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Jim Kenyon: Hanover police deny public records request in Dartmouth protester arrests
01-12-2024 11:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

At around 1 a.m. on Oct. 28, Hanover police arrested two Dartmouth College students for criminal trespass on their own campus. After the student-activists were hauled away in handcuffs, cops involved in the encounter would have written a report with...


Jim Kenyon: Party crashers make waves in Windsor County
01-09-2024 8:48 PM

By JIM KENYON

As revolts go, the one staged by a small band of Windsor County Republicans against Chairman John MacGovern last Saturday was tame and orderly.That’s not to say the GOP renegades, however, still don’t pose a threat to democratic norms.The 50 or so...


Jim Kenyon: A small win for tenants
12-24-2023 1:14 AM

By JIM KENYON

Jesse Keenum, a 67-year-old disabled veteran, is staying home for the holidays — and hopefully well beyond — after his landlord recently backed off from trying to kick him out of the Lebanon apartment he’s lived in for 14 years.While Keenum’s case...


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth persists with protester prosecutions  
12-20-2023 3:25 AM

By JIM KENYON

Overcharging, as it’s known in the legal world, is a ploy that prosecutors use to coerce criminal defendants into accepting a plea bargain.By tacking on multiple charges from a single incident, the prosecution gains all-important leverage. In exchange...


Jim Kenyon: Trump’s toxic influence on display in Windsor County
12-17-2023 12:46 AM

By JIM KENYON

To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield, I went to a fight the other morning, and a meeting of the Windsor County Republican Executive Committee broke out.How bad (or amusing, if you’re a Democrat) was it?The dozen Republicans in the room didn’t make it...


Jim Kenyon: Charity and protest in Upper Valley tied to conflict a world away 
12-09-2023 11:38 PM

By JIM KENYON

When Tom Harty, the pastor at United Church of Bethel, brought up an idea to parishioners on a recent Sunday morning, he wasn’t quite sure what the reaction might be.Harty, a former Vermont State Police trooper, recognized that any individual or group...


Kenyon: Dartmouth men’s basketball team works to make history off the court
12-04-2023 4:31 AM

By JIM KENYON

HANOVER — On a late September evening, the 15 players on the Dartmouth men’s basketball team were summoned by their coaches to Berry Sports Center.With the first game of the season still almost six weeks away, it wasn’t to practice, work on...


A Life: Linwood ‘Skip’ Bean, 1939-2023; ‘Some people can never be replaced’
11-20-2023 2:41 AM

By JIM KENYON

LEBANON — As an underclassman at Hanover High School, Chris Carroll was fairly certain when he got called to the associate principal’s office early one morning that he was in big trouble.Although it was almost 50 years ago, bringing a firearm to...


Kenyon: Former officer’s lawsuit could reshape NH records access
11-19-2023 3:26 AM

By JIM KENYON

State Rep. Jonathan Stone isn’t the only one who has a great deal riding on the outcome of his lawsuit against the city of Claremont, which the New Hampshire Supreme Court heard last week.The public does as well.Stone, a Republican who was elected to...


Jim Kenyon: A legal quest continues
11-12-2023 2:14 AM

By JIM KENYON

After a New Hampshire Superior Court judge vacated his 2008 conviction in January for assaulting a Lebanon police officer during a late-night traffic stop, Scott Traudt vowed to go on the legal offensive against the city and cops he claims were...


Jim Kenyon: Razed right in Norwich
11-05-2023 2:56 AM

By JIM KENYON

In a town with as much wealth as Norwich, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that a $700,000 house built in the early 1990s is considered tear-down material.Still, when a caller told me Andy and Peggy Sigler’s former house on Beaver Meadow Road...


Jim Kenyon: Stonewalling the public in Claremont
10-31-2023 6:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

On his re-election campaign website, Claremont City Councilor Jonathan Stone says he’s working to “hold the city administration accountable” to taxpayers.Now if Stone, a former Claremont police officer, only held himself to the same standard.For three...


Jim Kenyon: A school cut short
09-24-2023 7:06 AM

By JIM KENYON

I tend to lump hair salons into the same category as funeral homes. No matter how the economy is doing, their services are always in demand.With that in mind, it’s surprising to hear the New England School of Hair Design is shutting down next...


Jim Kenyon: Left off the pitch in Vermont
09-10-2023 11:20 AM

By JIM KENYON

Although we probably don’t need more examples of how adults can mess up youth sports and kids are left to pay the price, here’s a recent one that deserves public scrutiny.Since before she entered elementary school, 12-year-old Annabella Gordon has...


Jim Kenyon: Why is the CCBA pushing a longtime fixture aside?
08-30-2023 7:02 PM

By JIM KENYON

When the nonprofit Carter Community Building Association, or CCBA as it’s known, launched a fundraising drive last October, the good name of Jim Vanier and his half-century of service to Lebanon kids was used as a major selling point. “Following in...


Kenyon: Abrupt departure of longtime Lebanon High coach raises questions, but answers are few
08-05-2023 10:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

When Lebanon High School teachers and administrators gathered in June to recognize their colleagues who were retiring or leaving for new jobs, one person was conspicuous in his absence.Kieth Matte, who spent 24 years at Lebanon High as a physics...


Jim Kenyon: A president like royalty at Dartmouth College
07-23-2023 2:35 AM

By JIM KENYON

Busy, busy, busy. New Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock anticipates being so busy, in fact, that the college is advertising for someone to pick up her dry cleaning, drop off packages at the post office and do her grocery shopping.Then there’s the...


Jim Kenyon: Memories of Irene move residents of Woodstock mobile home park to act
07-12-2023 5:15 PM

By JIM KENYON

After losing her home and many of her belongings to Tropical Storm Irene’s floodwaters 12 years ago, Ethel Davis braced for worst as she made her way back to Riverside Mobile Home Park in Woodstock around noon Tuesday.“I told myself, ‘If the place...


Kenyon: Family and friends mourn Upper Valley man who struggled along ‘a difficult path’
07-08-2023 7:54 PM

By JIM KENYON

When Hartford Dismas House needed someone to tell its story, the nonprofit that provides affordable lodging and meals for people coming out of Vermont’s prisons often turned to Tommy Shea.Several years ago, Shea was dispatched to Montpelier to educate...


Jim Kenyon: Playing catch-up
07-02-2023 6:40 PM

By JIM KENYON

With the first half of 2023 in the books, it’s time to catch up on what’s happening with some Upper Valley residents whose stories I’ve shared in the past.After two surgeries and a monthlong hospital stay, Daniel Diaz is back making pizzas and riding...

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