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NEWPORT, N.H. — School officials are taking steps to deal with a growing number of COVID-19 cases in Newport schools.The Newport School Board voted...

CONCORD — A routine hearing in the Statehouse turned confrontational last week when the state’s health commissioner called out a top Republican...

WEST LEBANON — COVID-19 patients in the Upper Valley may come away from the ordeal of treatment with very different medical bills, depending on...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Schools and child care centers in the Twin States continue to feel the effects of the delta variant.Hundreds of students on the...

CANAAN — COVID-19 cases continue to pop up at Upper Valley schools.Indian River School in Canaan has had five cases in recent days; Stevens High...

ENFIELD — Town officials have opted not to reinstate a mask mandate and instead plan to draft a resolution calling for people, including those who...

Virus politics run hot in NH

9/20/21

LEBANON — New Hampshire Republicans are signaling their intent to dismantle local coronavirus restrictions by banning mask and vaccine mandates...

NEWPORT, N.H. — Face masks are now required for employees and students at Newport’s middle school now that three people in that school community...

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.Republican House members and a large crowd outside the Statehouse on...

BETHEL — COVID-19 cases affecting schools on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley have required that more than 200 students stay home at times...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Springfield Hospital is no longer welcoming visitors under most circumstances, according to its Facebook page.Monday’s post only...

WINDSOR — The Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union is mandating that all of its employees, including teachers and staff in the four-town union, get...

WINDSOR — Two more residents have died in a COVID-19 outbreak at Cedar Hill Health Care, a nursing home in Windsor, according to the facility’s...

HANOVER — With the fall term to begin in 10 days, Dartmouth College has tightened its protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19.Entry to...

WOODSVILLE — Avery Robinson, now 6, has worn a mask to medical appointments at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in city subways, and in most...

WEST LEBANON — Use of ivermectin, a common animal dewormer, to treat COVID-19 — especially by those opposed to vaccination — does not appear to be...

CLAREMONT — Valley Regional Hospital is requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October, according to a news release...

LEBANON — Lebanon schools open on Wednesday with five-day, in-person classes and also plan to offer optional COVID-19 surveillance testing to...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College has delayed the return to in-person work for some employees and also is ramping up COVID-19 testing for vaccinated...

Methamphetamine is flooding into New Hampshire at alarming rates, overwhelming first responders and filling recovery programs.Jon DeLena, an agent...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has restricted visitors and ramped up COVID-19 testing requirements for patients until further notice in light of...

CLAREMONT — Two of the communities in the Upper Valley with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates are now among the top three in New Hampshire for...

LEBANON — City officials will vote next week on plans to once again require the use of masks inside Lebanon businesses and public facilities.The...

WINDSOR — Cedar Hill Health Care, a nursing home in Windsor, has a 30-case outbreak of COVID-19, according to its director.As of Wednesday, the...

HANOVER — Though most of the workers at Hanover Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center on Lyme Road are vaccinated against COVID-19, the facility...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, southeastern Vermont’s nonprofit community mental health agency, is slated to hold free...

As I write this, the state’s official numbers indicated that 2,712 state residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past two weeks, about 8...

ENFIELD — Rising coronavirus cases prompted Enfield officials to partially reinstate the town’s mask mandate Monday night, and other Upper Valley...

At the top of a list of sayings that would be easy to overuse these days is this, from Voltaire, the 18th-century Enlightenment writer: “Cherish...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is situated along the town line between Lebanon and Hanover, two communities with among the highest...

UNITY — A vaccinated dietary aide with cold symptoms at Sullivan County nursing home tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid test, according to the...

Masks remain elemental for indoor events

8/13/21

Err on the side of caution.That’s the policy nonprofits and other organizations throughout the Upper Valley are taking as the delta variant of...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Amid the uncertainty surrounding the return to school last fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sasha Garfinkle...

WEST LEBANON — Students on the New Hampshire side of the Upper Valley should expect to wear masks when school starts if area districts adopt the...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hanover Co-op Food Store here closed early Wednesday after an employee was diagnosed with a “breakthrough” case of COVID...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College now is requiring people on campus to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, amid increasing COVID-19...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health said Tuesday it will require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of September, leading...

WEST LEBANON — Upper Valley educators who hoped to return this fall to a “normal” school year free of pandemic restrictions may struggle to meet...

ENFIELD — After a year of isolation and distancing, Enfield Old Home Days returned Saturday. Despite some changes — including new activities that...

ENFIELD — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah Bolander said she and her husband, Richard, had a “perfectly orchestrated system” in place to...

LEBANON — The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley and the Vermont Department of Health has upcoming walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics...

UNITY — Social visits are once again on hold at the Sullivan County nursing home after a worker with cold and gastrointestinal symptoms tested...

HANOVER — On March 2, 2020, a group of administrators at Dartmouth College got together to sort out how to bring home members of the college...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College plans to end the work of its COVID-19 task force by Aug. 1, as the college prepares to resume normal operations in the...

LEBANON — As many as 2,000 Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees will continue to work remotely at least part of the time on a permanent basis after the...

HANOVER — As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in the late winter of 2020, Tuck School of Business professor Lindsey Leininger’s friends and...

WEST LEBANON — New Hampshire town-by-town COVID-19 vaccination rates from the Department of Health and Human Services illustrate local differences...

SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School will require that all students, faculty and staff on campus be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Aug. 23...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College’s fall waitlist for undergraduate housing has returned to normal size, following a lottery in which the college offered...

The vaccination rate is getting close to stalling out in New Hampshire: only about 4% of the state population has become fully vaccinated so far...

ENFIELD — When Susan Rogers stepped into an apartment in Thetford she was touring earlier this spring, the first thing she noticed was the wood on...

Lebanon to end mask mandate June 30

6/16/21

LEBANON — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to drop Lebanon’s mask mandate effective June 30, saying the local regulation is no...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is marking its commencement Sunday after a year in which college leaders have fumbled at key points while navigating...

HANOVER — Town officials have decided to suspend Hanover’s mask ordinance effective early next week after thousands of expected visitors depart...

Enfield rescinds mask mandate

6/7/21

ENFIELD — Officials in Enfield voted Monday night to rescind the town’s mask mandate effective June 18.The town joins several Upper Valley...

There was a first-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Colby-Sawyer College before Emily Vrooman left campus for an internship on Cape Cod this summer...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is no longer requiring masks in outdoor spaces on campus, according to a community message from the college’s COVID-19...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College students are calling on school administrators to do more to support their mental health and to allow them to grieve...

Dartmouth College freshman Elizabeth Reimer received an email May 19 from an assistant dean warning her of a looming deadline for a non-recording...

With the pandemic receding at least for the time being, expectations are growing that Memorial Day could see New Hampshire’s first “normal” holiday...

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