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How would J.D. Salinger’s relationship with an 18-year-old woman be viewed in the #metoo era?

FILE – This Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 picture shows copies of J.D. Salinger’s classic novel “The Catcher in the Rye” as well as his volume of short stories called “Nine Stories” at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. At left is a 1951 photo of the author. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Joyce Maynard, who lived with J.D. Salinger at his home in Cornish in 1972, when she was 18 and he was 53, writes about the troubling reaction to her 1998 memoir about her experience, and how her story might have been received today. Read her essay in The New York Times.

Cornish-Windsor covered bridge has reopened after it was closed due to ‘a truck damaging the interior’

UPDATE: Here’s the Valley News report.

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Cornish police photograph.


The temporary closing this morning was announced by the Cornish Fire Department.


Hey, everybody. Stop. Hitting. CoveredBridges.

Here’s the Cornish Police news release:

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Cornish police shoot, kill bear that attacked chickens

In the latest Upper Valley bear news, we are sad to report a young bear was shot and killed on Monday in Cornish after it attacked some chickens being kept at a Center Road home. From today’s Valley News:

Cornish Police Chief Doug Hackett said the bear started to become a problem on Saturday when it killed at least one chicken at a home off Center Road and wouldn’t leave the area when spooked.

“I responded four times on Saturday. There was constant conflict back and forth,” Hackett said on Wednesday. “(The bear) was unafraid of humans.”

Hackett said the bear was involved in “more conflict” on Monday, so after consulting with Fish and Game Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson, Cornish police Sgt. Corey Stevens shot the bear around 8:30 p.m.

Read the full story here.