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 2021-02-25 03:35 

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Local roundup: Lebanon, Berlin boys hockey skate to 2-2 tie...

WEST LEBANON — The Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal and Berlin-Gorham boys hockey teams will stage a schedule-closing rubber match in their four-game season series this weekend after skating to a 2-2 overtime tie at Campion Rink on Wednesday night.The......

 2021-02-25 03:35 

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Fanless games create void, especially during close-call rival matches...

HANOVER — Covering high school basketball with no fans this season can be noticeable at times. Other moments, the circumstances are completely forgettable. But Tuesday night at Hanover High was one of those games where identifying the moments where ...

 2021-02-25 03:34 

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Raiders skate away with win...

WEST LEBANON — It didn't go where she wanted it to go, and she wasn't sure she'd have enough energy to try again. But Lena Nowell wasn't about to complain where the final puck of the night ended its travels on Wednesday.Nowell, a sen...

 2021-02-25 03:34 

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Koclanes leaving Dartmouth women's basketball after eight seasons...

HANOVER Dartmouth College women's basketball coach Belle Koclanes' calling card the last eight years has been the phrase "Mind on 18." The mantra alludes to the Big Green's drive for an 18th Ivy League championship. She ingrained it in...

 2021-02-25 02:49 

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Anti-abortion bills pass during chaotic New Hampshire House session...

CONCORD — The Republican-led New Hampshire House passed two anti-abortion bills Wednesday during a chaotic session held at an indoor sports complex where Democrats walked off the field and the speaker struggled to play referee.One of the bills would...

 2021-02-25 02:47 

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Refunds for pandemic scofflaws given initial OK from New Hampshire House...

CONCORD — Meeting indoors for the first time since September, the Republican-led New Hampshire House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would reverse and refund the fines paid by businesses that have violated emergency orders during....

 2021-02-25 02:45 

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Postal Service delays felt in the Upper Valley...

HANOVER — Problems across the country with transportation and processing in the U.S. Postal Service have had an impact on the Upper Valley this week, prompting some Hanover-area customers to look for different ways to send their packages. On Monday,...

 2021-02-25 02:44 

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Town Meeting preview: Bridgewater voters to decide on $1.1 million in proposed spending...

Budget: The warning calls for total expenditures of $1.1 million, with $783,000 to be raised in taxes. That represents a 2.6% increase in required taxes. The municipal tax rate is estimated to increase by less than a penny and would be 43 cents per......

 2021-02-25 02:41 

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Annual Meeting preview: Claremont School District keeps spending simple with just a budget vote...

Pandemic Precautions: Because of COVID-19, drive-thru voting on the Claremont School District warrant will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at three locations. Ward I will vote at Stevens High School; Ward II, Claremont Middle......

 2021-02-25 02:37 

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Vermont Law School, muralist in court over cover-up plan as lawsuit plays out...

RUTLAND — The artist who painted a pair of murals at Vermont Law School about the Underground Railroad almost 30 years ago is willing to allow them to be covered with a cloth that would allow the murals to be seen by request while his lawsuit agains...

 2021-02-25 02:36 

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Hartford man pleads not guilty to embezzling from parent-teacher organization...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 37-year-old Hartford man has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole over $10,000 from the Reading Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization while he served as treasurer.Wade Mullins was arraigned on two counts of......

 2021-02-24 22:41 

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Dartmouth College reports spike in COVID-19 cases...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College shifted to "grab-and-go"; dining options rather than in-cafeteria meals on Wednesday amid a spike in COVID-19 cases that has put dozens of students in quarantine, according to college officials."We have 25 acti...

 2021-02-24 21:26 

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Frequently asked questions: Vaccination in the Upper Valley...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Information in this FAQ is current as of Feb. 24, 2021. Find additional information and updates under the "more resources" section at the end of this FAQ. Bookmark this page at www.vnews.com/vaccineFAQ. --WEST LEBANON — As...

 2021-02-24 04:02 

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Local roundup: Finally getting a chance to play, Woodstock girls fall to Hartford...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The depth of the Hartford High girls basketball team proved too much for visiting Woodstock to overcome on Tuesday night, with the Hurricanes coming out on top, 70-45, at Hanley Gymnasium.The game was the first on the court fo...

 2021-02-24 03:33 

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Jim Kenyon: Room for the Holy Spirit with the Dartmouth devout...

With temperatures in the 20s on Sunday morning, heading off on a run, breaking out the snowshoes or bundling up to take the dog for a long walk all seemed like manageable outdoor activities.But church? I counted about 30 people who had braved the......

 2021-02-24 03:29 

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COVID-19: Remote Dartmouth workers expected back in the fall...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College employees who have been working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to return to campus in September.Some employees may also be asked to return to campus temporarily this spring and summer to assist with......

 2021-02-24 03:26 

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Vermont has plans for 11 car-charging stations...

RANDOLPH — Vermont this week said it has reached a deal with a Florida company to install plug-in "fast charge" stations for electric vehicles at 11 locations near major highways or ski areas across the state.The chargers, which will cost $1...

