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Strafford man out of prison after pleading guilty to burning down cabin
05-22-2024 4:32 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CHELSEA — A Strafford man who set the cabin where he was living ablaze after police failed to respond to his repeated calls of distress is free and received a fully suspended prison sentence as part of plea deal on a reduced arson charge.Edward...

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Kenyon: Vermont’s leading Civil War historian finally gets his degree
05-17-2024 7:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

On a bitter cold February night in 1963, Howard Coffin packed his cardboard suitcase and walked to U.S. Route 5 in the village of Lyndonville, Vt., where he stuck out his thumb to hitch a ride home to Woodstock.“A trucker came by and picked me up,”...


Art Notes: Upper Valley filmmaker’s debut premiering at WRIF festival
02-14-2024 9:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

Loren David Howard started making movies the way a lot of teens do, by recording concerts his dad took him to and making videos of friends out skateboarding.He didn’t expect to make much out of it, but after a school counselor advised him to think...


Strafford residents step up to fill gaps in social safety net
10-03-2023 8:21 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

STRAFFORD — Sue Coburn was at home on a recent Saturday when her husband, Melvin, called around 9 a.m. from Coburn’s General Store in South Stafford, which their family has run for 46 years.Saturday is usually Sue’s day off, but Melvin was asking her...


Police say Strafford man burned down his home after making 29 calls to 911
09-12-2023 6:19 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CHELSEA — A 37-year-old man was ordered Monday to undergo a competency evaluation after he allegedly burned down his cabin on a back road in Strafford over the weekend.Edward Gallagher III, of Taylor Valley Road, was arrested and charged with arson in...


In plain sight, on the mind
08-28-2023 10:07 AM


Lebanon students to finally receive grades from June after cyberattack delay
07-27-2023 5:11 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WEST LEBANON — Middle and high school students in the Lebanon School District are expected to receive their grades for the academic year that ended in June next week. The delayed release comes after some of the district’s key systems were taken...


Moving monument in Hartland
07-21-2023 5:58 PM


Golf and Ski Warehouse sold to California-based company
06-23-2023 7:54 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

WEST LEBANON — Golf and Ski Warehouse, the Route 12A retail fixture that has served Upper Valley golfers and skiers for nearly 35 years while growing to include four locations in New Hampshire and Maine, has been sold to one of the nation’s largest...


As owners retire, downtown Hanover loses legacy hardware store
04-17-2023 12:42 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

HANOVER — After Hanover True Value closes its doors Saturday for good, it’s going to be harder — if not impossible — for downtown Hanover shoppers to pick up that one wood screw needed for a home improvement project, a gas grill for summer cookouts...


Thetford’s Mousley wins inaugural Eric Ward Memorial Scholarship
04-07-2023 10:40 AM

By BENJAMIN ROSENBERG

Last summer at a Vermont Basketball Coaches Association meeting, Champlain Valley Union girls coach Ute Otley suggested the VBCA create a scholarship in the name of Eric Ward, the beloved former coach at Thetford Academy who died after a battle with...


Comfort in the cold in Royalton
02-04-2023 11:07 PM


Warner farm is protected from development but financial success is far from assured
01-02-2023 8:08 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

A years-in-the-making conservation easement has settled the immediate future of a family vegetable farm in Warner, but that doesn’t mean it won’t face further problems. Consider porcupines.“They were all over the place this year. We didn’t do a good...


2022 HS cross country preview: Runners going the distance to compete
09-01-2022 1:01 PM

By BENJAMIN ROSENBERG

From the Thetford girls winning a state championship to the Hanover boys advancing to New Englands, 2021 was a welcome return to normalcy for high school cross country in the Upper Valley. This fall should bring just as much excitement, with new...


Bridgewater Mill co-ownership standoff ends when one buys out two others
03-25-2022 6:21 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BRIDGEWATER — After years clashing with each other, the majority owners of the Bridgewater Mill have thrown in the towel and sold their stake in the historic property to the family that owns Plymouth Artisan Cheese.Adriana Curutchet and her husband,...


Bottom Line: Retiring business owners find buyers to carry on the legacy
03-19-2022 9:52 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

I can’t count the number of stories I’ve written in recent years about longtime Upper Valley family businesses that have shut down because their owners retired and no one was interested in carrying them on.So it is heartening to see two well-known...


Ill will in the mill: Tenant infighting, money woes put Bridgewater Mill building on the block
09-22-2019 4:02 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

The Bridgewater Mill has survived fire, the collapse of New England’s manufacturing economy, at least two devastating floods, insolvency and a misguided attempt to turn it into a shopping mall.Now it faces a new existential threat: warring tenants who...

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