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Map: Mike Davidson properties in the Upper Valley

A selection of the many Upper Valley properties that developer Mike Davidson owns. Top row, from left: Apartment buildings on Mahan Street in Lebanon, N.H., and South Main Street in White River Junction; an office building on Campbell Street in Lebanon. Middle row: Apartment buildings on School Street in Lebanon, South Main Street and Latham Works Lane in White River Junction. Bottom row: The former Polka Dot Restaurant building on North Main Street in White River Junction; an apartment building on Mascoma Street and the Lucky’s Garage building on North Park Street in Lebanon. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Coming Sunday:

A look at the Upper Valley real estate empire of Mike Davidson, whose business focus in recent years has shifted to increasingly ambitious projects in White River Junction and downtown Lebanon. Read more in the May 20 edition of the Sunday Valley News and www.vnews.com.

To hold you over until then, here’s a map of Upper Valley properties owned by Davidson via his LLCs.


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#tbt: Parking has long been a topic of discussion in WRJ

But for different reasons in the 1970s than today! See more throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv IG.

The Tip Top Bakery building in White River Junction, Vt., on May 28, 1970. Valley News – Larry McDonald


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Video: JAG Productions releases a sneak peek of the first rehearsal for upcoming play

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, has eight dates in the Upper Valley from May 24 through June 3 (four apiece at The Engine Room in WRJ and Artistree’s Grange Theatre in South Pomfret), plus another four in Burlington! Here’s a peek that JAG Productions released today:

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tbt: Time to get a moooo-ve on in WRJ

The #valleynewsthrowback hashtag is my favorite hashtag.

Forty-one head of selected Jersey cows, totaling approximately 32,000 pounds, are loaded on a cattle van on May 2, 1963, at Maplerow Farm in White River Junction, Vt., to start the largest and longest shipment of pure breed cattle on record. Three of the 41 bovines making the 2,800-mile trek to Phoenix are from Harold Wright’s Maplerow Farm. The cows are to be delivered to William Weaver, a distributor of All Jersey Milk in Phoenix. Covering 2,800 miles in three days, the shipment of New England’s best will stop off in Columbus, Ohio, where they will be shown at the Ohio State Fair. (Valley News – Larry McDonald)

About that helicopter flying low around WRJ the past two Tuesday nights

FILE PHOTO: Scenes from a National Guard Black Hawk UH-60L during a “Boss Lift” helicopter tour on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The hour-and-a-half flight flew north through Franconia Notch and then over Lake Winnipesaukee before returning to Concord. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Concord Monitor)

I’m not the only one who noticed the helicopter — which seemed to be flying at relatively low altitudes while circling White River Junction after dark — on May 1.

(Just search for “Chopper??!!” in the Upper Valley VT/NH Facebook group or ask the folks who were at the Main Street Museum that evening if you want to know what I’m talking about.)

When it happened again last night, my curiosity got the better of me. That’s two Tuesday nights in a row!

So I called up Braxton Freeman, Midwest Air Traffic’s manager at the air traffic control tower in Lebanon, this afternoon to figure out what’s up.

Braxton did a little research and found that it was an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk doing some touch-and-goes — i.e. training drills — from Lebanon airport’s Runway 25.

“They might have been doing some night vision training,” Braxton said.

He isn’t sure if this will continue for the next few Tuesday nights; the Army Guard basically shows up when the training is needed.

Thanks, Braxton!