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At the age of 52, while visiting Paris with my wife, Nancy, I learned a better way of walking. It was January 1987, a time of French strikes and...

Vermont’s rollout of free COVID-19 testing reached the Upper Valley on Saturday.Last week, the state began offering tests at no cost to residents...

As Memorial Day and the Fourth of July approach, towns and organizations are grappling with what to do about ceremonies and celebrations during the...

LEBANON — Municipal officials in several Upper Valley towns are looking to cut their budgets, with at least one warning of possible layoffs, as the...

They’re uncomfortable. They make it difficult to carry on a conversation. They don’t work. They’re overkill.In my travels around the Upper Valley...

Each week the unemployment statistics grow more grim: More than 17% of the workforce in New Hampshire and Vermont is currently out of work...

ENFIELD — To make her grandparents’ house feel more like home during the seven weeks she lived there, Scarlette Bates arranged her books, stuffed...

“We are that family,” Leslie Hammond, of Chester, N.H., said: the family that jumped on the backyard chicken bandwagon because of COVID-19. Hammond...

On May 4, members of Anytime Fitness in West Lebanon received an unexpected email.“We are so excited to share with you that our doors are now OPEN,...

NEWBURY, N.H. — The nonprofit League of N.H. Craftsmen has decided to hold its 87th annual Craftsmen’s Fair in an online format this year, rather...

WINDSOR — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and the Ottauquechee Health Center are expanding access to some appointments and procedures...

With just one COVID-19 patient now in an ICU in a Vermont hospital, Gov. Phil Scott on Friday continued to open the state to an economic recovery...

Every year for 25 years I spent 189 days inside a school building. That’s 4,725 days, according to my calculator. So I’m familiar with the...

ORFORD — Three more overnight camps this week said they will not be able to open this year because of the COVID-19 outbreak, creating the prospect...

HANOVER — When Ian Raphael returned to the United States after about six months in the Arctic, he encountered a very different environment from the...

The state Department of Health will offer COVID-19 tests for Vermonters without symptoms, and residents are already lining up.Health officials say...

The state of Vermont is now offering free testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 to anyone who wants one, even people without symptoms, the...

SUNAPEE — Shortly after Abbott Library closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members started calling its more than 2,500 patrons.“We...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — When the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread, White River Indie Films was getting ready for its annual film festival.“It...

WOODSTOCK — The 12th annual Bookstock Literary Festival has been canceled, one of several major summer events in the Upper Valley that won’t be...

HARTFORD — A Hartford man who recently moved to the area says he was targeted for having out-of-state license plates and yelled at last week amid...

FERNDALE, Mich. — Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times. With her business temporarily shuttered because of the...

Facing shortages of protective equipment as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, hospital systems in each of the Twin States tried the latest...

CONCORD — A panel tasked with reopening New Hampshire’s economy amid the easing threat from the coronavirus pandemic agreed Tuesday on proposals...

Of all the inequity and dysfunction exposed by COVID-19, the disconnect in our food chain breaks my heart. The images of farmers having to dump...

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that his administration will begin a “gradual reopening” of the retail sector starting on May 18...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College on Monday began requiring all employees working on campus to be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and also said...

WEST LEBANON — The Colonial Barber Shop off Route 12A looked a little different this week; signs urging people to wear masks lined the glass...

Anthony Witfoth, 18, walked into the Keene branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles in mid-March, excited to get his license. But when Witfoth...

Motorsports may be on hold for now, but there was an auto-themed event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Saturday – a drive-thru food...

ENFIELD — As COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift across the Twin States, many workers are preparing to return to their jobs. For those with...

Throughout 1918, the year an influenza pandemic ravaged the globe, Ella Sargent tucked the four-leaf clovers she found into the pages of her diary...

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...

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