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William (Bill) Ambrose McGrath

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Park City, Utah — William Ambrose McGrath, familiarly known as “Bill,” gracefully accepted the fate that awaits all of us, dying peacefully at his home in Park City surrounded by his loving family and close relatives on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. In what can only be described as an untimely death due to complications from colon cancer, he was two weeks short of his 50th birthday. Known for his many achievements in athletics and engineering, and his extraordinary sense of humor, Bill was born in Hanover, N.H. on Nov. 4, 1964, just across the Connecticut River from his home in Norwich, Vt. After attending Norwich and Hanover schools, he enrolled at the University of Vermont …

Constance C. Christie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover, n.h. — Constance C. Christie, of Hanover, formerly of Cambridge and Lancaster, N.H., died on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, aged 90, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert H. Christie, also of Hanover; her brother, Richard Chenoweth; her children, Kathryn Kenney, David Kenney, Tina Mulready and Murray Kenney; daughters-in-law, Pamela Kenney and Lisa James; grandchildren, Andrew and …

Hanover Finds the Net in First-Round Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — If scoring was an issue for the Hanover High boys soccer team entering the defense of its NHIAA Division I championship this season, it appears to be no longer. The third-seeded Marauders swarmed 14th-ranked Manchester Memorial for two early goals, dominated possession and left soggy, foggy Merriman-Branch Field with a 4-0 decision to open the D-I tournament on Wednesday evening. Four …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Valley Regional Appoints Chief Operating Officer Claremont — Tim Clark, of Bethel, was recently appointed to the post of chief operating officer for Valley Regional Healthcare. “Having a seasoned leader like Tim, who has a clinical background as …

Lebanon Opera House Names Four to Board

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lebanon — Four new members have been elected to the Lebanon Opera House board of directors. Matthew Locker is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan Technological University. He has been an electrical engineer and project …

Byrne Foundation Is Helping Bradford Library With Leaks

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A capital campaign is under way to raise money for repairs to Bradford Public Library, which will host an open house next weekend. The 19th-century building on South Main Street was designed by Vermont architect Lambert Packard. Its trustees are working to raise $250,000 to …

Frederic B. Preston

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Frederic Bowditch Preston died on Friday, Oct 3, 2014, at age 84 surrounded by the love of his children and his wife of 48 years. Fred was a selfless, deliberate, and generous father and husband as well as an avid outdoors-man, innovative educator and an …

Ruth Merrill “Jody” Foster

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Ruth Merrill “Jody” Foster, died peacefully in Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 26, 2014, surrounded by her immediate family. Born outside Boston in 1929, Jody spent her childhood in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Long Island, N.Y., following the untimely death of her father. Jody received her secondary …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Separation and Memory

Friday, October 10, 2014

Etna resident and N ew York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is kicking off a marathon four-country tour for her latest novel next week in the Upper Valley. Picoult is signing Leaving Time on Monday for two hours …