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 2021-01-19 01:01 

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Local roundup: Tide tidies up, blanks Hanover...

CONCORD — The Hanover High boys hockey team will need time to adjust to the new COVID-19 hockey-playing reality. Concord High seems comfortable already.The Crimson Tide used a two-goal first period to exert early control, maintaining it for a 4-0......

 2021-01-19 01:00 

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COVID-19 roundup: Cedar Hill outbreak in Windsor grows to 17; Mass. announces first case of variant...

WINDSOR — A COVID-19 outbreak at the Village at Cedar Hill has grown to include 17 people, including 10 residents and six workers at the Judith Brogren Memory Care Center and one employee in the skilled nursing center, according to co-owner Patricia...

 2021-01-19 00:56 

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Blow-Me-Down Snowriders club celebrates 50 years...

When Pam Wilson first joined the Blow-Me-Down Snowriders club in 1976, there wasn't an expansive trail network to ride on. Snowmobiles were clunky and most of the time spent on them was dedicated to breaking trails."When it first became popular, i...

 2021-01-19 00:52 

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Vermont team focuses on nursing homes...

Ashley Hudson, co-owner of Four Seasons Care Home, found out at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 that a staff member had tested positive for Covid.In less than two hours, she was on a Teams meeting bombarded with advice from half a dozen state workers — from the.....

 2021-01-19 00:50 

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Listen temporarily closes two thrift stores in Vermont...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Listen Community Services has temporarily closed its two Vermont stores at least through February due to declining revenues, fewer shoppers and staffing challenges, according to the nonprofit's executive director.The nonpr...

 2021-01-19 00:43 

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Two with Upper Valley ties will have jobs in Biden administration...

WEST LEBANON — Two Upper Valley natives will assume prominent posts in the White House when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Wednesday.Jon Finer, a Norwich native and 1994 Hanover High School graduate, will become principal deputy nationa...

 2021-01-19 00:33 

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Christmas travel likely cause of recent COVID-19 spike in Vt....

In the three weeks since Christmas Eve, Vermont has had 2,769 new cases of COVID-19, the state's worst three weeks since the pandemic began. Officials are warning of a "holiday surge," a spike in cases that has already caused a rising number o...

 2021-01-19 00:30 

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Two NH bills up for hearings Tuesday would take police transparency in starkly different directions...

As the New Hampshire Legislature grapples with a number of efforts to increase police transparency in the state, Tuesday will be an early test for lawmakers' appetites.A pair of bills up for hearings Tuesday afternoon would take the state in starkly.....

 2021-01-18 22:36 

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Vermont Law School to host Tuesday event celebrating Martin Luther King Jr....

SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School is holding an event Tuesday to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., according to a news release from the school. The free event, which will be streamed at www.vermontlaw.edu/live, starts at 12:45.....

 2021-01-18 01:43 

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Henry Homeyer: While walking in winter, take along a copy of this nature guide...

This is a good time to be outdoors exploring the fields and woods. There is so much to see that will be buried in snow later on. But you may ask, what is there to see? Trees, winter weeds, animal footprints, signs of insects, shelf fungi on trees,......

 2021-01-18 01:35 

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Protests start small, peacefully at fortified US statehouses...

Police and National Guard troops stood sentry at newly fortified statehouses Sunday ahead of demonstrations planned for the leadup to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, as authorities worked to deter a repeat of the recent riot that overran the...

 2021-01-18 01:33 

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Where icons met, memorial to rise...

A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s. King Boston, the privately funded organization coordinating the estimated $9.5 million project, said this......

 2021-01-18 01:32 

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COVID-19 update for Sunday: Man dies at Sullivan County nursing home; Claremont school announces virus case...

A male resident passed away this weekend due to COVID-19 at the Sullivan County Health Care nursing home in Unity. Director of Health Care Services Ted Purdy announced the death in a letter that was posted on social media and dated Jan. 17.Purdy wrote......

 2021-01-18 01:29 

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Andover artist's sculpture of singer, slave joins exhibit...

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization that brings attention to the state's African-American history, will extend its reach to Andover to mark the lives of noted residents Richard Potter and Winslow Eaves. The expansion......

 2021-01-18 01:28 

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New Meriden Library may be back on warrant...

MERIDEN — A plan to replace the outdated Meriden Library is likely headed back to Plainfield voters at Town Meeting, though this time library trustees say they will not have to raise any new money from taxpayers because of a strong fundraising......

 2021-01-18 01:25 

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A Life: Seth Bell 'had a strong moral compass'...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION It was nearing midnight under an overcast December sky when a Knight Funeral Home hearse arrived at Hartford High School with a police escort.More than 100 people stood in the parking lot or watched from their cars as the hearse......

 2021-01-17 02:49 

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Local roundup: Hanover, Lebanon girls hockey get to play after all...

WEST LEBANON — John Dodds doesn't know how many games his Hanover High girls hockey team will play this season, and he isn't exactly sure the next time they will play a home game.But on Saturday night at Campion Rink, the 16th-year coach was...

 2021-01-17 02:49 

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First Person: Windsor senior duo ready to play, still waiting...

WINDSOR — Vermont winter high school sports aren't on pause anymore, but the road back to playing indoors still seems a ways away. Student-athletes have gone through ups and downs this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Basketball playe...

 2021-01-17 02:44 

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With increase in Vt. and federal push from Biden, NH's minimum wage in the spotlight...

WEST LEBANON — The minimum wage suddenly looks like it will receive maximum attention.With the White House and both chambers of Congress all soon to be under control of Democrats for the first time in 10 years, increasing the federal minimum wage &m...

 2021-01-17 02:42 

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Out & About: Wildlife-watching in a winter wonderland...

Lately, I've been paying more attention to the ground — the snow-covered ground, that is.Outside my window, I often see indistinguishable tracks in the snow. I've probably seen them in years past but never given them much thought. But with m...

 2021-01-17 02:40 

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Bottom line: Mascoma Valley could soon be high in fiber with new internet provider...

The Mascoma Valley was once described as a "food desert" because of the lack of fresh produce markets in the surrounding communities. Some might also have added "internet wasteland" because of uneven high-speed availability.But, just like ...

 2021-01-17 02:38 

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Dartmouth's campuswide ban on tobacco earns praise, criticism...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College's announcement last week of a new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco products on campus has received mixed reviews from members of the Dartmouth community.The policy, which goes into effect on March 18, bans smokin...

 2021-01-17 02:36 

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Jim Kenyon: Thetford's public works director needs to be directed out of public work...

I don't like to see anyone lose their job. (At least anyone not named Donald Trump.) That said, Thetford's public works director, Nathan Maxwell, needs to go.But the Thetford Selectboard lacks the backbone to fire Maxwell, who posted a couple of.....

 2021-01-17 02:34 

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Vermont lawsuits, New Hampshire legislation part of renewed push for school choice...

The battle over whether public funding should follow students to private schools has reached a new phase in the Twin States.In Vermont, four families backed by a conservative legal organization have filed suit against the state and their public school......

 2021-01-16 13:23 

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Local roundup: Mascoma boys hoop evens season series with Hanover...

HANOVER Ben Seiler scored 23 points and the Mascoma High boys basketball team redeemed itself from its opening night loss, defeating Hanover, 56-44, on Friday night. The Royals dropped the season opener earlier in the week at home to the Marauders,......

 2021-01-16 03:07 

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Dartmouth grad Smith blazed trail to Red Sox coaching job...

HANOVER — The news of Bianca Smith's hiring last week as a minor league coach in the Boston Red Sox organization, making her the first Black woman to serve in that role, wasn't surprising to her old Dartmouth softball coach."I was just l...

 2021-01-16 02:49 

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Hartford school budget ready for voters...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford School Board members are sending a proposed $41 million budget to voters at Town Meeting but say the spending plan for the 2021-22 school year was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the student popul...

 2021-01-16 02:48 

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COVID-19: More Upper Valley retirement communities report virus clusters...

WINDSOR — More retirement communities in the Upper Valley are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks.At the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community on Route 5 in Windsor, five residents and four staff members in the Village at Cedar Hill memory care center ha...

 2021-01-16 02:47 

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NH House speaker says drive-in session not happening again...

New Hampshire's 400-member Legislature took up a pandemic-era experiment last week, meeting in a UNH parking lot in staggered spaces for a socially distanced "drive-in" session. But a week later, the House speaker says that experiment is looki...

 2021-01-16 02:45 

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Vermont gun dealers see spike in sales after Biden win, Capitol riot...

Firearm sales have soared in Vermont since last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol, according to local gun dealers. The uptick comes as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration approaches and as Democrats are poised to take control of the U.S. Senat...

 2021-01-16 02:41 

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Vt. to open vaccination to people ages 75 and up as rollout expands in Twin States...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Public health officials in both states say they are gearing up to begin vaccinating older adults in coming weeks as part of the next phase of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.Vermont has nearly completed administering......

 2021-01-16 02:17 

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Out & About: Randolph seeks poems for annual celebration...

RANDOLPH — Vermont residents of all ages are being asked to submit poems to be considered for the eighth annual PoemTown Randolph celebration, which coincides with National Poetry Month in April.The poems will be displayed throughout Randolph during...

 2021-01-15 23:19 

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Lebanon residents petition to do away with school police position...

LEBANON — Voters will decide in March whether to continue paying a police officer to patrol Lebanon's schools or to do away with the position entirely. A warrant article on this year's ballot calls for the school district to "discontinue...

