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Art Notes: After losing primary venues, JAG Productions persists
04-17-2024 5:31 PM

By ALEX HANSON

For much of its history, JAG Productions, the small, White River Junction theater company that specializes in telling stories from deep inside the black, queer, American experience, has had to be nimble. Company founder Jarvis Antonio Green has...

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Lebanon landfill project to convert gas to electricity is delayed and over budget
04-16-2024 7:30 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — With scheduling delays and increased construction prices hindering the city’s effort to convert landfill gas into electricity, public works officials say it’s going to take some more cash to finish the project.The department will be making...


Hartford voters approve school budget and building repair bond
04-16-2024 5:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — Voters approved the school district’s $51 million budget, as well as a $21 million bond for facilities repairs in Australian ballot voting Monday.The budget passed 728-622, or about 54% to 46%.The bond passed more narrowly, 712-634, or...


City plans to widen and replace bridge on Trues Brook Road
04-15-2024 8:16 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A plan to widen a 2,000-foot corridor of Trues Brook Road — including a particularly narrow bridge — has received mixed reviews from affected neighbors. While supporters of the $4 million project said it will improve safety, others said...


Ex-Virginia assistant Kirwan latest to step into the Big Green breach
04-14-2024 6:25 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — The fruits of yet another Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse rebuilding effort have yet to become publicly evident.This time, the undertaking is led by first-year coach Sean Kirwan, lured from a high-powered program at the University of...


Funding dispute in Haverhill and Woodsville draws comparisons to ‘the North and the South’
04-12-2024 9:31 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HAVERHILL — At last month’s Town Meeting, Haverhill voters were asked to appropriate $5,000 to a nonprofit that gives backpacks filled with school supplies to New Hampshire children entering foster care.“This is my charity,” said then-Town Manager...


Hanover Selectboard to finalize warrant for Town Meeting
04-12-2024 8:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Voters will have an opportunity on Monday to discuss articles on the proposed town warrant, including new collective bargaining agreements for three employee unions, amendments to the town zoning ordinance and a petitioned resolution to...


College Notes: Upper Valley athletes race for points and playing time
04-12-2024 7:02 PM

By TRIS WYKES

Here’s a look at some of the Upper Valley residents who played varsity college sports this winter.Men’s basketballPlymouth State men’s basketball was 8-17. Sophomore guard Max Galbraith (Hanover) appeared in seven games and totaled 21 minutes… Kansas...


Gas station owner pitches new car wash for Sykes Mountain Ave
04-11-2024 7:53 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The owner of a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Route 5 and Sykes Mountain Avenue is seeking to add a fully-automated car wash to his business — close to the site of an existing car wash.The Hartford...


Bethel officials under fire for their handling of firefighter’s comments
04-11-2024 7:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BETHEL — Supporters of the town’s former fire chief harshly rebuked town leaders this week over their handling of a firefighter whose colleagues want to oust him from the fire department.One vocal supporter pointed at and denounced town officials to...


Windsor jam company’s expansion plans bear fruit
04-11-2024 6:26 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WINDSOR — A growing fruit preserves manufacturer in Artisans Park is close to financing a $2.7 million expansion of their building to enable the company to keep pace with increasing customer demand.Blake Hill Preserves, which makes specialty jams,...


Amid financial difficulties, Lebanon-based Revels North cancels midwinter show
04-10-2024 5:31 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — A Lebanon-based arts organization has canceled an annual production that has been an Upper Valley holiday season staple for decades.Revels North Creative Director Alex Cumming made the announcement about December’s Midwinter Show in a letter...


Art Notes: The Pilgrims to perform ‘last’ show Saturday in Hanover
04-10-2024 5:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

The journalism and the arts can meet at a fraught crossroads. One relies on facts and on creating an account as close to the truth as possible in the time available. The other is interested in truths that are more personal, less grounded, and time...


Upper Valley towns seek voice in Wilder Dam’s future
04-09-2024 6:31 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WILDER — With the Wilder Dam’s 40-year federal license expiring, Hartford residents and officials are hoping to take advantage of a “once in a lifetime” chance to have a voice in the dam’s future, said Town Manager John Haverstock.The Federal Energy...


Former Claremont officer threatened violence, recently released records say
04-08-2024 8:21 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CLAREMONT — A state legislator who boasts of being “tough on crime” when he was a Claremont cop in the early 2000s openly talked about killing the city’s police chief and raping his wife, and staging a mass shooting at the police station, according to...


Upper Valley weekend fires damage grandstand, apartment and barn
04-08-2024 8:15 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — Firefighters in the Upper Valley had a busy weekend, in which three separate structure fires — in Claremont, Hanover and Canaan — occurred on Sunday afternoon.At noon, the Claremont Fire Department responded to Barnes Park on North...


Upper Valley farms’ manure piles stack up amid wet weather
04-07-2024 5:05 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

ROYALTON — While many Upper Valley residents have been contending with piles of snow lately, the region’s dairy farmers have been dealing with teetering piles of another kind — livestock poop.At Westland Farm, where Peggy Ainsworth grows sweet...


East Bethel Community Church is reborn
04-05-2024 8:04 PM

By ALEX HANSON

EAST BETHEL — From their cars, parked in a neat row on the grass outside, worshipers walked through the front door of the village’s stately, 200-year-old brick church for a symbolic rebirth.Not only was it Easter Sunday, but some of the 30 or so...


I-91 southbound to close between Bradford and Fairlee for ledge repair
04-04-2024 5:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

FAIRLEE — An upcoming ledge repair project will close a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 91 South between Bradford and Fairlee, likely through the summer. Scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, the project will stabilize the rock face that towers...


Lebanon girls tennis continues to grow, boasts large roster
04-03-2024 5:46 PM

BY TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — It was little less than a year ago that the Lebanon High girls tennis team had to comb its building’s 70-year-old hallways for enough competitors to keep its upcoming season alive.Tuesday, the Raiders, boasting their largest...


Bethel fire chief steps down following firefighter’s controversial social media post
04-02-2024 8:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BETHEL — A groundswell of support has emerged for the town’s former longtime fire chief, who quit in protest last week after he was not allowed to remove a volunteer firefighter who made a controversial social media post.The firefighter said he was...

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