I noticed this one on Seven Days’ “Daily 7,” the email newsletter the alternative weekly puts out every weekday with a roundup of stories about the Green Mountain State. Lego enthusiast Jeff Friesen, who is based in Nova Scotia, has created visual representations of all 50 states using only the Legos available in his daughter’s collection. The colorful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek creations are fun to flip through — but can you identify the states he’s referring to? (Click on each image to see the state name.)
Cornish — Earlier this week, the Valley News reported that residents will meet tonight to discuss a draft policy on public participation at Cornish School Board meetings written by resident Peter Burling, a former town moderator and state senator. Burling’s version is an alternative to a Cornish School Board proposal, created using language from the New Hampshire School Board Association, according to Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin. Residents have expressed concerns about rules governing public comment. ∎ Here is the Cornish School Board’s current policy on public
Due to a production error, a page from a previous edition was printed in some copies of today's Valley News. As a result, the continuation of a story about the Claremont City Council's discussion of the seizure of Roy Hunter's home for nonpayment of taxes did not appear in some of those copies. The story will be republished in Friday's Valley News. Read the full story online at this link.
UPDATE AT 5:20 P.M.: According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Twitter feed, all lanes are now reopened. ∎ Lebanon — A tree has fallen across both northbound travel lanes of Interstate 89 just north of Exit 18. Vehicle traffic was reduced to one lane around 4:30 p.m. as cars maneuvered around the felled tree on the road’s shoulder. Emergency responders were on scene. ∎ Posted online Wednesday at 4:40 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.
The stormy weather blowing through the region has led Hartford and Claremont to postpone their fireworks displays. Hartford’s festivities have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5, at 5:30 p.m., at Kilowatt Park. Claremont’s celebration also has been moved to Saturday, at Monadnock Park, beginning at 6 p.m., with fireworks starting at about 9:15. The scheduled musical performer, Brooks Hubbard, has prior commitments for July 5. Efforts are underway to secure a replacement act.
Lebanon — One motorist is dead following an accident that occurred in traffic backups on Interstate 89 in Lebanon this morning. State Police have not released the name of the driver, whose car rolled over and fell down an embankment along I-89 northbound near exit 18. Police said she had swerved to avoid traffic that was backed up on the interstate. I-89 had been closed around 10 a.m. at exit 19 due to a brush fire caused by downed wires, according to the New Hampshire Department of
Hanover — Dartmouth College has fired Andy Towers, its head men's lacrosse coach and a part of the program for the past 10 years. The 45-year old Towers, a former All-American player at Brown, had been with the Big Green for five years as an assistant before ascending to the head job in 2009. He had a year remaining on his contract. Towers said the decision to make a change came from athletic director Harry Sheehy and executive associate athletic director Brian Austin and that
Fireflies follow the contours of a field on a farm after sunset in Etna on Saturday, June 7. Valley News — Will Parson ∎ Originally posted to the Valley Visual blog. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.
Last week, the Valley News published a three-day series marking the 50th anniversary of the downtown Lebanon fire of 1964, a significant turning point for the city. Midway through the series, we asked readers via our Facebook page to share their own memories. Many chimed in, ranging from folks who witnessed the fire firsthand to those who were just babies around the time that flames first flew. Here are two responses that stood out, edited for style. Read the full list of responses at our
Talk about a celebrity sighting: It appears that Maddie, the rescued coonhound made famous by standing on top of things in Instagram photos, made a trip to our very own Royalton today! Take a look at today’s photo on her owner’s Instagram feed and read more about Maddie at her owner's websites, www.maddieonthings.com and www.whywerescue.com. ∎ Posted to the Upper Valley Dispatch blog Tuesday at 5:40 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.