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...

In his first term as a Vermont legislator, Randall Szott cast a pivotal vote that will go down in state history. (Or at least in Statehouse annals....

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...

Last month, Norwich Town Manager Herb Durfee was out. This month, he’s back in — maybe. Next month, with a Town Meeting election on the calendar...

Location, location, location. Who knew the real estate agents’ mantra also applies to presidential candidates’ yard signs? In Hanover, residents at...

For the last year, Democratic presidential candidates crisscrossing New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primary have talked a lot about reining in...

A few years after Art Pistey received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, his neurologist prescribed a promising new drug.Sold under the brand name...

Jenny Coombs’ breast cancer has come back, but that’s not what she called to talk about. From our past conversations, I’ve learned she doesn’t want...

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...

With a new year fast approaching, it’s time to catch up with some of the people — and often their troubles — I wrote about it in 2019.Let’s get...

Jim Kenyon: Year-end odds and ends

12/21/19

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...

In 2012, Jim Holland, at age 45, felt in his physical prime. That’s saying a lot for a guy who in his 20s was hurtling down ski jump ramps at 60...

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...

Since mid-June, Caroline Watson has spent many a night sleeping on church pews (preferably, padded) and high school gym floors from coast to coast...

Members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society have long understood that shopping at Co-op grocery stores is unlikely to save them money in...

As she entered the courtroom last Tuesday, Crystal Eastman walked with a stiff-legged limp — her surgically repaired left knee a painful reminder...

The story of the mysterious Norwich hit-and-run in July 1977 that resulted in the death of 28-year-old Eric Lahar couldn’t have been told without...

Two hours after sunrise, the deep grass along Route 5 in Norwich was still heavy with dew when two men hired to mow the roadside in the summer of...

In a public meeting that placed him center stage, longtime Thetford town librarian Peter Blodgett sat silently in the same row at the front of the...

For 20 years, Vermont has gotten away with treating a chunk of its prison population like cattle. With Vermont’s own prisons maxed out, hundreds of...

At The Village at White River Junction, retired Dartmouth music professor Jon Appleton found many of the amenities he was looking for in a senior...

Barking dogs, raucous parties and souped-up Camaros. Maybe even a crowing rooster. They could all be considered worthy reasons for neighbors to get...

When I heard the Grafton County Courthouse had a “Lawyers’ Lounge,” I imagined a room with oak paneled walls, a well-stocked bar offering single...

It’s not too early to start thinking about deer hunting — at least not for the biggest enthusiasts. And as they await the arrival of autumn, the...

When I met Tyler Searles in September 2015, he was tossing 50-pound bags of garbage into a dump truck. Just days away from moving into his freshman...

A New Hampshire judge recently found Crystal Eastman not guilty of resisting arrest following her roadside encounter with a Canaan cop that sent...

Doug Hodge was just what Dartmouth looks for in an alum to serve on its investment committee that oversees the college’s $5.5 billion endowment.He...

At a recent Norwich Selectboard meeting, Chairman John Pepper assured the audience the ouster of resident Jeff Goodrich from a key appointed...

Sierra O’Leary rides a stationary bike mile after mile. She crawls backward across a gym floor with 8-pound weights strapped to her ankles. She...

Since she started working a dozen years ago with kids who have a parent in prison in Vermont, Tricia Long has been looking for a way to get their...

Sometime on Mother’s Day or the day after, Cheryl Cucchiara will return to the scene of the crime. As she usually does on her visits, Cucchiara...

Friends of Half and Susanne Zantop aren’t persuaded by Jim Parker’s argument that after 18 years in prison, he’s been punished enough and no longer...

Now that Jim Parker is seeking an early release from prison, the good liberals of the Upper Valley who support criminal justice reform are about to...

At 11 o’clock on Monday morning, 12-year-old Jack Bagley marched down the center aisle of the Norwich Congregational Church with his grandfather’s...

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