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Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating 200,000 people will attend the People’s Climate March, which is scheduled two days in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit in …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of a suspicious-looking soda bottle.” The bottle was thought to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine cook or …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Celaya’s Big Boot Lifts Hanover Football

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanover — Moises Celaya’s parents didn’t allow him to play a position other than kicker for the Hanover High football team this season, fearing their 5-foot-8 freshman might get hurt. After the frenzied pounding the youngster absorbed Friday …

Norwich Board Meets in Nonpublic Session to Discuss Town Manager's Performance

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Norwich — Tensions continued to simmer among town officials on Wednesday night, after the Selectboard held a closed-door discussion about the performance of Town Manager Neil Fulton. Selectwoman Linda Cook made the motion at the meeting to enter …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Hanover Newcomer Finds Field Hockey to Her Liking

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

White River Junction — Julie Montgomery never played field hockey before this summer, but Hanover High is sure glad she came aboard. The athletic junior, whose best sport is ice hockey, beat two Hartford defenders late in the second half Tuesday, feeding teammate Georgina Stern for a 2-on-none …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

A Life: George Tidman, 1930 - 2014; ‘He Kept Himself Busy’

Monday, September 8, 2014

Norwich — Within a minute of meeting the 70-something gentleman at the Dartmouth Fitness Center early in the new century, Hugh Mellert knew he was dealing with a live one. “He came up and said, ‘I want to …

Firewood Dealers Say Supply Is Short, and High Prices Show It

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last year’s long, cold winter prompted thousands of Twin State residents to burn more firewood than usual, which is fueling shortages and price increases in the Upper Valley this year. Ten years ago, one area supplier was selling …

Looking to the Next Chapter: Norwich Bookstore Marks 20th Year With Expansion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Norwich — The past two decades haven’t been a fairy tale for bookstores. First, the rise of retail giants such as Borders and Barnes and Noble decimated the corner bookstore, putting thousands of downtown shops out of business …