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Former DHMC patient gets deferred sentence for assaulting guards

05-08-2024 8:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 29-year-old former Dartmouth College student who assaulted two security guards at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he had been admitted for psychiatric care will avoid jail time, providing he continues to get mental health...


Students take down pro-Palestinian encampment at UVM

05-08-2024 3:37 PM

By PETER D’AURIA

A tent encampment at the University of Vermont is coming down, organizers announced Wednesday, after pro-Palestinian student protesters spent 10 nights occupying a campus quad. Protest organizers said that students had made the “strategic decision” to...


Coffee product’s ‘active ingredient’ leads to guilty plea in Vermont fraud case

05-08-2024 2:41 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Vermont to a fraud charge for trying to sell a coffee product marketed as a “natural” way to treat erectile dysfunction.Lab tests revealed that the product marketed as “Hard Coffee” contained...


In New Hampshire governor’s race, some finance reports are clearer than others

05-08-2024 2:39 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

By last December, Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington had raised a total of $1.059 million for her campaign for governor — a number clearly visible on the cover sheet of her Dec. 6 campaign finance report. What is harder to see is who, exactly,...


Democratic candidates for NH governor to speak at Dartmouth

05-08-2024 1:21 PM

HANOVER — Three candidates vying to be the Democratic candidate in this year’s New Hampshire governor’s election will take part in a forum at Dartmouth College on Wednesday, May 22.Joyce Craig, Jonathan Kiper and Cinde Warmington will gather from 5 to...


Sharon voters turn back proposal to renovate school

05-08-2024 1:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — A $9.5 million bond for repairs and upgrades to Sharon Elementary School was rejected by voters Tuesday, 271-220.With 41% of eligible voters participating, residents defeated the ballot measure that would have approved a 20-year loan through...


Dartmouth administration faces fierce criticism over protest arrests

05-07-2024 8:16 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — Dartmouth President Sian Beilock and college administrators faced pointed criticism at a meeting with faculty on Monday regarding the arrest of 89 students, staff, faculty and community members by police in riot gear at a protest on the...


Lebanon School Board considers reconfigured resource officer role

05-07-2024 8:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A new proposed partnership between the Lebanon School District and Police Department would provide a specially trained officer to the schools to assist in safety, educational programs and other support services — but eliminate the daily...


Charges dismissed against people accused of accosting woman at Hartford hotel

05-07-2024 7:30 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Criminal charges against two people who were accused of accosting and robbing a woman at a motel in Hartford last year have been dropped following the death of the alleged victim and a challenge by a defendant’s attorney that...


Hanover house added to New Hampshire Register of Historic Places

05-07-2024 4:31 PM

HANOVER — A 189-year-old home was added to the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places this week. Built circa 1835, the Rogers-Pressey House on Goose Pond Road was one of eight properties in the state to be named to New Hampshire Register of...


Application deadline for ‘Valley News’ board is May 15

05-07-2024 4:15 PM

WEST LEBANON — The May 15 deadline to apply to the Valley News Reader Advisory Board is approaching.To be eligible to apply for the board, community-minded readers must live, work or go to school in a town or city in the Valley News’ coverage area,...


Oxbow voters approve school budget

05-07-2024 4:00 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — Voters Monday evening approved a $21 million budget for the Oxbow Unified Union School District, 110-58.The district includes Newbury, Vt. and Bradford elementary schools, Oxbow High School and the River Bend Technical...


As UVM starts disciplinary process for protesters, some state lawmakers call for amnesty

05-07-2024 2:27 PM

By COREY MCDONALD

BURLINGTON — University of Vermont is facing pushback from state lawmakers and city councilors as it initiates disciplinary proceedings against pro-Palestinian student protesters. Late last week, university police began ID’ing students at an...


After reaching agreement with Middlebury College, student protesters take down encampment

05-07-2024 2:26 PM

By SOPHIA KESHMIRI

Administrators at Middlebury College struck a deal Sunday with pro-Palestinian student protesters, who agreed in response to dismantle  an encampment they established on the campus a week earlier. Like their counterparts at college encampments across...


UNH faculty and students call on university police chief to resign following his alleged assault on a student

05-07-2024 2:25 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Five days after police arrested 12 pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of New Hampshire, students and faculty called for the resignation of university Police Chief Paul Dean after they say he assaulted a student while responding to last...


Vermont man released after serving time for stealing from Chelsea auto repair shop

05-06-2024 8:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

MONTPELIER — A Vermont man at the center of complaints about crime and policing in Chelsea who had been held at gunpoint by a Chelsea business owner who accused him of stealing from his auto mechanic shop was released from prison over the...


Claremont mulls $19.6 million budget proposal

05-06-2024 7:30 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — City Manager Yoshi Manale is proposing a $19.6 million operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.The proposal represents an increase of $100,000 or about a half of one percent over the current year. Costs for road maintenance...


Three vie for two Hanover Selectboard seats

05-06-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Three people are vying for two three-year terms on the Hanover Selectboard in Town Meeting voting next week.Voters will be asked to choose from a slate including Kari Asmus, Jarett Berke and incumbent Joanna Whitcomb, the acting Selectboard...


Exit 19 ramp to be closed for Route 4 paving in Lebanon

05-06-2024 4:36 PM

LEBANON — The ramps on and off I-89 northbound at Exit 19 will be closed all day on Monday, May 13 to allow for paving on Route 4, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation said in a press release.The interchanges between I-89 North and westbound...


Property tax exemptions on agenda for Corinth’s special Town Meeting

05-06-2024 4:34 PM

CORINTH — Corinth is scheduled to hold a special Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. to consider property tax exemptions for four properties in town. The four properties include East Corinth Fire Department: Cookville Station, which is assessed...



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