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HANOVER — Dartmouth College undergraduates each are likely to be invited back to campus for two of the school’s four terms next school year, the...

Inmate at women’s prisontests positive in Vermont SOUTH BURLINGTON — An incoming inmate at the Vermont women’s prison has tested positive for COVID...

Charles Keating thought he might have had COVID-19 in March. His mother-in-law tested positive for the virus around that time, and soon afterward...

HANOVER — Given the challenges rural communities and health care systems in the Twin States faced even before COVID-19, Dartmouth College...

In this new world that we live in, Zoom has become a virtual gathering space for everything from children’s play groups to important business...

NORWICH — Gabrielle Zwain, with her 6-year-old daughter holding one hand, a tote bag of kale and green garlic in the other, and carrying her 2-year...

As he was studying to become a mortician in San Antonio in the 1980s, Les Gibbs focused a final paper for a sociology course on the stigma...

WashingtonOur country is having a much-needed and overdue conversation about systemic racism following the killing of George Floyd. But as we...

NORWICH — A section of River Road will be closed next week as the Vermont Agency of Transportation reconstructs a rail-highway crossing near Route...

LEBANON — Lebanon officials are considering whether to temporarily consolidate the city’s three polling places down to one after several volunteers...

CONCORD — New Hampshire is returning to some semblance of normal life, but many things are going to be different.How many? At least 104 pages...

The skies were cloudless and the outdoor temperature moderate on the mid-May evening of my older daughter’s birthday gathering. It was a joy to...

NH cases hit lowest averagesince early AprilThe two-week average of new cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire declined to 50 over the weekend, the...

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday extended for another month the state of emergency imposed to help the state cope with the COVID-19 pandemic...

Nursing homes begin testing regime

6/15/20

New Hampshire officials, intent on reducing death and illness among nursing home residents who have borne the brunt of the state’s COVID-19...

Therapy moves to video chat

6/14/20

Second of two parts.WEST LEBANON — As COVID-19 has added stress and anxiety to people’s lives in recent months, access to mental health services...

Gathering ban in NH set to end

6/14/20

WEST LEBANON — New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order and ban on gatherings of 10 or more people will expire at midnight Monday.Gov. Chris Sununu...

Column: Virtue of common decency

6/13/20

Protests and unrest following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis dominate our national consciousness and push concern for...

LEBANON — As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, killing nearly 115,000 Americans, it also has sent shockwaves that have destabilized the economy...

After 32 years at Woodstock Union High School, John Hiers felt at home in his classroom and greenhouses.But since mid-March, those familiar places...

With this being commencement weekend, of sorts, in Hanover, I figure it’s a good time to bring up a few Dartmouth graduates who have stood out...

I suspected something was up recently when I ducked into Kmart (wearing my trusty mask) to look for something. They didn’t have the summer item I...

Dartmouth College requires face masks on campus

6/12/20

HANOVER — All employees and students who have been approved to be on campus at Dartmouth College are now required to wear cloth face coverings to...

CLAREMONT — Elm Wood Center, a nursing home on Route 120 in Claremont, has reported five cases of COVID-19, one in a resident and four in employees...

Vermont to open public schools in fall

6/11/20

Vermont’s K-12 schools will open for in-person instruction this fall, state officials announced Wednesday. Students and staff will undergo a health...

WOODSVILLE — Rite Aid is set to begin offering free COVID-19 testing at its Woodsville location on Thursday, according to a company news release...

In mid-April we launched a campaign to solicit contributions to support the Valley News during this unprecedented pandemic and economic collapse...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — When Craig Sterritt received a letter with a return address for a return address for “Money Network Cardholder Services” in...

Study seeks details on those who recover

6/8/20

HANOVER — Dartmouth College computer science professor Temiloluwa Prioleau began teaching a course on data science for health on March 31, right in...

CONCORD — Members of the state’s economic reopening task force got an unemployment update, and Democratic lawmakers want to direct federal aid to...

The outbreak of COVID-19 that began in the city of Winooski on Memorial Day has grown to 62 cases, including 24 children, and spread to other...

ENFIELD — Dogs in the Upper Valley will be allowed to mingle at the Mascoma Valley Dog Park in Enfield, as long as their owners stay socially...

BURLINGTON — A global pandemic was the last thing on the minds of fans as the University of Vermont men’s basketball team pulled out a 81-74...

NORWICH — Early on in the novel coronavirus outbreak, Sarah Rooker set out to co-write a piece on the last pandemic to shut down big parts of the...

When Powerhouse Mall was being developed in 1985, a Burlington department store owner who was eyeing space in the former 18th-century mill site in...

I realized something serious was happening when Wuhan, China, was first being closed down and reporters were told to leave. I began to think about...

Here’s an opportunity for the right entrepreneur, even in these fraught times: The Whippi Dip ice cream stand in Fairlee is for sale.The Whippi Dip...

Every year in late spring, a scholastic ritual takes place across the Upper Valley in a format that seems timeless. Students dressed all alike...

LEBANON — The Lebanon Diner, which has fed Upper Valley residents, tourists and campaigning politicians on the Lebanon Mall for almost a decade, is...

Vermont and New Hampshire both will allow a return to indoor restaurant dining — with varying degrees of social distancing — in the coming days...

HANOVER — The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory plans to permanently close its child care center on Lyme Road in September...

LEBANON — City leaders are struggling to craft a budget for next year after being warned that spending cuts could trigger “significant layoffs” and...

CLAREMONT — As with auto racing promoters everywhere, Mike Parks is resorting to a little out-of-the-box thinking to get the Claremont Motorsports...

HANOVER — Students applying to Dartmouth College next year won’t have to take a standardized test, such as the SAT, to be considered for admission,...

CLAREMONT — Three Sullivan County Rotary clubs plan to participate in a statewide effort to distribute free face masks to community members this...

LEBANON — Joey Perras is going to have to break the baseball habits of a lifetime — high-fives, ferrying teammates’ gloves, huddling in the dugout ...

Dartmouth College international student Tehut Biru, a junior majoring in cognitive science, should be focusing on studying for final exams, which...

HANOVER — Salt hill Pub, citing “well-documented challenges associated with COVID-19,” said it had decided that its Hanover location will not...

CORNISH — Organizers of the Cornish Fair have had to cancel the annual August event this year out of safety concerns related to the COVID-19...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health received nearly $89 million in CARES Act funding from Washington and tapped tens of millions of dollars in...

NEWPORT — Sullivan County officials plan to test all of the staff at the county nursing home for COVID-19 and will also test 10% of residents every...

UNITY — A Sullivan County nursing home staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus last month was retested and saw results come back...

The debate on reopening of public schools promises to be far more difficult and complicated than the one we are having now about re-opening the...

I spent all of my teen summers as a counselor and canoeing instructor at Girl Scout camps. One of my counselor training manuals had a page titled...

Maybe this is why Missouri is called the “Show-Me State.” In a sign how the COVID-19 pandemic is rippling through the New Hampshire and Vermont...

They are the few, the brave ... and some might think the just plain crazy.Crazy because they are opening businesses in the jaws of the worst...

The thing I remember most about my first trip to New Hampshire is the stars.Where I grew up in northern New Jersey, there was usually too much...

While Bob and Kathy Eddy were laid up with COVID-19 in late March, friends and neighbors “came out of the woodwork” to help them.One neighbor, with...

Can you imagine a downtown Hanover without cars and trucks clogging South Main Street?Some business owners can.They envision several blocks as an...

Catholic Churches set to reopenThe Roman Catholic dioceses of Burlington and Manchester both announced on Friday that they would begin celebrating...

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