 2021-02-24 03:25 

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Town Meeting preview: Weathersfield School Board chair to propose limits on tuitioning students...

Hot topic: Weathersfield School Board chair Annemarie Redmond said she plans to raise for discussion the question of "putting some limit on school choice," which would allow the Weathersfield School District — which oversees the 218-student ...

 2021-02-24 03:23 

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Town Meeting preview: Newport's proposed budget undercut default budget...

Pandemic precautions: Voting on the Newport School District warrant on Tuesday, March 9, has been moved from the opera house to the high school because of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow for the option of drive-thru voting.Budget: The $19.2 million......

 2021-02-24 03:12 

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Forum gets heated as Hartford Selectboard candidates challenged on Facebook posts...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A candidate for Hartford Selectboard is facing criticism for sharing a Facebook post that some residents feel threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just days after the U.S. Capitol riots.The Jan. 9 post shared by Tony Gove,......

 2021-02-24 03:08 

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Archrivals Lebanon, Hanover go down to wire...

HANOVER — With less than 35 seconds remaining in Tuesday night's game, the Lebanon High boys basketball team clenched a one-point lead at Hanover and held possession under its own basket coming out of a timeout.The Marauders were sitting in a......

 2021-02-24 03:06 

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Hanover girls squeak past Lebanon in first meeting of season...

LEBANON — Jane Lackley transferred to Hanover High from Woodstock High last year for a greater academic and athletic challenge. She can consider herself sufficiently tested.The junior center picked up the slack for a struggling offense, scoring a......

 2021-02-23 21:10 

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Vermonters 65 and older can register for the vaccine Monday, March 1...

Two major developments in Vermont's COVID-19 battle were announced Tuesday:Vermonters age 65 and older can register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning at 8:15 a.m. Monday, March 1.New rules for vaccinated Vermonters allow them to have......

 2021-02-23 03:17 

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Local roundup: White River Valley boys basketball finally hits hardwood...

ORFORD — The Wildcats of White River Valley School finally hit the hardwood on Monday night. After a delayed start for all of Vermont, the Wildcats had to wait a little longer due to a case of COVID-19 in the school. But at Rivendell on Monday, Whit...

 2021-02-23 01:02 

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Judge refuses to order remote access to New Hampshire House...

New Hampshire Rep. Ken Snow has been able to help craft legislation in the Heath and Human Services committee for about a month now, piping via Zoom connection. But when the bills come up for a vote this week, he won't be able to vote on them. A......

 2021-02-23 00:59 

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NH college students lead push for sexual assault law...

CONCORD — On a Thursday morning about a year ago, first-year Dartmouth College student David Millman traveled from Hanover to Concord to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He hitched a ride with state Rep. Garrett Muscatel, a......

 2021-02-23 00:57 

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States reopen insurance enrollment; both NH and Vt. have special sign-up period because of pandemic...

WEST LEBANON — People without health insurance can enroll in plans through the Affordable Care Act now through mid-May.Both Vermont and New Hampshire opened "special enrollment" periods last week, allowing those without health insurance to s...

 2021-02-23 00:56 

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Windsor residents to vote on cannabis stores, related business...

WINDSOR — Windsor is one of a handful of Upper Valley towns that will ask residents at Town Meeting next week to decide whether marijuana dispensaries should be able to operate in their communities starting next year. One of the two proposed article...

 2021-02-23 00:51 

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Data shows Vt. vaccine distribution rising...

The changing methods of vaccine distribution and rise in vaccine allocations are already having an effect on Vermont's vaccine pace, significantly increasing the chances of opening up vaccines to the general population by the Biden administration'...

 2021-02-23 00:47 

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Mascoma boys basketball readies for playoffs and a possible unplayed foe...

WEST CANAAN — Silas Ayres' biggest concern early in this truncated NHIAA boys basketball season was that his Mascoma High squad would become too reliant on the scoring of junior Ben Seiler. The Royals are varying their approach, even as Seiler.....

 2021-02-22 22:58 

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Town Meeting preview: Woodstock-area school district's budget up slightly...

Hot Topic: The proposed $22.76 million budget represents a 3% spending increase for the seven-town Woodstoock area school district known as the Windsor Central Unified Union School District. If approved, it will result in education spending of $18,800......

 2021-02-22 22:49 

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Town Meeting preview: Lyme zoning amendment geared toward senior housing development...

Hot topic: In ballot voting on Town Meeting Day, Lyme voters will be asked to approve a zoning amendment aimed at allowing for the development of senior housing near municipal and social services. The measure has the support of the town's Planning......

 2021-02-22 04:08 

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Hanover girls are NHIAA D-II swimming/diving champs again...

SALEM, N.H. — The Hanover High girls swimming and diving team hasn't just made winning state championships a habit. It's getting to be something by which to set a clock.The Marauders made it four NHIAA Division II titles in a row on Sunday, ...

 2021-02-22 02:18 

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Planning in process for new Vermont women's prison...

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Building a new facility with 125 to 150 beds to replace Vermont's outdated women's prison will take at least six years to become a reality, lawmakers said Friday, and cost $50 million to $60 million.The state's current ...

