When the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society announced it was looking for a new chief executive, Doren Hall was eager to apply.The opportunity to...

There’s an old saying in the legal world about criminal defendants who enter a courtroom without a lawyer: He who represents himself has a fool for...

I’m not surprised an internal investigation cleared former Canaan police officer Sam Provenza of using excessive force during a 2017 traffic stop...

As a new deputy with the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, Jill Myers was issued a stun gun, pepper spray and a 9 mm Glock.But when Myers is...

Some stories that come my way are so off the wall, I immediately put them in the you-must-be-joking category. Josh Manheimer has one of those...

Part of me thinks it’s too early to be writing about an election that’s still more than six months away. Particularly when it’s not a statewide...

For anyone who supports the public’s right to see and scrutinize the outcomes — good or bad — of investigations into alleged police wrongdoing, a...

As we say in the newspaper biz, Joanne Conroy buried the lead. The CEO of newly rebranded Dartmouth Health could have easily launched her Facebook...

In Dartmouth College’s better-late-than-never campaign to improve racial and class diversity, Mariana Penaloza Morales checks all the boxes.She’s a...

Only a few hours to liftoff! Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health — or at least that is what the mega health care system has called itself for more than a...

The Upper Valley’s back roads are taking more of a beating than usual this mud season. Still they’re in better shape than Norwich’s highway...

Over the last few months, a fascinating case of small-town politics has been playing out in Plainfield.In December, longtime residents Paul and...

When the first wave of the pandemic closed schools two years ago, Leo Barnes was looking for something to do with “all his free time.” Barnes, a...

Every so often, particularly during these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I need to be reminded why Town Meeting still matters.On Tuesday...

By promising the public a seat in the room when decisions are made, Vermont’s open meeting law is supposed to keep elected officials from doing...

With coffee brewing at the back of the room and residents settling into folding metal chairs, Town Moderator Dickson Corbett stepped to the front...

The plateau north of downtown White River Junction known as Taft’s Flat was once farmland that over the last century transformed into working-class...

The Canaan Police Department is offering a “Valentine’s Day weekend special,” which could be law enforcement humor or a way to drum up business...

When the bigwigs at Northern Stage say the law doesn’t apply to their professional theater company in downtown White River Junction, it’s not just...

Joey Peterson thought he heard someone in late January outside the third-floor apartment he shares with his mother and a roommate in Quechee. When...

This being Groundhog Day, what better time to shine light on some public officials and others in the Upper Valley who seem afraid of their own...

A Life: Jason Moots; 1976-2021

1/30/22

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — After abruptly leaving his job as a dishwasher at the Norwich Inn last summer, Jason Moots didn’t return to collect his...

The criminal investigation into whether former Canaan cop-turned-state trooper Sam Provenza tampered with evidence crucial to a now-infamous 2017...

A thousand bucks for a coat? (Granted, it’s 100% cashmere.) What about $250 for a designer winter jacket with a faux fur collar? And $100 for a...

Despite her recent appointment as Weathersfield’s first-ever “Open Meeting Law Enforcement Officer,” Olivia Savage doesn’t plan to start carrying a...

When a police officer uses his immense powers to make an unmerited arrest, it’s the job of a prosecutor to — at the very least — use her own...

Melanie McDonough was broke and her marriage splintered beyond repair. With no other housing options, she moved in with relatives in southern New...

Ordinarily, it would seem out of character for a professional theater company to shun the spotlight.    But the last thing Northern Stage wants at...

Ruby is still on the lam.In a case ripe for a true crime podcast, a dog named Ruby (a country song in the making) is accused in a quadruple-chicken...

With nighttime temperatures now dipping into the low teens, the effects of Hartford’s crackdown on homeless encampments this fall are about to...

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, describes demolition by neglect as when a “property owner...

In 2006, Claremont cop-turned-city-councilor Jonathan Stone handed in his gun and badge, which was probably a wise move. I don’t think he was cut...

I might have underestimated Dartmouth. In spite of its never-ending quest to amass greater wealth — an $8.5 billion endowment and counting — the...

The town of Charlestown has become a YouTube sensation in recent weeks, but not in a good way.Charlestown’s troubles began when a YouTuber named...

The town of Charlestown has become a YouTube sensation in recent weeks, but not in a good way.Charlestown’s troubles began when a YouTuber named...

In June, Leon Simmons stepped off a Greyhound bus in White River Junction without a lot of money or prospects.The 55-year-old Simmons had traveled...

In one of his final acts as Norwich’s town manager, Herb Durfee informed residents through the community Listserv that the town’s transfer station...

Just about a year ago, Keith Gokey moved into a new home in Hartford. It wasn’t much. A 6-by-10-foot cabin with walls made of water-resistant foam...

The fight for greater transparency and accountability in police matters reached the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Wednesday.The five justices...

Competition is healthy, right? Certainly when it comes to sports, political races and most industries.But a competition that pits charitable...

For 27 years, Pattie and Toby Fried were the hands-on owners of Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery in downtown Hanover.From time to time, Toby, an...

Unless you’re up on the New Testament — which I’m not — the tattoo etched on Paul Gifford’s right forearm probably doesn’t carry much meaning at...

Talk to end Alzheimer’s

9/28/21

Karen Custer was a math teacher and coach at Kimball Union Academy. She sang in a group at Meriden Congregational Church. She spent summers sailing...

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Dwight Camp hadn’t heard about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center when duty called.Within hours of...

When Peter Fahey reached the top steps of the subway station in New York’s financial district shortly before 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, letter-size...

Todd Godfrey was happy to have a window seat on the early-morning flight out of Manchester. Under a bright blue sky and no clouds blocking his view...

Anna Allison, who made frequent business trips to California, often set up her schedule to leave Boston’s Logan International Airport on Mondays...

In the late summer days following Tropical Storm Irene’s rampage through Riverside Mobile Home Park in Woodstock, Nelson Gilman and Al Pristaw...

When I heard Jim “Storm Tracker” Cantore was coming to the Upper Valley next week, I felt an immediate need to stock up on flashlight batteries and...

Gates Street Hill is a short but steep and sweeping stretch of asphalt road that starts near St. Anthony’s Church in downtown White River Junction...

Part of Kym Anderson’s job is to find affordable apartments for people in need, which even under ordinary circumstances can be virtually impossible...

Hoping to put a quick end to a suspended student’s federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination during a sexual assault investigation, Dartmouth...

Andy Sigler was a captain of industry who earned millions as the CEO of Champion International, once the largest forest products company in the U.S...

NORWICH — Andrew Sigler, a former Fortune 500 CEO who after retiring to the Upper Valley 25 years ago built everything from a state-of-the-art...

Considering the town of Chelsea spent more on road salt ($15,084) than policing ($12,265) last year, residents who argue that not enough resources...

Dartmouth custodian Malerie Duff was looking forward to her most recent payday even more than usual.In late May, the college announced that many of...

The tire pressure warning light in her Toyota Prius popped up shortly after Sally Tomlinson had finished her shopping in Fairlee.The 80-year-old...

BROWNSVILLE — Before starting a lengthy trip home after an early-season road game, the bus carrying the Windsor High School boys’ basketball team...

In college, I had a journalism professor who — paraphrasing the Chinese philosopher Confucius — liked reminding his students the only dumb question...

Just before her best-seller Dead Man Walking came out in 1993, Sister Helen Prejean was asked about why she put her time and energy into helping...

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