 2021-01-15 22:13 

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IRS warns of scams surrounding COVID-19 stimulus payments...

WEST LEBANON — Federal officials are warning residents in Vermont and New Hampshire to watch out for a new type of scam related to COVID-19 stimulus payments, according to a news release from the IRS.Some of the scams officials are asking people to ...

 2021-01-15 04:01 

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Hartford woman gets probation in toddler's drowning case...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 29-year-old Hartford woman was placed on probation Thursday for failing to keep a close eye on her boyfriend's toddler, who drowned in the White River, and then lying to police about it.Laura Shaw, 29, pleaded guilty dur...

 2021-01-15 04:00 

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COVID-19: Kendal at Hanover sees cases in residents...

UNITY — An outbreak at Sullivan County nursing home in Unity has grown to include 35 people, including 21 residents and 14 employees, said Ted Purdy, the facility's administrator, in an email. Five employees have recovered and returned to work, ...

 2021-01-15 03:59 

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Vt., NH both boast big boom in bear harvest in 2020...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hunters killed a record number of bears in both Vermont and New Hampshire in 2020 as more people took to the woods because of the COVID-19 pandemic and bears searching for food came into more contact with humans.Vermont record...

 2021-01-15 03:38 

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NH will give vaccine to patients 65 and up after federal guidance...

CONCORD — For months, a panel of New Hampshire's foremost doctors, public health scientists, nurses, and state officials debated and developing a vaccine plan that was in line with federal guidance.After countless revisions and tweaks of the sta...

 2021-01-15 00:47 

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Grafton County man arrested in connection with siege at Capitol...

CONCORD — A Grafton County man has been arrested in connection with the siege at the U.S. Capitol, accused of refusing to leave the building. Thomas Gallagher, 61, of Bridgewater, appeared for a New Hampshire federal court hearing on Thursday via......

 2021-01-14 19:11 

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Oxbow school district budget passes on fourth try...

BRADFORD, Vt. — On the fourth attempt, voters in the Oxbow Unified Union School District approved a budget for the 2020-21 school year in Australian and absentee balloting on Wednesday.Voters in the district's two towns, Bradford and Newbury, ap...

 2021-01-14 03:06 

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Local roundup: Hanover girls hoop rolls in opener...

HANOVER — Dan O'Rourke has kept a tally of the number of practices his Hanover High girls basketball team's had this preseason: 33.The prolonged time of preparation because of the NHIAA's delayed start finally came to an end on Wednesday...

 2021-01-14 03:05 

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Hanover boys outpace Mascoma in basketball season opener...

WEST CANAAN — With more than two decades of varsity basketball coaching under his belt, Tim Winslow can honestly say he's never had anyone on his team with whom he can see eye to eye. That's not the case anymore.Freshman Jordan McConnell and...

 2021-01-14 02:49 

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COVID-19: Cases keep cropping up in Windsor, Claremont...

WINDSOR — A residential care home and two schools in the Windsor area have cases of COVID-19, and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is adding inpatient capacity to treat the growing number of patients with the novel coronavirus, according to i...

 2021-01-14 02:47 

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Mail delays in the Upper Valley linger well past the holidays...

BETHEL — On Monday, electrician Dave Eddy opened his mailbox to find a surprise: a bill he had sent to a customer on Dec. 11 had been returned as "undeliverable" a month later. "I called the customer and the address was correct, so I'...

 2021-01-14 02:45 

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Out & About: Windsor welcomes dogs in virtual show; 3 productions come to Northern Stage festival...

WINDSOR — Has your dog learned a new trick during the COVID-19 pandemic or expanded your mask-sewing skills to include dog costumes? Or maybe, you just want to share your furry friend's cuteness with the world (or the at least Upper Valley).Cons...

 2021-01-14 02:43 

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City plans fence to keep traffic out of cemetery...

LEBANON — The city plans to build a fence along the entire southern edge of the Sacred Heart and Valley cemeteries to block pedestrians and cyclists seeking a shortcut to and from the nearby Mascoma River Greenway.The Lebanon Board of Cemetery......

 2021-01-14 02:42 

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Welch, Kuster vote to impeach Trump...

The two Democratic lawmakers who represent the Upper Valley in the U.S. House both voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump.Speaking on the House floor Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said that Trump had attempted to......

 2021-01-14 02:31 

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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days i...

 2021-01-13 03:00 

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Middlebury College revokes Rudy Giuliani's honorary degree...

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Middlebury College has revoked an honorary degree it awarded to Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, the school said Tuesday.The school awarded the degree to Giuliani in 2005 in recognition of his response...

 2021-01-13 02:58 

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Details released for new Hartford town manager's contract...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The incoming Hartford Town Manager will be paid $115,000 a year, according to her contract, which the town released Monday. Tracy Yarlott-Davis, who begins her term on Feb. 15, will also receive four weeks of paid vacation a.....

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