Hanover Selectboard gives $130,000 severance package to departing town manager

07-18-2024 6:01 PM

HANOVER — Departing Town Manager Alex Torpey will receive more than $135,000 in severance from the town, according to a separation agreement between Torpey and the Selectboard. But the reason for the parting of ways remains unclear. Last week, the...

Art Notes: Sculpturefest features work of Woodstock high alumna

07-17-2024 4:01 PM

WOODSTOCK — Lela Jaacks’ interest in visual art dates to her years at Woodstock Union High School.After she graduated, in 1995, and before she headed off to Rhode Island School of Design, she helped Charlet Davenport with the myriad details involved...

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The Prouty begins
07-12-2024 6:31 PM

Volunteer Isabel Bober, right, cheers for rider Jacky Dick, of Andover, Mass., as she nears the finish line for the Prouty Ultimate in Hanover on Friday. Dick has been participating in the Prouty, a fundraiser for the Dartmouth Cancer Center, for 10...


Editorial: Is ‘neutrality’ another name for failing to lead?
06-14-2024 10:01 PM

Dartmouth president Sian Leah Beilock is considering whether the college “should formally adopt a position of institutional neutrality,” according to Liz Lempres, chairwoman of the college’s board of trustees. If it does, Dartmouth would join Harvard...

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Angela Tibbets, of Lebanon, prepares for a yard sale she planned to have with a friend in White River Junction. Many wood burnings Tibbets has made over the years were included in the sale, which was scheduled for the Fourth of July. Josie Smith, also...

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Vermont’s new Catholic bishop faces a litany of challenges
07-17-2024 5:01 PM

When John McDermott was ordained as a priest 35 years ago, both the new cleric and the nearly two-century-old Vermont Roman Catholic Diocese — the state’s largest religious denomination — were awash in historic highs.Standing before then-Bishop John...


Obit photo for Gwendolyn Place Gwendolyn Place

New London, NH - Gwendolyn Place passed away peacefully at her home with family on July 14, 2024. She was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on March 30, 1930 to Kenneth and Esther Larkin. She attended Katharine Gibbs School in Boston where ... remainder of obit for Gwendolyn Place

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Meriden, NH - Steven F. Shorey, age 73, passed Monday, July 15, 2024. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the Valley News. A memorial service will be held in the fall. The NH Cremation Society is in charge o... remainder of obit for Steven F. Shorey

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White River Jct., VT - Michael James Whitcomb, 59, died at his home on Saturday, July 13, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 10, 1964, to Jon and Linda (Blaney) Whitcomb. He spent his youngest years in Littleton, N... remainder of obit for Michael James Whitcomb

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David "Butch" Moore West Fairlee, VT - David "Butch" Moore, age 80, passed Tuesday, June 11, 2024. A celebration of life reception to honor and remember Butch will be held Saturday, July 27 from 1-4 pm at Thetford Academy, Thetford Hill... remainder of obit for David Moore


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