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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Attorneys representing Springfield Hospital in bankruptcy proceedings are seeking “emergency and expedited relief” as the...

Coronavirus craters creative community in Upper Valley

3/19/20

Of the nearly 200 people who bought tickets for comedian Rusty Dewees’ performance as “The Logger” at the Newport Opera House on Saturday night...

Two senior citizens with COVID-19 have died in Vermont, the first two deaths in the Twin States.One is a Windsor County veteran in his 90s who was...

With apologies to T.S. Eliot: Here I am, an old man in a muddy month, reading to a dog, waiting for the end of a plague.“We need to practice...

Editor’s Note: This town-by-town list includes information about resources available at libraries in the Upper Valley during the time period they...

As the coronavirus pandemic plays out and social distancing becomes the new (temporary, we trust) norm, residents of the Upper Valley, as elsewhere...

This past Monday morning, while most of New Hampshire’s school families were coming to grips with the governor’s order to close schools and move to...

CANAAN — Martin Wahl has been spending a lot of time at home over the past 12 days reading up on the Gospel of Matthew, in which Jesus instructs...

THETFORD — Like millions of Americans, Jennifer Goodspeed of Post Mills woke up on Monday morning to a new reality. With Vermont schools shutting...

LYME — Libraries around the Upper Valley may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are still working to serve patrons through online...

Even as people hunker down indoors, New Hampshire’s outdoors still beckons and can be quite safe. Just don’t expect the buildings to be open.That...

WILDER — An Advance Transit employee who last week drove for the nonprofit's Access AT service is under quarantine after testing positive for COVID...

Here are the latest developments for our region in the COVID-19 outbreak:Claremont hospital reports patientValley Regional Hospital officials on...

Sleeping head to toe — and 3 to 6 feet apart — are among the recommendations being put in place as Vermont’s homeless shelters grapple with the...

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Darn Tough Vermont, the Northfield-based sock maker, is shutting down its manufacturing operations through March 27 to minimize...

CONCORD — Officials are wrestling with how to maintain open government, including the public’s right to know and participate, at a time when...

LEBANON — The day before Salt hill Pub’s busiest day of the year — St. Patrick’s Day — the restaurant group whose Irish-themed pubs are a convivial...

In the back row of the courtroom Monday afternoon, a 4-month-old girl, wrapped in a blanket, nestled against her mother’s shoulder.What was a baby ...

New Hampshire health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Grafton County on Tuesday and said they were seeing evidence of community...

As the number of coronavirus cases grows in the U.S., we’re hearing a lot about how social distancing, self-monitoring and even quarantine play...

HANOVER — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is severely curtailing visitors’ access across its locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And in an email to...

Editor’s Note: This town-by-town list includes information on how to volunteer — or request help — in your community for people who are at higher...

Upper Valley schools put learning plans in place

3/16/20

After hesitating late last week, the governors of Vermont and New Hampshire have shut down their states’ pre-K through 12th-grade schools for at...

NEWBURY, Vt. — As COVID-19 began to spread in the region, people began reaching out to establish volunteer networks to help residents who are at...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The White River Junction VA Medical Center may need to open a section of the hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients, the...

A week ago, high school athletes in the Twin States were approaching the climax of their winter seasons. Then in a tumultuous five days brought on...

WEST LEBANON — New Hampshire and Vermont on Monday both banned gatherings of more than 50 people in order to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID...

HANOVER — A week ago, the Dartmouth College baseball team was anticipating an upcoming trip to Florida while the softball squad was excited to...

Vermont Law School student Max Matt, of Pomfret, picks up belongings from his locker at the school’s fitness center on Friday. The fitness center...

Update on COVID-19 and access to our West Lebanon buildingValley News management has been actively watching the situation around COVID-19 and we...

Schools across NH, VT told to close

3/15/20

With the Twin States now reporting at least 21 cases of the new coronavirus, schools across New Hampshire and Vermont were told to close this week...

Newbury, N.H. – Ski areas including Mount Sunapee Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort and Killington Resort closed for at least a week, effective...

The biggest difference between Europe and the United States doesn’t come down to culture or economics or anything like that. I’ve found it’s sports...

Dan & Whit’s in Norwich has begun home delivery of store items. West Lebanon Feed & Supply has introduced curbside pickup at its store on...

CLAREMONT — It looked like Black Friday in March, with shoppers lined up outside on a cold morning outside a big-box store.But instead of lining up...

Keep calm and don’t monkey with your IRA.That’s the advice from Upper Valley financial advisers last week as they fielded calls and emails from...

Vt. announces 3 new coronavirus cases

3/14/20

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont Department of Health officials announced two new cases of coronavirus affecting Vermonters on Saturday, including a...

HANOVER – Dartmouth College is asking its employees to work from home if they can to avoid possible transmission of the new coronavirus.“Working...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock recently launched regular video briefings about the new coronavirus and its arrival in the Upper Valley, and when D-H President...

LEBANON — As federal and state governments declared states of emergency due to COVID-19 on Friday, health care providers braced for more patients...

At one point, sitting at my desk in the newsroom on Thursday and reading about the growing list of institutions temporarily closing up shop in the...

HANOVER — Ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the plans for Dartmouth College undergraduates, several students were anxiously awaiting...

The Granite State News Collaborative, a collective of more than 20 New Hampshire-based media, educational and nonpartisan community organizations...

At least two towns in the Upper Valley have canceled Town Meetings scheduled for Saturday morning because of concerns about the new coronavirus...

High school sports in Vermont and New Hampshire have come to a halt. In a news release issued on Friday morning, the Vermont Principals Association...

BURLINGTON — The second person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state is in critical condition at the University of Vermont Medical Center in...

How to respond if you feel sick

3/12/20

WEST LEBANON — As events around the area are canceled and people begin to self-quarantine due to concerns around COVID-19, many people say they are...

HANOVER — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dartmouth College is telling its 4,400 undergraduates not to return to campus housing until at...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is suspending all in-person classes because of concerns around transmission of the new coronavirus and will hold remote...

The Vermont Principals Association has postponed Thursday night’s Division III girls basketball semifinals at Barre Auditorium due to concerns...

WEST LEBANON — Ann Perbohner has canceled physical therapy and doctor appointments.Amelia Sereen has stopped going to her daily chair exercise...

WEST LEBANON — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu urged residents not to panic on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization declared a global...

Until further notice, Upper Valley residents planning to attend live music and theater should call (or click) ahead, as well as wash their hands...

HANOVER — Upper Valley schools continued efforts to limit the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus for staff members and students on Tuesday, as...

Following the lead of The Washington Post and NHPR, the Valley News has put together this survey to help us guide our ongoing coverage of COVID-19...

HANOVER — The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association has moved the Division II girls basketball tournament Final Four out of the Upper...

WEST LEBANON — Senior centers and other venues for the public are ratcheting up screening and other safety measures as concerns about the new...

LEBANON — As the Upper Valley continues to see new coronavirus cases, first responders and medical professionals are undergoing extra training...

WEST LEBANON — Health officials say two new presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been found in New Hampshire, including one...

Over Easy: Let’s not go viral

3/6/20

Because this column usually looks at the lighter side of life, I have been trying to size up the coronavirus threat and chuckle about it. So far...

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