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From left, Hanover's Courtney Savatelle, Emma Woloshin, Josephine Nett, and Hanna Dai, dance to "Cotton Eyed Joe" during half time at the  Hanover at Stevens unified basketball game in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 26, 2015. 
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Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by nine points on Jan. 23, on Monday. …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. The Thetford Selectboard announced this week that it had hired Michael Evans, who has worked …

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 …

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 …

Sidney Cook

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Sidney Cook, 93, of Norwich died Monday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Pine’s Nursing Home in Lyndonville, Vt. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Thetford Center, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Popular Norwich Trail Blocked

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Norwich — The use of a popular “unofficial” trail in Norwich has suddenly become restricted. Users of an approximately 3-mile trail connecting Beaver Meadow Road with Gile Mountain’s summit have been surprised recently to find “Private Property” and “No Trespassing” signs at both ends of one of the …

Balancing Act: Whatever the Sport, Lebanon Sophomore Finds Success

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lebanon — Two of the coaches who call Lebanon High’s Ryan Milliken their own can describe him with five-letter words like motor and gamer. Here’s another one Milliken hopes to apply at Leverone Field House today: zippy. The …

More Sweep Success: Raiders Continue Mastery Over Marauders

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys and girls basketball teams won’t receive any tangible awards for sweeping arch-rival Hanover on Thursday, yet it was a banner night for the Raiders anyway. Senior Vanessa Fluery sank a buzzer-beating jump …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Creature Count in Norwich

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Joan Hoffmann, of South Royalton, uses her binoculars to get a better look at a red-breasted nuthatch while participating in the annual Hanover-Norwich Christmas Bird Count in Norwich on Thursday. The group counted 20 different species of birds …