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COVID-19 news in the Upper Valley

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Jeff Acker woke up Wednesday morning with a COVID-19 dilemma. It caught him completely by surprise.He’ll have Saturday off...

The state of New Hampshire is “pausing” all hockey activities in indoor rinks for two weeks following positive COVID-19 tests for 158 people...

LEBANON — The city’s schools are moving forward with plans to reopen for five days a week of in-person learning later this month, with officials...

WEST LEBANON — A dozen new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont have been linked to an ice rink in the Montpelier area, state officials announced Tuesday...

College has fresh COVID cluster

10/12/20

HANOVER — Dartmouth College said three undergraduate students living off-campus have tested positive for COVID-19, but authorities would not...

Cases of COVID-19 are rising in states across the country, and in New Hampshire there is evidence of increasing community transmission.The state’s...

Public urged to get flu shot

10/12/20

LEBANON — Now is the best time to get a flu shot, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center epidemiologist told participants in a virtual community...

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on Upper Valley restaurants, as the falloff in customers willing to dine in public has forced numerous...

HANOVER — A positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Frances C. Richmond Middle School, making it the fourth case reported in three days at...

ENFIELD — Town officials are looking into contact tracing and potential quarantines after learning that a vendor at the Enfield Market tested...

Mascoma health clinic faces fiscal hardship

10/9/20

CANAAN — The leaders of the Mascoma Community Health Center in Canaan are seeking additional state and federal support to help manage the financial...

HANOVER — SAU 70 officials on Friday said they had learned of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Bernice A. Ray Elementary School in Hanover, the...

LEBANON — School officials on Thursday said they had learned of two cases of COVID-19 involving students at Lebanon High School and Lebanon Middle...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College has cut about three dozen jobs, mainly through early retirement, in its core Campus Services division as the school...

LEBANON — An antiviral drug that President Donald Trump has been taking as part of his treatment for COVID-19 was cleared for use on patients...

WOODSTOCK — Municipal officials expressed concerns about public safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic after a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn...

A recent New York Times article by Amy Goodnough describes the struggle school districts are facing tracking down remote-learning “truants” — the...

You don’t need to worry about catching COVID-19 from wrapped candy, although as always you should avoid unwrapped candy.Halloween costume masks won...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College this week laid off or cut the hours of seven staff workers, part of job reductions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic...

A Vermont judge has thrown out a bid by a Rutland gym owner seeking to recoup money and collect damages for emotional distress from the state over...

Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday urged Vermonters not to become complacent about the coronavirus with the number of cases growing in some other parts of...

In the United States, there have been more than 200,000 confirmed deaths caused by COVID-19. Worldwide, the number of deaths reported due to the...

Since schools reopened earlier this month, many of them have kept students outdoors as much as possible. The novel coronavirus spreads through the...

Winter is coming.After being saved from oblivion by outdoor dining this summer, many restaurants in the Upper Valley are bracing for the coming...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — With the COVID-19 pandemic having shut down some shelters and made other resources difficult to access, many homeless people...

SUNAPEE — School officials at SAU 85 closed Sunapee Middle High School for the day on Friday after learning of a “confirmed case” of COVID-19 in a...

LEBANON — New Hampshire officials plan to give nursing home owners and operators more control over a program that searches for signs of COVID-19...

The Hancock Inn’s longest-tenured guest this summer was a refugee of the COVID-19 crisis. While waiting for his moving paperwork to clear, 22-year...

CORINTH — Long-distance running has provided a level of peace and well-being that Jason Mosel long needed. He’s using it to aid others in the ways...

Almost all of the 185 Vermont inmates in a privately run Mississippi prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 are now considered to be in...

HARTFORD — In years past, close to 600 people would turn out for Hartford Parks and Recreation Department’s annual trunk-or-treat event at Lyman...

Bars and restaurants with counter seating will be allowed to serve customers, under new guidelines announced Friday by Gov. Phil Scott, and lodging...

Looking ahead to November, some New Hampshire poll workers are warning that delays are in store if the state doesn’t grant them more leeway in...

Stepping up to a new challenge

9/19/20

HANOVER — Hanover High girls soccer coach Doug Kennedy had started a whiteboard dissection of defending an opponent’s corner kick during a Thursday...

This week, the 200,000th American victim of the novel coronavirus will die. We’re in crisis, and tragically, it will get worse before it gets...

NORTH HAVERHILL — No new cases have yet been identified at the Grafton County Nursing Home after an asymptomatic employee tested positive for COVID...

Of all the criticisms of plans to reopen schools this fall, one of the most common was that children wouldn’t be able to keep their masks on. If...

HANOVER — With the number of spectators at fall sporting events being left wide open in New Hampshire, different schools are taking different...

Tuck School at Dartmouth lays off 18 staff members

9/16/20

HANOVER — The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is laying off 18 staffers after ending fiscal year 2020 with a $3.3 million deficit due to the...

HANOVER — With more than 3,000 Dartmouth College undergraduate and graduate students back in Hanover for fall term, only four have tested positive...

Hartford High reports COVID case

9/14/20

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A student at Hartford High School has tested positive for COVID-19, school Superintendent Tom DeBalsi told the school...

One of the joys of putting a book out is that once the long hours of sitting alone writing are over, the finished book draws the author back out...

As Dartmouth students flowed into residence halls last week in staggered waves for a return to on-campus learning, researchers at nearby Dartmouth...

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering has changed. Older adults in particular have take a step back from in-person activities to...

HANOVER — At least two undergraduates at Dartmouth College have tested positive for COVID-19 as about 2,300 students returned to campus this week...

MANCHESTER — The CEO of Catholic Medical Center, with which Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is seeking to combine forces, plans to retire next summer...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — If the playing field is truly an extension of the classroom, a lot of people — adults and youths alike — will be in learning...

NEWPORT — Drop-off at Richards School has long been a bit of a traffic snarl, and that was no different at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Cars were backed up...

HANOVER — At least 23 Tuck School of Business students are in quarantine after attending a party at a graduate school dormitory in an incident that...

ROYALTON — After a Vermonter or visitor to the state gets a call from a physician or other health care provider alerting them to a positive COVID...

When the pandemic first took hold, there was hope that fall would be different: Canceled events would be rescheduled, large gatherings could resume...

As plans for reopening schools started forming, a clear need presented itself in the Upper Valley: The thousands of students, teachers and staff...

WILDER — For the past three years, Nicolette Raney has been taking her Dothan Brook School third graders outside one day a week, part of a movement...

HANOVER — Two Dartmouth College students and one faculty or staff member are in isolation now as part of COVID-19 precautions, according to a new...

LEBANON — West Central Behavioral Health is seeking the City Council’s support as it pursues a $500,000 federal grant to launch a mobile crisis...

HANOVER — Gatherings held on or in residential properties in Hanover are now limited to 10 or fewer people, not counting the residents themselves...

After an infection in his heel required that Bill Blodgett have his leg amputated last December, he couldn’t go back to where he was living in...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health saw net patient revenue decline by almost $160 million during the coronavirus shutdown and this week reported...

This winter, skiers and snowboarders at Mount Snow, Stowe, Okemo and Mount Sunapee will be required to wear masks and make reservations to get on...

PLAINFIELD — The town Selectboard voted, 3-0, Wednesday evening to require that masks be worn in public, citing the benefits to combat the spread...

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