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From left, Hanover's Courtney Sabatelle, Emma Woloshin, Josephine Nett, and Hanna Dai, dance to "Cotton Eyed Joe" during half time at the  Hanover at Stevens unified basketball game in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 26, 2015. 
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Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by nine points on Jan. 23, on Monday. …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. The Thetford Selectboard announced this week that it had hired Michael Evans, who has worked …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les Lawrence noted, the competitors don’t line up in a mass start, as might happen in …

Club’s Skating ‘Spectacular’ To Feature Olympians, Students

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — The Skating Club at Dartmouth will hold its annual Skating Spectacular on Feb. 1 at 4:15 p.m. at Thompson Arena. But football fans need not worry. The show, set for 4:15 p.m., will be about 90 minutes long, leaving “just enough time to get home for …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Sidney Leighton Cook

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Sidney Leighton Cook, age 93, a life-long resident of Norwich passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation in Lyndonville, Vt. He was born in Norwich on Dec. 10, 1921, the son of Rowe Franklin Cook and Myrtie Hazel …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

Nancy Beck Hoggson

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Nancy Beck Hoggson, 73, died the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away surrounded by her two children, who will miss her dearly. Born on June 1, 1941 in Toronto, Canada, Nancy was …

Norwich Voters May See Facilities Plan

Monday, January 19, 2015

Norwich — The Norwich Selectboard last week moved one step closer to breaking ground on the long-debated capital facilities project, directing the town manager to write a $3 million bond warning article for the town’s police, fire and public works departments’ renovations. The board may approve or alter …

Nancy B. Hoggson

Monday, January 19, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Nancy B. Hoggson, 73, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. She was born June 1, 1941 in Toronto, ON, the daughter of Frederick and Marjorie Beck. After obtaining a number of distinguished degrees from …

Mothers’ Day Atop the Mountain: Hanover’s Blum, Buddy Climb to Honor Moms’ Cancer Battles

Monday, January 19, 2015

Anyone who’s dealt with a serious illness in the family is well aware of the importance of treatment and support. Jackson Blum and Alex Roth were willing to travel to great heights to give back. Bearing the slogan, …

Kearney Second at Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kreischberg, Austria — Veteran American mogul skiing star Hannah Kearney powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, finishing behind only Canadian rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the first of two days …

Businesses Slow to Hop On ‘SHOP’

Sunday, January 18, 2015

West Lebanon — There was a sunny subject line on the email sent on the afternoon of Jan. 2: “Happy New Year from the SHOP Marketplace.” The message inside was an invitation to celebrate the arrival of 2015 with “health coverage for you and your employees.” To begin, …