Upper Valley

Dartmouth College is implementing a program to protect property value in the Hanover neighborhood affected by a contamination caused by the school.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $460,000 to the town of Norwich to celan up an area destroyed during Hurricane Irene in 2011.

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Veterans from all over the region will be skiing, snowboarding and skating in the Upper Valley this week for the annual New England winter sports clinic for disabled veterans. 

A group is petitioning to have a vote at Town Meeting on a proposed 20,000-person settlement in the area. The plan is the brainchild of Utah developer David Hall, president of the New Vistas Foundation.

The City of Lebanon, New Hampshire, has passed an ordinance that will ban overnight parking. Those caught violating the ban will be given 48 hours to vacate or face a $100 fine.

The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. James Weinstein, has announced he will be retiring from his position at the end of June 2017.

The Woodstock Farmers Market has cut its use of disposable grocery bags nearly in half with its new Bring Your Own Bag program

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About one in five people in Vermont are living with a disability. A community center in the Upper Valley is working to enrich the lives of "all people of differing abilities" by helping individuals discover their passions.

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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.

Screenshot of the post on the Hartford Police Department's Facebook page

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.

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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.

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

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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.

Months after postponing the passage of an ordinance that some say criminalizes homeless, the city of Lebanon, New Hampshire is bringing the ordinance back up for consideration.

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.

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