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 2020-06-06 18:30 

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Owners say Lebanon Diner is closing...

LEBANON — The Lebanon Diner, which has fed Upper Valley residents, tourists and campaigning politicians on the Lebanon Mall for almost a decade, is closing permanently, its owners said Saturday."We are sad to announce that the Diner will not sur...

 2020-06-06 01:42 

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Out & About: Lebanon cancels Fourth of July fireworks...

LEBANON — After a lot of deliberation, Lebanon has canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks display.The city, which made the announcement on Friday, was among the last in the Upper Valley community to cancel its celebration."We were trying t...

 2020-06-06 01:40 

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Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens...

Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shifted to a calmer, but no less determined, focus on addressing racial injustice. By early......

 2020-06-06 01:39 

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Multiyear sentence sought in ex-Quechee man's $1.2M business payroll scheme...

WEST LEBANON — Federal prosecutors say a 42-year-old former Quechee resident who embezzled $1.2 million from his clients should be sentenced to at least four years in prison, calling the crime "one of the larger fraud cases in local history."...

 2020-06-06 01:37 

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Indoor dining to return in New Hampshire, Vermont...

Vermont and New Hampshire both will allow a return to indoor restaurant dining — with varying degrees of social distancing — in the coming days. Restrictions on out-of-staters also are being lifted in both states to allow for more travel and.....

 2020-06-05 22:29 

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Fire destroys Woodstock home after staining rags left on porch...

WOODSTOCK — A house in a rural part of Woodstock was destroyed by a fire Thursday afternoon that started when the owner left rags used for staining in a bag on the porch, according to a news release from the Vermont Department of Public Safety.No on...

 2020-06-05 22:21 

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Return of turning lanes en route on Route 12A in West Lebanon...

WEST LEBANON — Work crews repaving a heavily traveled stretch of Route 12A forgot a key feature on the busy commercial road when they painted in temporary markings — some key turning lanes.Lebanon officials on Friday said the temporary stripin...

 2020-06-05 22:08 

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Police investigate remains found near site where Springfield, Vt., man was reported missing...

CHESTER, Vt. — Vermont State Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy as they investigate the discovery of human remains north of downtown Chester.State police were told Thursday evening that a "badly decomposed body" had been found alo...

 2020-06-05 20:56 

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Lebanon High names new girls basketball coach...

LEBANON — The Lebanon High girls basketball coaching job is staying in the family.The school this week confirmed former Raider guard Emily Kehoe as coach. The 2013 Lebanon and 2017 St. Joseph's (Maine) College graduate takes over for her father ...

 2020-06-05 20:27 

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Claremont man charged with felony possession of child pornography...

CLAREMONT — A 44-year-old Claremont man has been charged with possession of child pornography after police say they found sexually explicit videos and images of young children saved on his cellphone, according to an affidavit.Raphael Santana pleaded...

 2020-06-05 20:26 

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CRREL set to permanently close child care center in Hanover...

HANOVER — The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory plans to permanently close its child care center on Lyme Road in September, according to a Friday news release.The CRREL child development center, which is operated by Cradle and Crayon....

 2020-06-05 10:13 

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JCPenney in West Lebanon to close...

Staff reportWEST LEBANON Retailer JCPenney on Thursday said it plans to close at least 154 stores, including its Upper Valley Plaza store in West Lebanon, as part of its bankruptcy reorganization."As the company remains focused on its plan for......

 2020-06-05 01:59 

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Translating outrage to action: Upper Valley organizers say change way past due...

HANOVER — Shirley Jefferson remembers joining the massive crowd marching out of Selma, Ala., 55 years ago — and the wall of state troopers just across the bridge waiting for her and other Civil Rights protestors."I remember Bloody Sunday. ...

 2020-06-05 01:54 

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Lebanon council considers city budget uprooted by coronavirus...

LEBANON — City leaders are struggling to craft a budget for next year after being warned that spending cuts could trigger "significant layoffs" and a reduction of municipal services.Some city councilors argued Wednesday that Lebanon should s...

 2020-06-05 01:52 

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Skinny Pancake location in Hanover will not reopen...

HANOVER — Restaurants continue to reel in Hanover.Skinny Pancake, the Vermont chain of crepe restaurants that opened to fanfare in Hanover five years ago, announced on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic has frustrated its plans to reopen its......

 2020-06-04 19:37 

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8:46: A number becomes a potent symbol of police brutality...

MINNEAPOLIS — All protest movements have slogans. George Floyd's has a number: 8:46 Eight minutes, 46 seconds is the length of time prosecutors say Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was pinned to the ground under a white Minneapolis police officer...

 2020-06-04 01:48 

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Make-a-Wish cancels All-Star Hockey Classic...

WEST LEBANON — Organizers have canceled the annual Make-a-Wish All-Star Hockey Classic, the latest summer high school all-star game to succumb to the coronavirus pandemic.The girls-boys doubleheader featuring top Vermont and New Hampshire senior ice...

