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Check out this beautiful music video featuring an Upper Valley animator’s work

Yayyyy, Bona! It’s so beautiful!

Animator Bona Bones, who has graced the pages of the Valley News and UV INDEX a number of times, did the animation work for the music video for “Over The Moon,” a single by the Los Angeles-based psychedelic soul band The Marías.

This is the same video that Valley News features writer David Corriveau let you know about last month, before it was released. It’s been on YouTube since last Friday and already has more than 40,000 views!

And, jussayin, four of them in the last 12 minutes are from me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A still image from Bona Bones’ stop animation video for “Over the Moon,” a song by the Los Angeles band The Marias. (Courtesy Bona Bones)

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1️⃣ Thetford #VT residents Paul Rump, left, and Stuart Blood chat when in line to vote at the Thetford Town Hall this morning. 2️⃣ Marjorie Thomas, of Thetford, casts her ballot. ⏺ Voters are turning out at polls throughout the #TwinStates today to decide contested gubernatorial elections, two U.S. House races in New Hampshire that could help determine control of Congress, and hotly contested state Senate races in both states. ➡️ Still have questions about candidates, issues or polling locations and times? Our #UpperValley voters guide is at www.vnews.com/election2018. Find more updates at www.vnews.com this evening and in Wednesday’s edition of the Valley News. ⬅️ (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck @hauck45) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #election #electionday #vote #voting #ballot #polls #democracy #smalltown #thetfordvt #802 #603 #nh #🗳

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Dartmouth College junior Klara Barbarossa, of Saratoga, Calif., gets a ride from Robinson Hall on campus to Hanover High School to cast her vote in the midterm election in Hanover #NH on Tuesday. Shuttles for the students were organized by the non-partisan organization NextGen America. The turnout on campus — and the attendant enthusiasm — were mirrored in towns throughout the Upper Valley as record numbers of voters filed through polling stations to cast their votes. 🔹 Find a full story at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #dartmouth #dartmouthcollege #hanovernh #nh #nhpolitics #election #electionday #vote #voting #ballot #polls #democracy #🗳

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Hallquist/Scott and Kelly/Sununu: Upper Valley voting tallies

From left to right: Molly Kelly, Chris Sununu, Christine Hallquist and Phil Scott. (Valley News and Concord Monitor photographs)

Everything you need to know about voting in the Upper Valley on Tuesday

Canaan Selectman Scott Borthwick holds the curtain up for Pat Stevens, of Canaan, N.H., as she goes to vote at the fire station in Canaan on Nov. 4, 2014. (Valley News – Ariana van den Akker)

Hey, everybody. Wanna vote on Tuesday? Cool!

I just put together a big Twitter thread with links to resources from the Valley News and other media in the Twin States. If Twitter is your jam and you wanna share the thread, here it is.

For folks who want to see it all on a webpage, instead of in a series of tweets, I’ve deconstructed that thread below.

1. Upper Valley candidates for the VT & NH legislatures

Ahead of the election, the Valley News has put together a voters guide made up of the reporting of about 10 reporters, edited by editors including political expert John Gregg, and compiled by Chris Reinhardt, a colleague at our parent company, Newspapers of New England, and me.

Believe me, it is pretty sweet. Here is the link:

www.vnews.com/election2018 ←

We also previously shared links to all of our election stories here on UV INDEX, if reading stories is more your style.

2. Polling places and locations

We also have put together this list of polling places and times in the Upper Valley.

3. Statewide races in Vermont

The Valley News had both gubernatorial candidates, Republican incumbent Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, in the newsroom for editorial boards, which is when someone sits down with a bunch of reporters and editors and answers questions.

For a guide on the rest of the statewide races, VPR has put this together just for you.

And for all you need to know about voting in Vermont, VTDigger has you covered. (Even though the full voting guide is dated for the August primary, it holds true today.)

4. Statewide races in New Hampshire

One of the two gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Molly Kelly, came in for a Valley News editorial board. She is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Sununu.

Our colleagues at the Concord Monitor have more of a breakdown on the rest of New Hampshire’s statewide races.

NHPR also has a great voter’s guide (this is the Granite State parallel to the VTdigger guide above) about who can vote in New Hampshire, what you need to bring to the polls, what to do if you have problems, etc.

Also, NHPR has done great work by making that same guide available in Spanish, due to the work of Daniela Vidal Allee.

5. Got questions, or want to share another handy guide?

Email me at mcassidy@vnews.com.

#MorphyWatch2018: OK, we really mean it this time — it’s open

Terry Berry, Greenhouse staff, checks the plant temperature and answers questions in September 2016. (Robert Gill/Dartmouth College)

At laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast!

After having a bit of a diva moment/being a little bit camera-shy, Dartmouth’s corpse flower, Morphy, officially opened this afternoon. Hooray! Blessed be the stink.

As a result, Dartmouth College Life Sciences Greenhouse will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and on Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you can’t make it, you can at least watch the live cam here.

#MorphyWatch2018: JK, it’s not open yet

Morphy, the corpse flower or titan arum, getting ready to bloom at the Life Sciences Greenhouse at Dartmouth. Photo taken on 10/23/18 by Robert Gill, Dartmouth College.

Although the Dartmouth Colleges Life Sciences Greenhouse said Morphy was starting to open earlier today, staff just announced that the corpse flower has yet to open. Le sigh. STOP TOYING WITH US, MORPHY.

All of our Upper Valley NH/VT 2018 election coverage ahead of Tuesday voting

At the polls in Hanover, N.H., Rubi Simon, left, directs voters Sophie Wohltjen, a Dartmouth College graduate student, and Dartmouth employee Chris Welker to where they need to be on Sept. 11, 2018. Welker recently moved to Hanover and was registering to vote. Wohltjen had been a Hanover voter but has moved to Lebanon, N.H., where she would now have to go to vote. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Ahead of Tuesday’s election, we have collected all of our reporting on contested races for Upper Valley seats in the Vermont and New Hampshire legislatures.

VOTERS GUIDE CHARTS + POLLING PLACES/TIMES

Ahead of the midterm elections on Tuesday, the Valley News has created a voters guide covering major issues in contested races for Upper Valley seats in the New Hampshire and Vermont legislatures.

→ → → → Check it out at www.vnews.com/election2018 ← ← ← ←

Click here for polling places and times.

FULL STORIES ON EACH RACE

Hot tip: Use CTRL + F to find the town that you live in. Be aware that the two states share several town names, though.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH — Senate District 2

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Bill Bolton, D-Plymouth; Sen. Bob Giuda, R-Warren.
  • Represents: Runs from the Lakes Region into Grafton County and includes the towns of Haverhill, Piermont, Orford, Dorchester, Grafton and Orange.
  • Full Story: Clear Contrast in N.H. Senate Race (Sept. 23, 2018)

NH — Senate District 5

NH — Senate District 8

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Jenn Alford-Teaster, D-Sutton; Sen. Ruth Ward, R-Stoddard.
  • Represents: Stretches from Grantham to Weare and also includes the Upper Valley towns of Newport, New London, Croydon, Springfield and Unity.
  • Full Story: Sunapee-Area Senate Candidates at Odds on Guns and Schools (Sept. 29, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 3

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Sue Ford, D-Easton; Ben Hight, R-Warren.
  • Represents: A floterial district that includes the towns of Orford, Piermont, Bath, Benton, Easton, Landaff and Warren.
  • Full Story: Hopefuls Spar in N.H. House Races (Oct. 30, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 9

  • Number of seats: 2
  • Number of candidates: 6
  • Candidates: John Babiarz, L-Grafton; Rosalie Babiarz, L-Grafton; Ned Gordon, R-Bristol; Rep. Vincent Paul Migliore, R-Bridgewater; Catherine Mulholland, D-Grafton; Tejasinha Sivalingam, D-Ashland.
  • Represents: Grafton, Alexandria, Bristol, Ashland, Bridgewater.
  • Full Story: Democrats Hope To Take Mascoma Seats (Nov. 1, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 11

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rep. Timothy Josephson, D-Canaan; Roy Russell, R-Dorchester.
  • Represents: Canaan, Dorchester, Wentworth.
  • Full Story: Democrats Hope To Take Mascoma Seats (Nov. 1, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 12

  • Number of seats: 4
  • Number of candidates: 5
  • Candidates: Rep. Polly Campion, D-Etna; Webb Harrington, R-Hanover; Rep. Mary Jane Mulligan, D-Hanover; Garrett Muscatel, D-Hanover; Rep. Sharon Nordgren, D-Hanover.
  • Represents: Hanover, Lyme.
  • Full Story: Two Dartmouth Students in Running for N.H. House Seats (Oct. 6, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 13

  • Number of seats: 4
  • Number of candidates: 5
  • Candidates: Rep. Richard Abel, D-Lebanon; Rep. Susan Almy, D-Lebanon; Michael Balog, R-Lebanon; Laurel Stavis, D-Lebanon; Rep. George Sykes, D-Lebanon.
  • Represents: Lebanon
  • Full Story: Five Candidates Compete for Four Lebanon House Seats (Oct. 1, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 15

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rebecca Bailey, R-Piermont; Denny Ruprecht, D-Landaff.
  • Represents: A floterial district that includes the towns of Haverhill, Orford, Piermont, Bath, Benton, Easton and Warren.
  • Full Story: Hopefuls Spar in N.H. House Races (Oct. 30, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 16

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Francesca Diggs, D-Rumney; Linda Luhtala, R-Rumney.
  • Represents: The floterial district represents Canaan, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Rumney, Orange, Thornton, Wentworth and Groton.
  • Full Story: Democrats Hope To Take Mascoma Seats (Nov. 1, 2018)

NH — Grafton District 17

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Joshua Adjutant, D-Ashland; Rep. Stephen Darrow, R-Grafton.
  • Represents: The floterial district covers the towns of Enfield, Grafton, Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater and Bristol.
  • Full Story: Democrats Hope To Take Mascoma Seats (Nov. 1, 2018)

NH — Merrimack District 5

  • Number of seats: 2
  • Number of candidates: 3
  • Candidates: Rep. Karen Ebel, D-New London; Andy Schmidt, D-New London; Rep. Dan Wolf, R-Newbury.
  • Represents: New London and Newbury.
  • Full Story: Two New London-Area Seats Open (Oct. 31, 2018)

NH — Sullivan District 1

NH — Sullivan District 2

NH — Sullivan District 3

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rep. Francis Gauthier, R-Claremont; Andrew O’Hearne, D-Claremont.
  • Represents: Claremont Ward 1 (much of the downtown)
  • Full Story: Claremont House Races Draw Eight Candidates (Oct. 22, 2018)

NH — Sullivan District 4

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Gary Merchant, D-Claremont; Rep. John O’Connor, R-Claremont.
  • Represents: Claremont Ward 2
  • Full Story: Claremont House Races Draw Eight Candidates (Oct. 22, 2018)

NH — Sullivan District 5

NH — Sullivan District 6

NH — Sullivan District 8

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rep. Tom Laware, R-Charlestown; John Streeter, D-Charlestown.
  • Represents: Charlestown.
  • Full Story: New Faces to Take On GOP In House Race (Oct. 5, 2018)

NH — Sullivan District 9

NH — Sullivan District 10

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rep. John Cloutier, D-Claremont; Conlin Smith, R-Claremont.
  • Represents: Claremont (entire city)
  • Full Story: Claremont House Races Draw Eight Candidates (Oct. 22, 2018)

NH — Sullivan District 11

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Bruce Cragin, D-Lempster; Rep. Steve Smith, R-Charlestown.
  • Represents: Floterial seat that includes Charlestown, Acworth, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, Washington.
  • Full Story: New Faces to Take On GOP In House Race (Oct. 5, 2018)

NH — Grafton County Register of Deeds

NH — Grafton County Sheriff

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Incumbent Doug Dutile, R-Haverhill; Jeffrey Stiegler, D-North Haverhill.
  • Represents: Grafton County
  • Full Story: Visions for County Guide Sheriff Race (Oct. 11, 2018)

