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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...

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...

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