The Upper Valley is so action-packed, y’all.
— UV INDEX (@uvindex_vn) April 26, 2018
— UV INDEX (@uvindex_vn) April 26, 2018
Here is a picture of Jordan Cuddemi (at right) and I in March, when I earned this Very Excellent T-shirt in exchange for joining our Wellness Committee. And now I’ve already lost it! I’m hoping I didn’t accidentally donate it to Listen, which has happened at least three times in the past. So if you find it, please let me know.
MC: i lost my fit for print shirtthat i worked so hard forJC: HahahhaHow whereMC: idk dudethat’s how losing something works
The investigation into Kibbe and another former Claremont officer, Mark Burch, was initiated in March.
Separately, Jim Kenyon reported on Sunday that an incident where Kibbe shot and killed a Claremont man in 2016 is getting a second look:
After a 3½-week investigation (in 2016), then-New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster announced that Kibbe’s use of deadly force was “legally justified.”
But 19 months after the shooting, Foster’s successor, Gordon MacDonald, has ordered a review of the case.
Following Willem Lange’s moving tribute to his wife, Ida Lange, after her passing earlier this month, her extraordinary obituary has appeared in the paper today. Willem has referred to Ida as “Mother” throughout his writing career.
Thank you, Mark Creighton, for the ~reflective~ photo of Mascoma Lake, as seen from Route 4/Enfield near the La Salette Shrine.
I doubt anyone is as excited about this as I am, but hey. I love penguins!!
Here are some adorbs penguin gifs for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.
Also, here’s a video of actor Benedict Cumberbatch revealing he can’t say the word “penguin”:
Because last year, the town issued more tickets in Bridgewater than anywhere else in the state, VPR reports. VPR’s full investigation into traffic tickets in Vermont is here.
And remember, if you find any less fortunate frogs, send them to this guy.
Read more about the expected proliferation of peepers this evening in this post from Jon Bouton in the Hartford-based Facebook group.
The Polka Dot diner building is a step closer to reopening after its new owner won site development plan approval on Monday night from the Hartford Planning Commission.
The move could lead to a reopening of the postage stamp-sized restaurant, which closed four years ago, after interior renovations authorized by the site plan are done.
Reopening the Polka Dot building roughly will follow the opening of two other new storefronts on North Main Street: Little Istanbul, a shop owned by Tuckerbox owners Jackie and Vural Oktay that will sell imported items and handcrafts from Turkey; and Juel Juice & Smoothies, a juice and smoothie bar owned by Julie Sumanis and Elena Taylor, who operate a juice cart of the same name.
Right across the river, developer David Clem has again placed the old West Lebanon Library building on the market, after an earlier attempt failed to attract a buyer.
The building on Main Street was listed earlier this month with a $795,000 asking price, and is being marketed as an “incredible office for an assortment of businesses, especially for a doctor, attorney or thriving tech company.”
Not like I’ll be playing real golf anytime soon, but still.
Please enjoy Man v. Goose, a play in three acts:
— Blissfield Athletics (@BlissAthletics) April 22, 2018
(For those of you who are wondering how exactly the man got ~upside down~ in the third pic, please see here)
CONFIRMED: Spring is officially here.
Dairy Twirl, my favorite ice cream place in the Upper Valley (shhh, don’t tell the others), has announced it will open for the 2018 season on Friday, May 4. Rejoice!
Everyone knows Dairy Twirl is the last ice cream holdout and that its owners don’t open until it’s definitely spring, so here’s the confirmation that spring has officially sprung.
It finally feels like spring in the Upper Valley — and maybe it is here to stay? (Fingers crossed!) It’s the second day in a row I’m not wearing socks, and I’d like that streak to continue.
Today seems to be the last we’ll see the sun for several days, but so far the weekend/early next week is looking a bit nicer. I spent Sunday outside looking for signs of spring. I found some flowers sprouting at Billings Farm & Museum:
Do you have more photos of spring in the Upper Valley? Send ’em our way! We’ll take all that we can get.
It’s so adorable. Go, go, go!
It’s where the Valley News Sports Department hosts a live chat about the week in Upper Valley sports. This is a new thing we’re trying out, so chime in with your questions and what you want to hear. And we’ll see you next Friday afternoon.
CLICK HERE to watch the re-broadcast.
Read the full game story here.
Hanover’s Maddie McCorkle rears up to shoot and score against the defense of Portsmouth’s Kylie Sullivan (9), Izzy Suttie (6) and Maddy Roelofs in the second half of their game in Hanover, #NH, on Thursday. Portsmouth — who won last year’s Division II title — won, 15-8. 🔲 More at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔲 (Valley News – Geoff Hansen @geoff_hansen) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #sportsphotography #hanovernh #marauders #lacrosse #lax #nhiaa #shoot #score #game #play #athletes #sports #highschool #jump #turf #🥅
We haven’t had the food yet but their truck is covered in plaid so that’s obviously a plus in our book.
And the menu, from their Facebook page:
Doors open at 9 a.m.. both days. It goes until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Click here to read Valley News correspondent Eleanor Kohlsaat’s quick Q&A with the organizers, published back in March.
This week’s #valleynewsthrowback on the @vnewsuv Instagram features a “sleek Ford Guardian equipped with a spotlight, enlarged domelight and 220-horsepower engine” from 1963, when Lebanon police debuted a West Lebanon patrol position.
Compare that against these cruisers:
… or this truck:
Click any picture to learn more!