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On the trail: Trump headed to blue Durham next weekend
12-12-2023 4:22 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Former President Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire this weekend, for his first campaign stop in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state in over a month.The former president will headline a rally at the Whittemore Center, which is the...


Column: New Hampshire’s weak support for higher ed hampers workforce development
12-10-2023 11:59 AM

By NICOLE HELLER

The Granite State is experiencing a long-predicted workforce shortage, which is related to an aging New Hampshire population and has been exacerbated by fewer residents who are employed or looking for employment than during pre-pandemic years. Given...


Column: Dartmouth basketball players benefit from college events
12-10-2023 11:59 AM

By WILLIAM FISCHEL

Sunday’s article about the Dartmouth men’s basketball team’s effort to unionize may have left some erroneous impressions. I offer here my own perspective as a retired Dartmouth professor and former academic advisor to the men’s team. I have not...


Column: Phil Scott plays an old tune on school funding
12-10-2023 11:57 AM

By DON TINNEY

At a time when our state’s children need us more than ever, Gov. Phil Scott last week returned to his same, tired rhetoric about why we can’t give our public schools — and the people who learn and teach in them — the support they need. With the...


Column: The powers of popes and presidents wax and wane over time
12-03-2023 7:15 AM

By RANDALL BALMER

As a historian, I’ve long been fascinated by the parallels and the contrasts between the Roman Catholic papacy and the United States presidency.Let’s start with the obvious and the superficial. Both offices have been populated only with men, the...


Sensibilities: Progressives should hold fast on inclusion
12-01-2023 6:18 PM

By STEVE NELSON

Recent New York Times columns by David Brooks and Pamela Paul identified what they believe is a chasm between “liberalism” and “progressivism.” Their theses are echoed throughout the media, often in allusion to stultifying political correctness on...


Column: Are we getting it wrong on prostate cancer screening?
11-19-2023 5:30 AM

By JAMES A. W. HEFFERNAN

As I write these words, the prostate cancer cells that have invaded much of my skeleton are slowly but surely working to end my life. For more than six years, a succession of new drugs has enabled me to cope fairly well with my cancer, but since...


Column: Reckoning with the lost third of my life
11-19-2023 5:00 AM

By JONATHAN STABLEFORD

Lately, the notion of sleep, particularly the discovery that I seem to need more of it in this stage of my life, have been rattling around in my mind. I understand that my body needs sleep, and I’ll admit to a cowardly surrender to it at the end of a...


Column: What do we hear when Trump speaks?
11-18-2023 6:00 AM

By JOHN L. CAMPBELL

Former President Donald Trump visited Claremont last Saturday for a campaign rally. I had never been to one of his rallies before but went to this one. I was very disturbed by what I saw and heard and by the interviews I read about it two days later...


Column: Gun safety is public health, not politics
11-17-2023 3:53 PM

By JOANNE M. CONROY and KEITH J. LOUD

The mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, on Oct. 25 shattered the false sense of security many of us in rural northern New England felt: that gun violence on such a scale could not happen in our backyard. It couldn’t happen in this bucolic setting, where...


Column: Housing shortage is a community-wide issue
11-17-2023 3:53 PM

By MICHAEL REDMOND

“Do we have homelessness here?” many Upper Valley residents asked only a few years ago. Rural homelessness has often been invisible to many in our communities. The pandemic changed that. On a per capita basis, Vermont now has the second-highest level...


Column: An American soldier’s view of the end of World War II
11-14-2023 10:38 AM

By MADELEINE JOHNSON

On March 29, 1945, American troops entered the town of Wetzlar, Germany, a small industrial center in the region of Hesse, about an hour north of Frankfurt. The U.S. Army Signal Corps filmed it. From a tank crossing a bridge in the center of town, the...


Column: Welcome, Mr. Speaker, and good luck
11-06-2023 7:17 AM

By RANDALL BALMER

Dear Mr. Speaker:Congratulations on your selection as speaker of the House of Representatives. I can’t imagine why anyone would want the job, but it’s yours. When I was department chair, I often compared the job to herding cats, which I confess is not...


A Look Back: Upper Valley grocery stores change with the times
11-06-2023 1:57 AM

By STEVE TAYLOR

Talk about all the things that have changed in the Upper Valley since, well, 1950 — the interstates, the rising influence of Dartmouth College and its ever-expanding health care colossus, disappearance of textile mills and hill farms, staggering gains...


Hurricanes hold on to advance to final
11-05-2023 7:32 AM

By BILL MURPHY

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION —In football circles, the initials N.D. are typically associated with the storied Notre Dame Fighting Irish.Friday at Hartford High, however, it was another N.D. — running back Nick Daniels — who made a name for himself.Daniels...


Column: Seize the day, when the day calls for it
11-01-2023 9:50 AM

By WILLEM LANGE

For all of your days be prepared, And meet them ever alike: When you are the anvil, bear — When you are the hammer, strike. — Edwin MarkhamThat seemed likes a pleasant little nostrum when I was in high school, so I took it under advisement and tucked...


Column: Contrarian expectations create moral dilemma on university campuses
10-30-2023 10:22 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

The whole world watched the naked face of terror incarnate on the early morning of Oct. 7. Hamas launched a most barbaric and horrendous attack on Israel, with thousands of rockets and hundreds of gunmen across the border from the Gaza Strip. The...


Over Easy: The stores we miss in the Upper Valley
10-27-2023 3:58 PM

By DAN MACKIE

I’m a sap for nostalgia, so the feelings started flowing recently when I happened upon an online discussion about Upper Valley businesses we miss. I’m not sure why memory attaches to certain stores, but it does, like a sticky spill on aisle 2.I’m not...


Column: Trail divides town but not sense of community
10-24-2023 2:55 PM

By MICKI COLBECK

The little dogs and I went for a hike yesterday. We go hiking most days, but this one was different. I had been feeling tense and distracted from some conflicts in town in which I was a major player. Hiking trails versus snowmobile trails. It was...


Column: Event stirs memories of Arctic adventures
10-18-2023 10:28 AM

By WILLEM LANGE

It’s for years irritated me that my fellow countrymen know so little about their next-door neighbor to the north. When my friends and I in the Geriatric Adventure Society first began traveling to the Arctic for our biennial canoe trips on the...

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