 2021-02-22 02:15 

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Vermont's state colleges poised to adopt unification plan for survival's sake...

Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges are poised to endorse a plan Monday in which all three of the system's four-year schools would eventually merge into one "Vermont State University."The consolidation of Northern Vermont University, Castle...

 2021-02-22 01:53 

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Enfield budget increase is up 6%...

ENFIELD — Voters in Enfield will decide a contested race for Selectboard during Australian balloting voting next month. Selectboard Chairwoman Kate Stewart is running for another three-year term against Sam Eaton, who currently serves as vice chairm...

 2021-02-22 01:48 

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Vermont-Canadian border cameras proposed...

DERBY, Vt. — A federal plan to build a line of video-surveillance towers along Vermont's northern border with Canada has raised questions of the balance between security and privacy.he proposal, detailed earlier this month by U.S. Customs and Bo...

 2021-02-22 01:42 

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A Life: Karl 'Boomer' Nott; 'He was a gentle, kind giant'...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — When Karl Nott was two months old, his sister Katrina would play music to her younger brother. Although he couldn't walk, Boomer would be shaking his hands and feet to the music, reminding Katrina of the boxer Ray "Boo...

 2021-02-21 03:23 

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Local roundup: Freshman helps Mascoma girls break into win column...

WEST CANAAN — The Mascoma High girls basketball team's first win of the season didn't take forever to arrive because of mail issues. It just required Gabby Pierce to deliver.The freshman forward dominated for the Royals on Saturday, scoring ...

 2021-02-21 03:03 

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New Hanover restaurants hope upcoming openings sync with return to normal...

The options for going out to get something to eat — or for eating in — will increase sharply come spring in Hanover.Nigel Leeming and Tony Barnett, owners, respectively, of mainstay Hanover restaurants Murphy's on the Green and Molly's...

 2021-02-21 03:00 

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Jim Kenyon: Lawsuit shows problems with sex assault probes and race at Dartmouth...

After receiving a complaint from a female student that she was sexually assaulted by a football player in her dorm room during Winter Carnival weekend last February, Dartmouth College quickly opened an investigation.From both a legal and ethical......

 2021-02-21 02:58 

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Historical society hopes to turn back the clock with a piece of Sunapee's past...

SUNAPEE — Whittier Perkins wasn't widely known during his lifetime, though he served as a selectman in Wendell, N.H., which was Sunapee's name until 1850.He moved to Wendell in 1788 from Methuen, Mass., with his father, stepmother, brother a...

 2021-02-21 02:56 

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After initial sign-up hiccups, COVID-19 vaccination progressing in NH, Vt., albeit slowly...

WEST LEBANON — As soon as registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened to people 65 and older in New Hampshire at 8 a.m. on Jan. 22, Dean Brown logged on.But Brown, a 76-year-old West Lebanon resident, said he initially had the wrong web......

 2021-02-21 02:55 

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Out & About: February Funk not as groovy as it sounds, especially in a pandemic...

It started with burritos. Or rather, the lack of burritos.It was last Monday and I wanted takeout. The weather had other plans. After a brief bout of tears, my husband helped me select another dinner option, and I retreated to the couch for the rest......

 2021-02-21 02:50 

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Slickery wicket: Friends stay connected through croquet-inspired game...

HANOVER — They are standing in the yard, hitting circular balls made of a mix of concrete and plastic. With snow on the ground, the group has snowshoes on, shuffling around the course of 11 wickets trying to knock each other out. Blues music crackle...

 2021-02-21 02:50 

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Town Meeting preview: Hartford's crowded Selectboard race, small budget increases atop ballot...

Hot topic: Hartford voters will decide contested elections for five of the town's seven Selectboard seats on Town Meeting Day. Current members Emma Behrens and Simon Dennis, whose terms both expire this year, are not running.Budget: The town is asking...

 2021-02-21 02:48 

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Breakdown of the 14 candidates for Hartford Selectboard...

Hartford voters will choose among 14 candidates who are vying for five open seats on the Hartford Selectboard at Town Meeting on March 2. Ballot voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hartford High School.Three-year seat Incumbent Dan Fraser,......

 2021-02-21 02:47 

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Pandemic baby bust may be taking hold in New Hampshire...

CONCORD — There's always much to consider when bringing a new life into the world, and recent months have only added to the challenge.A highly contagious virus has spread rampantly in almost every U.S state. Americans are perhaps more polarized ...

 2021-02-21 02:44 

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Big-picture problems or day-to-day details: Town government priorities shape Hartford Selectboard race...

HARTFORD — Pushing for change on big-picture social issues? Or narrowing in on the nitty-gritty, such as road repairs?When Hartford voters cast their ballots this Town Meeting season, they will be deciding between two broad visions for what should.....

 2021-02-20 12:47 

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Coaches return to Dartmouth ready to make up for lost time...

HANOVER — Chris Hamilton was about half asleep when he learned that Dartmouth College would reinstate five teams to comply with Title IX, including his diving team. Around 10 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 29, he received a phone call from one of his.....

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