The Hardships and Triumphs of Early Settlers in Woodstock, VermontUltra_UnlimitedNewsBreak Contributor
Notable New Hampshire Deaths: Dartmouth Football Coach Buddy TeevensInDepthNH.orgNewsBreak Contributor
Life Forest: A Unique Final Resting Place in Hillsborough Marks a Life With Trees, Not StonesInDepthNH.orgNewsBreak Contributor
Woodstock, VT Approves Road Closures to Disrupt "Leaf Peepers"Ultra_UnlimitedNewsBreak Contributor
Woodstock's Forest Festival Focuses on Stewardship, Ecology, and ArtsUltra_UnlimitedNewsBreak Contributor
Police identify motorcyclist who died in Charlestown crash
Law enforcement officials have publicly released the identity of the man who died in a crash in Charlestown on Tuesday night. Ian Pierce, 29, of Claremont, died in the crash around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Pierce was a paramedic with Golden Cross Ambulance out of Claremont. Police said the...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Claremont, NH
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Claremont.
Federal aid coming to 5 New Hampshire counties hit hard by flooding in July
KEENE, N.H. — Five New Hampshire counties that were hit hard by flooding in July have qualified for federal assistance. Officials said the money will help communities pay for repairs, and additional support could be on the way for small businesses and private nonprofit organizations. State Rep. Jennifer Rhodes,...
“Yankee Chronicle” 9/21/23 presented by Kearsarge Regional School District
Welcome to the Yankee Chronicle. Our show this week is presented by the Kearsarge Regional School District where they value the collaborative process while maintaining a sense of self-advocacy and celebrate creativity. We’ll meet Chris Geraghty, the vice principal of our Kearsarge High School and get the status and plan for the implementation of Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Grading, and everything else in the high school. We’ll hear about another “Murder Mystery” on a Sunapee Cruise presented by the Newport Opera House. Steve Smith the owner of WCNL radio in Newport will join us. And we’ll close with Brett Pare the Facilities Director who will give us an update on all major projects completed over the summer and state of the facilities.
Man arrested for violation of conditions of release in Hartford
HARTFORD — A 23-year-old man from Hartland was cited for violation of conditions of release following an incident in Hartford last month. On August 2, authorities say they were notified of a reported violation on North Main Street at around 8:50 p.m. Police allege that Dylan Carpenter was in...
Windsor County During the Tumultuous Era of the American Revolution
Windsor County, Vermont was the crucible that forged some of the strongest steel in America's fight for independence. From this rugged frontier sprang Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys, whose daring military raids were pivotal to winning the war.
Plans for Mechanic Street shelter in Lebanon taking shape
Over 40 city residents attended a community meeting on Monday to voice their questions, concerns or support for a proposed seasonal emergency shelter for unhoused individuals. Opponents who raised objections focused on public safety and property values, while supporters emphasized the dire need for such a facility in the city.
Q&A: Understanding the Difference Between Rural and Urban Homelessness, With Elizabeth Carpenter-Song
Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in Path Finders, an email newsletter from the Daily Yonder. Each week, Path Finders features a Q&A with a rural thinker, creator, or doer. Like what you see here? You can join the mailing list at the bottom of this article and receive more conversations like this in your inbox each week.
New cannabis shop opens in Chester
The Okemo Valley Chamber recently celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony with new member Down to the Roots in Chester. Co-owners Scott Blair along with Andi Goldman and Meredith Milliken cut the ribbon along with their team —all dressed in matching plaid shirts — and Chamber Director Carol Lighthall (in back). They also recently held a private grand opening to celebrate the new retail store.
Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth football coach, dies 6 months after accident
Buddy Teevens, the innovative Ivy League football coach who brought robotic tackling dummies to Dartmouth College's practices, died Tuesday of injuries he sustained from a bicycle accident in March. He was 66. School President Sian Leah Beilock and Athletic Director Mike Harrity announced Teevens' death in a letter to the Dartmouth community."Our family is heartbroken to inform you that our beloved 'coach' has peacefully passed away surrounded by family. Unfortunately, the injuries he sustained proved too challenging for even him to overcome," the Teevens family said in a statement to Dartmouth. "Throughout this journey, we consistently relayed the thoughts, memories,...
