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From left, Delia Nahabedian, Darby Phillips, Amara Nichols and Kirsten Tischbein play the warmup game “pepper” before Friday’s NHIAA Division II contest at Lebanon. Phillips graduated last year and is a volunteer coach with her former team, while the others are current Marauders. Hanover won, 17-5. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at Kenneth Devins Memorial Field. Amara Nichols belted a three-run home run, two doubles and had five RBIs to lead Hanover, which improved …

Norwich Board Balks at Contract for Town Manager

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard weighed and appeared ultimately to reject the idea of an employment contract for Town Manager Neil Fulton at its Wednesday night meeting, a discussion for which the town manager was not present. Fulton currently works without a contract and has said he has “no interest” in signing one. Selectwoman Mary Layton, who first floated the idea of a contract …

Aim High

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Norwich Recreation lacrosse coach Chris Clapp lines up his first- and second-grade boys team for a scrimmage at the close of their practice at Huntley Meadows in Norwich on Wednesday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

A Champion’s Next Challenge: At 29, Norwich’s Hannah Kearney Makes the Leap Into Retirement

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Norwich — Life begins at 65 — miles per hour, that is — in a pickup truck, on an interstate, pointed west, with a dog as co-pilot. It begins two time zones away with the resumption of school, …

Norwich Tries to Shore Bond Support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Norwich — Much of Wednesday night’s Selectboard meeting passed as board members who voted in favor of an upcoming bond request unsuccessfully attempted to unify the town’s governing body behind the capital facilities plan that voters will address next month. The Selectboard last week voted to move the …

Hanover’s OT Work Rewarded

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hanover — With his red hair, goateed chin and stocky build, first-year Hanover High boys lacrosse coach Ryan Gardner bears some resemblance to the comedian Louis C.K. Gardner, but his players weren’t laughing as dusk crept across Merriman-Branch …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …

‘Upper Valley Visionaries’ to Be Honored at Dinner

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Quechee — An upcoming fundraiser sponsored by Vital Communities will honor 11 Upper Valley leaders. The annual “Heroes and Leaders” dinner benefits Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities. This year’s event, themed Upper Valley Visionaries, is set for May 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Quechee …

Norwich Bond Vote Set for May

Friday, April 10, 2015

Norwich — In an unexpected turn, t he Selectboard on Wednesday voted, 3-2, to hold a special Town Meeting next month where it will present two bond requests covering scaled-down renovations to the fire, police and public works facilities. The Selectboard’s action sets the stage for a May …

Mismatch

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Christopher Pellegrino, 15, of Bethel, scores through a snow-marked goal guarded by Marina Hedgepeth, 9, of Norwich, during a game of pick-up soccer at Huntley Meadows in Norwich. Hedgepeth’s siblings, Ailia, 9, center, Ian, 11, and Kyle, 15, …

Kenneth Charles Frishtick

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Kenneth Charles Frishtick, 90, of Richmond, formerly of New York City, passed away on March 28, 2015. Ken was born on Aug. 8, 1924, in the Bronx (N.Y.), the son of Rose and Jack Frishtick, and stepson of Anne Klein Frishtick. Ken served with distinction …

Norwich Selectboard Discusses Fire, Police Project

Friday, April 3, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard spent nearly half of its four-hour special meeting Wednesday discussing the plans of a proposed fire, police and public works facilities project, ironing out many details without endorsing a final plan or indicating whether a bond vote would be scheduled this spring or summer. …

New Hanover Lacrosse Coach Comes Full Circle

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hanover — Much is new and much is familiar to Ryan Gardner, who takes over this season as head coach of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team . What’s new is the home in Norwich he and his …