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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...


Nonprofit community ski hill sees one of the worst seasons in memory
03-08-2024 6:33 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

EAST CORINTH — A few weeks ago, Ben Nalette, a freshman alpine skier at Thetford Academy, was using rub-on hard wax to try to coax his skis into better shape for the dicey cover at Northeast Slopes.Rain had made the main face of the hill slick with...


Lyme voters approve school modernization plan
03-08-2024 5:04 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — By an almost 3 to 1 margin, voters approved taking out a $2.6 million bond to finance renovations at the K-8 Lyme School.The omnibus measure, named the “Hazardous Materials Abatement Project” on the warrant, passed 140-49 in paper balloting....


Newbury’s Royston ends 27-year run on Selectboard
03-05-2024 6:33 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

NEWBURY, Vt. — After being regaled with stories of its former owner, a Finnish farmer, and the old ski tow that once tugged residents up a slope on the land, voters at Town Meeting directed the Selectboard not to sell a 24-acre parcel of town property...


Lyme school bond lacks budget committee support
03-04-2024 7:15 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — Voters will be asked to approve a $2.6 million dollar construction bond at the annual Lyme school meeting on Thursday, which will be conducted by floor vote at 6 p.m. in the Lyme School Gymnasium. The fate of the bond, which must be supported...


Energy issues up for votes at Upper Valley town meetings
03-03-2024 6:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — From a regulatory standpoint in Lyme, solar panels are no different from a garden shed. A set of zoning amendments on this year’s Town Meeting warrant will ask voters to consider making a distinction.Three municipal buildings already have solar...


Dartmouth students end hunger strike as faculty seek to have students’ trespassing charges dropped
03-01-2024 12:35 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — The two remaining students on hunger strike at Dartmouth College have ended their fast, according to a statement on Friday from the college.But criticism of the administration’s handling of the arrest of two student protesters this past fall...


Flood-related costs hit some Upper Valley towns in the budget
02-27-2024 10:01 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

STRAFFORD — Last July, flood waters tore apart Freeman Bridge, which spans a length of Old City Falls Brook on Freeman Road.Strafford’s road crew rushed to erect a temporary replacement as the town waited on funding from the Federal Emergency...


Even after Town Meeting, more costs ahead for Woodstock
02-22-2024 9:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSTOCK — Pivotal municipal votes are on deck for Town Meeting Day and beyond in Woodstock, where pressing infrastructure needs could show up on special meeting ballots later this year as side-stepped deficiencies and deferred maintenance come home...


Dartmouth hunger strike demands college drop charges against protesters
02-19-2024 9:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — On Monday, eight Dartmouth College students announced that they would begin a hunger strike. The move comes in opposition to the charges still standing against two students arrested while protesting in October, as well as what activists...


Dartmouth becomes hotbed for union activism
02-16-2024 7:02 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — In 1966, trade workers at Dartmouth got fed up with their bosses picking favorites and pitting employees against each other.It was time to get organized.Now, Local 560 of the Service Employees International Union represents more than 500...


Pop-up dental clinics offer free care to those who might go without
02-12-2024 9:01 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Earl Parker left a free dental clinic in White River Junction on Friday having received fluoride treatment, and toting advice to seek out further medical attention. A flier advertising the clinic caught his eye during a visit to...


Federal court sends DH doctor's wrongful termination case to jury
02-07-2024 10:15 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — A wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a fertility doctor against Dartmouth Health alleging discrimination based on a disability, as well as retaliation for whistle-blowing, is now set to appear before a federal court jury.In 2017, Misty...


KUA child care center relocates following lead paint discovery 
02-06-2024 6:06 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

MERIDEN — After the blood tests of a child of a Kimball Union Academy faculty member showed elevated levels of lead, subsequent testing of the building that housed the school’s child care center also revealed “trace” levels of the toxic heavy metal,...


Recycling services on pause in Thetford
02-02-2024 5:47 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

THETFORD — On Saturday, recycling services won’t be available at the Thetford Transfer Station.Trash and food scrap services will be available as usual, and Town Manager Brian Story expects recycling to resume next weekend.The suspension of services...


Sunapee Elementary becomes latest Upper Valley school to heat with biomass
02-02-2024 2:44 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

SUNAPEE — A new heating system at Sunapee Elementary School is the “Corvette” of wood-burning operations, said Mathew Bouranis, the school district’s facilities director.But a “Prius” may be a more apt comparison.The burner rarely needs to fall back...


AG: Upper Valley waste management company falsified reports
01-29-2024 10:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

CONCORD — A longtime waste management company based in Orange faces six felony charges for allegedly falsifying annual facility reports, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced last week.If found guilty, Hammond Grinding and Recycling,...


Strafford community creates fallback plan to save beloved general store
01-28-2024 8:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

SOUTH STRAFFORD — When Melvin Coburn takes Amtrak’s Vermonter train eight hours south to visit his son in New Jersey, he makes sure spend some time in Wegmans, a chain supermarket.“I say, ‘All you have to do, Craig, is take me down there in the...


Lead waterline replacements keep Upper Valley public works departments busy
01-20-2024 6:05 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — A fast-approaching federal deadline to identify lead piping in municipal waterlines, and create a detailed plan for replacement, has sent some Upper Valley public works departments scrambling. The task, as mandated by the Environmental...

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