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Column: Sharing a big, old house and staying loose
01-22-2023 3:37 PM

By MICKI COLBECK

There is a term in ecology used to describe the sharing of scarce resources by various species. This survival strategy, resource partitioning, occurs across the animal kingdom, and I suppose, if one looks at fungal connections, between plants as well....


Art Notes: Hopkins Center events hop around Dartmouth campus amid renovation
01-18-2023 4:19 PM

By ERIC SUTPHIN

HANOVER — The construction fencing along East Wheelock Street signals the beginning of the $88 million expansion and renovation of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The iconic 1962 building is anticipated to reopen in 2025. In the interim, the Hop’s...


Column: Far-right fringe furthers Republican crackup
01-09-2023 11:03 AM

By STEVE NELSON

Few have ever wanted a job as much as Kevin McCarthy wants to be Speaker of the House. If he weren’t such a reprehensible hypocrite, I’d feel sorry him.Imagine any other person seeking any other leadership position, sending a resume and being roundly...


Over Easy: New Year’s revelations
01-06-2023 4:34 PM

By DAN MACKIE

Right as 2022 was ending (on a locally sleepy note), the news dropped that Lebanon may get a casino on the Miracle Mile.What timing! It just so happened that I was dreaming up fantastic scenarios for the New Year when this whopper dropped in my lap....


Column: Catholic fundamentalism has deep roots in the US
12-31-2022 2:53 PM

By RANDALL BALMER

Catholic fundamentalism is on the rise. Who knew? Although the term has since been applied to other religious traditions — Islamic fundamentalism, Hindu fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism — the word fundamentalism derives from a series of pamphlets...


Column: Megachurches reach beyond evangelicals
12-03-2022 10:00 PM

By RANDALL BALMER

As someone who studies religion in North America, I’m often asked if there are any non-evangelical megachurches. The answer is an emphatic yes. I recently spent a Sunday at one, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, in the suburbs of Denver.Many...


Her own brand of justice: Upper Valley native Sarah George presses progressive reforms as prosecutor
02-12-2022 9:35 PM

By DIANE DERBY

Sarah George’s LinkedIn page prominently features a clenched Black fist superimposed over a rainbow banner, and a photo of a smiling and confident-looking George with her hand placed firmly on hip. Her biography notes that she serves as Chittenden...


Column: Gathering under one small star
12-11-2021 10:10 PM

By MARY K. OTTO

This is what I know: On a cold, sunny morning a few weeks ago when I had returned from my walk, I brewed coffee and brought breakfast to my writing table, as I do nearly every morning. I had been immersed for several weeks in the collection 100 Poems...


Column: The wit and wisdom of Louie Gohmert
12-07-2021 10:00 AM

By RANDALL BALMER

Louie Gohmert, Republican member of Congress from Texas, announced last week that he was giving up his seat to run for attorney general in Texas.At the very least, this should be entertaining.Gohmert is widely considered the dumbest member of Congress...


Column: Inside the Mormon money machine
04-03-2021 10:30 PM

By RANDALL BALMER

James Huntsman wants his money back. We’re not talking here about a refund for a defective car battery or food processor. We’re talking about millions of dollars that Huntsman claims to have donated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...


Column: The lessons of the pulling boat
01-19-2021 10:10 PM

By WILLEM LANGE

Foghorn? Right here! Give it a toot; make sure it’s working. Thank you. Bilge pump? Port side of centerboard trunk. Is it working? I don’t know. Two plastic buckets? Right here! Fill one of ’em to check if the bilge pump’s working. Good. Charts?And so...


Column: Why Belleau Wood matters
09-12-2020 10:10 PM

By MADELEINE JOHNSON

On Nov. 11, 2018, President Donald Trump was scheduled to observe the centenary of World War I’s armistice in the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, where the dead of the Battle of Belleau Wood are buried. At the time, I and a dozen other...


Column: High school hallways may be a danger zone
05-14-2020 10:10 PM

By PAUL KEANE

Every year for 25 years I spent 189 days inside a school building. That’s 4,725 days, according to my calculator. So I’m familiar with the territory. That’s why I’m concerned about bringing students back to school when the COVID-19 shutdowns finally...


Put some spring in your summer with calla lilies
04-27-2020 10:28 AM

By HENRY HOMEYER

If you’re home from work and champing at the bit to do something, planting bulbs now for summer blossoms might be just your ticket. I recently got some calla lilies and sword lily rhizomes at Gardeners Supply in Lebanon and planted them in pots. I...


High stakes for small ears: Seed stewards preserve native varieties of corn, other plants
01-11-2020 10:16 PM

By AMANDA GOKEE

NEWBURY, Vt. — Dried ears of Koasek corn are only about 4 inches long, much shorter and slimmer than the commercial varieties sold at the grocery store.But Koasek corn, which is native to northern New England, isn’t for sale at the supermarket. Seed...


Essay: How New Hampshire adopted its famous motto
09-27-2019 10:09 PM

By PETER T. GLENSHAW

How did “Live Free or Die” become the New Hampshire state motto? You might think it has something to do with our Revolutionary War roots and stingy political culture, but the historical record says otherwise. To understand this strange tale, let’s...


A writer whose restlessness comes through in his stories
07-18-2019 10:00 PM

By EMMAJEAN HOLLEY

The world may have lost a future lawyer the day Peter Orner, then studying to become a criminal defense attorney at Northeastern University, first tuned out his professor’s lecture and worked on some creative writing instead. But the world also gained...


When Norwich cadets marched on Hanover
07-05-2019 10:00 PM

By TERESA ODEN

On a summer afternoon in the 1830s, Capt. Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University, looked over the troops assembled before him. Even though the captain’s uniform jacket had grown a little tight over the years, he was still an impressive sight,...


Column: Revival or rerun? Return of the televangelists
06-01-2019 11:00 PM

By RANDALL BALMER

In case you hadn’t noticed, the televangelists are back. They may be less obvious than before, because they have taken advantage of a fractured media landscape. Whereas during their earlier heyday, the 1980s, they competed in a less crowded field and...


Life Here: The Valley is beautiful, except for this symbol
05-24-2019 10:00 PM

By DEB BEAUPRE

I love the landscape here. I do. It is so beautiful and especially at this time of the year. There are so many shades of greening going on, the commute to work is breathtaking.When my son was holed up in an office in Philadelphia a few years ago, I...

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