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Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH — Mary “Mimi” (McQuiston) MacNamee died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harvest Hill, from complications due to stroke. She was born in 1925 in Erie, Pa., to Daniel and Helene (Johnson) McQuiston. As a child, she was a walking oxymoron: pathologically shy yet quite a tomboy, competitive yet self-effacing, stubborn yet generous. As she grew up, she learned to channel all that internal friction into positive energy. (Which might explain why she chose to major in Physics in college.) In 1944 in Wellesley, Mass., she met the love of her life – Hugh MacNamee, a private in the Army who, at the age of 19, was selected to attend Columbia Medical School as …

‘The Dartmouth’: No More Greek

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — No news, no photos, just the words “Abolish the Greek system,” emblazoned in bold letters across the top of student newspaper The Dartmouth , greeted Dartmouth College alumni returning to campus for Homecoming w eekend. The singular headline introduced an editorial from the paper’s senior staff that called for the elimination of fraternities and sororities at the college. “For too long, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to $10,000 per year over the past three years. The Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday …

Fisher to Head Financial Planning Assoc.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Tim Fisher, manager partner of Brendel & Fisher Wealth Management, has been chosen as the new president of the Northern New England chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Fisher, who has lived in Lyme since 1976, has a 20-year career in the financial services industry, starting …

Efforts to Reform Immigration Policy Have Faltered

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in recent years, touched off in 2006 by a proposal from then-President George W. Bush to grant undocumented immigrants “guest-worker” status. Subsequently, Bush was a proponent both of stronger policing of the border and of a path to citizenship for unauthorized …

An Emphasis on Community

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Upper Valley and Dartmouth Jewish communities converged on Dartmouth College’s campus Saturday in observance of the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. “If there’s one day a year a Jew would go to services, this would …

New Lodging Expands Upper Valley’s Hospitality Offerings

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lebanon — As one hotel in the Route 120 corridor nears completion, another — which was originally green-lighted in January 2011 — is still awaiting a building permit and its developers are requesting more time to obtain one. …

A Lost Documentary Restored

Friday, October 3, 2014

In 1922 , Robert Flaherty, considered the first documentary filmmaker, had a huge success with his first feature-length film , Nanook of the North , which followed the lives of an Inuit family on Hudson Bay at the …

Jocelyn Fleming Gutchess

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Jocelyn Fleming Gutchess, an economist and a civic leader, died at her home in Hanover, of leukemia on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Jocelyn was predeceased by her husband in 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Susan, and Susan’s wife, Helen Ingalls. A memorial service …

Painter Shows New Work at Kilton

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Norwich resident S ue Bridge takes over the gallery space at the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon with a show of pastels and watercolors that runs through Jan. 31 . There will be a reception for Bridge …

Sex Assault, Liquor Arrest Reports Rise at Dartmouth College

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hanover — While the annual campus crime statistics released by Dartmouth College on Wednesday show that reports of forcible sex offenses and alcohol violations spiked last year, college officials said the numbers don’t indicate an overall increase in incidences of high-risk behavior. Dartmouth’s 2014 Annual Security Report discloses …

Ex-CIA Official Talks Security

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — A former deputy and acting director of the CIA was introduced as “the most interesting man in the world” to a packed auditorium at Dartmouth College during a public conversation on Tuesday afternoon in Hanover. Daniel …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents …