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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers to photograph residents who show up to vote without proper identification in order to comply with a new requirement of the state’s controversial voter ID law. Under New Hampshire law, would-be voters …

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged in locales throughout the Northeast — there aren’t any in the Upper Valley yet — …

Enfield Woman Named Kendal HR Generalist

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hanover — Micky Lambert, of Enfield, has been named human resources generalist at Kendal at Hanover. In the role, Lambert is responsible for daily human resource administration and operations, the retirement community said in a recent news release. …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Contested Races, Gun Range on Hartland’s Plate

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hartland’s annual School District Meeting will be held Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. Town Meeting takes place Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m., with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The meetings and voting …

Ruth W. Stokes

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Ruth W. Stokes died of kidney cancer on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Hanover. She was born into a Quaker family in Moylan, Pa., in 1927 and graduated in 1945 from Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school near her family home. She then went to …

Dresden School Taxes Set to Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Voting for the Dresden, Hanover and Norwich school budgets will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Norwich residents may cast their ballots at Tracy Hall and Hanover residents may vote at the Hanover High School gymnasium. Hanover — Voters in Hanover and …

Dartmouth Production Reframes ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Around Issues

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Say R omeo and Juliet and it’s likely that some stock images will pop into your head: Boy meets girl, a balcony, a vial of poison and a few dazzling sword fights. But do those scenes, memorable as …

Barbara A. Kendall

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Franklin, N.H. — Barbara A. Kendall, 85, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born March 9, 1929, in Rochester, N.H., the daughter of the late Henry and Marion (Hussey) Allen. She left Rochester in 1960 and moved to Franklin in 1993, …

Allison W. Smith

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Portsmouth, N.H. — Allison Smith entered eternal life on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. A devoted wife, daughter, sister, and friend, Allison died tragically in an auto accident on Feb. 12 in Milton, N.H. She was 31. Her spirit is carried on by her wife, Lucy Pollard of Portsmouth, …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Alaska Native Asks for Help to Fight Oil

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hanover — Environmental activist and Alaska native David Solomon held a talk at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church after services Sunday, telling congregants of Gwich’in native life in northern Alaska and urging them to contribute to conservation efforts …