Hanover

Chuck Close's "Self-Portrait Screenprint" is part of the Hood Museum of Art's exhibition "About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art," running in Hanover, N.H., until Aug. 30, 2015. (Pace Prints photograph)

Art Notes: Self-Portraiture in the Age of the Selfie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What does self-portraiture look like in the era of the selfie? Selfies flood social media, and rain down on us like confetti. If you’re in a public space it’s common currency to see people tilting their faces up and pursing their lips as they pose for selfies. They’re self-portraits of a kind, and, in most cases, not intended to be art. They’re infinitely reproduceable and infinitely disposable. But are they ushering in a new golden age of narcissism, documenting and fostering bonds of friendship or just giving a fleeting illusion of intimacy? It’s fitting, then, that a large Chuck Close silkscreen ushers you in to …

PETA President Visits Dartmouth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hanover — During a lecture at Dartmouth College on Wednesday night, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, explained her beliefs using a metaphor her audience might not have heard before. “You and I are on holiday together,” she invited them to imagine. The two of you …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Marjorie E. Hathaway

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover, N.H — Marjorie E. Hathaway passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at DHMC. Marjorie was born May 3, 1927 to Leo Wilmot and Fannie (Chapin) Wilmot at their home on River Road in Lyme, N.H. She worked at Goodyear in Windsor and Carters in West Lebanon …

U.S. Adviser Gives Insight On Iran Talks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — A key member of the United States delegation on the Iran nuclear negotiations expressed tempered optimism Wednesday about a possible deal despite a tight current deadline for action and formidable obstacles in both Washington and Tehran. …

William “Bill” Cogswell

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wilton, N.Y. — William “Bill” Cogswell passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, with his loving family at his side. He was born on June 17, 1939, in South Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. Bill was the son of John W. and Lucy Cogswell. Bill …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Life Here: Friendly, Capable Voices on the Other End of the Phone

Monday, January 26, 2015

“Intruder, leave the premises immediately!” intoned a menacing voice. “Oh blast, I’ve done it again,” I thought. After a wakeful night troubled by longing for my late husband, Bob, I had opened an outside door without disarming the …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. …

Fire Damage Contained to Roof

Monday, January 26, 2015

West Lebanon — A resident’s instinct to promptly call the Lebanon Fire Department after seeing flames at the construction site off Route 10 spared the soon-to-be housing from major damage on Friday. “It could have been significantly worse …