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Seth Orne, front, and Joe Denhert use a makeshift "stretcher" made of tree trunks to transport a pair of mattresses away from the Appalachian Trail. The duty was part of the pair's "Packing It Out" initiative, which removed nearly 1,100 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor this summer. (Photograph courtesy Seth Orne)

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when they entered by removing trash left behind by others. Georgia residents Seth Orne and Paul Dehnert, both 25, and friend Jeff Twedt, 29, set out last March on their “Packing It Out” initiative, with a goal of removing 1,000 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor. Orne and Dehnert completed the mission …

Hanover Terrace’s Nonprofit Status Questioned

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — New Hampshire regulators have asked an Upper Valley nursing home why it has not registered as a nonprofit or filed financial and conflict-of-interest reports with the state’s Justice Department. Terry Knowles, assistant director of the department’s Charitable Trusts Unit, noted in an Aug. 21 letter to Hanover Terrace Health and Rehabilitation that a sign in front of its nursing home identifies …

Merge With Dresden Still An Option

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — In response to Vermont’s new school consolidation law, administrators and School Board members in Hanover and Norwich continue to consider the possibility of mergers with nearby districts and within the Dresden School District itself. A new opinion from Dresden’s attorney indicates that voters in the two towns could approve an intra-district consolidation as soon as March, provided both the Hanover and …

A Fresh Start

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mary Skowyra cleans the windows of Simon Pearce in Hanover on Friday. Skowyra said she usually works in the Quechee store but was helping in Hanover. The left window is part of Game Set Mat, a tennis and …

Film Notes: Documentary Focuses on Endangered Predators

Friday, August 7, 2015

Before following Alan Rabinowitz into the vast mangrove swamps straddling India and Bangladesh to shoot Tiger Tiger, documentarian George Butler filmed 10 hours of conversations in New York City with the celebrated expert on big cats. “At the …

The Upper Valley Had an Influence on the Director of ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

Friday, August 7, 2015

If not for the constraints of time and financing, a corner of the Upper Valley could have found its way into the new movie, Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. In the film, director and screenwriter Maya Forbes dramatizes her father Donald Cameron Forbes’ struggles …

B. James Haywood

Friday, August 7, 2015

Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica — B. James Haywood “Jim” passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 83 in Ciudad Quesada. His survivors include his wife, Pilar; his three children, Bradford, Suzanne, and Tiffany; and his two grandsons, Adam and Chase. He was born …

Democratic Debates Will Skip Dartmouth

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hanover — The Democratic National Committee on Thursday named the dates and locations of six party-sanctioned presidential debates, many in early primary states, but the choice of Manchester for the New Hampshire forum means one traditional debate host …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bethel Man Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Bethel — A member of the Bethel volunteer fire department has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol while en route to an accident scene on Camp Brook Road in Bethel last month. James Hart, 66, was arraigned …

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services …

Volunteers Needed for Fall Walk For Cancer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Preparations are underway for a two-mile walk to support breast cancer research and prevention in Hanover this fall, and organizers are looking for help. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is set for Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at Storrs Pond …

Wedding: Marcus — Colla

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Rachel Kislevitz Marcus and Timothy Blake Colla were married in Napa, Calif., on June 20, 2015. The bride is the daughter Amanda and Jeff Marcus, of San Anselmo, Calif., and graduated from Sir Francis Drake High …

Hanover Alum Makes Peace With Shrine Game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Standing outside Dartmouth College’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on East Wheelock Street on Friday, Archie Gilchrist pointed to the room on the top floor that used to be his. Gilchrist was one of 10 inner-city students …