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Hannah Kearney of the U.S., competes during the freestyle World Cup dual moguls event in Tazawako, Akita prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Kearney finished third in the Sunday's event to clinch her sixth overall moguls title. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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 her fifth consecutive FIS World Cup women’s moguls title on Sunday with a third-place finish in a dual event at the Tazawako resort in central Japan. American Morgan Schild earned her first World Cup win by winning a narrow final (18-17) over Japan’s Satsuki Ito, who had knocked Kearney into the small final with a 29-8 victory in their semifinal showdown. Of greater importance was another rough …

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 get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

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 Raiders still have a game to play, but Hanover did its part to set up …

Longtime Norwich Resident Shares Citizen of the Year Award

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Martha “Marty” James, of Norwich, was recently named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Norwich Women’s Club. She and Dan Fraser, co-owner of Dan and Whit’s, share this year’s award (see related story). The citizen …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

‘Pompy’ Becomes a Priority: Ompompanoosuc’s E. Coli Problem Gets Renewed Attention

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Volunteer efforts to combat a long-running water quality issue in the Ompompanoosuc River have ebbed and flowed over the years as time and funding were available. But recently, residents have refocused their attention on the high E. coli …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Family Medicine Physician Joins New London Hospital New London — Amy Schneider, a family medicine physician, has joined New London Hospital. Schneider has cared for patients and their families in Andover, N.H., since 2004, most recently at Andover …

Marion Bratesman

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Marion Bratesman, formerly of Norwich, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at the age of 99, in Portland, Maine from complications of dementia. She was best known for her work at Dartmouth beginning in 1960 as the original director of public relations for the Hopkins Center …

Hanover Students Advocate Free Condoms at High School

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hanover — Students on Hanover High School’s governing council are proposing that the school nurse begin to provide free condoms to students. The school principal, however, does not appear inclined to support the plan, which also would require …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Norwich Police, Fire Facility Plan Goes to Voters

Monday, February 2, 2015

Norwich — After years of debate regarding the town’s public safety facilities, voters will finally have the chance to approve a plan for renovations of the police, fire and public works departments at Town Meeting in March. The Selectboard last week voted to send a $3 million bond …

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Wearing masks or …