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Congrats to Mid-Vermont Christian School’s Rachel Seale on her 1,000th point

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Read the executive order related to Sununu’s new advisory council on diversity and inclusion

Gov. Chris Sununu has announced the establishment of an 18-person advisory board charged with making recommendations on ways to combat discrimination through legislative and other efforts, as well as the formation of a new civil rights unit within the New Hampshire Department of Justice. The executive order related to the former is below. Click here to read the Valley News’ full news alert.

Dartmouth’s Boudreaux bound for Xavier University

Dartmouth's Evan Boudreaux drives for the hoop against Vermont's defense during their game in Hanover, N.H., on December 2, 2015. Vermont won, 68-63. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Dartmouth’s Evan Boudreaux drives for the hoop against Vermont’s defense during their game in Hanover, N.H., on December 2, 2015. Vermont won, 68-63. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Dartmouth College men’s basketball forward Evan Boudreaux will play for The Musketeers at Xavier University in Cincinnati next season.

Boudreaux confirmed his transfer to the Cincinnati Enquirer on Monday. Boudreaux, the Ivy League’s rookie of the year as a freshman and an all-league second-teamer last year, announced on the eve of the Big Green’s campaign last month that he’d be graduating early and using his final two seasons of undergraduate eligibility elsewhere.

Upper Valley/Big Green fans were v disappointed and shocked to learn of Boudreaux’s departure, as Maggie highlighted last month.

Read more about Boudreaux’s new home here, or read the full story on his departure here.

The Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak overnight tonight

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Geminids meteor shower over an Orthodox church on the local cemetery near the village of Zagorie, some 110 km ( 69 miles) west of capital Minsk, Belarus, late Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Meteorologist Mark Breen, in today’s edition of Eye on the Night Sky, calls it “likely the best meteor shower you’ve never seen.” He says you might see some Geminid meteors early tomorrow morning between 6 and 6:30. (Listen to his full report via Soundcloud below.)

Via Eye on the Night Sky, which is a production of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium and Vermont Public Radio:

The Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak overnight tonight. This is the year’s most prolific displays of meteors, producing up to 100 shooting stars per hour. In addition, the position of the constellation of Gemini, where they appear to radiate from, climbs into the evening sky, so mete-ors will be seen earlier, and the waning Crescent Moon won’t rise until late at night.

Also, FWIW: My high school science teacher, an astronomy enthusiast, said on Facebook that “if there was ever a night to observe meteors tonight may be it.” (!)