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Dartmouth grad attending commencement dies after ‘freak accident’ on campus

A recent Dartmouth College graduate has died after he was injured in a “freak accident” while visiting the New Hampshire campus for his postponed commencement ceremony, police and friends said. David Gallagher, 24, was discovered badly hurt on a rocky embankment under the Ledyard Bridge on West Wheelock Street just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Hanover police said. “It’s a very rocky, steep terrain,” said Hanover police Capt. James Martin. “It’s often inaccessible to walk in on foot from the roadway from Hanover.” First responders had to use a pontoon boat to remove Gallagher from the rocky outcrop, before an ambulance transported him to...
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Dartmouth College graduate dies after returning for class of 2020 commencement

HANOVER, New Hampshire -- A Dartmouth College graduate died Sunday, just one day after attending the Class of 2020 commencement celebration. The 24-year-old man was in town with his family at the time. David Gallagher, a member of the Dartmouth lacrosse team, will be remembered for his "high character" and "positive attitude," the team tweeted. A press release from the Hanover Police and Fire Departments said a man was found injured on a rocky embankment under the Ledyard Bridge. First responders used a pontoon boat to transfer him from near the river to an ambulance. He was rushed to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center but later succumbed to his injuries. "Dave lived his life with a giant smile that lit up the room. His memory is in our hearts forever," the lacrosse team wrote. His death is being investigated by police. 

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science Opens a New Songbird Aviary

At the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, warm weather brings songbirds, but not always under happy circumstances. "We have a steady supply of birds, especially in the summertime," said Chris Collier, director of on-site programs and exhibits at the nonprofit, which counts avian wildlife rehabilitation among its many conservation missions. Those songbirds often end up in the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation at VINS because they fly into a window, get attacked by a cat or are struck by a moving vehicle.

Sturm, Ruger sees big drop in sales as income falls over 50 percent

Unlike previous years, there was no big jump in gun sales after the latest horrific mass shootings in May, so firearms are piling up at Sturm, Ruger & Co., even though the company tamped down production. Second-quarter sales were off 30 percent, to $140.7 million, the Connecticut-based manufacturer with a...

Dartmouth alumnus, 24, dead in New Hampshire

The man was in Hanover for the Dartmouth Class of 2020 commencement. A 24-year-old man died after he was found severely injured on a New Hampshire embankment Sunday, officials said. Around 1:48 a.m. the Hanover Fire Department responded to a report of a person injured on a rocky embankment under...

Wee Bird Bagel Café Opens in Randolph

After selling 120 bagels in two hours during its August 2 soft opening, Wee Bird Bagel Café more than doubled production for the official opening last Friday, owner Chelsie Brown said. The new bakery is located at 22 South Pleasant Street in Randolph, in the space vacated by Huggable Mug Café but best known as the longtime home of Three Bean Café.

New Hampshire man hits officer during chase

LEBANON, N.H. — A New Hampshire man was arrested on Sunday after he fled from police and hit a female officer in the face during a pursuit. Lebanon Police said that Daniel Bibbee, 40, of West Lebanon fled on foot during a motor vehicle stop on Rte. 120 after the officer attempted to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. When police caught up to Bibbee, he struck one of them in the face, causing a minor injury.

David Gallagher ’20 dies while visiting Hanover

Gallagher was in town to attend the delayed Class of 2020 commencement ceremony. David Gallagher ’20 died on Sunday, according to an announcement from the College. Gallagher, who is from Downingtown, Pa., attended the Class of 2020 commencement ceremony in Hanover the day before, as the ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic.

Man hits officer in the face while attempting to flee

Lebanon, NH — On Sunday night, Officer Emily Winslow of the Lebanon Police Department pulled over a vehicle on Route 120. It was discovered that the two occupants of the car had outstanding warrants. One of the suspects, 40-year-old Daniel Bibbee of West Lebanon attempted to flee on foot and struck Officer Winslow in the face during the pursuit. Bibbee was subsequently tased and taken into custody.

Police investigating death of Dartmouth grad in Hanover

HANOVER, N.H. (WCAX) - Police are investigating the death of a Dartmouth graduate in town for his commencement. They are not naming the man but say he was found early Sunday morning on the rocky embankment under the Ledyard Bridge in Hanover. They reached him by boat, then took him...
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Six decades of giving back to community by Vershire couple

VERSHIRE—Never mind the sweltering heat, Lorna Garrow was not deterred. Darting out the back door, she asked, “You want to see my quilting studio?”. “This used to be my barn for Uno, my horse. But now it’s where I do my quilting.” Age is not slowing 85-year-old Lorna down one bit.