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I stood outside the grocery store, fourth in a line of hopeful shoppers armed with newly disinfected shopping carts, holding tightly to paper lists...

Coronavirus has ravaged Italy, shut down hotels and wiped out retail stores. Operating in any one of those markets would be brutal to a business...

Thetford community nurse Cindy Grigel faces the camera and begins to talk to children she cannot see.“I hope that you learn something from this and...

Confusion over how people should dispose of glass milk bottles under coronavirus restrictions has created trouble for Upper Valley dairy farmers...

LEBANON — As the role of community nurses has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper Valley nonprofit that supports them is looking to add...

Column: The measure of our well-being

4/25/20

On Feb. 4, President Donald Trump addressed Congress about the state of the union, touting familiar figures illustrating the strength of the U.S...

Closing Vermont Technical College’s main campus in Randolph Center would have undoubtedly damaged the local economy and created hardships for the...

LEBANON — As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb in the Twin States, fairs, markets and other popular summer events hang in the...

NORTH HAVERHILL — Thirty-two residents at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill who were tested for COVID-19 earlier this week tested...

CHARLESTOWN — Whelen Engineering designs and makes the blue and red flashing lights found on many police cruisers and ambulances. The company...

LEBANON — Rent is due next Friday.Normally, the first day of each month is little more than an annoying reminder on the calendar that the landlord...

Not long after my son was born, in the early days of the Great Recession, money was tight. My wife was between jobs, but we had to hold a spot in...

I am not a writer; I struggle with words. But these old eyes still take in much of the same natural beauty as they have for nearly 70 years of...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — On a usual day during a usual time, it can be hard to calm your mind and take a moment to just breath.Add in a global...

STRAFFORD — Originally, Quinn Thomashow had planned to screen her senior thesis film inside a wooden car she was making.But the Strafford native...

ORFORD — The Rivendell Interstate School District will hold its annual meeting via Australian ballot next month to encourage social distancing...

The Valley News wants to hear from students of all ages about their experiences with remote learning, and from seniors about their thoughts on the...

NORTH HAVERHILL — One resident and a traveling nurse at the Grafton County Nursing Home have tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said...

CONCORD — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to prevent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu from spending New Hampshire’s $1.25 billion in...

WOODSTOCK — The First Congregational Church in Woodstock has started a new garden.But it is not a traditional garden in the sense that it is filled...

BURLINGTON — An East Corinth man who pleaded guilty to having explosives in his car last year will remain in jail until his sentencing despite the...

HANOVER — Each Tuesday and Wednesday, Justin Dain spends a few hours cooking for more than 50 people.But Dain, the executive chef at Pine, is not...

LEBANON — Travel restrictions placed on Vermont contractors under the state’s stay-at-home order are hampering construction projects in neighboring...

FAIRLEE — The Aloha Foundation said Wednesday that it won’t run its three overnight camps on Lake Morey and Lake Fairlee this summer, another...

When Achala Gowda’s job in New York went remote due to COVID-19, she moved up to Essex Junction to live with her boyfriend and wait out the...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Three large bins filled with food sit outside the White River Junction United Methodist Church downtown in the village.The...

WOODSTOCK — An emergency relief fund run by volunteers to aid struggling families in the seven towns in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union has...

Mass. becomes coronavirus hot spot as cases surge

4/20/20

Massachusetts has become a hot spot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York...

CONCORD — A judge is considering whether Republican Gov. Chris Sununu can spend New Hampshire’s $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief aid without...

RANDOLPH CENTER — Business leaders in the Upper Valley are decrying a proposal to close Vermont Technical College’s Randolph Center campus, with...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is keeping its classrooms and dormitories closed to students through the summer and also won’t open Hanover Country...

HOPKINTON, Mass. — “It All Starts Here.” The motto is bannered on the Hopkinton website, laid into the floor of the Marathon Elementary School...

CLAREMONT — When Marti Milan, of Claremont, finishes her weekend shifts working as a nursing assistant at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, she’s...

WEST LEBANON — The Vermont State Colleges delayed a vote on plans to shutter three campuses and layoff hundreds of workers Sunday after the...

Kids appear to be responding thoughtfully to the COVID-19 pandemic’s sudden new challenges thrust upon them, their family and friends. I learned...

CONCORD — The protective masks were scarce, but the signs were everywhere.Defying a ban on large gatherings, hundreds of people swarmed outside the...

I began thinking about these words I now write on the first day of spring, a date etched into the books since the invention of the Gregorian...

LEBANON — Amid increasing signs that a surge of COVID-19 cases may not hit the Twin States, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health plans to resume some medical...

NORWICH — Jeannine Kilbride is watching the 1,500 wheels of unsold cheese stack up in her cheese cave, and she’s starting to worry.Kilbride, a...

RANDOLPH CENTER — Students, faculty, alumni and neighbors of Vermont Technical College were surprised by Friday’s news that the 154-year-old...

Rine Uhm and Amy Guan were roommates at Dartmouth College until the COVID-19 pandemic sent the campus to remote learning.Once at home, Uhm in...

NORWICH — Every individual detail of the typical political event — the crowded room, the warm handshakes and embrace of babies, the campaign...

Every night at 7, a church bell starts ringing in Norwich.   The peal from the Norwich Congregational Church continues for five minutes before...

For state highway workers in Vermont, springtime is meant for filling potholes, repairing guardrails and clearing roadsides of winter debris.Last...

Like a COVID-19 era cross between The Lone Ranger and Santa Claus, a masked man is riding around the Upper Valley handing out face masks to...

Thank you! The response to our Valley News COVID-19 Support Fund has been overwhelming. We hit our initial goal of raising $50,000 to support our...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — With tens of thousands of out-of-work Vermonters struggling to access unemployment benefits, Gov. Phil Scott said the state...

EAST THETFORD — Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center has started a Nature Journal Club for kids to keep them engaged with the outside world...

Editor’s Note: This list includes information about support groups in the Upper Valley that are meeting remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

CORNISH — Summer concerts and exhibitions at the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park were canceled Friday because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

CONCORD — New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association executive director Jeff Collins had an Exeter High senior at home when he had to share...

I consider myself blessed.My professional baseball (or basketball or hockey or soccer) career ended when I was 12 years old. By then, I’d come to...

NEWPORT — I admit, I cannot get enough of these Peeps diorama contests.There’s just something about seeing the marshmallow confections in...

Quechee balloon festival postponedThe Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival, which traditionally draws thousands of people to the Upper...

New Hampshire schools will be closed to classroom learning for the rest of the year, Gov. Chris Sununu announced Thursday, citing continuing...

WHAT: Sweat2Support virtual run to aid coronavirus relief and response efforts.WHEN: Sunday, noon.WHERE: Anywhere and everywhere.WHAT IT COSTS: $10...

New Hampshire schools are likely to remain closed for the rest of the year, the state’s top education official says, but Gov. Chris Sununu is still...

Vermont logged seven more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 759, and another death in a nursing home in Chittenden County, marking...

While browsing through the e-books available through the New Hampshire State Library’s collection earlier this week, I came across a title that...

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