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Friends of the Hanover Schools were given a series of videotape demonstrations on Jan. 22, 1968. The videotape system would provide the schools with a file of of lectures and other school events for future reference. A final demonstration has been scheduled during a varsity basketball game. Here a technician adjusts focus of camera trained on teacher. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Read the full 72-page complaint in the $70 million lawsuit against Dartmouth

The east side of campus and College Park is seen from the Baker Tower on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Phil Hanlon, the college’s president, is considering an expansion of the school’s undergraduate population. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Seven female science students have filed a $70 million class action lawsuit against Dartmouth College, saying they and dozens of others were sexually harassed and assaulted by three tenured professors who have since left the Ivy League institution. Read this morning’s full story here. The complaint is below.

The Upper Valley’s own Sir Babygirl makes NPR

I’ve only seen Sir Babygirl perform once, at the Main Street Museum, and the set was truly a tour de force — got ya laughin’, thinkin’ and perhaps most importantly, very dancin’.

And now Sir Babygirl, aka Kelsie Hogue, has been highlighted by NPR Music. They wrote about her new music video for “Haunted House.”

As of right now, Sir Babygirl has two additional tracks available on Spotify: “Heels” and “Flirting With Her,” and they are both bangin’. You can also follow her on Instagram @sir_babygirl. It’s a treat.


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According to NPR, Sir Babygirl’s debut album “Crush on Me” comes out Feb. 15 via Father/Daughter Records.


Valley News gives Moose Mountain plane crash footage to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire

The VHS of the footage (which we made available online, as seen above, with the help of my husband, Chico Eastridge) was recently donated to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.

Via the Associated Press: 

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is featuring recently discovered film footage taken 50 years ago by recovery workers at a plane crash site on Moose Mountain, the state’s deadliest air crash.


The museum based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry gave a presentation Saturday (Nov. 10) in remembrance of the Oct. 25, 1968, crash. Thirty-two people died and 10 survived in the Northeast Airlines crash, which happened on the passenger plane’s approach to Lebanon Municipal Airport.


Speakers included Jeff Rapsis, the museum’s executive director and son of Capt. John A. Rapsis, the pilot of Northeast Flight 946 who was among those lost in the crash.


The footage was provided to a former Valley News sports editor who wrote a series of stories marking the 40th anniversary of the crash.

Northeast Airlines flight 946 cut down swath of trees on the southeast side of Moose Mountain’s south peak before crashing and exploding into a fire that could be seen from Canaan, in the background, on October 25, 1968. From left, Chris Zappala, of Charlotte, Vt., Jeff Rapsis, of Bedford, N.H., Bob Hough, president of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, and Dwight Aspinwall, of Hanover, return to the south peak after visiting the crash site in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Zappala remembers his father, Sam Zappala, telling stories of driving survivors down from the crash site. “It was locked into his brain pretty well,” said Zappala. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


If you are into whale snot and drones, then boy oh boy, do we have a treat for you

Photo credit: Christian Miller. Courtesy of the Hanover Conservancy.

Mark your calendars for Thursday (that’s tomorrow!) at 7 p.m. at the Hanover High School auditorium.

The Hanover Conservancy is hosting an event called “Whales & Tales From the Ocean Alliance,” and here’s the description:

Iain Kerr, CEO of the Ocean Alliance, will be sharing stories and footage from his whale research expeditions around the world. The Ocean Alliance recently helped develop a specialized drone to help monitor whale health, and Iain is planning to bring one of these “SnotBots” with him. There are some amazing videos of the SnotBots in action and a good write-up on Ted Ideas.

There’s also this video of a SnotBot in action:

The event is FREE and open to all ages.

Here’s the event poster: