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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...

After graduating from Hartford High School in 1980, Bill Soule quickly concluded that college wasn’t for him.When he returned home after less than...

Maybe it’s the high-handedness that comes with being a mighty Ivy League institution that has amassed a $6 billion fortune through investments and...

Dale White was in prison for only seven months, but it was long enough for him to figure out that he needed to make some changes in his life. The...

Customers entering Starbucks in downtown Hanover on Monday morning were greeted by a new sign on the front door: “If you are fully vaccinated...

I’m still trying to figure out why the Lebanon School Board caved so badly when it came time Wednesday to vote on allowing an armed police officer...

Jim Kenyon: Insurer gets it wrong

5/11/21

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns is willing to spend umpteen dollars on lawyers to defend cops accused of wrongdoing in civil lawsuits in...

Ten years ago, Sophia Green came to this country in search of a better life. It’s meant scrubbing motel room toilets, emptying hospital bed pans...

Jim Kenyon: These are the questions

5/4/21

A few burning questions while waiting to see what happens first: The Red Sox returning to earth after what has started out as a surprisingly...

After two interviews and a couple hours of job shadowing, Beth Baras was offered a full-time position behind the deli counter at Woodstock Farmers’...

The call for police reform has captured a lot of attention and hearts in the Upper Valley during the last year.But sooner or later, the Upper...

In a town where police handled as many cases last year for assault (two) that it did for littering, Norwich can probably take its time in hiring a...

On Wednesday, Debbie Farnsworth carried a cardboard box filled with house plants to her Honda subcompact parked outside the downtown White River...

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...

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