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Lebanon City Manager Shaun Mulholland’s move to yank funding from the nonprofit Community Access Television station, better known as CATV, on short...

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Holding two fishing rods in one hand and a tackle box in the other, Mike Allen picked his way across rock ledges until he reached a sandy beach on...

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In recent years, the Hartford Selectboard has taken on more of a leftist bent — for the betterment of the town.Newer board members have ushered in...

For more than 50 years, Dartmouth College’s blue-collar workers have been blessed with a strong labor union. (I suspect the billionaire bottom...

Closing Vermont Technical College’s main campus in Randolph Center would have undoubtedly damaged the local economy and created hardships for the...

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If it were up to her, Aimee Olson would pretty much be sticking to the stay-at-home order that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued 10 days ago...

Can some greater good come out of contracting the coronavirus? Mary Maxfield, a retired Lebanon High School biology teacher, hopes so. Maxfield, 65...

With everything that’s happening in the world, the announcement late Thursday that Haiti had abruptly closed its two international airports due to...

Susan and Tom Franklin needed to get home — which in recent months has been a room at the White River Junction Comfort Inn — after shopping for...

In the back row of the courtroom Monday afternoon, a 4-month-old girl, wrapped in a blanket, nestled against her mother’s shoulder.What was a baby ...

In July, Ed Tobin was charged with three misdemeanors for allegedly harassing a longtime neighbor in Hartland and keying an obscenity into the side...

Ed Adams climbed quickly up the ranks at the Vermont Department of Corrections.A decade after starting out as a corrections officer, Adams, still...

Around 2 a.m. on a Saturday in August 2016, after overdosing on heroin, Jessie Boardman died in the back of an ambulance en route from the...

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Last month, I told the story of Art Pistey, a longtime Upper Valley chiropractor who takes a cutting-edge — and pricey — prescription drug to help...

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Who says Dartmouth-Hitchcock doesn’t care about the well-being of its employees? Just last month, the mega health care organization showered...

With last Thursday’s winter storm winding down, the orange New Hampshire DOT six-wheeler rumbled northward along Old Route 10, its lights flashing,...

On Monday evening, Thetford residents were introduced to Guy Scaife, their interim town manager, at a Selectboard meeting.Scaife, who starts work...

Last Sunday evening while many people were watching the NFL playoffs, the Thetford Selectboard huddled behind closed doors.Joining the four...

Now that the holiday season is over, maybe the Upper Valley’s hospital executives can get back to work. They’ve wasted enough of their time — and...

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On a bone-chilling afternoon a few weeks ago, I set out on a short stroll from the type-and-gripe factory here on Interchange Drive in West Lebanon...

The Dresden School Board is looking into private funding sources to help pay for an armed police officer to patrol the hallways at Hanover High...

At 4 in the morning on a recent Saturday, a customer walked into Denny’s in West Lebanon with a loaded handgun.I’m not sure why the guy thought it...

Last month, an out-of-control psychiatric patient allegedly choked an emergency room nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to the point where...

For 25 years, a small group of public-spirited volunteers have quietly gone about delivering bags of groceries to families in need in some of the...

For nearly 40 years, Vermont has gotten away with locking up troubled kids behind metal fences topped with spools of razor ribbon on a dead-end...

With opening day of Vermont’s annual rifle season set for Saturday, Barnard’s volunteer firefighters and rescue workers have put together their...

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Raelene Lemery hadn’t seen the slender middle-aged man in her store before, and she’s familiar with just about everyone in town. (She’s not known...

On Thursday, Denise Hill went to prison, but not because a prosecutor or judge necessarily thought that’s where she belonged.Hill asked to be...

Starting at the Canadian border and finishing at the Massachusetts state line, Nika Meyers scrambled up and over mountains, through forested...

In a spat with neighbors that has gone public, Mark Laughlin knows that he comes across as the bad guy for standing in the way of a young woodsman...

A few years ago, Dartmouth no longer wanted students building a giant snow sculpture on the Green for Winter Carnival.The decision apparently arose...

Gage Young entered the Grafton County jail in North Haverhill 329 days ago. He’s spent Thanksgiving, Christmas and his 23rd birthday behind bars...

The newfangled New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet that opened earlier this month off Route 12A in West Lebanon is hard to miss.A double-sided...

Two weeks after launching an investigation into “unusual financial activity” involving electronic payouts from town coffers, Norwich officials...

In another country — Norway, perhaps — that takes a more enlightened approach to crime and punishment, Eric Daley might have stood a chance.But not...

Anyone still clinging to the belief that Vermont’s vaunted current use program isn’t drifting more and more into welfare for the wealthy might want...

The next-door neighbor who filed the initial complaint against Ed Tobin with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources nearly three years ago says he...

Ed Tobin wasn’t expecting company the morning of Sept. 28, 2016, when two Vermont state environmental investigators motored up the steep, private...

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