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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 …

Dartmouth: 64 Students Cheated

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has charged 64 students, many of them varsity athletes, with honor code violations following allegations of widespread cheating in a sports ethics class. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer, who in November accused some of his students of misrepresenting their class attendance, said that …

Hanover Police Back Off Drinking Arrests

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hanover — Police Chief Charlie Dennis says his department will no longer intervene when intoxicated students are transported from the Dartmouth College infirmary to the hospital, a partial reversal of a long-controversial policy of following ambulance calls that has landed many students in court or in diversion programs. …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Wedding: Birnie — Grey

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Elisabeth (Lissy) Adrienne Birnie and Mark James Grey were married on Oct. 4, 2014, in Wallingford, Vt. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her parents. Charile Gauthier, a justice of the peace, officiated at …

Gift Bags Go Out To Meals On Wheels Recipients

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Meals on Wheels recipients in western Grafton County received a special treat along with their regular deliveries this holiday season. Gift bags went out to more than 250 people who receive meals through Orford Area Senior Services and the Horse Meadow, Upper Valley and Mascoma Area …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

A Fighting Chance: Lebanon Gym Gives Ancient Martial Art a New Life

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lebanon — The owner of Lebanon’s newest martial arts gym hopes the national sport of Thailand will have more than a fighting chance in the Upper Valley. Mark Klemm, a 31-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, opened Baan Muay Thai …

Transitioning to Normalcy: N.H. Doctor Details Horrors of Ebola Epidemic

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New London — A medical school professor and public health official who spent 25 days training caregivers in Sierra Leone, near ground zero of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, returned with harrowing accounts of a “viscerally …

Robert M. Macdonald

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Robert M. Macdonald, 91, of 19 Rip Road, Hanover, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, with his wife and children by his side. Robert was born on July 9, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Robert and Sidney (Wilson) Macdonald. In 1942, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …