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Arturo Johnson, of Hanover, pulls ahead at the start of the CVC Championship cross country ski meet at the Stafford Nordic Center in Strafford, Vt. Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Johnson kept his lead and took first place with a time of 14:49.
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Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their respective team wins at the Strafford Nordic …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens in an NHIAA Division III game at Carr Gym on Tuesday night. Both teams entered …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have events scheduled in vote-rich southern New …

Norwich Resident’s Work Honored by The Garden Conservancy

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Unlike many garden authorities, Norwich resident Bill Noble did not start his career by going to college to study plants and serving as apprentice to a gardening pro. He moved to the Upper Valley in 1976 with degrees …

Trump Campaign Claims Upper Valley Supporters Who Say They Didn’t Commit

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

West Lebanon — Nancy Partington isn’t a fan of Donald Trump. The Woodsville resident plans to vote for a Republican in the upcoming New Hampshire presidential primary, but thinks the billionaire businessman can sometimes be “a little erratic.” …

Notes from the Garden: Make a Meal Grown From the Garden

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A dozen years ago, I decided to become rich and famous by writing a bestselling book. I would travel the country, talking to farmers — some conventional, some organic, some using that “new” technology of the time, GMO agriculture. I thought my book would explain what eaters wanted …

How Do We Want to Die?

Monday, December 28, 2015

There’s an old Woody Allen quip that neatly sums up our ambivalence toward our own mortality: “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” That may be a common viewpoint, but …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

Notes From the Garden: Cut Flowers Are a Beautiful Bargain

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Technically, winter is here, despite the lack of snow. The sun is often lurking behind gray clouds, and on a good day we get just 9 hours of light. I miss the colors of summer. I still try …

2015-16 High School Bowling Preview

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For the bowling teams at Windsor High and Stevens High, this season is all about completing what they started. Both teams finished with high rankings in their respective states, but each fell short of their ultimate goals with …

Ready to Strike: Bowling in Vermont Aims for VPA Sanctioning

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For outsiders at least, it’s hard to imagine Vermont bowling as anything other than fully sanctioned. It certainly acts like it is. As a new season begins, the sport enters a crossroads, culminating in a May 2016 vote …

Notes From the Garden: Growing Fruit Trees Indoors

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When I was a boy of 8 or 9 I planted a grapefruit seed, hoping it would produce a tree that would provide us with a nice source of winter fruit. Ten years later it was 3 to …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover’s Berolzheimer an All-American

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hanover — Like the topping on a layer cake, Asa Berolzheimer’s soccer postseason has been capped with a tasty coating of icing. The Hanover High senior first led the Marauders’ boys soccer team to an NHIAA Division I …