VERMONT

VT — Orange 1

  • Number of seats: 2
  • Number of candidates: 4
  • Candidates: Christopher Covey, R-Williamstown; Susan Hatch Davis, P/D-Washington; Carl Demrow, D-Corinth; Rep. Rodney Graham, R-Williamstown.
  • Represents: Vershire, Corinth, Chelsea, Washington, Orange, Williamstown.
  • Full Story: 4 Vie for 2 Seats In Chelsea Area (Oct. 26, 2018)

VT — Orange-Washington-Addison

  • Number of seats: 2
  • Number of candidates: 5
  • Candidates: Daniel L. Brown, R-Braintree; Rep. Jay Hooper, D-Randolph; Rep. Ben Jickling, I-Randolph; Larry Satcowitz, D-Randolph; Stephen W. Webster, R-Randolph.
  • Represents: Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Randolph, Roxbury.
  • Full Story: Five Candidates on the Ballot for Two Randolph-Area House Seats (Oct. 27, 2018)

VT — Orange Caledonia

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Chip Conquest, D-Wells River; Rep. Joseph Parsons, R-West Newbury.
  • Represents: Newbury, Groton, Topsham.
  • Full Story: Familiar Foes Vie for Orange-Caledonia Seat (Oct. 8, 2018)

VT — Orange Senate

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Bill Huff, R-Thetford; Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown.
  • Represents: Braintree, Randolph, Tunbridge, Strafford, Thetford, Brookfield, Chelsea, Vershire, Williamstown, Washington, Corinth.
  • Full Story: Incumbent, Challenger Vie for Orange Senate (Oct. 15, 2018)

VT — Windsor 1

VT — Windsor-Orange 1

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rep. David Ainsworth, R-Royalton; John O’Brien, D-Tunbridge.
  • Represents: Tunbridge, Royalton
  • Full Story: Royalton Seat Draws Challenger (Oct. 14, 2018)

VT — Windsor-Orange 2

  • Number of seats: 2
  • Number of candidates: 5
  • Candidates: Rep. Tim Briglin, D-Thetford; Nick Clark, P-Norwich; John Freitag, I-Strafford; Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford; Jill Wilcox, P-Sharon.
  • Represents: Strafford, Norwich, Thetford, Sharon.
  • Full Story: Five Candidates Vie for 2 Seats in Norwich-Area House District (Oct. 24, 2018)

VT — Windsor-Rutland

  • Number of seats: 1
  • Number of candidates: 2
  • Candidates: Rep. Sandy Haas, P/D-Rochester; Robert McFadden, R-Stockbridge.
  • Represents: Bethel, Rochester, Stockbridge, Pittsfield.
  • Full Story: Republican Takes On Progressive Incumbent (Oct. 26, 2018)

VT — Windsor Senate

  • Number of seats: 3
  • Number of candidates: 7
  • Candidates: Sen. Alison Clarkson, D-Woodstock; Randy A. Gray, R-Springfield; Sen. Richard “Dick” McCormack, P-Bethel; Sen. Alice W. Nitka, D-Ludlow; Wayne D. Townsend, R-Bethel; Mason Wade, I-Rochester; Jack Williams, R-Weathersfield.
  • Represents: All of Windsor County, along with the towns of Londonderry and Mount Holly.
  • Full Story: Seven Aiming for Three Windsor Senate Seats (Oct. 27, 2018)

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It’s another episode of Valley News Digest, our collaboration with CATV

So snazzy, y’all. In Episode 2, news editor John Gregg talks to staff writer Matt Hongoltz-Hetling about his reporting at White River Valley Middle School in its first year since the school districts of Royalton and Bethel merged under Vermont’s Act 46 consolidation law. Plus, sports editor Greg Fennell talks about the Dartmouth football team’s season-long winning streak going into the Big Green’s Nov. 3 visit to undefeated Princeton.

Rescued from meat farm, Charity the dog gets her forever home

Here’s an update from the Upper Valley Humane Society about a “very special day” they had on Oct. 25:

Charity came to us 2½ years ago from a dog meat farm in South Korea via Humane Society International. When she arrived, she was terrified and wouldn’t walk. She’d spent her life in a small cage and didn’t know anything else. It took 2 staff members to carry her in and out of our buildings to work with her.

