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Liz Cheney: ‘The world will be watching’ NH on primary day
01-08-2024 4:17 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — Speaking on the eve of the three-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and with just weeks until the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, former Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney came to Hanover on Friday with a...


Aided by state grant, Hanover Conservancy protects 140 acres on Moose Mountain
01-02-2024 7:05 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — A $250,000 state grant will help conserve 140 acres of land on Moose Mountain.The grant, announced earlier this month, is one of the largest ever received by the Hanover Conservancy, said Adair Mulligan, executive director of the...


Tunbridge trails battle goes to Vt. Supreme Court
12-30-2023 7:56 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

A lengthy legal brouhaha that has pitted the owners of a former dairy farm against the Town of Tunbridge over the maintenance of public trails is headed to the Vermont Supreme Court.The case is set to be heard sometime this spring, either by a panel...


Vermont’s trained leashed dogs help recover wounded game
12-16-2023 2:25 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

CORINTH — What a .308-caliber rifle started during Vermont’s deer hunting season, a dog’s nose was called upon to finish.Last month, Corinth hunter Ron Pierce shot — but didn’t immediately drop — a 130-pound buck that then disappeared out of sight. He...


Twin States’ fuel assistance programs resume
11-30-2023 7:09 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — Fuel assistance programs in New Hampshire and Vermont are starting up again for the heating season.With 25,000 applications already received, the New Hampshire Fuel Assistance Program opens Friday, Dec. 1.Known federally as the Low-Income...


Upper Valley landowners increasingly require hunters to get permission 
11-25-2023 1:44 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

NORWICH — Martin Philip hunts deer on John Lamppa’s 40 acres of posted property in Norwich — with Lamppa’s permission.Philip, a burgeoning bow hunter who didn’t start hunting until adulthood, was looking to find land to practice on where deer were in...


Person shoots windows, breaks into Chelsea store on Monday
11-21-2023 4:22 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

CHELSEA — Two Chelsea businesses found bullet holes in their windows on Monday morning, according to Vermont State Police.The initial investigation indicates that an unknown person fired three shots into Will’s Store and WRC Performance Products,...


Repairs ongoing from floods
11-20-2023 11:20 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSTOCK — The waters receded more than four months ago, but across the Upper Valley, residents are still recovering from July’s historic flooding event as winter nears.At Riverside Mobile Home Park in Woodstock, the impacts this go-around weren’t as...


Hickory nuts show promise as food for the future
11-14-2023 4:20 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

CLAREMONT — Hickory wood makes for durable floor boarding, ax handles and baseball bats. Whittled into narrow spokes, hickory once even propelled wagon wheels across the country.The wood is a good “shock absorber,” said Jesse Marksohn, who grows...


Trump tells crowd in Claremont: ‘We’ve had a great love affair’
11-13-2023 10:11 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

CLAREMONT — While holding court for two-hours at Stevens High School on Saturday, former President Donald Trump said drug dealers should face the death penalty.The garish talking point has long been a standard of Trump’s campaign trail stump speech....


Precision required to replace cabin atop Mt. Cardigan fire tower 
11-05-2023 4:52 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

ORANGE — Since July, scaffolding has surrounded the iconic fire tower at the summit of Mount Cardigan.In the past few months, sometimes a small portable speaker has sat at the base of the construction site. The kind of music that contractor Javier...


Dartmouth has student protesters arrested; student groups say administrators overreacted 
10-30-2023 8:50 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — Dartmouth College had two student demonstrators arrested over the weekend in what activists are characterizing as a heavy-handed response to peaceful protest.Around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, the Hanover Police Department arrested the...


Vermont Supreme Court visits Hartford High in first road show since COVID-19
10-30-2023 8:49 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The podium and raised bench on the stage at Hartford High School weren’t props in a student play. On Thursday, the judicial-looking decor was used by the real deal.Throughout the day, the justices of the Vermont Supreme Court...


State will buyout owners of some flooded parcels
10-25-2023 9:10 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

HARTFORD — As parts of the White River jumped the banks during heavy rains in early July, two neighboring tracts of empty land on Route 14 near the Hartford-Sharon town line flooded without much incident.That’s because when Tropical Storm Irene...


Archeologists seek clues to the past at Ely Mine site in Vershire 
10-11-2023 9:41 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

VERSHIRE — For much of the 19th century, plumes of sulfur dioxide settled over the community of workers living at Vershire’s Ely Mine. Heavier than air, the toxic smoke produced from copper mining sunk to the valley floor, withering vegetation and...


Hartland ‘farm store’ gains key approval, but opposition remains
10-06-2023 5:34 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HARTLAND — A proposed “farm store” in Hartland is one major step closer to breaking ground after being issued an Act 250 permit by the District 3 Environmental Commission last month, which had been reviewing the project for nearly a year.The plan...


Leak from Dartmouth ice rink paints nearby brook white
09-22-2023 10:33 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — In a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek on Wednesday afternoon, 8-year-old Theodora Turevon thought she was the one hiding. But in a twist of fate, she ended up making a decisive finding.The once-clear Girl Brook, a prime hiding spot behind...


New steps improve river access in Woodsville
09-12-2023 10:40 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSVILLE — Slipping a canoe or dipping a toe into the Connecticut River got easier in Woodsville last week. To make the river more accessible, the village hauled slabs of granite to build steps leading into the water by the fields of the Woodsville...


Local food on the menu for Woodstock-area schools
09-07-2023 8:48 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSTOCK — The sourcing strategy behind the sloppy joes served to students in the Mountain Views Supervisory Union is anything but disorganized.They’re made with beef from Cloudland Farm in Pomfret, carefully selected for the students with the Upper...


Woman treated for rabies following Thetford fox attack
08-22-2023 8:12 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

THETFORD — A Thetford woman is being treated for rabies after she was bitten on the arm by a gray fox on Sunday as she walked along a cornfield in North Thetford Village, according to the Thetford Police Department. The attack came just days after her...

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