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Tim Rieser, an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., background center, watches President Obama's televised speech with Secretary of State John Kerry, left, Alan Gross, foreground center, and others at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years, arrived back to the United States on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jill Zuckman)

Norwich Man Integral in Cuba Release

Monday, December 22, 2014

Norwich — An influential U.S. Senate aide who helped to free an American imprisoned in Cuba and restore diplomatic relations with the communist country tracks his foreign policy and humanitarian work as far back as his Upper Valley origins. Tim Rieser, a long t ime aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is a Norwich native, a 1976 Dartmouth College graduate …

20 and Out: Hanover Coach Ends Memorable Two-Decade Career

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hanover — Longtime Hanover High School athletic director Mike Jackson believes the ultimate compliment for football coach Mike Ivanoski comes from the number of former Marauders who keep in touch long after their playing days are done. Beginning next year, however, those reunions will have to occur beyond the confines of Merriman-Branch Field. …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He whipped a behind-the-back pass to a wide-open Greg Roberge, who calmly buried a 3-pointer in …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in …

Local Foods for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A manda Snyder’s love of preparing food began when she was five or six years old. That’s when she started baking, and it didn’t go flawlessly. “I made all the mistakes — substituting salt for sugar,” she said …

Joan E. Breen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stoneham, Mass. — Joan E. Breen, 82, formerly of Boston, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Breen was born and raised in Sunapee, N.H. and a graduate of West Lebanon High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, she moved to Boston. …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Remembering the Victims: Gun Violence Vigil Held in Norwich on Anniversary of Newtown, Conn., Shooting

Monday, December 15, 2014

Norwich — A crowd of about 80 lined the fence at the corner of Main and Church Streets Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and other incidences of gun violence. …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Krass Third at Dew Tour Slopestyle

Monday, December 15, 2014

Breckenridge, Colo. — She keeps sounding like she’s surprised. The recent record, however, says that nothing Hanover’s Julia Krass has accomplished on snow lately should be shocking at all. The 17-year-old made the podium in her first freeskiing start of the season on Saturday, claiming third place in …

Norwich Artisanal Chocolatier My Brigadeiro Opens Storefront in Hanover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hanover — My Brigadeiro, the Norwich-base gourmet chocolatier that has won a national following while operating out of owner Ana Paula Alexandrescu’s home for the past two years will be opening its first store in Hanover five days before Christmas. The store, in the spot formerly occupied by …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Robert Bruno Alexander Naumann

Friday, December 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Robert Bruno Alexander Naumann, 85.5 years old, succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at Hanover (N.H.) Terrace on Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014. Bob was born on June 7, 1929, in Dresden, Germany, the son of Eberhard Bruno and Elsa (Haege) Naumann zu Koenigsbrueck. Given his parents’ …

Dean G. Bohorquez

Friday, December 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Dean G. Bohorquez, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Arrangements are pending. …