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The latest reporting from the Valley News:

November’s COVID-19 surge saw the first outbreak of cases among inmates of the New Hampshire state prison system, including 10 cases in a Concord...

HANOVER — A COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home on Lyme Road has grown to include a total of 38 people, the facility’s temporary administrator said...

GUILFORD, Vt. — Vermont’s fight against COVID-19 has a new driving force: the Vermont Agency of Transportation, which has unveiled $600,000 worth...

TILTON, N.H. — The COVID-19 vaccine is coming, but not soon enough for more than 20 residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home who have succumbed...

COVID-19: Hanover Terrace outbreak growing

12/2/20

HANOVER — A COVID-19 outbreak at a Hanover nursing home has grown to include at least 20 residents and more test results are still pending...

HANOVER — At least six residents at Hanover Terrace have tested positive for COVID-19, making the Lyme Road nursing home the second in the Upper...

NEWPORT, N.H. — Woodlawn Care Center has not reported a new case of COVID-19 in a resident for more than two weeks, which may indicate the outbreak...

With winter weather imminent, a fear is beginning to materialize among snowplow crews statewide: What if a whole crew were to be out sick with the...

NORWICH — As a student of how societies function and look after their well-being, Nicholas Christakis was paying attention to the novel coronavirus...

FAIRLEE — Trevor Lohr lives in an apartment above Chapman’s Store, so naturally, he shops there from time to time, mainly for wine and bagels...

Lebanon Middle School will move from in-person instruction to remote learning after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus last week...

HANOVER — An employee at Hanover Terrace Health and Rehabilitation tested positive this week for COVID-19, and patients are now being tested for...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A staff member at a downtown assisted living and memory care facility has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an...

MONTPELIER— A school district in Orange County is concerned about families not complying with quarantine rules after a cluster of COVID-19 cases...

Amanda Hull has grown accustomed to participating in the Zack’s Place Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving morning. The fun, she said, is “getting to see...

BRADFORD, Vt. — Valley Vista has temporarily halted admissions of new patients because 8 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the...

NORWICH — Amid the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Twin States and new restrictions aimed at preventing more, there are signs that the end...

Around a quarter to noon on Thursday, the first cars started lining up outside the Hanover Parks and Recreation Department at the Richard W. Black...

Chris Childs has had his Lebanon High football team on his mind a lot since its semifinal game was canceled on Nov. 13, ending a 6-1 season.He is...

CLAREMONT — Stevens High School is moving its classes online this week after two positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed among members of the school...

LEBANON — Cory Grant fired up a snowmaking cannon — the eternal and optimistic sign of the upcoming ski season — at the base of the Storrs Hill Ski...

CLAREMONT — Several schools in the Upper Valley moved to or continued remote learning on Friday due to cases of COVID-19.SAU 6 officials sent...

NEWPORT, N.H. — Another resident has died at Woodlawn Care Center, the fourth to die after testing positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing...

CONCORD — Starting Friday, Granite Staters will be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, Gov. Chris...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College officials said that they expect that employees currently working remotely will continue to do so through March.In...

RANDOLPH — Vermont health officials have called on residents in Washington and Orange counties to step up their efforts to prevent the spread of...

MONTPELIER — The number of COVID-19 cases in Vermont is forecast to rise around 50% in the next six weeks, officials said at a news conference...

The Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Committee has steered an additional $75 million into grants intended to help Vermont’s hospitality businesses...

RANDOLPH — As COVID-19 case numbers increase in both Vermont and New Hampshire, public health officials are handing over contact tracing...

Vermont reported 122 new cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, a new record and the latest sign of the rising tide of the pandemic’s latest wave...

In mid-March, as coronavirus spread through the state, New Hampshire hospitals prepared for the worst.They paused all non-essential procedures to...

LEBANON — Plans to partially reopen the Kilton Public Library are off until late January after officials questioned whether allowing people back...

POST MILLS — While people have had to modify or forgo many traditions this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least some hunters in the Twin...

LEBANON — Staying home may mean staying safe from COVID-19. But for some, staying home also puts them at increased risk of abuse from a partner or...

The 25 musicians of the White River Valley School Concert Band walked over to the South Royalton green from the school on Thursday, carrying their...

NEWPORT — An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Woodlawn Care Center as of Friday had grown to include 43 people: 28 residents and 15 workers.Three...

CLAREMONT — The city of Claremont is requiring people to wear face coverings when entering all city buildings.The mandate comes as COVID-19 cases...

The pandemic has forced schools to quickly get comfortable with online learning, and in the pivot to remote education, it was widely assumed that...

NEWPORT, N.H. — A COVID-19 outbreak at Woodlawn Care Center has grown to include 35 people, two of whom have died.The outbreak, the largest in the...

Vermont is requiring a 14-day quarantine for every person coming to Vermont, or back to Vermont, for nonessential travel.The quarantine can be cut...

As early November’s unusually warm weather gives way to colder temperatures, New Hampshire’s restaurants are bracing for a new crisis.COVID-19...

CLAREMONT — A case of COVID-19 has been reported at Stevens High School in Claremont, according to a letter that was sent to parents and staff from...

NEWPORT, N.H. — The novel coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home here has strained staffing so much that the home’s administrator has appealed for...

Len Angelli is ready for a busy turkey day.Angelli, who coordinates the Thanksgiving day meal at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, is preparing to...

RANDOLPH — Dr. Joshua White and his family usually spend Thanksgiving at his mother-in-law’s house in Massachusetts.“She puts a big spread on for...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock instituted new restrictions on visitors on Friday in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and...

NEWPORT — The Woodlawn Care Center has reported the largest known COVID-19 outbreak in an Upper Valley nursing home.The outbreak at the Newport...

CANAAN — Mascoma Valley Regional High School and Indian River Middle School moved to fully remote learning for the rest of the week after school...

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...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College officials are investigating whether dozens of students violated COVID-19 safety protocols Saturday night after police...

Tough economies are often a blessing in disguise for businesses hoping to launch or expand. The challenges presented when things are heading south...

Sirens started blaring and the vehicles rounded the corner and started down Main Street. There was a firetruck with a clown passenger and police...

After learning that a member of the school community had tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-October, the first call officials at the Lyme School...

RANDOLPH — Two people affiliated with the Orange Southwest School District have tested positive for COVID-19.The new cases bring the district’s...

With 140 more cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday, the average number of daily new cases has exceeded the peak in May, and just as worrisome, the...

NEWPORT — Newport High School and Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center moved to remote instruction on Wednesday after school officials...

THETFORD — Two Upper Valley lawmakers have asked state officials in charge of creating Vermont’s COVID-19 travel map to “cut us some slack please...

On Oct. 15, indoor ice rinks in New Hampshire were ordered to shut down for two weeks after health officials said well over 150 youth and adult...

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s COVID-19 outbreaks have spread past single cases to broader community transmission, contributing to some of the highest case...

Vermont’s seven-day case total is the highest since the peak of the pandemic in April, according to Department of Health data.The health department...

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