contracts So Far

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hanover — With a Jan. 31 deadline approaching, Hanover residents thinking about going solar still have a few more weeks to sign up with a program promoting the alternative energy in the town. Since its kickoff in October, …

Balancing Act: Whatever the Sport, Lebanon Sophomore Finds Success

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lebanon — Two of the coaches who call Lebanon High’s Ryan Milliken their own can describe him with five-letter words like motor and gamer. Here’s another one Milliken hopes to apply at Leverone Field House today: zippy. The …

Subzero Temperatures Hamper All-Day Firefighting Effort as Former Ascutney Lodge Burns

Friday, January 9, 2015

Brownsville — Dozens of firefighters braved subzero temperatures on Thursday to fight a fire that gutted the base lodge of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. Frigid weather froze hoses and wore down firefighters, hindering efforts to extinguish the …

More Sweep Success: Raiders Continue Mastery Over Marauders

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys and girls basketball teams won’t receive any tangible awards for sweeping arch-rival Hanover on Thursday, yet it was a banner night for the Raiders anyway. Senior Vanessa Fluery sank a buzzer-beating jump …