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Richard (Dick) Sheldon, former Dartmouth College professor of Russian, pals around with students during a study abroad trip to Saint Petersburg in 1991. Sheldon, who died last February, led several student trips abroad during his 36 years with the Dartmouth Russian department. (Family photograph)

A Life: Dick Sheldon, 1932-2014; ‘We All Fell for Him Instantly’

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — When a student fell ill during a study-abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia — then Leningrad, U.S.S.R. — Dick Sheldon, then a Dartmouth College professor of Russian, brought her a bowl of chicken soup. The simplicity of the gesture belied the difficulty of obtaining the bowl, the spoon and the soup toward the end of the Soviet era …

Hanover Wants Water Cameras

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing the installation of video cameras and extra fencing at Hanover’s wastewater reclamation center, based on a state Department of Safety assessment that the facility is vulnerable to tampering. State officials have conducted audits of every “critical facility” in New Hampshire deemed as “potentially high risk,” including many wastewater plants, and are offering the town $12,500 to install …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les Lawrence noted, the competitors don’t line up in a mass start, as might happen in …

Under One Roof

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hanover — Mia Vogt doesn’t have her name on a building in town, although the merchant has probably occupied more locations along Main Street than any other business. Now she’s about ready to occupy another — her fourth. …

Engagement: Young — Allen

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hanover — Kate Young, of Arlington, Mass., and Kirk Allen, of Stoneham, Mass., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeanne and Arthur Young, of Hanover. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1997 and …

Ski Season

Friday, December 26, 2014

Raymond Wilkins, of Hanover, walks home after cross-country skiing in his neighborhood earlier this week. Wilkins used to downhill ski but switched to cross-country skiing about 15 years ago. He skis almost every day during the winter. Valley …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Mascoma Clinic Hits Money Goal

Friday, December 26, 2014

Canaan — A community group that plans to build a $4 million clinic to serve the Mascoma Valley says that it has met its year-end fundraising goal of $200,000, with $180,000 in donations already received and $50,000 more expected to arrive early next year. The organizers hope to …

Alice Osswalt Reed

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Baltimore, Md. — Alice Osswalt Reed, 84, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Baltimore. Alice was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 21, 1930, the daughter of A. Myldred and Oscar H. Osswalt. Her older brother, John F. Osswalt, was killed in action as a B-17 …

Shoppers Lament Closing of College Supplies in Hanover

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hanover — The normal crush of Christmas shopping had a different feel at College Supplies on Monday afternoon, as it marked the last holiday season customers can patronize the gift shop. After more than 40 years in business, …

20 and Out: Hanover Coach Ends Memorable Two-Decade Career

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hanover — Longtime Hanover High School athletic director Mike Jackson believes the ultimate compliment for football coach Mike Ivanoski comes from the number of former Marauders who keep in touch long after their playing days are done. Beginning …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He …

Ilene Susan Dresner

Friday, December 19, 2014

Newtown, Conn. — Ilene Susan Dresner, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her Newtown home, after a six-month battle with cancer. The daughter of the late I. Stanley Massarsky and Sylvia Massarsky (Katz) , Ilene was born in Passaic, N.J. on April 20, 1947, and …