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Seen at Starbucks in West Lebanon this morning. Looks like it’s been that kind of day.

A pile of boxes, including one with an interesting city address, sits inside the Starbucks on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in West Lebanon, N.H. Amanda E. Newman photograph

A pile of boxes, including one with an interesting city address, sits inside the Starbucks on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in West Lebanon, N.H. Amanda E. Newman photograph

Bear map: Take a look at the hourly pings over a short period last week

Check out the map provided by Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hinsley below, showing hourly intervals of where the tagged Hanover bear was roaming over a short period (Monday through Wednesday) last week.

Source: Michael Hinsley, Town of Hanover.

And here’s a little interactive version I just mocked up showing ROUGH GENERAL AREAS of those hourly pings (in yellow) so that you can see them set against landmarks (in blue).

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West Lebanon man to compete on Monday’s episode of Jeopardy

(^^^ I mean that lovingly, as I am one of you.)

GUESS WHAT!

One of our own Upper Valley neighbors is competing on Jeopardy in an episode airing on Monday, May 28, according a release from the TV show’s production company.

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek and contestant Dev Thakur, a psychiatrist from West Lebanon. Photo courtesy: Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Dev Thakur is a psychiatrist from West Lebanon and hopefully a new Jeopardy champ!

Fun fact(s): Jeopardy is in its 34th season and boasts 20 million viewers each week. Yowza.

PHOTOS: For a moment on Monday, much of the Upper Valley marveled at a rainbow

Photo by Tom Caruso. Taken from Railroad Row in White River Junction on Monday, April 30, 2018. “Sometimes in the throes of winter, it’s hard to remember what a beautiful place the upper valley can be,” Tom wrote on Facebook. “Then all of a sudden, it hits you right in the face.”

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, I looked out my kitchen window in White River Junction and thought, “Holy smokes! Look at that sky!”

It was dark and cloudy to the east while the sun was dropping low in the west, illuminating houses and trees in golden light against a deep, moody backdrop.

So I took a walk around my neighborhood, ending up on Highland Avenue (near Hartford’s high and middle schools), where I saw a little sliver of rainbow (my picture is below).

Turns out, around that time, Tom Caruso (whose picture is above) and a bunch of other Upper Valley residents — particularly in the core of White River Junction and West Lebanon — were taking in the same sight.

It’s kind of neat to think about a bunch of people looking up at the same thing across a region, so this post includes a bunch of their pictures (all used with permission). The map below marks where the photos were shot.

If you have more to share, please post them in the comments on our Facebook post!

Photo by Maggie Cassidy. Taken from Highland Avenue in White River Junction on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Katie Ouelette. Taken from the Lebanon (N.H.) Airport on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Heather Albrecht. Taken from her home along the White River on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Deborah Pasho. Taken from the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Anthony Warburton. Taken from the Bradford, Vt., looking toward Piermont, N.H., on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by JT McMahon. Taken from Route 12A in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.

And last but not least, the view from the Valley News parking lot!

Monday, April 30, 2018.

EDIT: And one more! From the @lebnh Instagram, also taken from the airport.

EDIT: Even more are rolling in on Wednesday morning!

Photo by Dave I. Taken from the Wal-Mart parking lot in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Deb Sturmlinger Shinnlinger. Taken from the Upper Valley Plaza in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.