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Jay Avis of Norwich, Vt., pours dehydrated ground acorns into a bin before it is ground again and packaged on June 26, 2015.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Foraging for Flour: Norwich Man Gathers Acorns for Baking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In the fall, the ground under most oak trees in the Upper Valley is littered with acorns, plump nuts the size of the end of a thumb, filled with golden, fleshy meat. It seemed a shame to waste them entirely on the pigs, squirrels and deer when they also could be turned into nutritious food on our tables, said Norwich …

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out there on the water, just eight pairs of legs driving the University of New Hampshire …

Robert E. Ladd

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wooster, Vt. — Robert E. Ladd, 88, of Wooster, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at West View Healthy Living, in Wooster. Memorial services will be held in Vermont at a later date. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Robert was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Norwich, Vt. to Charles and Josephine (Whitman) Ladd. He attended grade school in Norwich, and graduated …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Jesse M. Stanley, Sr.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Jesse M. Stanley, Sr. died peacefully Wednesday, June 24, 2015, surrounded by family. He was 81. Jesse was the second son of Wilbur and Irene (Smith) Stanley, born at home April 23, 1934. Jesse grew up in Union Village, Vt. attending the town’s one room …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

Film About Norwich’s One-Room Schools Raises Money to Save One

Friday, June 26, 2015

The former Root District School in Norwich is tucked off to the side of Union Village Road near the junction of Goodrich Four Corners Road. Built in 1937, it hasn’t been used as a school since 1945, but …

Jesse M. Stanley, Sr.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Jesse M. Stanley, Sr., 81, long time resident of Norwich died Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2015, at the Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, N.H. A full obituary will follow in tomorrows paper. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. has been …

Norwich Details Plan For ‘Pool’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Norwich — As the town prepares its application to rebuild the dam that once formed a swimming hole on Charles Brown Brook, officials on Tuesday explained their efforts to address the state’s environmental and legal concerns — and …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover High School’s ‘Super Senior’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The colleges that students from Hanover High School’s Class of 2015 will attend include the usual abundance of academic heavyweights. In looking over the list, I counted 10 students who were bound for Ivy League schools, four more headed to Middlebury College and another to Stanford. Rachel Fried …

People in Business: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

William Hall, of Bethel, was elected to the executive board of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada at the organization’s 109th annual conference in Philadelphia. Hall, a certified public finance officer, is the …

Gift That Keeps on Giving: Man Donates Norwich Farm to Vermont Technical College

Friday, June 19, 2015

Norwich — Vermont Technical College has announced that it plans to convert Norwich Farms, whose owner is donating the Turnpike Road property to the Randolph-based college, to a working dairy farm that will begin residential training programs for …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …