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The latest reporting from the Valley News:

They’ll show up at your house wearing face masks and gloves. But relax. Your home is not a COVID-19 hot spot. And you’ll be happy to see them.In...

HANOVER — A new program will connect Dartmouth College students with senior citizens throughout the Twin States during the COVID-19 pandemic.Pine...

LEBANON — One Court Street has 16 tenants. Each one is affected by COVID-19.The office building on the corner of the Lebanon Mall across from...

For Bev Thomas’ two daughters, Mother’s Day in recent years has started at Frazer’s Place, a small roadside dining spot on Route 5 in Windsor.Sue...

When Vermont and New Hampshire closed their school buildings in mid-March, students, parents and educators scrambled to embark on a far-reaching...

ENFIELD — Green Up Day will look different in Enfield this year.Instead of one day, the Enfield Village Association’s annual sponsored downtown...

COVID-19, the lethal viral disease that can spread rapidly through facilities where residents gather to eat, sleep, work or socialize, has so far...

ENFIELD — Town officials on Friday said they have postponed Town Meeting from Saturday until Saturday, July 11, because of continuing concerns...

MONTPELIER — Vermont is recovering some of the milk that farmers are having to dispose of and donating it to the Vermont Foodbank, with help from a...

CONCORD — The task force on reopening the economy heard from the performing arts sector, and new unemployment claims dropped again last week.Here...

Out & About: Events for May 8-10

5/7/20

As we enter another weekend under stay-at-home orders, we’ll also be facing an incoming polar vortex. (Did anyone else want to scream when they saw...

LEBANON — Starting Friday, Mary Maxfield, a retired Lebanon High School biology teacher, is going to take a turn as a guinea pig.Following her...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College officials declined Wednesday to rule out layoffs and furloughs for some of its 3,900 employees, including non-tenured...

CONCORD — Broad segments of the New Hampshire population can now get tested for the coronavirus without a referral, state officials said Wednesday,...

NEW YORK — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room...

THETFORD — Treasure Island, the town-owned recreation area on Lake Fairlee, may not open to the general public this summer because of the COVID-19...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Springfield Hospital and its parent company have filed separate lawsuits against the administrator of the U.S. Small Business...

Perhaps there’s never been a better time than a worldwide pandemic to engage in a bit of chin-stroking and navel-gazing. (At least until Gov. Phil...

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A Vermont Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied a bid by a 73-year-old man accused of murder to be released from jail pending...

The best representation of my inability to be productive during the COVID-19 pandemic is best illustrated by the stack of large picture frames...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is likely to limit the number of undergraduates who can return to campus this fall as it tries to resume in-person...

LEBANON — Sitting at opposite ends of a picnic table in the middle of a largely empty Colburn Park on Monday afternoon, father and son Jim and...

Despite having to handle dramatic increases for service, cable providers have committed to supporting online learning and affordable internet...

WEST LEBANON — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., joined 13 Democratic senators on Saturday calling for Congress to increase funding for contact...

LEBANON — Osher@Dartmouth was ready to start its spring semester on March 20 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, canceling its in-person classes.It was...

After years of fundraising and planning, the Hanover Garden Club’s new greenhouse is up and running, and it is absolutely wonderful — not just the...

As the United States began to take the novel coronavirus more seriously, Zofia Zerphy’s final year of high school steadily shrank.First, the...

NORTH HAVERHILL — A woman who lived at the Grafton County Nursing Home died last week, after testing positive for COVID-19 the week before.“Our...

The president may be losing faith in his COVID-19 briefings, which had great ratings until they ran off the rails.Although I couldn’t bring myself...

MANCHESTER — Eva Castillo works with documented and undocumented immigrants as they transition to life in the Granite State. Right now she’s is...

HARTFORD — The early return of some seasonal residents prompted Hartford this week to send letters requesting that second homeowners notify the...

The governors of New Hampshire and Vermont on Friday announced phased-in measures to reopen their state’s economies over the next month.In...

Madeline Wolfe was already a regular baker before the novel coronavirus put a damper on her senior year at Lebanon High School.She had spent a lot...

Although people are no longer able to gather in person due to stay-at-home orders implemented by the Twin States in response to the COVID-19...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s new neurocritical care unit on the third floor of the hospital’s inpatient tower has been...

MONTPELIER — Vermont will continue monitoring some traffic at its borders to see how many out-of-state vehicles are entering the state amid the...

The Vermont Legislature’s economist projects revenue losses from the COVID-19 crisis will triple in the upcoming fiscal year and that the state...

NORWICH — The Norwich Farmers Market will open a week from Saturday with major new limitations in place because of state-mandated precautions...

SOUTH POMFRET — Among the social interactions people may be missing are the amusing stories of daily life they share with friends and co-workers...

VA workers fan out against virus

4/30/20

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Dr. Clay Block, a 57-year-old kidney specialist, was among the first wave of dozens of health care workers from the White...

Vermont currently has 862 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the same number as the day prior, according to the state Department of Health’s website...

TUNBRIDGE — Jory Innes, a therapist who lives in Tunbridge, got her first call Monday night from a Vermonter seeking help with an unemployment...

NORTH SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Amanda Burton slowly progressed up Airport Road on Wednesday morning, her car starting and stopping as she and hundreds of...

The Valley News is looking to talk to Upper Valley residents about their experiences meeting various needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please...

Some New Hampshire hair stylists are petitioning Gov. Chris Sununu to allow them to reopen and see one client at a time.The coronavirus pandemic...

SHARON — The Sharon Academy’s annual gala will go on as planned with one exception.The whole gathering — live auction included — will migrate to...

LEBANON — Two Upper Valley medical practices last week began offering antibody testing to look for an immune response to COVID-19.The tests, now...

For more than 50 years, Dartmouth College’s blue-collar workers have been blessed with a strong labor union. (I suspect the billionaire bottom...

The Valley News wants to hear from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to talk to them about their experiences. If you’re interested in...

Murder suspect seeks release until trial

4/27/20

A Vermont Superior Court judge is deliberating whether a 73-year-old South Royalton man accused of murdering his wife two years ago should be...

The bulk of the diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Vermont are clustered in the Burlington area, home to some of the long-term care facilities that have...

The health insurance market in New Hampshire, where a majority of residents are covered by employers’ group plans, could face big challenges as...

Big Green pair sign as free agents

4/27/20

HANOVER — Two Dartmouth College football standouts from last fall’s Ivy League championship squad have signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams...

Most Valley News reporters are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to make sure we’re keeping in touch with the communities we...

CONCORD — Neil Shea, a Concord High School junior, planned to spend April vacation in California, driving from San Diego to San Francisco to visit...

BOSTON — The city of Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital announced a partnership Sunday to test 1,000 asymptomatic city residents to evaluate...

NORTH CLARENDON — Shawn Dayton, 35, of Rutland, drove out of the Rutland Southern Vermont Airport in North Clarendon on Friday with a supply of...

Windsor — The Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union had planned to install outdoor wireless internet at the schools it oversees in Windsor, Hartland,...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — For the past four weeks, the New England Patriots and New England Revolution have teamed with the USA Veterans &...

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