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Conservation groups raise concerns about Mt. Sunapee Resort's parking lot plans

06-14-2024 8:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

NEWBURY, N.H. — Conservation groups are raising concerns about a plan to expand parking at the Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort, the mountain’s aging wastewater system and the potential contamination of Lake Sunapee.Vail Resorts, which leases the ski area from...


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Out & About: Windsor church gets designation ‘of significance’

06-14-2024 6:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Around the turn of the 19th century, a young architect and builder arrived in Windsor to oversee the construction of Old South Church.More than 200 years later, the few years that Asher Benjamin, who later became a famous architect, spent in...


With pollinators in mind, garden clubs help lead shift to native perennial plantings

06-14-2024 4:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — Walk by the Nugget Theater in downtown Hanover and it’s hard not to notice the flower beds that pull together the area where people regularly meet for ice cream and conversation.The flower beds — which members of the Hanover Garden Club have...


Mother bear euthanized, cubs sent to rehab facility after close encounters in Bartlett, N.H.

06-13-2024 4:31 PM

New Hampshire Fish and Game has euthanized a mother bear, after officials say she wreaked havoc in a Bartlett, N.H., neighborhood over the weekend.The bear reportedly entered a house twice in two days and bluff charged a man taking out his trash....


Young bear spotted relaxing on a hammock in a Vermont yard

06-12-2024 3:44 PM

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Noah and Kristen Dweck have seen a number of black bears around their home in Vermont but this was a first: a bear relaxing on their hammock.Noah Dweck took iPhone video of two young bears in their yard in Waitsfield on Tuesday with...


State: Don’t worry about the pine trees shedding needles

06-12-2024 10:08 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

White pine trees in New Hampshire have been dropping needles this spring but the state Forest Health Bureau says not to be concerned: It’s the result of last year’s rainy late spring and summer and doesn’t pose danger to the trees. For the past 15...


Pride train visits White River Junction

06-10-2024 3:21 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley residents gathered to welcome Amtrak’s Vermonter passenger train during its stop at the White River Junction Amtrak Station during the Pride Whistlestop Tour on Saturday.About 15 people, including from left, Heather...


Out & About: Study finds red squirrel expansion threatens songbirds

06-07-2024 5:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

NORWICH — Red squirrels can usually be found where northern hardwood forests meet stands of spruce and fir, habitat that enables the small mammals to stock up on their preferred food of cones and American beechnuts, among other tree seeds.But in years...


‘It’s looking like a much better year than last’: NH farmers optimistic about 2024 season

06-06-2024 3:57 PM

By KATE DARIO

Last year, extreme temperature swings wiped out entire apple and peach crops across New Hampshire. This spring and early summer things are looking different.“There are enough apples that growers are currently having to thin their apples so more fruit...


Art Notes: Summer brings diverse events

06-05-2024 3:23 PM

By ALEX HANSON

After Memorial Day, the arts start to emerge, just like their orthographically similar cousins, ants. It’s warm, occasionally sunny, and the woodwork has grown confining.Arts events seem a bit weirder in the summer, more experimental and free form....


Bear euthanized in Vermont displayed ‘exceptionally rare’ predatory behavior

06-04-2024 3:42 PM

By THEO WELLS-SPACKMAN

Bear euthanized in Underhill displayed ‘exceptionally rare’ predatory behaviorVermont has seen a dramatic increase in human-bear interactions over the past decade, as climate change and human food-conditioning change bear behavior.By Theo...


Pride train set to roll through Upper Valley

06-04-2024 3:37 PM

By JUAN VEGA DE SOTO

Stop by one of the nine Amtrak stations on the Vermonter’s route Saturday, June 8, and you might catch a glimpse of LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations as the train slows into the platform. That’s because, for the second year running, Pride groups across the...


Rooster takes a stroll at Woodstock farmers market

06-03-2024 3:27 PM

Jazmine Lantz, of Woodstock, walks her 2-year-old rooster Presley, named after Elvis, around the farmers market on the green in Woodstock on Wednesday. “He loves the attention,” Lantz said as passersby stopped to stare at her feathered companion. 


Upper Valley Pride events 2024

06-03-2024 11:58 AM

Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com.Amtrak Pride Whistlestop Tour: Saturday, June 8. Bring flags and signs and wear celebratory clothing to greet the Vermonter as it stops at various train stations. Upper Valley locations/times:...


A decade later, Claremont celebrates opening of new creative center

05-30-2024 4:01 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — First conceived 10 years ago, the new home of the West Claremont Center for Music and Arts will become a reality with this weekend’s grand opening of the Claremont Creative Center in Opera House Square.This week as the portable stage was...


Art Notes: River City Rebels is an older and wiser punk band

05-29-2024 5:37 PM

By ALEX HANSON

The line “Rock and roll can never die” lodges in the mind in Neil Young’s voice, but there are countless examples. Keith Richards, for one.Locally, the best measure of rock’s staying power might be the River City Rebels. The band celebrates the 25th...


Woodstock’s first Pride brings community together

05-28-2024 5:31 PM

By CAOIMHE MARKEY

For people who want to celebrate Pride Month in the Upper Valley, there is a growing array of options. It’s easy to find an inclusive movie screening or bookstore talk, and there are larger annual events, including at Dartmouth College and White River...


Valley Parents: Lebanon High’s Council Closet provides formal wear to students

05-28-2024 11:11 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

LEBANON — See a need. Fill a need.That is the idea behind the Council Closet, started by Lebanon High School Student Council members earlier this year.In January, while planning a high school dance for the end of March, council members were thinking...


Valley Parents: Navigators group organizes Earth Day cleanup in Croydon

05-28-2024 11:10 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CROYDON — Communities around the world collected tons of trash on beaches, in the woods, along roads, among other locations to mark the 54th annual Earth Day in mid-April.Contributing to the efforts for a cleaner planet was a small group of youngsters...


Valley Parents: Randolph students take lead on town oral history project

05-28-2024 11:08 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

RANDOLPH — In the future, residents won’t have to wonder what Randolph Center once looked like or what people like Al Floyd and Bob Eddy did for their community.The town’s mid-to-late 20th century history is being preserved through oral histories for...


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