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Upper Valley farms’ manure piles stack up amid wet weather
04-07-2024 5:05 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

ROYALTON — While many Upper Valley residents have been contending with piles of snow lately, the region’s dairy farmers have been dealing with teetering piles of another kind — livestock poop.At Westland Farm, where Peggy Ainsworth grows sweet...


East Bethel Community Church is reborn
04-05-2024 8:04 PM

By ALEX HANSON

EAST BETHEL — From their cars, parked in a neat row on the grass outside, worshipers walked through the front door of the village’s stately, 200-year-old brick church for a symbolic rebirth.Not only was it Easter Sunday, but some of the 30 or so...


I-91 southbound to close between Bradford and Fairlee for ledge repair
04-04-2024 5:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

FAIRLEE — An upcoming ledge repair project will close a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 91 South between Bradford and Fairlee, likely through the summer. Scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, the project will stabilize the rock face that towers...


Lebanon girls tennis continues to grow, boasts large roster
04-03-2024 5:46 PM

BY TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — It was little less than a year ago that the Lebanon High girls tennis team had to comb its building’s 70-year-old hallways for enough competitors to keep its upcoming season alive.Tuesday, the Raiders, boasting their largest...


Bethel fire chief steps down following firefighter’s controversial social media post
04-02-2024 8:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BETHEL — A groundswell of support has emerged for the town’s former longtime fire chief, who quit in protest last week after he was not allowed to remove a volunteer firefighter who made a controversial social media post.The firefighter said he was...


Dresden becomes first New Hampshire school district to adopt gun storage resolution
04-02-2024 7:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — The Dresden School District, which includes Hanover High School, has become the first in New Hampshire to adopt a secure firearm storage resolution.The decision commits the district to sharing information and encouraging conversations about...


South Royalton family loses home in weekend blaze
04-01-2024 7:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

SOUTH ROYALTON — A Saturday morning fire rapidly engulfed and consumed a home on Broad Brook Road, displacing the residents who are now sheltering at a hotel in White River Junction.Evan Burnham said that he discovered a fire in the utility...


Strafford school principal heads to Windsor
03-31-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

STRAFFORD — The Newton School is searching for a new principal following Tracy Thompson’s February announcement that she will not return after this school year ends in June.But Strafford’s loss is Windsor’s gain. Thompson has been hired as the Windsor...


Amid workforce shortage, Hanover budget includes higher personnel costs
03-31-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — The Selectboard will vote on Monday on a proposed $35.6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year that increases general fund spending by approximately 6%.The board will host a public hearing before the vote to allow residents to...


Out & About: Lessons of the Holocaust focus of Thetford interfaith event
03-29-2024 6:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

THETFORD — Two Upper Valley congregations are joining together to host an event that encourages people of different religions to discuss faith and the Holocaust.“Faith Among the Ashes: Lessons From Holocaust Survivors” is scheduled to take place...


Upper Valley residents pan post office plan to move mail sorting to Connecticut
03-27-2024 6:58 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Upper Valley residents and postal workers voiced objection to a proposal this week by the U.S. Postal Service to move mail sorting operations for the region from White River Junction to Connecticut, saying the plan will create further delays...


Lebanon man sentenced to prison after threatening Hanover restaurant
03-27-2024 4:34 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 35-year-old New Hampshire man has been handed down multiple, consecutive prison sentences after pleading guilty to threatening to “shoot up” a Hanover restaurant.He could be free by September, however, due to the amount of time he...


Tenants scramble for housing after West Lebanon building condemned
03-25-2024 6:24 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WEST LEBANON — In a rental market as precarious as the Upper Valley’s, a water leak can have a ripple effect.Last spring, Rosemary, 58, known to most as Rose, was banging a broom handle against the ceiling of her apartment as a “waterfall” from an...


Upper Valley school districts look to enrollment in planning for the future
03-22-2024 9:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

In 1998, voters of Orford, Fairlee, Vershire and West Fairlee approved a plan to form Rivendell, an interstate school district, with the intent to pool their resources to provide an equitable and sustainable education system for their communities.The...


Goaltender stands tall for Big Green
03-21-2024 6:27 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — Clint Mylymok, general manager of the Maryland Black Bears, quietly assessed the dozens of teenagers milling about before his junior hockey team’s tryout camp during the spring of 2019. Most were specifically invited or already signed,...


Upper Valley voters go different ways on short-term rentals
03-18-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Upper Valley voters were divided on short-term rental ordinances during New Hampshire Town Meeting voting.During floor meetings Saturday, Enfield and Haverhill residents turned back short-term rental ordinances.Haverhill residents “postponed...


Enfield keeps floor meeting, approves budget increase
03-17-2024 7:51 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — For the second time in three years, residents narrowly defeated an effort to switch from a traditional floor meeting to ballot voting.The vote — which needed to be approved by 60%, or three-fifths, of voters present — failed by 13 votes,...


Big Green hockey in conference semifinal
03-17-2024 3:55 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — It was a little like the old days in Thompson Arena on Saturday.The fourth-seeded Dartmouth College men’s hockey team defeated sixth-seeded Union, 4-2, sweeping the Garnet Chargers in an ECAC best-of-three quarterfinal series. It was the Big...


Lebanon plans to put temporary fire station near middle school
03-16-2024 6:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city’s downtown fire station will be packing up and moving — temporarily — during the construction of a new building to replace its aging facility on South Park Street.On Monday, the Planning Board will hear a plan from the Fire...


Vermont shelves Newbury juvenile facility plan
03-15-2024 8:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWBURY, Vt. — In a sharp reversal, the state of Vermont has backed off a contentious plan to open a locked juvenile facility in Newbury, as a state commissioner says he is seeking a “fresh start” with the town that bitterly opposed the...

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