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Hanover Town Clerk Betsy McClain photographs Marion Copenhaver, of Hanover, who forgot to bring photo identification with her to the polls at Hanover High School to vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday, February 9, 2016. "They're doing everything they can to keep the handicapped and elderly from being able to vote," said Copenhaver of lawmakers who amended the 2012 New Hampshire voter identification law in 2015 to require registered voters arriving at the polls without a photo I.D. to be photographed by poll workers before being given a ballot. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted to go through the steps to highlight what they describe as an unnecessary burden that may deter some from voting, while others …

Vermonters Join Granite State Counterparts to Get Out the Bernie Vote

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Standing outside a Field Road home, Mike French was on a canvassing mission. By noon on Tuesday, the Vermont native was into his third trip in Lebanon neighborhoods reminding Bernie Sanders supporters to vote. French approached the residence with a Sanders informational door hanger, rang the door bell, waited about …

New Hampshire Women Vote on the Issues

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Some Upper Valley women who went to the polls Tuesday struggled over whether they should help elect the country’s first female president or support the grassroots change called for by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Many took the second path, although a number of other women voters said gender played no …

A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the …

Day Care Must Have Sprinklers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lebanon — In a sometimes heated Monday night meeting, the Planning Board declined to reconsider a requirement that the River Valley Club’s owner install a sprinkler system in his planned day care building. Though Joe Asch, the fitness club’s owner, and his attorney Barry Schuster contend that the …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Monday, February 8, 2016

Craftsbury Common, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men’s and women’s Nordic teams on Sunday to win the University of Vermont Carnival at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The Big Green’s efforts in …

A Life: Bert Leonard, 1943 — 2015; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to …

Blood Drive Set for Lebanon

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — The Lebanon police and fire departments have scheduled an American Red Cross blood drive for later this month. The Feb. 17 blood drive is slated to take place at the Courtyard Marriott at 10 Morgan Drive in Lebanon, from 1 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, …

Business Notes: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — Cioffredi & Associates, the physical therapy and rehabilitation practice on Etna Road, has received an honorable mention award in the 2015 Practice of the Year Contest sponsored by Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine magazine. Rehab Associates of Central Virginia earned top honors in the …

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When …