 2020-06-04 01:47 

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Upper Valley small-track racing gets creative with events amid pandemic...

CLAREMONT — As with auto racing promoters everywhere, Mike Parks is resorting to a little out-of-the-box thinking to get the Claremont Motorsports Park season going on Friday night.With New Hampshire coronavirus pandemic regulations limiting what he...

 2020-06-04 01:43 

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Out & About: Sing — or play — even if no one can hear it during UVMC virtual event...

Wherever you are on Saturday from noon- 1 p.m., consider walking outside and singing.It doesn't matter if you can't carry a tune or if your voice is a bit rusty, if you live in a neighborhood or on a farm, if you can hear your neighbors or not. Th...

 2020-06-04 01:42 

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Primary Source: Primaries abound in Vermont races...

It's going to be a busy summer and fall on the virtual campaign trail for candidates for the Vermont House and Senate, with several primaries to be decided on Aug. 11.In the Windsor 1 House district, state Rep. Zachariah Ralph, a Progressive from......

 2020-06-04 01:41 

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Grafton County pitches 4.2% budget increase, 3.4% tax hike...

NORTH HAVERHILL — Grafton County officials say a shortage of nurses, a competitive job market and the need to hire a finance director are contributing to a proposed $2 million, or 4.2%, budget increase for the coming year.Residents could see the......

 2020-06-04 01:38 

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Dartmouth halts SAT requirement, vows to keep staff through end of July...

HANOVER — Students applying to Dartmouth College next year won't have to take a standardized test, such as the SAT, to be considered for admission, college officials announced Wednesday.The school also announced a commitment to maintain staffing...

 2020-06-03 20:05 

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VA Cutoff Road bridge in Hartford set to reopen...

HARTFORD — The VA Cutoff Road bridge that's been closed to traffic in Hartford Village since January is expected to reopen Monday.Work to repair failing expansion joints on the bridge will begin in the coming days, the Hartford Department of Pub...

 2020-06-03 19:50 

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Mass. man charged after allegedly throwing pickle at VTrans worker counting cars...

A Massachusetts man is heading to court after allegedly throwing a "large pickle" out of a moving car that struck an Agency of Transportation worker in Pownal, Vt.Christoph Herrmannsdoerfer was charged with simple assault after the pickle hit the....

 2020-06-03 19:23 

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Rotary clubs to distribute free face masks in Sullivan County...

CLAREMONT — Three Sullivan County Rotary clubs plan to participate in a statewide effort to distribute free face masks to community members this weekend.Rotary clubs throughout the Granite State have partnered with Alex Ray, who co-owns The Common M...

 2020-06-03 02:02 

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NH COVID Baseball League takes the field with social distancing in place...

LEBANON — Joey Perras is going to have to break the baseball habits of a lifetime — high-fives, ferrying teammates' gloves, huddling in the dugout — to do something he's missed since March. He's up for it.Perras lost his seni...

 2020-06-03 01:59 

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Dartmouth welcomes new men's hockey coach at a distance...

HANOVER — Reid Cashman has already bought into two of the expectations for a Dartmouth College coach, something he revealed with an aside toward the end of Tuesday's Zoom news conference announcing his imminent arrival to oversee the Big Green m...

 2020-06-03 01:56 

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Lebanon Housing Authority pitches apartment building at Heater Road site...

LEBANON — A three-story apartment building that would cater to Lebanon's entry-level, retail and service-sector workers is being pitched for the corner of Heater and Old Etna roads.The 44-unit structure, located across the street from Lebanon Hi...

 2020-06-03 01:53 

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Thetford suggests town forest for cellphone tower...

THETFORD — After a proposed 190-foot cellphone tower off Sawnee Bean Road caused concern among residents last month, town officials have suggested an alternative location: the Thetford Town Forest.Selectboard members discussed the location during a....

 2020-06-03 01:51 

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Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth international students left hanging on housing...

Dartmouth College international student Tehut Biru, a junior majoring in cognitive science, should be focusing on studying for final exams, which begin later this week.Instead Biru, who is from Ethiopia, is spending much of her time and energy trying......

 2020-06-03 01:19 

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Listen Thrist Store on Miracle Mile set to reopen...

LEBANON — Over two months after the outbreak of COVID-19 forced LISTEN Thrift Store to shutter its doors, the shopping staple is opening up again. The 387 Miracle Mile store will reopen Wednesday with daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours, according to a pos...

 2020-06-02 21:27 

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Salt hill Pub will not reopen Hanover location, citing pandemic...

HANOVER — Salt hill Pub, citing "well-documented challenges associated with COVID-19," said it had decided to permanently close its Hanover restaurant.The restaurant and bar, located in the courtyard complex on Lebanon Street, was the third ...

 2020-06-02 12:51 

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Cornish Fair, Quechee Balloon Festival canceled because of COVID-19...

CORNISH — Organizers of the Cornish Fair have had to cancel the annual August event this year out of safety concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak."The board of directors tried very hard to hold out as long as possible before making this deci...

