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The American Legion honor guard leads the memorial day parade past  Fairview Cemetery in Norwich, Vermont on Sunday, May 24, 2015. 

Copyright 2015 Rob Strong

Genuine American Heroes: Norwich Memorializes Veterans in Parade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Norwich — With the Second World War seven decades past and the warriors of its generation fast fading, the only veterans of the conflict who attended the Memorial Day parade did so as memories and proxies. Earl W. Thompson, who died in February at 95, was there in spirit: Just before noon on Sunday, before the procession began , his …

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by the visiting Hurricanes. The squads combined for eight physical errors, several mental blunders and left …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of fine plays behind dominant starting pitcher Cam Broughton and weaved a 4-1 win over Hanover …

On a Winning Cycle: Norwich Resident Adds College Title to Resume

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

West Lebanon — The road to cycling success may seem an uphill climb, but Brendan Rhim has been riding lately as if cruising a downhill slope. Two weekends ago, the 19-year-old Hanover High School graduate helped his Furman …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Lebanon High School’s New Principal Knows District Well

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lebanon — The current dean of students at Hanover High School will take up leadership of Lebanon High School next school year, following the School Board’s unanimous approval of his hiring last week. Ian Smith — a Lebanon …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …

Keepers of the Flame: Private School Outduels Hanover for Top Prize

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanover — The Fullington Flame is staying with Tabor Academy. In the 10th annual regatta between Hanover High and Tabor, a private school located on Massachusetts’ south coast, the Seawolves swept five boys races and won one of …

Hanover Lacrosse Has Reason to Party Despite Loss

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hanover — In the wake of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team’s 12-5 loss to Pinkerton on Friday, the Marauders gathered on the sideline and celebrated the joint birthday of 37-year old coach Ryan Gardner and his 5-year …

Jean Farber Lenzner

Friday, May 15, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Jean Farber Lenzner died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Friday, May 8, 2015. from complications of injuries from a fall in her home. Jean was born on June 26, 1924 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Gertrude Elaine Farber Kelemen and Adolf Kelemen. She attended local schools …

Lee Gabriel Lemal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Lee Gabriel Lemal, 61, died on Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home in Norwich surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer. She was born Lee Ann Gabriel in Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 30, 1954. During her years …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Norwich Municipal Facilities Bond Fails

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Norwich — Voters at Tuesday’s special Town Meeting rejected, 573-464, the major part of a two-part bond issue totaling just over $3 million meant to finance renovations to municipal facilities. A similar bond failed by a narrower margin …