Matthew Morgan, stuck in prison after dismissed shoplifting charge, is released on furlough
Morgan had filed a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections, seeking to limit the types of furlough violations that could send a person back to prison. Read the story on VTDigger here: Matthew Morgan, stuck in prison after dismissed shoplifting charge, is released on furlough.
Green Mountain Union School continues mascot discussion
CHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Green Mountain Union School’s mascot is back up for discussion on Thursday night. Some community members feel the chieftain mascot violates Act 152, which directs schools to remove mascots, nicknames and logos that are discriminatory. The school district previously removed the Native American headdress logo,...
Haverhill Receives $4 Million Federal Grant to Fully Staff Bradford Fire Station Ladder Truck
A long-sought second Fire Department ladder truck to be based in Bradford will become a reality thanks to a $4 million federal grant. The Haverhill Firefighters Grant Writing Team said yesterday it secured a SAFER—Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response—grant that will pay for 16 additional firefighters over the next three years. As late as this past spring, Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien made the case that Bradford requires its own ladder in light of plans to replace the Pfc. Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge over the Merrimack River. He was thankful for a budget that allowed for four-person crews at Water Street, but called for more help.
The Peculiar Acorn Pip Gall Wasp
Hillsborough, N.H. — In northern New England, acorns ripen in late summer and normally drop from oak trees from September through October. They may fall earlier, however, for a host of reasons, from eager squirrels getting a head start on gathering nuts for the winter to environmental stress, including excessively hot or rainy weather. Prematurely dropped acorns are green, whereas ripe acorns are brown. Other reasons acorns may drop early include poor pollination and tree infestation by insects or diseases. The most peculiar cause of premature acorn drop that I have encountered is the acorn pip gall wasp.
LaSalette Shrine of Enfield holds final service
ENFIELD, N.H. — After 96 years on the shores of Mascoma Lake, the La Salette Shrine of Enfield is turning its 27 acres over to a museum. There was an overflow crowd at the chapel Tuesday for the final service at La Salette of Enfield. The turnout is a testament to the impact of the shrine and its missionaries.
After 50 years, Hartford’s 'Downtown' Billy Brown still serving as a mentor to generations of athletes
HARTFORD, Vt. — Hartford High School has a rich sports history, especially on the gridiron. The Hurricanes have the most football state championships (12) in Vermont's history. Early into 2023, Hartford is putting together another strong campaign. The Hurricanes enter a tough matchup on Friday 3-0, including two 40-point...
Some antiques history
I’ve been dealing in antiques for over 50 years. I wanted to record how the business has changed in that time. In the early to mid-1970s, antiques were plentiful. It wasn’t uncommon in those days, when an old home was sold, that it was sold with the contents, house, attic, sheds, and barns.
New Hampshire U.S. Air Force veteran receives Kubota tractor before NASCAR race in Kansas
ALSTEAD, N.H. — An Alstead farmer was recently at Kansas Speedway before a NASCAR race, where he was given a new Kubota tractor. It’s part of a program called Geared to Give, where the Farmer Veteran Coalition partners with Kubota, working to empower veterans to achieve their dreams through farming.
Where Vermont’s electricity comes from
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m., at the Rockingham Free Public Library, join the discussion about where Vermont’s electricity comes from. The public service department and Windham Regional Commission have teamed up to ensure your voice is heard as critical energy policies are updated.
Fastest Kid in Town race in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Fastest Kid in Town Race is back. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Riverside Park, at 10 a.m., as part of the 39th annual Vermont Apple Festival and Craft Fair. Sponsored by the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center and Springfield Hospital, the Fastest Kid in Town Race encourages local youth to get active and incorporate physical activity in their daily lives. The race is fun, free, and open to all children ages 5-12. There will be a 100-yard race for children ages 5-8, and a 200-yard race for children ages 9-12. Children are divided into age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Participants will receive a free T-shirt for all entries while supplies last, and the top boy and girl finishers in each category will receive medals.