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Linda Cook, of Norwich, Vt., on Sept. 11, 2014. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

In Norwich, New Chairwoman and Town Manager Don’t Mix

Friday, March 6, 2015

Norwich — The new Selectboard on Wednesday voted 4-1 to make Linda Cook its chair, picking a selectwoman who publicly opposed the facilities bond that failed on Tuesday and clashed with Town Manager Neil Fulton over their respective roles in running the town. With residents having voted out former Selectman Keith Moran at Town Meeting, the board’s leadership and voting majority now belong to members who have expressed a desire to keep costs down in town government, including in the police, fire and public works capital facilities project. At Wednesday’s Selectboard meeting, Selectman Dan Goulet nominated Cook, and newly elected Selectwoman Mary Layton seconded. Selectman …

Montshire Museum Names New Director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Norwich — The Montshire Museum of Science has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Marcos Stafne, currently a vice president at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York. In April, Stafne will replace longtime director David Goudy, who will retire this month after having helped grow the museum from a bowling …

Hanover Girls Upset Lebanon, Advance in D-II Tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — Wednesday night’s 47-40 overtime playoff win at Lebanon might stand as a microcosm of the Hanover High girls basketball team’s season. The Marauders trailed for much of the night and appeared to be headed to a third straight postseason loss against their bitter rivals. Instead — as Hanover had in winning five of its last six to secure the No. 10 …

Norwich Rejects Bond

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Norwich — Residents at Town Meeting rejected a $3 million facilities bond and unseated the Selectboard member whose swing vote brought it to the ballot on Tuesday. The police, fire and public works bond failed, 552-481, and Selectman Keith Moran, who joined a three-member majority in supporting the …

Dresden: Norwich, Hanover Budgets Pass

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hanover — Voters in Hanover and Norwich approved spending in their interstate school district for the 2015-16 year, resulting in tax rate increases of roughly 4.3 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. The Dresden budget passed, 999-480, with a proposed $24.6 million in expenditures, a 2.2 percent increase over …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association …

Norwich Divided Over Bond: Voters Balance Need, Tax Burden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Norwich — Residents Monday night debated the merits of a proposed $3 million bond to renovate the fire, police and public works facilities, with some worrying that such projects were pricing out neighbors and others saying that the …

Norwich’s Kearney Keeping A Crown, Clinches Fifth World Cup Moguls Title in a Row

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tazawako, Japan — Hannah Kearney’s moguls skiing career will end with at least one championship. The possibility of a second as well as a world record remain within reach. The Norwich native and 2010 Olympic gold medalist clinched …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …