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In recent days, I’ve heard from students at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine who say they’re being falsely accused of cheating on exams...

The cost of building Interstate 91 in Vermont during the 1960s went beyond the millions of taxpayer dollars spent on bulldozing fields, clearing...

Despite what the Norwich Farm Foundation would have you believe, when it comes to the fate of what it calls the town’s last dairy farm, the Upper...

In its infinite wisdom, the Norwich Selectboard has decided — for the time being — against equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras...

‘Norwich Farm is the last remaining dairy farm in Norwich. Our fear is that the dairy, agricultural and educational heritage in our community will...

I’m glad New Hampshire and Vermont have finally recognized that teachers should get their COVID-19 vaccines sooner rather than later.Still, it’s...

I don’t think anyone questions that doctors, nurses and other hospital workers involved in caring for patients deserve to be at the front of the...

A small, plain sign at the bottom of the hill leading to the historic Strafford Town House says “Town Meeting has been held here every March since...

John Vogel, a retired Dartmouth business school professor, was able to get a vaccine without any problem.No, not that one. He won’t receive his...

With temperatures in the 20s on Sunday morning, heading off on a run, breaking out the snowshoes or bundling up to take the dog for a long walk all...

After receiving a complaint from a female student that she was sexually assaulted by a football player in her dorm room during Winter Carnival...

Until I heard about what was happening with a vintage 1960s motel in the village of West Brattleboro, Vt., I didn’t think it was possible for...

As I see it, Norwich Police Chief Jennifer Frank is doing the town a favor by leaving after two years for a new job.Frank’s departure to become...

Cardboard boxes filled with personal belongings were stacked nearly to the ceiling in the living room and kitchen of Steven Martel and Diane...

Cops are quick to claim their overarching mission is to protect and serve. In New Hampshire, they’re pretty good at playing politics too.Over the...

After suffering two setbacks in the state’s highest court last year, New Hampshire’s rank-and-file cops and police chiefs are pulling out all stops...

I don’t like to see anyone lose their job. (At least anyone not named Donald Trump.) That said, Thetford’s public works director, Nathan Maxwell...

Bob Gasser, an 83-year-old retired attorney, wants to start traveling again. He’d also like to get back to seeing friends during workouts at the...

Before we get too far into 2021, I wanted to check in with a few people who I wrote about last year to see how they’re doing.In the good news...

When David Bisno walked into Ledyard National Bank in downtown Hanover on an early November day in 2015, an unfamiliar face greeted him from behind...

About 230 Lebanon residents have signed a petition calling for the city to “mandate vigorous fiscal restraint going forward in 2021.”In other words...

Why am I tough on cops? I hear the question a lot.   For starters, police have the ultimate power in our society. They can take away a person’s...

Becky Schneider didn’t have much time to talk when I called her apartment on Monday. She was on her way out the door to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical...

Believe it or not, the opposing sides in the heated debate over how much Lebanon taxpayers spend on policing — way too much or just about right...

Cindy Falzarano began working at Dartmouth College about a year after graduating from Lebanon High School in 1983. Over the next 36 years, she...

Last month, a half-dozen Lebanon High School football players stood up for racial justice by kneeling during the national anthem before a game...

Ben Kilham needs nuts. Acorns to be precise. And if you have any apples to spare, he’ll gladly take those as well.The Kilham Bear Center in Lyme is...

In the age of Facebook, Instagram and all-consuming social media, it’s heartening to see the path to winning a seat in the Vermont House can still...

Jim Kenyon: Nonvoters sit one out

11/4/20

They’re more scarce this year than in the past, but they’re still out there. nonvoters have always made up a sizable chunk of the American...

Pete Stever’s family has hayed the 8-acre field, 3 miles from their farm in West Fairlee, for 40 years or so. They get two or — if they’re lucky...

After a brief stint in prison last fall on a drug possession conviction, Jeff Lockyer hoped to move back into his old apartment in Wilder.Lockyer’s...

In January, Liz D’Agostino began falling behind in her $750 monthly rent payments for the one-bedroom apartment in Newport where she’s lived for...

Harry Kinne was pulling out of his driveway in Post Mills when the oversized political sign hanging from a house on the other side of Route 113...

The Hanover Police Department is advertising for a new second-in-command, which begs the question: What happened to the guy who previously held the...

Four years ago, Jacob Rillo sold a bag of heroin that resulted in the overdose death of a friend.An autopsy report indicated the heroin that killed...

Since his arrest earlier this month for allegedly voting twice — once as a man, once as a woman — during the 2016 presidential election in Lebanon,...

As the old saying goes, what’s past is past. And Claremont City Councilor Jonathan Stone would like to keep a lid on his past — at least the part...

I’m not ordinarily a Facebook person. I prefer not to spend my screen time learning that some of my friends from high school are 9/11 conspiracy...

The burg of Thetford — or as it attracts more and more tony newcomers, North Norwich — is burning through town managers at a pace that even its...

It’s been nearly three years since a roadside encounter with a Canaan police officer left Crystal Eastman with a severely damaged knee and her life...

For the 17 years that her son has been in prison, Linda Hopkins has counted on getting a weekend phone call from him. If for no other reason, he...

The hand-wringing in Hanover over the impending return of Dartmouth students to town is too much to bear.“It seems like right now, there’s a...

On his second day in a Hartford police uniform in 2015, Chief Phil Kasten met with the town’s school officials to talk about the school resource...

In the national campaign to “defund the police” — or at least, scale back law enforcement’s reach — getting cops out of schools is arguably a good...

Starting in about Fairlee, “#SierraStrong” yard signs and sandwich boards dot the Vermont countryside for miles. They’re found in front of...

Scott Traudt can’t get back the year he spent in the New Hampshire State Prison, after a Grafton County jury found him guilty of punching a Lebanon...

Clarence Arnold, a Nikon with a telephoto lens slung over his shoulder, crossed Canaan’s main street to get closer to the Black Lives Matter...

For as long as I can recall, the Windsor Selectboard has started its meetings by asking everyone to stand and join in reciting the Pledge of...

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

Who can say no to free stuff? Certainly not cops in the Upper Valley when the freebies are military-grade weaponry and gadgets.Through a Pentagon...

With this being commencement weekend, of sorts, in Hanover, I figure it’s a good time to bring up a few Dartmouth graduates who have stood out...

On a late spring afternoon, an unarmed black man who had not committed a crime was beaten with a nightstick and blasted with pepper spray by two...

Dartmouth College international student Tehut Biru, a junior majoring in cognitive science, should be focusing on studying for final exams, which...

Can you imagine a downtown Hanover without cars and trucks clogging South Main Street?Some business owners can.They envision several blocks as an...

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...

They’re uncomfortable. They make it difficult to carry on a conversation. They don’t work. They’re overkill.In my travels around the Upper Valley...

After making a traffic stop, a police officer is almost certain to ask to see your driver’s license. (Not that I speak from personal experience...

For Bev Thomas’ two daughters, Mother’s Day in recent years has started at Frazer’s Place, a small roadside dining spot on Route 5 in Windsor.Sue...

Perhaps there’s never been a better time than a worldwide pandemic to engage in a bit of chin-stroking and navel-gazing. (At least until Gov. Phil...

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...

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