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Vital Communities held a bike vs. bus vs. car race between Dan and Whit's in Norwich, Vt. and the Hopkins Center in Hanover, N.H. to compare commute times on different modes of transport during morning rush hour Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Bikers Hilde Ojibway, of White River Junction, left, Sharon Racusin, of Norwich, middle, and Scot Drysdale, of Hanover, right, waited for Advance Transit to arrive at Dan and Whit's, then when bus riders Aaron Brown, of Strafford, front left, and Charlotte Jeffreys of Norwich, front right, boarded the bus, they started pedaling toward Hanover and two drivers pulled into traffic. Participants followed all traffic laws while traveling the 1.6 mile route. The three bikers arrived in between nine and ten minutes, Advance Transit riders in 11 minutes, and two drivers, who needed to park and walk to the meeting point, took over 20 minutes.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Commuter Race

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vital Communities held a bike vs. bus vs. car race from Dan and Whit’s in Norwich to the Hopkins Center in Hanover to compare commute times on different modes of transport during morning rush hour on Tuesday. Bikers Hilde Ojibway, of White River Junction, left, Sharon Racusin, of Norwich, middle, and Scot Drysdale, of Hanover, right, and bus riders Aaron …

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 …

‘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, …

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 …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing …

Lois S. Rice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Lois S. Rice, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Hanover Terrace Health Care in Hanover, N.H. Lois was born on Feb. 27, 1932, in Hanover, the daughter of Cecil W. Longe and Helen Town Howe. Lois graduated from Woodstock High School in 1950 …

Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in …

Dartmouth’s Panarchy Crowdfunds for House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hanover — Panarchy, an alternative undergraduate society at Dartmouth College, has launched an Internet crowdfunding campaign to renovate and reopen its house on School Street, which the fire department closed in June, citing code violations. Now, thanks to …

Special Olympians Ride Horseback

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hope Dufty, 9, of Norwich, raises her blue ribbon for the obstacle course event during the equestrian competition of the Special Olympics Upper Vally Regional Fall Games at the Dartmouth Riding Center in Hanover on Sunday.Valley News — …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health …

Ledyard National Bank CEO Named to Council Advising Consumer Protection Bureau

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hanover — Kathy Underwood, president and CEO of Ledyard National Bank, has been appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Bank Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. Underwood will serve a two-year term on the council and will provide the bureau with advice on consumer financial issues related …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several …

New England Ski Areas Unite, Offer Discounts

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lyme — Dartmouth Skiway this week announced a partnership with five other independent ski areas called the “Freedom Pass,” which allows skiers to purchase discount season passes for all six locations. Dartmouth Skiway Marketing Coordinator Ben Craig said that the pass was an effort on the part of …