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Jim Kenyon: A wish list for 2023
12-31-2022 3:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

With 2022 wrapping up, I figure it’s time to share my wish list for the Upper Valley in 2023. Here goes: Enough with the Norwich Farm Foundation’s $1.25 million fundraising campaign to “Bring the Cows Back.” The Upper Valley already has Billings Farm...


Jim Kenyon: Beef with the chief spills out of Hanover PD
06-11-2022 9:59 PM

By JIM KENYON

In the end, former Hanover police officer Mark Ridge not only voted with his feet, he spoke his mind.At the Hanover Selectboard meeting on Monday, Ridge gave an unsolicited insider’s view of the town’s police department, or more specifically, what he...


Jim Kenyon: Store manager accuses Hanover Co-op of racial discrimination
05-22-2022 1:06 AM

By JIM KENYON

When the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society announced it was looking for a new chief executive, Doren Hall was eager to apply.The opportunity to oversee the Co-op’s four grocery stores, two automotive service centers and a commercial kitchen was a...


Jim Kenyon: Tennis tiff goes from one court to another
05-01-2022 8:20 AM

By JIM KENYON

Some stories that come my way are so off the wall, I immediately put them in the you-must-be-joking category. Josh Manheimer has one of those stories — except he’s not laughing. In January, Manheimer received a certified letter from Our Court Tennis...


Jim Kenyon: Quechee renters shown the door en masse, with little recourse
02-06-2022 7:03 AM

By JIM KENYON

Joey Peterson thought he heard someone in late January outside the third-floor apartment he shares with his mother and a roommate in Quechee. When he checked, all he found was an envelope taped to the door.Inside was a letter from the property...


Jim Kenyon: Nonprofit Listen adds spendy boutique to Lebanon thrift store
01-25-2022 4:34 PM

By JIM KENYON

A thousand bucks for a coat? (Granted, it’s 100% cashmere.) What about $250 for a designer winter jacket with a faux fur collar? And $100 for a chic blazer that looks like it could belong in Nancy Pelosi’s work wardrobe? Welcome to Listen Boutique,...


Jim Kenyon: Open and shut, a tale of two town governments
01-17-2022 8:43 PM

By JIM KENYON

Despite her recent appointment as Weathersfield’s first-ever “Open Meeting Law Enforcement Officer,” Olivia Savage doesn’t plan to start carrying a gun and badge.Savage might, however, put a set of flashing blue lights on her car, she told me in...


Jim Kenyon: Charlestown prosecutor running up charges against police provocateur
01-09-2022 7:18 AM

By JIM KENYON

When a police officer uses his immense powers to make an unmerited arrest, it’s the job of a prosecutor to — at the very least — use her own discretion. Call it righting a wrong.Unfortunately, Charlestown prosecutor Jessica Hodgman either lacks the...


Jim Kenyon: Charlestown takes the bait of YouTube police provocateur
11-07-2021 7:23 AM

By JIM KENYON

The town of Charlestown has become a YouTube sensation in recent weeks, but not in a good way.Charlestown’s troubles began when a YouTuber named Marc Manchon, who lives south of Concord, showed up to film vehicles coming and going from Whelen...


As Hartford breaks up encampments, homeless people have nowhere to go
10-23-2021 9:39 PM

By JIM KENYON

Just about a year ago, Keith Gokey moved into a new home in Hartford. It wasn’t much. A 6-by-10-foot cabin with walls made of water-resistant foam sheets and a wood floor raised slightly off the ground to help ward off the elements. A small propane...


Remembering 9/11: His life shattered, a husband picks up the pieces
09-11-2021 10:28 PM

By JIM KENYON

Anna Allison, who made frequent business trips to California, often set up her schedule to leave Boston’s Logan International Airport on Mondays.But following a monthlong break from work in the summer of 2001, the software developer, who had started...


Remembering 9/11: A surreal sight, and a lost friend
09-11-2021 10:25 PM

By JIM KENYON

When Peter Fahey reached the top steps of the subway station in New York’s financial district shortly before 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, letter-size sheets of paper had already begun to rain from the sky.“The first thing I remember seeing was all the...


Tropical Storm Irene, 10 years later: Sudden flooding overwhelmed Woodstock mobile home park
08-28-2021 9:27 PM

By JIM KENYON

In the late summer days following Tropical Storm Irene’s rampage through Riverside Mobile Home Park in Woodstock, Nelson Gilman and Al Pristaw loaded donated orange juice, bread and carefully placed cartons of eggs into a wheelbarrow.The two longtime...


Jim Kenyon: Andy Sigler saw success, but also saw the little guy
07-13-2021 9:34 PM

By JIM KENYON

Andy Sigler was a captain of industry who earned millions as the CEO of Champion International, once the largest forest products company in the U.S. that made everything from plywood to copier paper.In 1984, after he stepped in to save a competitor...


Norwich Farms donor dies at 89
07-13-2021 12:01 PM

NORWICH — Andrew Sigler, a former Fortune 500 CEO who after retiring to the Upper Valley 25 years ago built everything from a state-of-the-art dairy farm to a nationally-recognized golf course, died Sunday at his home in Norwich.He was 89.Sigler, a...


Jim Kenyon: Remembering an unmatched critic of Dartmouth
10-07-2019 1:29 PM

By JIM KENYON

A few years ago, Dartmouth no longer wanted students building a giant snow sculpture on the Green for Winter Carnival.The decision apparently arose out of fear the frozen artwork — a longstanding Dartmouth tradition — might topple over onto an...


Jim Kenyon: The True Cost of Truth in Sentencing
03-19-2017 12:57 AM

After serving a little over 15 years for killing his mother and firing a second shotgun blast that nearly hit his father, Laird Stanard was released from prison in 2015.Tough-on-crime hard-liners might say that Stanard, who was 17 at time of the 1999...


Jim Kenyon: At the Shady Lawn Motel, Every Room Has a Story
01-30-2017 10:41 AM

A Dartmouth College graduate lives in a room on the Shady Lawn Motel’s ground floor. A 72-year-old who gets by on Social Security has been a guest since his release from prison four years ago. A grocery store worker and his wife share a room with...


Andy Harvard, Part One: A Mountaineer Laid Low
06-09-2016 4:18 PM

By Jim Kenyon

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published Nov. 22, 2015.I’m fairly certain Andy Harvard’s story is one that Dartmouth College doesn’t want told. But it needs to be. The secrecy has gone on far too long.Seven years, and counting.So let’s...

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