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WEST LEBANON — The novel coronavirus stalking America’s nursing homes poses a severe threat to the elderly, ailing and disabled people who live in...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Social distancing has been tough for Jaina Williams, as her mother can attest.“It stinks for kids. She knows. She says, ‘Mom...

The Valley News is looking to talk to Upper Valley residents about their experiences about filing for unemployment and/or receiving their stimulus...

MARSHFIELD, Vt. — This was supposed to be rebound year for dairy farmers embattled by at least four years of depressed milk prices — and then the...

NORWICH — Norwich Public Library’s annual Peeps Diorama Contest is expanding its reach this year.The springtime contest — now in its sixth year...

At first, Strafford School District officials thought they would be able to bring a new budget before voters, who rejected the plan presented to...

Here is the COVID-19 news on Tuesday:Sununu offers $300 weekly stipend to LTC workersGov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday said he wants to begin offering...

They came at the appointed hour to Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee on Tuesday in minivans, pickups and aging sedans.Then there was 4...

LYME — As COVID-19 continues to spread through New Hampshire and Vermont, an emergency response team in Lyme is helping to prepare residents. Over...

Sununu sued over relief money

4/13/20

CONCORD — Democratic leaders of the New Hampshire Legislature went to court Monday to stop Republican Gov. Chris Sununu from spending federal COVID...

Grocers struggling to equip workers

4/13/20

After CDC guidance last week changed to recommend that all people — sick and healthy alike — wear cloth face masks when out in public, one group...

Here is the COVID-19 news for Monday in the Upper Valley:Vt. sees curve flattening Gov. Phil Scott said on Monday that Vermont appears to have seen...

The Valley News is asking for financial support from the Upper Valley community to continue producing trusted local journalism during the COVID-19...

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Holiday Inn in South Burlington will serve as a recovery site for individuals in vulnerable populations who contract the...

In today’s world, there is newly found time to enjoy the sun’s warmth on a spring afternoon. Time to consider the point of green tulip leaves...

Here is the COVID-19 news for Saturday, April 11, in the Upper Valley:Twin State numbers continue to riseVermont health officials announced 32...

‘Banker’s hours” is not a phrase normally associated with working around the clock over the weekend, but that’s exactly what staff at local Upper...

WEST LEBANON — State and federal health officials now recommend that most people wear cloth masks while in public, but their efficacy in preventing...

By their very name, stay-at-home orders presume too much. Lest we forget, as we fret about shortages of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, not...

The Norwich Historical Society had been working on its podcast series for months when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.But the timing has worked out...

Every day, after he gets done working on one of his construction projects, Nick Catsam heads out to his other job.A general contractor by trade...

The notices are appearing at the bottom of many obituaries, and they all convey the same message.“There will be no services at this time.”“There...

When she gets home from work at the Maplewood Convenience Store in Royalton, Raeanne Boule disrobes, sprays her clothes with Lysol and puts them in...

HANOVER — Despite requests from Dartmouth College and Hanover officials to not return to town after spring break, some Dartmouth students have come...

WINDSOR — Each year, dozens of children turn out for Windsor’s annual Easter egg hunt.This year, the hunt was canceled along with many others...

HANOVER — While officials are hoping it never gets used, the Upper Valley now has a site set up in the event that a surge of COVID-19 patients...

Here is the COVID-19 news of the day in the Upper Valley:Vermont restrictions extended to May 15Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Friday extended his...

CLAREMONT — Macaroni and cheese is in short supply, fewer meat products are being donated and eggs are harder to come by.Those are just a few of...

A group of U.S. senators, including New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen, wants the next round of federal stimulus funding related to the COVID-19...

More than 36,000 initial unemployment claims were filed in New Hampshire last week, up nearly 5,000 from the previous week, the U.S. Department of...

Pregnant in the age of coronavirus

4/9/20

GRANTHAM — As she prepares to welcome her second child sometime in the next couple of weeks, Jenna-Lee Doss is trying to stay positive.Doss, a 27...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is postponing its graduation ceremonies this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and is telling seniors it may...

I am not good at staying in one place. Even on weekends when the weather is at its worst, it’s hard for me to be confined to the apartment my...

Animal welfare needs see surge too

4/8/20

ENFIELD — As businesses close and residents around the Upper Valley face mounting financial pressure following the new coronavirus outbreak, local...

NH still lags on testing capacity

4/8/20

New Hampshire officials and caregivers are struggling to accelerate and expand testing to detect the highly contagious and sometimes lethal COVID...

New Hampshire tallied five more deaths from COVID-19, Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 18.“Our hearts go out to...

Lions Cup soccer matches canceled

4/8/20

WEST LEBANON — The first of this summer’s all-star high school sports showdowns has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers of the...

Living in New York City, Hartford High School graduate Alanna Ojibway knew she wanted to do something to help health care workers, including her...

HANOVER — The Hopkins Center for the Arts is going virtual.Beginning this week, the nonprofit organization has started hosting online events...

LEBANON — Upper Valley municipalities are warning of potential budget shortfalls as the COVID-19 pandemic chips away at people’s spending power and...

Here is the COVID-19 news of the day in the Upper Valley:Vermont inmate tests positiveOne inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in...

OUR PANDEMIC YEARIt’s now January 2021 — nearly a year since the novel coronavirus upended life in the Upper Valley, in March 2020. A year of...

HANOVER — Parents looking for additional STEM learning opportunities for their children might look to the Dartmouth College student-led group Many...

Child care sought for surge

4/6/20

WEST LEBANON — State officials and child care providers in both Vermont and New Hampshire are scrambling to determine which children of essential...

BROWNSVILLE — Due to the absence of palms, the Rev. Christian Huebner, pastor at Brownsville Community Church, asked his congregants to clip boughs...

Here is the COVID-19 news of the day for the Upper Valley.NH imposes lodging banGov. Chris Sununu on Monday ordered hotels, motels, inns and other...

Vermont health officials say they’re working with hospitals and the federal government to work through a nationwide shortage of personal protective...

Silo Distillery in Windsor has been offering the community a helping hand after converting a chunk of its operations to producing hand sanitizer...

Column: In the end, the sun will shine

4/4/20

Here’s to the health care workers who put it on the line every day to tend to the needs of those who are ill and require healing from this novel...

THETFORD — Genevieve Lemire’s plan for retirement had always been the Peace Corps.“It always intrigued me,” she said.After spending more than 40...

Anyone could benefit from a touch of whimsy right now.And what better way to get in touch with your whimsical side than making life-size puppets...

The HIV/HCV Resource Center was having trouble finding a permanent location in Windsor to offer its syringe exchange service, so the nonprofit...

Vermont and New Hampshire each marked their highest single-day increase in cases so far in the coronavirus pandemic.Vermont reported an additional...

Are you wondering how you could do some good during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s a suggestion: Become a foster parent or volunteer child advocate...

Vermont reported 51 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 389, according to Health Commissioner Mark Levine.He said the...

LEBANON — Honor Hingston-Cox started a Facebook group recently to gather information for people in the Upper Valley who are making cloth masks for...

When the COVID-19 pandemic came to the Upper Valley and social distancing took effect, people from around the region stepped up to help neighbors...

LEBANON — Patricia Norton, who founded the Juneberry community choir group which is made up more than 70 singers throughout the Upper Valley and is...

Current models show that social distancing measures seem to be helping Vermont avoid the worst-case scenario in terms of cases of COVID-19...

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