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Hood Museum Director Michael Taylor in June 2011, not long after he was hired. Taylor has left the Hood, a departure Dartmouth College has not explained. (Valley News - Jenna Schoenefeld)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Art Notes: Hood Director Departs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a move that has shocked the Upper Valley art community, Michael Taylor is leaving his post as director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, after nearly four years in the position. His reason for leaving is unknown, but it appears that he was forced to resign, given the college’s relative silence on his departure. Juliette Bianco, deputy director since 2013, has been named interim director of the Hood. A call and emails to Bianco requesting comment were not returned. In a statement, Justin Anderson, the college’s interim senior vice president for public affairs wrote that “During his tenure, the Hood strengthened its commitment …

Dartmouth Frat: It Wasn’t Hazing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College fraternity accused by administrators of branding a new member has released a statement acknowledging that multiple fraternity brothers took part in such activity — allowing themselves to have a permanent mark burned into their skin — but denies that the practice constituted hazing. The statement provided by Alpha Delta Fraternity’s attorney, George Ostler, of Norwich, said that “a …

Dartmouth Frat Faces Branding Allegations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta is facing allegations that its members burned a mark on the skin of a new member, a practice called branding. “The activities in question reportedly occurred inside the Alpha Delta fraternity house, while the fraternity was on suspension for policy violations in the winter and spring of 2014,” said a statement provided by college spokeswoman Diana …

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 …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …

Engagement: Sutton — Deering

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hanover — Krisha Deering and David Sutton have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kelley Graves, of Burton, Mich., and Albert Deering, of Swartz Creek, Mich. She graduated from Kearsley High School in Flint, Mich. …

Hanover Man Named GM of Town’s Improvement Society

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hanover — Jeff Graham, of Hanover, was named the fourth general manager of the Hanover Improvement Society last month. Graham has been an active community member, serving on the board of the James W. Campion III Ice Skating Rink, the Hanover Hockey Association and is past chairman of …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …