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HANOVER — It’s a longish drive from Rochester, Vt., to the Nugget Theaters, but Wende Case and Robin Fiske are used to traveling a bit to see films...

WEST LEBANON — Shoppers finally appear to be heeding the advice not to leave home without it.“It” in this case is a face mask, and up and down the...

The memories range from 4-H exhibits to tractor pulls, but they all connect to one thing: the family created not by blood but by spirit and...

During the three months of remote learning this spring, Chelsea McDowell’s relationship with her two school-age children steadily crumbled.In...

The University of New Hampshire announced on Friday that none of its fall sports teams — football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s...

RANDOLPH CENTER — Vermont Technical College plans to offer classes through a hybrid model including both online and in-person instruction in the...

CONCORD — New Hampshire will not require any schools to reopen this fall, but the state is offering guidance on how districts can do so safely.Gov....

CONCORD — Nashua’s face-covering ordinance and the New Hampshire governor’s declaration of a state of emergency because of the coronavirus will...

GRANTHAM — After years of working in the child care industry and dreaming of owning her own center, Jenn Parker took ownership of Creative Kids...

A huge increase in demand, driven in large part by the coronavirus pandemic, is proving to be a challenge for the New Hampshire Food Bank.If...

When Opera North’s leadership realized it couldn’t go on with its planned Summerfest, board members got on the phone and called everyone who had...

HANOVER — Citing ongoing budget challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dartmouth College on Thursday cut five sports from its varsity...

HANOVER — Residents lifted Hanover’s 33-year ban on short-term rentals and reelected two members of the Selectboard during ballot voting Tuesday...

WOODSTOCK — As of Thursday, visitors to Woodstock are required to wear face coverings in public and local businesses after officials enacted new...

Social service agencies throughout the Upper Valley are preparing to help residents access federal funding for rent and mortgage payments after the...

Hundreds of Upper Valley employers — many of them familiar names — received aid from the federal government totaling tens of millions in dollars to...

HANOVER — Voters drove, biked and walked to Dartmouth’s Dewey Field parking lot Tuesday evening to take part in a sometimes festival-like Town...

Second wave may hit NH hard

7/6/20

New Hampshire may be particularly susceptible to a second wave of COVID-19.The United States reported more than 250,000 new cases of coronavirus in...

LEBANON — With a tumultuous school year in the rearview mirror, many Upper Valley school districts have turned their attention toward reopening in...

Due to pandemic, clinics are on hold

7/5/20

The Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire has suspended its health and foot clinics for the time being as the Dartmouth...

This year all eligible voters in New Hampshire can register to vote by mail, but voters should make their requests for absentee ballots and...

In the months leading up to summer vacation, librarians are hard at work preparing a plethora of programming known collectively as summer reading...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Senior Solutions found itself in quick need of volunteers. The majority of the nonprofit...

Gov. Chris Sununu this week unveiled a new Housing Relief Program to give short-term assistance to those struggling with rent, touting it as a...

RANDOLPH — Health care and human service organizations in Vermont welcomed the Legislature’s approval last week of nearly $327 million in funding...

CONCORD — When it comes to this fall’s elections, officials are worried about both safety and soggy ballots.The Secretary of State’s Office hosted...

Vermont businesses that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for up to $50,000 in emergency support on July 6, the...

CONCORD — Isolation gowns with no arm openings. Child-sized gloves. Surgical masks with ear loops that break when stretched.Such items make up the...

6/29/20

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has begun welcoming some volunteers back to its Lebanon campus with precautions in place to prevent...

Dental clinic sees dip in volunteers

6/29/20

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — For the first time in its more than 20-year history, Red Logan Dental Clinic is poised to begin recruiting a full-time...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College plans to reopen its campus to roughly half of its 4,400 students in September, with first-year students attending in...

Child vaccinations dip slightly

6/28/20

WEST LEBANON — Twin State health-care providers took steps this spring, even as they had to cut back on in-person medical appointments during the...

New Hampshire officials announced Sunday that an additional 31 people tested positive for coronavirus, but there were no new deaths.The state...

The economy is in deep recession, unemployment is at its highest level since the Great Depression — yet business has never been better for some...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock offers antibody testing

6/26/20

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health has begun offering testing to determine whether individuals were previously infected with COVID-19, the health...

As a pediatrician and mother of four young children, I have devoted significant time and energy to considering how and when to safely reopen...

WEST LEBANON — To get into game shape, high school athletes first need to work out. With that thought in mind, the New Hampshire Interscholastic...

Fund created to help self-employed in NH A fund has been created to help sole proprietors in New Hampshire experiencing hardship during the...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College undergraduates each are likely to be invited back to campus for two of the school’s four terms next school year, the...

Inmate at women’s prisontests positive in Vermont SOUTH BURLINGTON — An incoming inmate at the Vermont women’s prison has tested positive for COVID...

Charles Keating thought he might have had COVID-19 in March. His mother-in-law tested positive for the virus around that time, and soon afterward...

HANOVER — Given the challenges rural communities and health care systems in the Twin States faced even before COVID-19, Dartmouth College...

In this new world that we live in, Zoom has become a virtual gathering space for everything from children’s play groups to important business...

NORWICH — Gabrielle Zwain, with her 6-year-old daughter holding one hand, a tote bag of kale and green garlic in the other, and carrying her 2-year...

As he was studying to become a mortician in San Antonio in the 1980s, Les Gibbs focused a final paper for a sociology course on the stigma...

WashingtonOur country is having a much-needed and overdue conversation about systemic racism following the killing of George Floyd. But as we...

NORWICH — A section of River Road will be closed next week as the Vermont Agency of Transportation reconstructs a rail-highway crossing near Route...

LEBANON — Lebanon officials are considering whether to temporarily consolidate the city’s three polling places down to one after several volunteers...

CONCORD — New Hampshire is returning to some semblance of normal life, but many things are going to be different.How many? At least 104 pages...

The skies were cloudless and the outdoor temperature moderate on the mid-May evening of my older daughter’s birthday gathering. It was a joy to...

NH cases hit lowest averagesince early AprilThe two-week average of new cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire declined to 50 over the weekend, the...

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday extended for another month the state of emergency imposed to help the state cope with the COVID-19 pandemic...

Nursing homes begin testing regime

6/15/20

New Hampshire officials, intent on reducing death and illness among nursing home residents who have borne the brunt of the state’s COVID-19...

Therapy moves to video chat

6/14/20

Second of two parts.WEST LEBANON — As COVID-19 has added stress and anxiety to people’s lives in recent months, access to mental health services...

Gathering ban in NH set to end

6/14/20

WEST LEBANON — New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order and ban on gatherings of 10 or more people will expire at midnight Monday.Gov. Chris Sununu...

Column: Virtue of common decency

6/13/20

Protests and unrest following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis dominate our national consciousness and push concern for...

LEBANON — As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, killing nearly 115,000 Americans, it also has sent shockwaves that have destabilized the economy...

After 32 years at Woodstock Union High School, John Hiers felt at home in his classroom and greenhouses.But since mid-March, those familiar places...

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