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Bobbi-Jo Vail, of White River Junction, Vt. cleans off her car after shopping in West Lebanon, N.H. on Nov. 26, 2014. Vail said that she was happy about the snow. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Snow Blankets Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover — On the first real snow of the term, it’s an unwritten tradition at Dartmouth College that students drop what they’re doing and come tumbling out of the campus’ brick and ivy edifices to hurl snowballs, laughing and socializing in an impromptu melee with often hundreds of combatants. But on Wednesday, the last day of final exams, the eve …

Melanie Updegraff Adams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Melanie Updegraff Adams died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. She was born in Miraj, India, on Jan. 30, 1916, of missionary parents. Like other children of American missionaries, she was sent away to boarding school at the age of eight, and as a young teenager she travelled to school in Switzerland, a voyage of three …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, Lebanon’s Rachael Townsend and Stevens’ Daniel Croteau were chosen for the two Granite State squads, …

Teaching Uno, Dos, Tres Earlier

Friday, November 7, 2014

Norwich — French teacher Allison Litten greeted a group of Marion Cross School third graders with “Bonjour!” one afternoon in October. Litten invited the group of 16, seated at four round tables, to identify a variety of Halloween …

Norwich Rethinking Facilities Plan

Friday, November 7, 2014

Norwich — Two different visions for the town drove a near three-hour debate at Wednesday night’s Selectboard meeting, where the board reviewed designs for a capital facilities project that could cost as much as $5 million. Unable to come to a consensus, the board postponed taking action on …

Co-op Denies Wrongdoing In Dismissals

Friday, November 7, 2014

Woodstock — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society has denied in court filings that it violated the rights of two former employees who filed a wrongful termination complaint last month. The Co-op also has asked to have the complaint thrown out because it was filed in Vermont, where the …

Hanover Girls Storm Into D-II Final

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — As if answering a cue from some meteorological messenger, raindrops began to fall hard and heavy just as the Hanover High girls soccer team took to Stellos Stadium for their NHIAA Division II semifinal with Portsmouth on Thursday night. The Marauders made sure not to …

Pinkerton Eliminates Hanover Boys in PKs

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — Nervous about his team’s chances entering penalty kicks at the end of Wednesday’s NHIAA Division II semifinal against Hanover, longtime Pinkerton Academy boys soccer coach Kerry Boles used a simple philosophy to find peace of …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Life Here: How Can a Person Be So Frail, So Hardy?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Back when I moved to Norwich, in 1986, my brother lived in town as well, and sometimes I would see him in his beat-up blue Toyota truck, which he had rolled and then pounded back into shape, so that it had a warped, wavery appearance, like something viewed …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder …