Upper Valley

Harry Bliss, a longtime illustrator and cartoonist stands outside his New Hampshire home, where he will be hosting a fellowship for burgeoning cartoonists. The house happens to have been the residence of the famously reclusive author, J.D. Salinger.
Rebecca Sananes / Vermont Public Radio

The Center for Cartoon Studies and illustrator Harry Bliss are inviting a new generation of cartoonists to apply for a fellowship at Bliss's house. The well-known illustrator lives in the former home of a well-known author: J.D. Salinger.

Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H, and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., talk to a West Lebanon crowd about ways to create bipartisan healthcare reform for individual markets.
Rebecca Sananes / VPR

Vermont and New Hampshire Representatives were in the Upper Valley Friday to talk about ways to compromise on health care reform in Congress.

The New Hampshire Office of Consumer Advocate has raised questions about a proposed natural gas facility and pipeline that would go through the Upper Valley.

Mike Horn, a Vermont-based veteran watches as a 3-D printer he built crafts a fidget spinner he designed. Horn hopes it will help him cope with symptoms related to a brain injury.
Rebecca Sananes / VPR

The White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center has a new tool for therapy and veteran job training: 3-D printers.

Geert Cappelaere, the UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, with a child suffering from cholera, on a recent trip to Yemen.
UNICEF, courtesy

Modern-day Vermonters may think of cholera as an ancient disease, but researchers at Dartmouth College are still looking for cures. And in war-torn Yemen, cholera is rampant even today. How are local labs connecting to this global issue?

The police department in Lebanon, New Hampshire, will not be making changes to its immigration policies, despite changes on the federal level.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, police responded to reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The hospital is pictured above in a photo from October 2015.
Ken Gallager / WikiCommons

At the end of May, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will be closing a program that treats a wide range of women's reproductive hormonal and infertility issues. And that has left a lot of women in the Upper Valley angry.

The town of Hartford will vote next year on whether to change the name of the October holiday "Columbus Day" to "Indigenous People's Day."

Rebecca Sananes / VPR

About 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. military is made up of women, but many often feel like their stories and experiences are overlooked. A group of cartoonists and the White River Junction VA have a plan to change that.

A Hanover couple has reached a settlement with Dartmouth College after their groundwater was contaminated by a former hazardous waste site.

Rebecca Sananes / VPR

Rep. Peter Welch met with leaders of social service nonprofits in the Upper Valley on Monday to talk about how President Trump's proposed budget would affect the area.

Rebecca Sananes / VPR

Faith groups in the Upper Valley are discussing ways to provide sanctuary for undocumented residents fearing deportation.

Religious groups in the Upper Valley will be discussing efforts to provide sanctuary for non-citizens.

People suffering from opioid addiction generally face a lot of challenges as they begin their recovery. But in the Upper Valley, one business owner is using economic incentives to help people stay motivated in recovery programs.

Rebecca Sananes / VPR

Voters in the four towns affected by a large planned community development passed non-binding resolutions opposing the project on Town Meeting Day, sending a strong message to the developer.

As of Monday morning, the cause of a massive fire in White River Junction last week is undetermined due to extensive damage.

Rebecca Sananes / VPR

There was standing room only at Rep. Peter Welch’s town hall meeting in White River Junction on Friday night.

Toby Talbot / AP

Voters in four towns will weigh in on a special Town Meeting article that addresses riverbank erosion that might be caused by the Connecticut River hydro system.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Dartmouth College buried lab animals, human tissues and other medical waste at Rennie Farm. Today some drinking water in the areas around Rennie Farm has been contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a suspected carcinogen.

Sananes / VPR

This weekend, residents of a Hanover neighborhood near a Dartmouth College hazardous waste site went to check out a system designed to clean up their groundwater.

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