Rebecca Sananes

Upper Valley Reporter

Rebecca Sananes is VPR's Upper Valley Reporter. Before joining the VPR Newsroom, she was the Graduate Fellow at WBUR and a researcher on a Frontline documentary.

Rebecca was a 2015 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow.  Her reporting on HIV/AIDS and the transgender community in Cuba was featured on NPR.

Rebecca holds a Master's in Journalism from Boston University and is a University of Vermont alumna. 

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A Hanover family whose drinking water was contaminated by a Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site is now threatening to sue. The Higgins family is giving the college 90 days to relocate them.

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Last Tuesday, the Hartford Police Department posted a picture on their Facebook page that shows graffiti on the Dothan Brook Elementary School. It reads “AMERICAK.K.K.ANS FOR TRUMP," referencing the Ku Klux Klan.

A group of farmers, activists and lawmakers will rally to keep the certification of "organic" food rooted in soil-based farming.

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With less than a month before the presidential election, former president Bill Clinton came to Hanover, New Hampshire Monday to stump for his wife Hillary Clinton at an event at Dartmouth College.

The Green Mountain Care Board is touring the state explaining to Vermonters the proposed all-payer model of health care.

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A third private property in a Hanover neighborhood has tested positive for a chemical released from a former Dartmouth hazardous waste burial site.

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For the 5 percent of Vermonters who do not identify as white, finding a barber who has experience with a diversity of hair textures is challenging. But a barber contracted by Dartmouth College to cut hair for students of color is making a difference.

A high-ranking official at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is resigning as the hospital deals with budget challenges.

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It's Fashion Week in Paris ... and also in White River Junction. And the annual amateur Revolution Fashion Show is just one of the ways White River Junction is becoming a hub for the arts and development in the Upper Valley.

In Norwich Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin held the first in a series of public forums to discuss his proposed "all-payer" health care model. He and the Green Mountain Care Board presented a draft of the program.

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Seventy Dartmouth College students have found new campus housing after the largest fire in at least a decade at their college damaged their dorm down over the weekend.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will be spearheading research in ways to address obesity among elderly people.

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Chemical contamination caused by a former Dartmouth waste burial site has affected groundwater in a second private property in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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A 7-foot exotic plant is expected to bloom at a Dartmouth greenhouse for the first time in nearly six years, and the school has made a live web stream available for those who can't make it to campus.

The Utah developer hoping to build a 20,000 person settlement in rural Vermont has unexpectedly canceled a public forum.

A new study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock shows surgeons are over-prescribing painkillers.

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New Hampshire state officials met with Hanover residents this week to discuss a chemical plume left over from a mid-century Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site. The underground plume is threatening nearby wells and streams.

A new study out of the White River Junction VA shows that dating back to World War II, women have experienced sexual trauma during military service.

Every year before the start of semester, first year students at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business go out into local nonprofits. They use their business know-how to help restructure projects in the community. This year a group tackled a large pile of clothing donations in White River Junction.

The city of Lebanon, New Hampshire is revising a proposed ordinance that would ban overnight parking in the city.