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CLAREMONT — More than 20 residents of an 80-unit subsidized apartment complex for seniors have tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said...

More than 50 inmates at New Hampshire’s largest jail have tested positive for the coronavirus, and officials are still awaiting results for an...

In Vermont, essential workers wait for their turn at vaccine

1/4/21

Vermont says it will not prioritize frontline workers for the next stage of vaccination, bucking federal guidelines and frustrating workers who...

COVID-19 hospitalizations rising at DHMC

1/4/21

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center had two dozen patients with COVID-19 in the hospital on Monday, the most the Lebanon hospital has seen...

MERIDEN — Who in the past 10 months hasn’t dreamed of floating away, above the pandemic gloom and to a soft landing in a sunnier, happier place? A...

As sports fans, we will gauge 2020 by the volume of things lost.March 11 will live most in infamy. As Lebanon and Hanover got ready for an NHIAA...

UNITY — Three employees at Sullivan County Health Care have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the nursing home’s administrator. All three,...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Veterans in their 80s, 90s and and even age 102 rolled up their sleeves to receive the first of two doses of the Moderna...

Vermont will distribute future vaccinations for COVID-19 by age group with special consideration given to people with underlying health conditions,...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is projecting that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a $91 million impact on its fiscal year 2021 budget, but that budget...

WOODSTOCK — So far in this pandemic year, Alita Wilson has taken advantage of nearly every form of federal and state aid available to Pentangle...

The numbersMore than 100 Granite Staters died of COVID-19 over the last two weeks, with an additional seven deaths announced Sunday bringing the...

The $900 billion stimulus package passed by Congress this week would provide a critical extension for New Hampshire families relying on...

Congress agreed to ban surprise medical bills in their funding package passed this week, the culmination of two years of work from Senator Maggie...

LEBANON — The credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed its ‘A’ rating for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Obligated Group, but downgraded its outlook...

WEST LEBANON — A New Hampshire lawmaker who represents part of the Upper Valley is recovering from what he describes as “the worst head cold I’ve...

NEWPORT, N.H. — Dominick Dephillips’ primary care provider referred him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for psychiatric treatment three times...

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced a slight relaxation of the restrictions on social gatherings to allow two trusted households to gather over the...

LEBANON — After a rocky spring when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit and revenue plummeted, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health saw its operating margin...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Staff members at the White River Junction VA Medical Center began receiving coronavirus vaccines from Moderna on Monday.The...

Mark Young has been in what he likens to the “hospitality business” for 33 years, selling costumes, disguises, face masks, balloons and novelties...

At first, Steve Smith was a little worried about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on his radio station’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive....

HANOVER — Several Upper Valley health care providers and researchers are calling on New Hampshire to take more aggressive action to curb...

For more than a century, candlelight been the centerpiece of Union Episcopal Church’s Christmas Eve service.Dozens of candles placed in the...

LEBANON — Several Upper Valley hospitals posted celebratory messages to Facebook on Friday announcing the start of COVID-19 vaccinations for staff...

WINDSOR — Firefighters and emergency medical technicians from the Vermont side of the Upper Valley navigated towering snowbanks along the way to Mt...

HANOVER — A seventh resident of Hanover Terrace has died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the nursing home’s administration.The...

This week, more and more schools across New Hampshire pivoted to remote learning due to positive cases of COVID-19 in their buildings and low...

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Orange East Supervisory Union is slated to pivot to remote learning Jan. 4-8 to allow for quarantine after the December...

Excitement and anxiety accompany the college application season, but this year the process is more angst-ridden than usual.Students’ lives have...

CONCORD — As the first allotments of vaccines were distributed across the country this week, multiple states were eager to broadcast who the first...

WEST LEBANON — The risks that come with in-person committee meetings and floor votes attended by hundreds of people has some New Hampshire...

The Twin States received their first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, about 12,675 doses in New Hampshire and 1,950 in...

HANOVER — Another Hanover Terrace resident has died of COVID-19.In an email Monday, Martha Ilsley, the nursing home’s temporary administrator, said...

The biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history kicked off Monday as health workers rolled up their sleeves for shots to protect them from COVID...

As a firefighter in North Carolina, Nicole Vigneault is comfortable with certain types of risk.“I will run into a burning building any day,” said...

LEBANON — Lebanon schools are slated to return to a hybrid learning model on Monday and stay with it for over a month, following the discovery of a...

When schools in Vermont moved to remote learning in the spring, it was in response to an unprecedented crisis.But in the future, Vermonters can...

HANOVER — A second resident at Hanover Terrace died on Thursday morning after contracting COVID-19, according to the Lyme Road nursing home’s...

HANOVER — A Hanover Terrace resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 died Tuesday evening, according to the nursing home’s temporary...

WINDSOR — The acute rehabilitation unit at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center has a cluster of patients and staff who have tested positive for...

A member of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s staff has tested positive for COVID-19, the office said in a press release Monday.The staff member...

HANOVER — A COVID-19 outbreak at Hanover Terrace nursing home has grown to include more than 70% of its residents.Seven more residents and two...

In the spring, when schools closed up and went to remote learning, it wasn’t an unqualified success. Educators, parents and policymakers were aware...

Robots lend a hand during the pandemic

12/6/20

LEBANON — As the first surge of COVID-19 cases began in the early spring, Dr. Meredith MacMartin and her colleagues in palliative care at Dartmouth...

HANOVER – Almost 20 more residents at Hanover Terrace tested positive over the weekend for COVID-19, bringing the total outbreak at the Lyme Road...

LEBANON — The owner of a Lebanon gym who planned to hold a self-described “herd immunity” Christmas party next week has called off the gathering...

HANOVER — The COVID-19 outbreak at Hanover Terrace grew to include a total of 44 people, after six more residents tested positive on Friday, the...

November’s COVID-19 surge saw the first outbreak of cases among inmates of the New Hampshire state prison system, including 10 cases in a Concord...

HANOVER — A COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home on Lyme Road has grown to include a total of 38 people, the facility’s temporary administrator said...

GUILFORD, Vt. — Vermont’s fight against COVID-19 has a new driving force: the Vermont Agency of Transportation, which has unveiled $600,000 worth...

TILTON, N.H. — The COVID-19 vaccine is coming, but not soon enough for more than 20 residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home who have succumbed...

COVID-19: Hanover Terrace outbreak growing

12/2/20

HANOVER — A COVID-19 outbreak at a Hanover nursing home has grown to include at least 20 residents and more test results are still pending...

HANOVER — At least six residents at Hanover Terrace have tested positive for COVID-19, making the Lyme Road nursing home the second in the Upper...

NEWPORT, N.H. — Woodlawn Care Center has not reported a new case of COVID-19 in a resident for more than two weeks, which may indicate the outbreak...

With winter weather imminent, a fear is beginning to materialize among snowplow crews statewide: What if a whole crew were to be out sick with the...

NORWICH — As a student of how societies function and look after their well-being, Nicholas Christakis was paying attention to the novel coronavirus...

FAIRLEE — Trevor Lohr lives in an apartment above Chapman’s Store, so naturally, he shops there from time to time, mainly for wine and bagels...

Lebanon Middle School will move from in-person instruction to remote learning after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus last week...

HANOVER — An employee at Hanover Terrace Health and Rehabilitation tested positive this week for COVID-19, and patients are now being tested for...

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