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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 other large event. “That would be a …

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 the Super Bowl kickoff!” organizers said in a recent news release. This year’s guest skaters …

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 surfaces. Up to five inches thick and loaded with treads, fat-bike tires allow riders to …

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, …

Book Notes: Poetry Books With Upper Valley Roots

Friday, January 16, 2015

The year ended, and there they were, the three little books of poetry that had been lingering too long on my desk like toads tucked in for the winter, buried under piles of papers, notebooks and larger tomes. …

Norwich Won’t Have Trash Bag Policy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Norwich — Residents who like their trash coupons can keep them, as the Selectboard is abandoning a plan to move to official town trash bags, a policy change that has been met with significant public criticism in recent …