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Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an upset win? Well … can’t always get …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and Raiders still have a game to play, but Hanover did its part to set up …

Conservation Nonprofit Restructures Leadership

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Charlestown — The Student Conservation Association has restructured the leadership team at its Charlestown location. The changes come following the appointment of a new CEO, Jaime Matyas, last September. Valerie Bailey, of Charlestown, has been named vice president for New Hampshire operations and special projects. During her 35 years of experience with SCA, Bailey has filled a variety of executive roles, including that …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Earl W. Thompson

Friday, February 20, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Earl W. Thompson, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Littleton, N.H. a son of William Ira and Ethel May (Deering) Thompson. His family moved to Canaan, N.H. at an early age where …

Dresden School Taxes Set to Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Voting for the Dresden, Hanover and Norwich school budgets will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Norwich residents may cast their ballots at Tracy Hall and Hanover residents may vote at the Hanover High School gymnasium. Hanover — Voters in Hanover and …

Gloria Grant Crowe

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Gloria Grant Crowe, 85, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2015, at Lebanon Center Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

Earl W. Thompson

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Earl W. Thompson, 95, a longtime resident of Norwich, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

A Life: Nancy Hoggson, 1941-2015; ‘She Appreciated the Freedom of Having a Say’

Monday, February 16, 2015

Norwich — After being diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2013, Nancy Hoggson talked with her two adult children about where she might best spend her remaining time. Returning to her hometown of Toronto, where she still had family …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …

Norwich Businessman Leads Benefit for Upper Valley Haven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Dan and Whit’s on Main Street in Norwich is at the center of town in more ways than one. It’s where neighbors pick up groceries and kibitz, where a well-worn public bulletin board promotes everything from …

Longtime Norwich Resident Shares Citizen of the Year Award

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Martha “Marty” James, of Norwich, was recently named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Norwich Women’s Club. She and Dan Fraser, co-owner of Dan and Whit’s, share this year’s award (see related story). The citizen …