 

Charity is a different dog 2 1/2 years later – greeting people, running around the yard, learning new things, and she continues to make progress each day.

 

Yesterday, Charity found her person and was adopted. We are over the moon and so grateful for the incredible love she is already being shown.

 

Please join us in congratulating this new family! <3

Photo courtesy Upper Valley Humane Society.

Photo courtesy Upper Valley Humane Society.

Photo courtesy Upper Valley Humane Society.

Hurray, Charity!

Congratulations to you and your new forever family.

As a reminder, you can find listings of adoptable pets in the Upper Valley at www.vnews.com/adoptablepets.

Phnom Penh is opening in the former Polka Dot building in WRJ on Monday

The Polka Dot building in White River Junction, Vt., on May 8, 2018, is one of the properties owned by developer Mike Davidson’s Execusuite. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Via an email from property manager Tim Sidore:

Phnom Penh Sandwich Station and Execusuite, LLC are thrilled to announce the restaurant is ready to open this coming Monday, Nov. 5. Sarin Tin, the proprietor of Phnom Penh, looks forward to meeting the WRJ community. Located at the historic Polka Dot building, Phnom Penh will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop in and enjoy delicious Cambodian food and local craft beers.

 

Redeveloper/owner Mike Davidson said:

 

“It has been gratifying to see the collaboration between Sarin and our Execusuite manager Tim Sidore in the effort to restore this landmark. It was a lot of hard work, but they got it done! We are excited to see this corner add life to the downtown streetscape.”

Unfortunately I don’t have a more recent photo just yet (if you got one that we can use, sent it our way at uvindex@vnews.com!) but here’s some video of the old sign coming down and the new sign going up in August:

Morphy the Dartmouth corpse flower is starting to open; yee-haw

UPDATE: MORPHY YOU ARE KILLING US

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The Dartmouth College Life Sciences Greenhouse reports that Morphy started to open this afternoon!

Here’s all the background you need to know.

Once Morphy is fully open, which takes a couple hours, it’s expected to close again within a few days. The greenhouse has posted extended hours and will be open until 7 tonight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Morphy, the corpse flower or titan arum, getting ready to bloom at the Life Sciences Greenhouse at Dartmouth. Photo taken on 10/23/18 by Robert Gill, Dartmouth College.

Today’s #tbt is dedicated to all the Red Sox fans in the Upper Valley

Find more three more Sox-related throwbacks at our Instagram post. And, in general, there are always more throwbacks on the @vnewsuv Instagram at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag.

A load of souvenir baseball bats are moved to be shipped at Bates and Wilkins in Plainfield, N.H., in October 1980. The company’s woodworkers turn about about 75,000 bats annually on its lathes destined for team give-aways, including by the Boston Red Sox. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

RELATED: The Red Sox Twitter account is trolling the naysayers from their season-opening loss

Show us your Upper Valley Halloween photos

Email them to uvindex@vnews.com or comment on our Facebook post for a chance to be featured on the site. Don’t forget to tell us where you took the photo!

Lebanon. Courtesy Heidi Bowers.

Lebanon. Courtesy Heidi Bowers.

White River Junction. Courtesy Graham Robinson.

And here’s one from me: my rabbit, Bartleby! He worked very hard on his Halloween costume.

Barlteby’s bartlebutt.

Breaking Morphy news: Dartmouth’s corpse flower could bloom as early as Wednesday; greenhouse posts extended hours

Morphy, the corpse flower or titan arum, getting ready to bloom at the Life Sciences Greenhouse at Dartmouth. Photo taken on 10/23/18 by Robert Gill, Dartmouth College.

As we reported last week, Morphy is surprising a lot of folks by blooming again rather quickly after 2016. (Typically, corpse flowers bloom every seven or eight years.)

And now the folks at the Dartmouth College Life Sciences Greenhouse say that Morphy could bloom as early as tonight, if not tomorrow, and they have posted extended hours!

Here’s the Morphy livestream. If you go, share your photos with us at uvindex@vnews.com for a chance to be featured on the site!

