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Kenyon: Hanover stalls on police records request
04-19-2024 7:35 PM

By JIM KENYON

The town of Hanover’s website says its police reports are available to the public, but the chief “reserves the right to control the release of all department records.” That’s not the way the New Hampshire Right-to-Know law is intended to work.Under...

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Kenyon: Dartmouth alumni join union-busting effort
04-16-2024 8:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock has made it clear the college views its men’s basketball players — and their recent historic vote to unionize — as a threat to ….Fill in the blank.The college’s bottom line? The status quo? The misconception that...


Kenyon: Dismas House celebrates 10 years of fresh starts in Hartford
04-12-2024 9:02 PM

By JIM KENYON

Over the last decade, more than 150 men have found their way to the two-story, early 1900s clapboard house with a wrap-around front porch in Hartford Village. Some stay only a few months. Others for a year or longer.But their reasons for wanting to...


Kenyon: Parker up for parole after 23 years in prison
04-05-2024 6:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

In less than two weeks, Jim Parker should know whether the state of New Hampshire agrees that after 23 years of incarceration he’s earned the right to re-enter society.Parker’s hearing before the state Adult Parole Board is scheduled for April 18 at...


Kenyon: Legal wrangling continues in Dartmouth trespassing case
03-29-2024 7:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

The trial of two Dartmouth College student-activists arrested on campus while peacefully supporting the plight of Palestinians in the Israel-Hamas war isn’t expected to resume for a couple of months.Still the case is far from dormant.Both sides —...


Kenyon: Recent developments
03-22-2024 9:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

In talking with people while following up on a couple of recent columns, new developments emerged. Some were more surprising than others. With apologies to “Saturday Night Live,” here’s my Weekend Update: Waiting pays offJennifer Kahn’s wage dispute...


Kenyon: Karp’s Klassic youth basketball tournament resumes in new location
03-19-2024 4:45 PM

By JIM KENYON

It’s mud season and Paul Karp is back where he belongs: In the far corner of a basketball gym with his “bible,” watching hundreds of kids play in the end-of-winter recreational tournament that bears his name. After a two-year hiatus due to the...


A Life: Al Pristaw ‘always did what good neighbors do’
03-16-2024 7:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

WOODSTOCK — Al Pristaw was the ultimate doer.After Riverside Mobile Home Park was swamped by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011, Pristaw and another park resident, Nelson Gilman, pushed a wheelbarrow filled with donated orange juice, bread and eggs...


Kenyon: The fight for control of the Windsor County GOP
03-15-2024 5:17 PM

By JIM KENYON

A gang of gung-ho Republican election deniers got their day in Vermont Superior Court last week. But it wasn’t the outcome of the 2020 presidential election that has these Windsor County partisans in a tizzy.They’re riled up about the Windsor County...


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth not about to give up fight against basketball team’s unionization effort
03-05-2024 6:16 PM

By JIM KENYON

For everyone who thinks college athletes deserve to get paid for the work they do on behalf of their schools, the 13-2 vote by Dartmouth men’s basketball players to unionize Tuesday was cause for celebration.Unfortunately, Dartmouth President Sian...


Jim Kenyon: Defense attorney in Dartmouth trespassing case known for representing activists
03-01-2024 9:31 PM

By JIM KENYON

Within hours of two Dartmouth student-activists being arrested on Oct. 28 for refusing to leave a camping tent they had pitched on the lawn outside President Sian Leah Beilock’s office, Minnesota attorney Kira Kelley started getting phone calls, text...


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth’s Beilock attempts to avoid witness stand at students’ trial
02-25-2024 10:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

What is Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock so afraid of? I thought she’d welcome the opportunity to enter into the public record her administration’s reasoning for having two student activists arrested for criminal trespass while peacefully...


Jim Kenyon: Three Tomatoes employees take tip-sharing case to state labor board
02-09-2024 9:31 PM

By JIM KENYON

Jennifer Kahn is a school secretary by day and a server by night. Four afternoons a week, she leaves Mascoma Valley Regional High School after the final bell and drives to downtown Lebanon, where she works the dinner shift at Three Tomatoes...


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth basketball team has right to unionization vote, ruling says
02-05-2024 10:31 PM

By JIM KENYON

The Dartmouth College men’s basketball team hasn’t won many games on the court this season, but the players scored a major victory Monday in their bid to unionize. Laura Sacks, director of the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in...


Jim Kenyon: Measuring the problem of homelessness in Lebanon
01-26-2024 10:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

They trudged across fields blanketed with fresh snow to check out abandoned buildings. Under a cold drizzle, they stepped cautiously through parking lots coated with black ice in search of occupied vehicles. As day turned into night and winds picked...


Jim Kenyon: Updates on continuing conflicts
01-19-2024 10:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

A few updates of recent columns while waiting for the New Hampshire presidential primary to be over so network TV can get back to running mostly ads hawking wonder drugs and snack chips.On campus With students having returned to campus after a...


Jim Kenyon: Hanover police deny public records request in Dartmouth protester arrests
01-12-2024 11:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

At around 1 a.m. on Oct. 28, Hanover police arrested two Dartmouth College students for criminal trespass on their own campus. After the student-activists were hauled away in handcuffs, cops involved in the encounter would have written a report with...


Jim Kenyon: Party crashers make waves in Windsor County
01-09-2024 8:48 PM

By JIM KENYON

As revolts go, the one staged by a small band of Windsor County Republicans against Chairman John MacGovern last Saturday was tame and orderly.That’s not to say the GOP renegades, however, still don’t pose a threat to democratic norms.The 50 or so...


Jim Kenyon: A small win for tenants
12-24-2023 1:14 AM

By JIM KENYON

Jesse Keenum, a 67-year-old disabled veteran, is staying home for the holidays — and hopefully well beyond — after his landlord recently backed off from trying to kick him out of the Lebanon apartment he’s lived in for 14 years.While Keenum’s case...


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth persists with protester prosecutions  
12-20-2023 3:25 AM

By JIM KENYON

Overcharging, as it’s known in the legal world, is a ploy that prosecutors use to coerce criminal defendants into accepting a plea bargain.By tacking on multiple charges from a single incident, the prosecution gains all-important leverage. In exchange...


Jim Kenyon: Trump’s toxic influence on display in Windsor County
12-17-2023 12:46 AM

By JIM KENYON

To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield, I went to a fight the other morning, and a meeting of the Windsor County Republican Executive Committee broke out.How bad (or amusing, if you’re a Democrat) was it?The dozen Republicans in the room didn’t make it...

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