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Vermont veterinarian serves pet owners with a penchant for the ‘exotic’
01-21-2023 11:05 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Dr. Susan Tullar held Gypsy in her arms, murmuring softly to the 15-year-old cockatoo.“Hello, beautiful girl,” Tullar said as Gypsy’s owners, Eric Jacobson and Blaine Kimsey, looked on.The couple had driven close to two hours from their home in...


Sunday Seniors: Custom CDs help older music fans mix things up
01-14-2023 9:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

A new program in Sharon is reconnecting older adults to the music they loved when they were younger.Music for Elders, which is run by the Sharon Health Initiative, provides older adults with mix CDs curated to their musical tastes and portable CD...


Sharon board considers forming school renovation committee
01-11-2023 8:29 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — The School Board is seeking community input on a potential renovation and addition to Sharon Elementary School.At its meeting on Tuesday, the three-member board will vote on whether to form a committee of residents and other community...


Out & About: 20 good things from the Upper Valley in 2022
01-04-2023 10:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

When taking stock of a year, it’s really easy to focus on the challenges. As the Valley News recently highlighted with the year’s top stories in the Upper Valley, the region has grappled with affordable housing, municipal vacancies and a...


Lettuce shortage: Leaves people wanting more
12-17-2022 10:02 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — About a month ago, Upper Valley Co-op Produce Manager Robert Lucas started noticing something strange about the price of lettuce.Yes, inflation had been causing food prices to rise. But this was different.“This is...


Soon-to-be Canaan police chief lays out challenges and priorities ahead
11-26-2022 10:13 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CANAAN — After graduating from Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Ryan Porter wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do as a career.“I was kind of lost, to be honest with you, all through school,” Porter, the incoming chief of the Canaan Police...


Twin Pines pitches 60 workforce apartments in New London
11-04-2022 12:38 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

NEW LONDON — Twin Pines Housing has proposed to build 60 workforce housing apartments on County Road near New London Hospital.If approved, the project known as Long Meadow Commons would be the first for the nonprofit organization in New London and...


Dartmouth College grad students begin process to form union
10-13-2022 2:41 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — Before enrolling at Dartmouth College, Rendi Rogers used her savings to move from Oklahoma to the Upper Valley.What awaited her in Hanover was a $35,000 annual stipend to teach and conduct research while taking courses toward her doctorate...


Out & About: Program aims to get older and disabled people cycling in Lebanon
09-10-2022 10:42 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

There’s a thrill that comes from riding a bike.Maybe it’s how the wind hits your face or the way the landscape looks as you ride by. For many people, however, riding a bike isn’t accessible. That was on Amy Chan’s mind when she saw a TEDx Talk given...


Her experience with recovery and grief drove Windsor overdose awareness vigil
08-27-2022 11:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Tera Howard has her brother’s nickname tattooed on the inside of her right wrist — “Choch” in black script, surrounded by an infinity symbol, three birds and a heart. Its visibility is intentional. The Windsor resident wants to talk about her little...


Property owner, Eastman residents dig in for fight over gravel pit plan
08-15-2022 9:36 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Enfield and Grantham residents, many of whom live in Eastman, are organizing to stop a proposed gravel pit operation on Bog Road over concerns about its impact on the planned living community’s water supply.“It’s literally on top of the...


Low-key sport pickleball sparks fervent passion among Upper Valley players, surges in popularity
08-06-2022 11:50 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — If you stop by the tennis courts at Maxfield Sports Complex anytime from dawn to dusk, there’s a good chance you’ll hear it: the gentle thwack of a hollow ball hitting a paddle.It sounds a little higher-pitched than a tennis...


Enfield Village School principal resigns, citing increased burden on educators
05-13-2022 9:37 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Citing the increasing role that public schools are forced to play in providing social services with few resources to do so, Enfield Village School principal Harrison Little announced this month he will leave the elementary school at the end...


Annual Occom Pond Party is over for good after spotty weather repeatedly thwarts plans
02-08-2022 9:51 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — After 25 years, the annual Occom Pond Party has been canceled indefinitely due to unreliable weather conditions.The event, which includes ice skating, ice sculptures, a snow castle, sleigh rides and cold weather-based activities, is hosted...


Out & About: The Upper Valley has open mic nights aplenty
02-06-2022 8:50 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Open mic nights have long held a role in performance life in the Upper Valley. At these events, musicians, poets and comics have a chance to share new material in a supportive setting. They play an especially crucial role for those just starting out...


Police say driver killed as Amtrak train hits SUV at South Royalton rail crossing
11-19-2021 9:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SOUTH ROYALTON — A Vermont Law School student was killed Tuesday morning after the SUV he was driving was struck by an Amtrak train south of South Royalton village.Thomas Fennell had driven across the tracks at the rail crossing near South Windsor...


Out & About: Valley Street Dam evokes another era of summer fun, virus shutdowns
06-06-2020 10:19 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

From 1938 to the early 1950s, the Valley Street Dam was the place in be in Springfield, Vt., in the summer.Constructed specifically to create a swimming hole, the dam was where families went to be together and where teenagers would hang out, where a...


Sunday Seniors: Presentation tackles ageism in language
11-23-2019 11:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — As the Twin States’ senior citizen population continues to grow, experts on aging are focused on changing the negative perceptions many people have about aging and the ageist language that can result from those beliefs.Kelly Laflamme, of the...

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