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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.

O, Hartland Christmas tree, o, Hartland Christmas tree

BYE!

++++ CLICK THE IMAGE FOR MORE PICTURES ++++ Christian Perkins, of White River Junction, Vt., at left, takes photos of a balsam fir tree being donated by Larry and Pat Fortier of Hartland,Vt., on Wednesday. Perkins works for Chippers Inc., a tree service that has been helping care for the tree. The tree will become the official state Christmas tree displayed at the capitol in Montpelier, where a lighting ceremony is set for Friday at 4:30 p.m. The tree was planted by the Fortier’s son Kevin about 30 years ago when he started studying landscape design in college. (Valley News – Rick Russell) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

We told you that this Hartland tree was gonna get cut down (and showed you its baby picture from 1990), and now it has happened!

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BTW, there’s a lighting ceremony scheduled for Friday at 4:30 p.m. on the Vermont Statehouse lawn in Montpelier. 

p.s. TOTALLY SEPARATE AND UNRELATED, but doesn’t the tree photo remind you of this whole scene?

Spectators watch as the lantern and spire of the Strafford Town House are lifted off the building by crane to be restored on site in Strafford, Vt., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The estimated $107,000 restoration will take place in the coming months. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hopkins Center posts a time-lapse video of the set-up for the Stratford Festival

ICYMI: Innovative Shakespeare Production Makes Lone U.S. Stop in Hanover

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.

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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.

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