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This 1985 acrylic paintings is among the works in a new exhibition of paintings by Aidron Duckworth opening this weekend at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden. (Courtesy image)

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Main Street Museum of Art in beautiful downtown White River Junction is taking a look back at the two weeks in October 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union played the world’s scariest game of chicken — otherwise known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The opening reception is Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m. and there will be …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. Employment, education, transportation — all of the challenges of living in this rural region have …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following the tricky evening descent, Orford fire Chief …

Business Notes: July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

White River Junction — A new marketing campaign is designed to make it easier to find, buy and prepare foods from Upper Valley farms. Valley Farm Fresh, a program of Vital Communities, includes an improved, mobile-friendly Valley Food & Farm Guide, a calendar of farm-related events, and recipes …

Two Decades in the Making: Hartford’s ‘Little Urban Area’ Growing Up

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hartford — “This,” said Lori Hirshfield, Hartford’s planning director, “is our little urban area.” Hirshfield was talking about the Sykes Mountain Avenue commercial and industrial zone, an area that will be affected by a decision facing Hartford Selectboard …

Hartford Farm Is the Latest Victim of Milk Glut

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hartford — George Miller, one of two remaining dairy farmers in Hartford, has milked Holsteins twice a day at his parents’ Jericho Valvu Farm for 39 years. When 57 Holsteins leave the Bedell Road farm on Monday to …

Post 22 Stumbles in Finale

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Manchester — Bouncing home in a school bus from Gill Stadium here Saturday, the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team passed a billboard shortly before entering Interstate 293 North. “Need a fresh start?” asked the enormous …

Still No Charges in Newport

Friday, July 17, 2015

Newport — Almost a year after a 48-year-old Newport man shot his son-in-law on the front porch of his home, prosecutors still haven’t filed charges in the case. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said the process has been slowed by uncooperative witnesses to the August incident in which …

Historical Mystery in Hartford

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hartford — A new mural in the recently renovated Hartford Town Hall is at the center of a historical mystery, with town officials asking the community for help in identifying the subjects of black and white photos taken …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

VA Opens First PTSD ‘Brain Bank’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

White River Junction — Brain tissue from veterans around the country soon will be housed in the Upper Valley as part of the first national “brain bank” devoted to post-traumatic stress disorder, said officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The White River Junction-based National Center for Posttraumatic …

Hartland Loses Rec Leader: Ray Sapp Performed Many Tasks for Town

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Upper Valley recreation community this week is mourning the death of Ray Sapp, Hartland’s recreation director and Hartland Elementary School’s athletic director. Sapp, 53, died Saturday evening after suffering a massive stroke, according to information provided by …

Fish Before Lunch in Sharon

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mike Monteith, of White River Junction, casts a line while fly fishing on the White River in Sharon on Saturday. Monteith said that he planned to fish at several spots along the White River as he worked his …