Upper Valley

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A new ordinance in Lebanon, New Hampshire that would ban overnight parking on city property could have a profound impact on the city's homeless population.

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A decision by Dartmouth College to deny tenure to an Asian-American professor has brought national attention to the lack of diversity in higher education.

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition to overturn the decision.

New research out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as a result of their mother's opiate use shows that a different method for neo-natal care can address infants' symptoms more effectively.

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A developer from Utah who has purchased 900 acres in Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge and Stafford to create a 20,000 person closed community, has not filed any permits for the project yet.

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The Montshire Museum in Norwich is about to receive a pretty remarkable donation: a cast of the bones of Homo naledi, an early humanoid and perhaps a direct ancestor of us. And thanks to efforts by researchers, those who would like a cast of their own can make one with a 3D printer.

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On Thursday, 50 Norwich University cadets began a 50-mile march from the original home of the military academy in Norwich to the current campus in Northfield.

Along the way they will stop at landmarks to get history lessons on foot.

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Raise the curtain and cue the drum roll: Northern Stage is opening its brand new theater in White River Junction with a performance of Thornton Wilder’s classic, Our Town.

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State officials oppose it, but town leaders Norwich are all for it: rebuilding of the Norwich pool dam.

The original dam was destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. This week the Norwich Select Board voted unanimously to send a letter to the Agency of Natural Resources that supports the rebuilding of the dam. 

The swimming hole created upstream of the Norwich dam was popular with the community.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is gathering public comment on a plan to mitigate pollution at a long-abandoned copper mine in the Upper Valley Town of Vershire. 

At the hearing in Vershire town offices Tuesday night, about 15 local residents learned about the proposed methodology and cost. There was lively discussion about the extent of environmental damage caused by the defunct Ely mine,but no one questioned the need to keep polluted groundwater from finding its way into drinking water supplies.

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The first affordable housing project for the affluent Upper Valley town of Woodstock was officially opened Tuesday. The Safford Commons project has been a long time coming in an area where demand is high.

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There's a new video web series being shot on the Upper Valley. It’s about two kids who make their sleepy little town instantly infamous.  

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A few years ago, burger lovers and general Vermont food fans started veering off I-89 to find their way to South Royalton for a nosh at Worthy Burger. Shortly after that, the Worthy family expanded with the opening of Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock.

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A cabaret singer will unearth queer histories at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center Thursday, September 17.

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Police are reminding people that ATM machines can be targeted by thieves who install fake card readers to steal information. The latest hit was on a machine at Mascoma Savings Bank, near Route 4 in Hartford.

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All this week, jackhammers have been destroying a small dam on the Wells River in Groton. The dam was built in 1908 to power Groton homes but it’s been useless since it was damaged by the 1927 flood.

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Things are looking up in the Upper Valley city of Lebanon, New Hampshire. A large building in the heart of its retail district left vacant by the abrupt closure of Lebanon College will become a satellite campus for Claremont-based River Valley Community College

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Workers at the Lebanon Co-op Food Store have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to unionize.

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As the state prepares to re-open a controversial shooting range it owns in Hartland, a rift has developed within the Fish and Wildlife Board. One board member says the site is unsafe, but the commissioner strongly disagrees.

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A grocery co-op in the Upper Valley is in turmoil again. The most recent complaints by members of the Food Co-op Stores of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society come in response to the firing of a popular employee.

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A proposal for a 2,000-panel solar development in rural Woodstock has some neighbors upset. The selectboard also has concerns about whether the site is too wet and too scenic for a large solar array.

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