UPDATE AT 4:45 P.M.:

Tomorrow is another day!

The Red Sox Twitter account is trolling the naysayers from their season-opening loss

Boston Red Sox fans celebrate while watching a televised Game 5 World Series baseball game in a bar, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, moments after the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1, in Los Angeles, to win the series 4 games to 1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Hanover vigil tonight to honor victims killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Rabbi Mark Melamut, the new rabbi at the Upper Valley Jewish Community in Hanover, said the community gathering and prayer vigil will take place at 7 p.m. tonight on the green. It is expected to last until 8 p.m., rain or shine.

He says:

Our vigil of solidarity will include readings, memorial prayers, and songs of hope, healing and consolation.  We’ll mention the names of those whose lives were brutally taken and support each other in sacred gathering.

 

May the unity of our community be an example of the power of love, light and life in the face of darkness and death.

Dartmouth football set to take on Harvard tomorrow

Harrison Herskowitz, a sophomore safety for the Dartmouth College football team, wrestles a tackling sled to the Memorial Field turf on Oct. 24, 2018. Undefeated Dartmouth hosts arch-rival Harvard today for homecoming. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Harrison Herskowitz, a sophomore safety for the Dartmouth College football team, wrestles a tackling sled to the Memorial Field turf on Oct. 24, 2018. Undefeated Dartmouth hosts archrival Harvard on Saturday for homecoming. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

🚨 Big 🚨 Game 🚨 Alert 🚨

Dartmouth College football is gearing up to take down visiting Harvard at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Field in Hanover. There are a couple of factors that make this game one to watch:
1. It’s Dartmouth’s Homecoming Weekend (you might have heard there’s a big [safe?] bonfire tonight).
2. Dartmouth football currently is undefeated, having claimed victory in its last six games. The No. 20 Big Green also is 3-0 in Ivy League play. Archrival Harvard, meanwhile, is 3-3, 1-2.

Oh, also, we’re getting a nor’easter this weekend, so that should keep things interesting.

Dartmouth says it owes its success to a bit of sheer luck: The team largely has managed to avoid injuries to its starters, according to Dartmouth sports reporter Tris Wykes. Let’s hope it stays that way this weekend. Fingers crossed!

Read more on Dartmouth football here.

So there’s a nor’easter coming this weekend

Because of course there is. Just in time for Halloweekend, too. Hooray! /s

From The Weather Channel:

What to Expect
Rain and wind will spread up the East Coast Friday through Saturday night or early Sunday. Because it’s late October and not January, most of the precipitation should be rain.

However, parts of northern New England, especially the higher elevations, will see some wet snow accumulation this weekend.

Wind
Strong winds will be a concern with gusts to 60 mph are possible near the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts Saturday and Saturday night.

Precipitation could start out briefly as snow in eastern New York and central New England as moisture surges northward. The area of snow and likely some ice will expand during the afternoon and evening hours into northern New York, northern New England and be most widespread across Maine.

The highest snowfall totals will likely be in northern Maine and in the highest terrain of upstate New York and New Hampshire, including Mt. Washington.

Just a few inches of wet snow accumulating on trees still with leaves combined with wind can down trees and cause power outages. This is what occurred during the “Snowtober” 2011 snowstorm in late October.

More than 0.10 inches of ice is most likely in northern Maine and northern New Hampshire beginning in the afternoon on Saturday and ending early Sunday.

In New Hampshire:

Aaaaand in Vermont:

If you’re traveling tomorrow or participating in Halloween festivities, please be sure to stay safe. Drive slowly and appropriately for the conditions, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and if you’re of age, definitely do not drink and drive.

~ H A L L O W E E N ~ E V E N T S ~

Who’s ready to party?

We have two main places for you to get your Halloween events listings this year, for this weekend all the way through the actual holiday:

Show us your Halloween photos!

Whether you’re a fully grown adult or a cute kid in a costume, we wanna see your Halloween-themed Upper Valley photos. Send them to uvindex@vnews.com for a chance to be featured on the site.

Gory Daze in White River Junction, Vt., in 2013.