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ICYMI: Episode 3 of the VN’s collaboration with CATV (Dartmouth lawsuit, N.H. mental health care)

John Gregg getting ready for the big stage … 

John Gregg at the CATV studio in White River Junction, Vt., on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

In episode 3 of the Valley News’ collaboration with CATV, news editor John Gregg talks with reporter Nora Doyle-Burr about a $70 million class-action lawsuit that seven female science students filed against Dartmouth College in mid-November, alleging sexual harassment and assault by three former professors.

Then, staff photographer James M. Patterson joins Gregg and Doyle-Burr to talk about the story of Mandy Dube, a Unity resident who sued the state of New Hampshire nearly five years ago in a different class-action suit brought on behalf of people with serious mental illness. Patterson has followed Dube’s story for 8 years and he and Doyle-Burr checked in with Dube — and the state of New Hampshire’s mental health care system — for a story in a recent edition of the Sunday Valley News.

ICYMI: This is why you’re supposed to clean the snow and ice off of your vehicle’s roof

Jasmine Nadeau of Plainfield, N.H., talks to Trooper Michael Catalfamo of the New Hampshire State Police following an incident where she said snow or ice blew off the top of a blue SUV in front her, smashing her windshield, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Lebanon, N.H. She was traveling north on Interstate 89 between exits 18 and 19 when the accident happened. She was alone in her vehicle, a Nissan Rogue, and was uninjured.(Valley News – Rick Russell) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From the Valley News:

A combination of snow and ice flying off the top of another vehicle shattered a woman’s windshield as she drove north on Interstate 89 in Lebanon today, according to New Hampshire State Police.

Jasmine Nadeau, of Plainfield, was not injured in the incident that took place between exits 18 and 19 at roughly 12:30 this afternoon.

She was alone in her vehicle, a Nissan Rogue.

New Hampshire State Police Trooper Michael Catalfamo said the windshield was struck by a “combination of snow and ice.” Nadeau said the vehicle was a blue SUV.

Shortly after the incident, Lebanon Police took to Facebook to remind motorists about clearing snow and ice from vehicles before driving.

“Often referred to as ‘Jessica’s Law,’ failing to clear snow and ice from the roof of your vehicle constitutes negligent driving and can be punished by a fine of up to $500 for the first offense,” police said in the post. “More importantly, clearing your roof can save lives as the frozen snow and ice can fly off while you’re driving and impact another vehicle.

ICYMI: White River Valley Middle School 8th-grader shares another vlog on her experiences post-merger

Shop teacher William Brooks directs White River Valley Middle School eighth-graders when building a new shed to store equipment for the custodial staff at the school in Bethel, Vt., on Sept. 25, 2018. The shop class takes place in the shed the custodial staff had used. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Grace’s latest video went up a couple weeks ago with a story about White River Valley Middle School by reporter Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and photographer Jennifer Hauck. But UV INDEX was on hiatus then, so here it is now!

You can see Grace’s earlier two vlogs at this page.

Also included in Matt’s and Jen’s story is this little infographic about how the school, which merged in response to Vermont’s Act 46, is measuring up to the standards officials set for it before the new school year.