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Amid workforce shortage, Hanover budget includes higher personnel costs
03-31-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — The Selectboard will vote on Monday on a proposed $35.6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year that increases general fund spending by approximately 6%.The board will host a public hearing before the vote to allow residents to...


Out & About: Lessons of the Holocaust focus of Thetford interfaith event
03-29-2024 6:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

THETFORD — Two Upper Valley congregations are joining together to host an event that encourages people of different religions to discuss faith and the Holocaust.“Faith Among the Ashes: Lessons From Holocaust Survivors” is scheduled to take place...


Upper Valley residents pan post office plan to move mail sorting to Connecticut
03-27-2024 6:58 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Upper Valley residents and postal workers voiced objection to a proposal this week by the U.S. Postal Service to move mail sorting operations for the region from White River Junction to Connecticut, saying the plan will create further delays...


Lebanon man sentenced to prison after threatening Hanover restaurant
03-27-2024 4:34 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 35-year-old New Hampshire man has been handed down multiple, consecutive prison sentences after pleading guilty to threatening to “shoot up” a Hanover restaurant.He could be free by September, however, due to the amount of time he...


Tenants scramble for housing after West Lebanon building condemned
03-25-2024 6:24 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WEST LEBANON — In a rental market as precarious as the Upper Valley’s, a water leak can have a ripple effect.Last spring, Rosemary, 58, known to most as Rose, was banging a broom handle against the ceiling of her apartment as a “waterfall” from an...


Upper Valley school districts look to enrollment in planning for the future
03-22-2024 9:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

In 1998, voters of Orford, Fairlee, Vershire and West Fairlee approved a plan to form Rivendell, an interstate school district, with the intent to pool their resources to provide an equitable and sustainable education system for their communities.The...


Goaltender stands tall for Big Green
03-21-2024 6:27 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — Clint Mylymok, general manager of the Maryland Black Bears, quietly assessed the dozens of teenagers milling about before his junior hockey team’s tryout camp during the spring of 2019. Most were specifically invited or already signed,...


Upper Valley voters go different ways on short-term rentals
03-18-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Upper Valley voters were divided on short-term rental ordinances during New Hampshire Town Meeting voting.During floor meetings Saturday, Enfield and Haverhill residents turned back short-term rental ordinances.Haverhill residents “postponed...


Enfield keeps floor meeting, approves budget increase
03-17-2024 7:51 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — For the second time in three years, residents narrowly defeated an effort to switch from a traditional floor meeting to ballot voting.The vote — which needed to be approved by 60%, or three-fifths, of voters present — failed by 13 votes,...


Big Green hockey in conference semifinal
03-17-2024 3:55 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — It was a little like the old days in Thompson Arena on Saturday.The fourth-seeded Dartmouth College men’s hockey team defeated sixth-seeded Union, 4-2, sweeping the Garnet Chargers in an ECAC best-of-three quarterfinal series. It was the Big...


Lebanon plans to put temporary fire station near middle school
03-16-2024 6:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city’s downtown fire station will be packing up and moving — temporarily — during the construction of a new building to replace its aging facility on South Park Street.On Monday, the Planning Board will hear a plan from the Fire...


Vermont shelves Newbury juvenile facility plan
03-15-2024 8:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWBURY, Vt. — In a sharp reversal, the state of Vermont has backed off a contentious plan to open a locked juvenile facility in Newbury, as a state commissioner says he is seeking a “fresh start” with the town that bitterly opposed the...


Dartmouth’s third-line center makes a difference on the ice and in the locker room
03-15-2024 8:01 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — He’s not the ECAC hockey conference’s leading goal-scorer. That’s Luke Haymes.Nor is he the 6-foot-8 goaltender who’s stopped more than 90% of the shots he’s faced. That’s Cooper Black.Dartmouth College’s Steven Townley is merely a humble...


DH nurses make another attempt at unionization
03-15-2024 6:47 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — As staffing shortages and extended wait times continue to hamper operations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, nurses are attempting to unionize.Last weekend, pro-union fliers were distributed around DHMC, the flagship academic medical...


Man faces misdemeanor charges after standoff in front of schools
03-15-2024 3:08 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — A two-hour lockdown at Lebanon High School and Hanover Street School ended a little before 4:30 p.m. on Friday when police detained a man with four loaded weapons in his pickup truck parked in front of the schools.The 39-year-old Vershire...


Hartford cuts teachers as part of $2.1 million budget reduction
03-14-2024 8:33 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — The School Board approved a revised budget Wednesday that would cut 22 teaching and support staff positions to the disappointment of the teachers union.Superintendent Tom DeBalsi noted that 16 of the positions are currently vacant due to...


Abutters oppose scale of proposed 300-unit Enfield housing project
03-14-2024 7:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Residents are pushing back against a proposal for roughly 300 units of housing off Route 4 and Maple Street.Representatives for the developers came before the town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday night to ask for two variances for the...


Rivendell delays annual school meeting, elections and budget vote
03-12-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — The Rivendell School Board met Monday to delay the date of the district’s annual meeting, which had been improperly warned.Originally scheduled for March 23, the meeting will now take place on April 13 at 10 a.m. at Rivendell Academy in...


Theater Review: Shaker Bridge’s ‘The Minutes’ illustrates value of unvarnished truth
03-12-2024 6:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

Having spent untold hours in selectboard and city council meeting rooms around the Upper Valley, I’ve often joked that it would be more fun to write about the meetings held in them as if they were theater, rather than just the mostly humdrum work of...


New owners of Sharon’s Midway Station seek to create community hub
03-11-2024 7:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

SHARON — The new owners of a former convenience store hope to turn it into a multi-purposed community hub, with a potential to support start-up ventures, special events or social gatherings.Joel Senger, 40, and his wife, Kristin May Senger, 41,...

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