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Nick Giaccone (1947-2017) R.I.P.
Longtime Hanover Chief of Police Nick Giaccone passed away on Friday, the day after his 70th birthday. The Valley News has a detailed, carefully written story about the Chief, and I’ll direct readers to the piece that I wrote about him upon his retirement a little more than four years ago:
Nick invited me for a visit to the Genesis facility on Old Etna Road in Lebanon in May; he was not in good shape. Though he had limited use of his hands, he would use a pointer to write email on his iPad, and as a loyal Dartblog reader, he wrote in often with comments and a desire to set me straight. He was a good man.
Addendum: About two and a half years ago I had a bike accident while braking hard to stop and see the Chief, whom I saw strolling in front of Hanover High. I challenged the sidewalk to a jumping competition, and the sidewalk won: 9 stitches to 0. Nick called 911, and the paramedics showed up in record time. I was off to DHMC, and Nick walked my bike home and reassured my wife that I was ok.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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