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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...

In December 2016, Jonathan Alvarez, of New Haven, Conn., made his first ever visit to Vermont. It was a business trip, facilitated by an...

The four-paragraph obituary for 62-year-old John Stephen Caswell made no mention of a funeral or memorial service.But last Wednesday — the second...

Since taking over the Orient restaurant in downtown Hanover in 2015, Tony Chou and Fen Li worked 364 days a year. The couple’s only day off...

Outside American Legion Post 22 on Tuesday afternoon in Lebanon, a cold drizzle had changed over to a side-winding sleet — further delaying the...

Valley Vista was Everett Simpson’s get-out-of-jail-free card. But as the fallout from his case continues, will more people grappling with drug...

I came across a classified advertisement last week that shows the lengths Dartmouth College will go to to save a few bucks at the expense of...

William Moyers has never spent time behind bars — unless you count one night in a police station holding cell 40 years ago — but he still can...

As a veteran teacher, Leah Wolk-Derksen is accustomed to battling a common cold or two during the school year. It goes with the territory of...

POMFRET — Samuel Morey Elementary in Fairlee isn’t the only Upper Valley school dealing with a mold outbreak.Prosper Valley School in Pomfret has...

On Wednesday morning, Alonda Peterson walked into a New Hampshire legislative committee room in Concord to testify at a public hearing with the...

POMFRET — In his first run for public office, Steve Chamberlin easily captured an open Selectboard seat, joining incumbents Frank Perron and John...

Chances are better than ever now that Vermont will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 this summer. The state Senate gave its OK on Friday and the...

Picking your battles is Politics 101, but the Plainfield Library Board of Trustees apparently skipped that day of class.The five-member board has...

Four plastic prescription bottles sit empty on Sophia Green’s kitchen table in her Lebanon apartment. Green no longer has the money — or health...

A retired New Hampshire state trooper’s investigation into the inner workings of Canaan police was completed about six months ago, but the town’s...

Fifth-graders at Marion Cross School in Norwich are probably too young to remember late House speaker Tip O’Neill, but it hasn’t stopped them from...

At the time of Eric Daley’s sentencing in 2004, it was easy to believe the two-bit drug dealer (marijuana, mostly) got the lengthy prison sentence...

Under the cover of darkness during the recent cold spell, a half-dozen Vermont state troopers and three Hartford police officers — some wearing...

Staci Mannella gets around the Dartmouth campus using her guide dog, Smidge. In the right light, Mannella can discern objects and lettering a few...

The Enfield Outing Club, which recently underwent a change in leadership, is hoping that it can start living up to its name. How good would that be...

The class consisted of four women and two men whose offenses ranged from texting while driving to causing a fatal crash due to negligent operation....

When I saw Andy Harvard for the last time in late September, he was moving a bit more slowly and appeared less steady on his feet. Still, if I...

The teenage boy shuffled into the Rutland courthouse in handcuffs and shackles — his wrists and ankles fastened together by a chain looped around...

As someone who takes pride in being something of an ice cream connoisseur, I’m quite familiar with the “flavor of the week.” I’ve also watched...

The electric bill has been paid up. The old generator that was on the fritz has been replaced. The new heating fuel tank is scheduled to be filled...

Now that the Dartmouth Bookstore has closed up shop, attention has turned to whether downtown Hanover can attract a replacement. Anyone looking to...

In 2015, with winter fast approaching, New Hampshire Legal Assistance received a call about a mentally ill Claremont man in his early 60s who was...

I might have underestimated the Norwich Selectboard. Apparently, board members aren’t the easy marks I thought they were.In September, the board...

The difference between a drug addict and a drug dealer? They’re often one and the same — except in the eyes of the criminal justice system.Which is...

At 74, Gloria Karvonen has lost most of her sight and her right leg below the knee to diabetes. She’s used a wheelchair for six years, and other...

Eric Daley went to prison when he was 23 after leading Vermont State Police on a high speed chase that resulted in the death of Trooper Michael...

When I mentioned to my wife that I was headed to a public board meeting in Orford the other night, she had only one thing to say: “Again?” I can’t...

When I caught up with Norm Frates on Wednesday afternoon, he was headed to a hardware store to buy an air horn. It wasn’t to herd family and...

Scott Pixley won’t pay a fine or lose his driving privileges — both were distinct possibilities after Hartford cops arrested him during a traffic...

Windsor — She wasn’t a holder of a major public office or a leader in the business community. She only started attending church in her adopted...

White River Junction — Scott Pixley, the Strafford man who was stopped by Hartford police in July on his way to a pharmacy to pick up medications...

White River Junction — The State’s Attorney’s Office has decided not to prosecute a 42-year-old Strafford man for driving under the influence of...

One morning in July, Scott Pixley left the aging mobile home he shares with his parents in the back hills of Strafford a bit earlier than usual...

I don’t mean to suggest that as Claremont goes, so goes the nation, but the city was arguably a bellwether in the 2016 presidential election.Donald...

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