 2020-06-02 01:55 

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First-of-its-kind push wants NH Electric Cooperative to become a broadband cooperative, too...

Timing, they say, is everything, and the timing of a push for broadband internet within New Hampshire Electric Cooperative couldn't be much better."The argument is a whole lot easier now than it was a year ago," said Dick Knox, one of a number...

 2020-06-02 01:50 

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Dartmouth parent sues over tuition rate for online classes...

CONCORD — The father of a Dartmouth College student is asking a federal court to refund part of his son's tuition, saying the Ivy League school's switch to online learning provides a "less valuable experience." In a lawsuit filed Thu...

 2020-06-02 01:49 

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D-HH receives millions from federal CARES Act, faces budget shortfall...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health received nearly $89 million in CARES Act funding from Washington and tapped tens of millions of dollars in other federal supports to help it weather the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a......

 2020-06-02 01:45 

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Scott says Minn. officers should be prosecuted; region's Republican governors chafe at Trump's comments...

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said on Monday that the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd should be prosecuted, as he also called for protesters in Vermont to keep the peace, and announced the launch of a racial.....

 2020-06-02 01:42 

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COVID-19: County nursing home to test staff, Stagecoach resumes routes...

NEWPORT — Sullivan County officials plan to test all of the staff at the county nursing home for COVID-19 and will also test 10% of residents every 10 days, according to a Facebook post on Sunday from County Manager Derek Ferland.The plans come afte...

 2020-06-01 20:41 

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Dartmouth chooses NHL assistant as next men's hockey coach...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College has reached into the professional ranks for its next men's hockey coach.Reid Cashman was named the Big Green's new coach in a news release on Monday afternoon. Cashman, a Quinnipiac University graduate and former ...

 2020-06-01 16:33 

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Golf Supplement: Courses court displaced Hanover CC members...

They can contemplate buying land as well as a golf membership. They can help a relatively young club rebuild its dues-paying roster. They can even spend some coin for a two-course opportunity.If nothing else, Hanover Country Club members aren't......

 2020-06-01 01:25 

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A Look Back 1995: Remembering graduations...

CLAREMONT — Twenty-five years ago this month, Tori Vicsik took the stage at her Stevens High graduation ceremony and sang, "Letting Go," which she had heard country singer Suzy Bogguss perform at a fair a year earlier."I just thought it ...

 2020-06-01 01:19 

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2 drown in Canterbury while swimming in Merrimack River...

CANTERBURY — Police say they recovered the bodies of two people who drowned Saturday night in the Merrimack River.Divers found a 27-year-old woman and a 21-year old man around 8:30 Sunday morning. Both were part of a group of four people who were in...

 2020-06-01 01:16 

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock gets OK to start construction on patient tower before completing traffic improvements...

LEBANON — Construction of a $130 million patient tower at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center can now get underway after city officials last week reapproved plans for the hospital expansion.Lebanon9;s Planning Board voted unanimously Monday evenin...

 2020-06-01 01:14 

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Prouty riders say 'the spirit is still the same' in virtual race...

HANOVER — Linda Muri is virtually ready for this year's Prouty.Had it been held on its usual date, Muri would be navigating back-to-back 100-milers in the Prouty Ultimate. Regardless, the Hanover resident, rowing consultant and breast cancer sur...

 2020-06-01 01:12 

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Sullivan County nursing home staff member tests negative for COVID-19 after previous positive test...

UNITY — A Sullivan County nursing home staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus last month was retested and saw results come back negative, the nursing home announced Saturday.The part-time staff member's immediate family also tested...

 2020-06-01 01:10 

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Phased return of workforce to begin...

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will begin the first phase of returning its on-base workforce to full strength Monday, Cmdr. Capt. Daniel Ettlich announced last week.PNSY and its workforce of nearly 8,000 were deemed essential to the country's defense by......

 2020-05-31 16:55 

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Henry Homeyer: Six less common veggies you might like to grow this year...

I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, but if it will grow in Cornish Flat, I've probably tried it. Scorzonera? Sure, once, but I was not enthralled by this long, thin root. Peanuts? Once, got minimal nuts. Gilfeather turnips? You bet. Many ...

 2020-05-31 00:55 

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Upper Valley real estate still strong, albeit at arm's length...

Maybe this is why Missouri is called the "Show-Me State." In a sign how the COVID-19 pandemic is rippling through the New Hampshire and Vermont real estate market, views of Twin State home listings on the website of Four Seasons Sotheby's soar...

 2020-05-31 00:55 

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Bottom Line: The economy is at its worst, but these businesses are just getting started...

They are the few, the brave ... and some might think the just plain crazy.Crazy because they are opening businesses in the jaws of the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression.Launching a new business is a challenge in the best of times......

 2020-05-31 00:51 

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Essay: There are still ways to truly enjoy summer, even if it's different this year...

The thing I remember most about my first trip to New Hampshire is the stars.Where I grew up in northern New Jersey, there was usually too much light pollution to see them clearly. Even family vacations usually took me to the Jersey Shore and while I......

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