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New laws to protect New Hampshire’s covered bridges
07-11-2024 10:30 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Upper Valley lawmakers and police officers hope two new laws will help protect New Hampshire’s covered bridges from oversized vehicles.HB 1457-FN will increase the fines for motorists who damage covered bridges to $1,000 for a first offense; HB 1217...

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Some towns turn to lasers and drones instead of fireworks to celebrate Fourth of July
06-28-2024 10:00 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SUNAPEE — Fourth of July light displays will be a little different in several towns this summer.Sunapee and Lebanon are using lights instead of pyrotechnics to celebrate Independence Day, and Claremont and Woodstock have switched the dates of their...


Lebanon landfill gas to energy project under construction
06-21-2024 1:36 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Work crews are beginning to construct a $6.6 million facility that will convert greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s landfill into electricity that will be redistributed to the electrical grid and used to power the city’s buildings. The...


Missing Dartmouth student’s body found in Connecticut River
05-21-2024 8:50 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WEST LEBANON — Police retrieved a body they identified as that of a missing Dartmouth College graduate student from the Connecticut River in Windsor on Monday evening.Authorities found the body of Kexin Cai, 26, of West Lebanon, a graduate student in...


Opinion: The slippery slope that should scare us? The trend of legislatures getting involved in personal medical decisions.
05-08-2024 3:23 PM

By CAPPY and MARK NUNLIST

Cappy and Mark Nunlist live in Lebanon. HB 1283, the Medical Aid in Dying Bill (MAiD), has passed the NH House by a slim margin and is now before the Senate. The three primary objections to the bill are one, the bill will morph into a mandate to...


Upper Valley residents among advocates for NH aid-in-dying bill
04-23-2024 11:35 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Before she moved to Hanover, Susan Gillotti was hesitant.“I said that I wanted to move a continuing care retirement community in New Hampshire, but I was really afraid of doing it because I’d lose my entitlement to medical aid in dying,” said...


Opinion: Targeting transgender kids, ignoring real problems
03-28-2024 3:33 PM

By SHERRY BOSCHERT

Sherry Boschert is the author of “37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination.” She lives in Lebanon. Republicans in the state House of Representatives recently narrowly passed a bill targeting transgender kids on a party-line...


Dartmouth student uses art to shift perceptions of addiction
03-26-2024 5:01 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

LEBANON — In 2013, Alastair Huntley was struggling with depression and an overreliance on medication after being prescribed opioids after surgery for a knee injury, which left him in pain. Then a student at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.,...


Opinion: A personal perspective on school choice
03-26-2024 8:45 AM

By RICHARD BIRCHER

Richard Bircher lives in Lebanon. The notion that our public school system has been, and is to remain, equated with a comprehensive social virtue, universally acknowledged and appreciated, is no longer the case. To a significant degree, public...


Former Listen director pleads guilty to fraud
02-28-2024 11:57 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CONCORD — The former head of one of the Upper Valley’s leading charities has pleaded guilty to embezzling donations, acknowledging that he spent the money for personal use and to gamble at a casino in western Massachusetts.In U.S. District Court in...


Opinion: The public body
02-03-2024 6:00 AM

By RICHARD BIRCHER

Richard Bircher lives in Lebanon. That our local taxes have risen this year is not the primary jest of this essay, though this increase, along with the previous ones, is certainly of concern.Surely, any full-fledged adult recognizes the necessary...


Ratings agency knocks Dartmouth Health over financial performance 
12-21-2023 2:39 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

LEBANON — Fitch ratings downgraded Dartmouth Health’s outlook from stable to negative last week.The outlook change was due to weak operating cash flow with operating losses that accelerated in fiscal year 2023, according to the Dec. 13 rating action...


D-H long COVID clinic has no shortage of patients
12-07-2023 4:36 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

PLAINFIELD — One day in this past May, Susan Kahn, a 77-year-old Plainfield resident, was unable to get up.Her husband, Chris Rollins, called 911. She was unconscious with heart palpitations and says there were no Upper Valley cardiologists available...


Dartmouth Hitchcock continues to see finances improve
11-30-2023 1:16 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

LEBANON — Dartmouth Health continues to see a financial loss on operations, but the red ink has subsided substantially since last year, according to filings with bondholders last week.For the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended Sept. 30, DH...


Records show state’s 14 betting parlors saw a 24% increase in one year’s time
08-22-2023 6:28 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s casino industry – 14 charitable gaming halls across the state and counting – is experiencing significant growth, with revenues reaching new heights year after year.Casinos grossed $54 million in 2022, which is about $10 million more...


Rescuers pull woman from swollen Connecticut river
07-18-2023 5:27 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WEST LEBANON — Brittany Silvio, 37, was hoping for a relaxing river-side evening with her son and daughter at the end of a sweltering day, but the Connecticut River, elevated by last week’s flooding and weeks of heavy rainfall, had plans of its...


Rescuers aid anglers hung up on Mascoma Lake dam
07-13-2023 1:48 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

LEBANON — Emergency responders rescued three people aboard a pontoon boat that was caught amid high waters on the Mascoma River dam on Wednesday morning.The boat’s owner, Leroy Hawksley, 79, of Windsor, said the group put the boat in the water at...


About to launch a composting program for residents, Bow looks to Lebanon for inspiration
06-21-2023 3:05 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Sherri Cheney was awed by the sight of towering mounds of food scraps mixed with ground-up wood chips from demolition debris, reaching a height of at least 7 feet at Lebanon's Transfer Station. These piles of waste were being converted into...


Dartmouth Health lays off 75 workers, eliminates 100 open positions
06-09-2023 8:30 AM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

LEBANON — As part of a restructuring effort to address a budget deficit, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics are laying off 75 workers and eliminating about 100 vacant positions, according to a message Dartmouth Health’s...


64 beds open up at DHMC, as older rooms close for renovations
05-08-2023 2:20 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

LEBANON — On a recent afternoon in late April, “Felix” lay in a new hospital room in the recently completed patient pavilion at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.Short of breath, but in stable condition, Felix was in a bed in the heart and vascular...


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center ends hard line on soft drinks
04-10-2023 4:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

Coke or Pepsi? Then again perhaps Mountain Dew is your soft drink of choice. And there’s always an oldie but goodie like Orange Crush.Compared to just a few years ago, it’s a whole lot easier now for employees, patients and visitors at...

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