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The American Legion honor guard leads the memorial day parade past  Fairview Cemetery in Norwich, Vermont on Sunday, May 24, 2015. 

Copyright 2015 Rob Strong

Genuine American Heroes: Norwich Memorializes Veterans in Parade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Norwich — With the Second World War seven decades past and the warriors of its generation fast fading, the only veterans of the conflict who attended the Memorial Day parade did so as memories and proxies. Earl W. Thompson, who died in February at 95, was there in spirit: Just before noon on Sunday, before the procession began , his …

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by the visiting Hurricanes. The squads combined for eight physical errors, several mental blunders and left …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of fine plays behind dominant starting pitcher Cam Broughton and weaved a 4-1 win over Hanover …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Hanover Girls Lacrosse Spreading Scoring Around

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls lacrosse coach Chris Seibel fretted earlier this season that his team was sluggish. The NHIAA Division II Marauders had graduated some significant talent, were installing a new defense and had booked their toughest …

Gwendolyn H. Moore

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Graveside committal services for Gwendolyn H. Moore, 80, who died Dec. 10, 2014, will be held next Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the Hillside Cemetery in Norwich. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. has been entrusted with arrangements. …

Raiders Roar Back: Down 7-0, Lebanon Rallies for Big Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — It was like Floyd Mayweather-vs.-Manny Pacquiao, with much less hype — and much more back-and forth. In a classic between bitter rivals on a summer-like day at Lebanon High School, the host Raiders batted around in …

State Awards $900K in Grants for Broadband Improvements

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Norwich — Four Upper Valley towns — Norwich, Randolph, Royalton and Bradford — are among the eight Vermont communities that will benefit from state grants totaling nearly $900,000 aimed at improving broadband Internet speeds in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday. “I’m …

Norwich Will Hold Special Town Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night considered and ultimately decided against canceling next week’s special Town Meeting, where voters will address two bonds intended to finance renovations to public facilities. The discussion stemmed in part from a …

Norwich to Hold Vote On Facilities Bond

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Australian ballot voting portion of the May 12 special Town Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Tracy Hall. The day before, May 11, town officials will hold an informational meeting on the facilities project at 7 p.m. Norwich — The Selectboard on …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Warm as the Weather: Hanover Girls Tennis Stretches Winning Ways

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover girls tennis team won another one, extending its unbeaten streak to 24 matches with a 7-2 victory over previously unbeaten Bishop Brady on Monday. But this time the Marauders didn’t have to bundle up. …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. …