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Harwood's Shiv Seethepali (23), left, and Thetford's Tim Hollis (5) recoil from a header during the Harwood at Thetford boys soccer game in Thetford, Vt., on September 15, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped into the breach. Having already helped put …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Celaya’s Big Boot Lifts Hanover Football

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanover — Moises Celaya’s parents didn’t allow him to play a position other than kicker for the Hanover High football team this season, fearing their 5-foot-8 freshman might get hurt. After the frenzied pounding the youngster absorbed Friday night, however, it’s clear both his nerves and body are plenty strong. Trotting onto the …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are …

Norwich Selectboard Postpones Meeting on Town Manager

Friday, August 29, 2014

Norwich — Discord among town officials bubbled to the surface on Wednesday after the Selectboard voted to hold, but then postponed, a closed-door discussion of Town Manager Neil Fulton’s performance. There was no explanation at Wednesday night’s Selectboard …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

Edith Bruce Hazard

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Edith Bruce Hazard died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in joyful anticipation, surrounded by loved ones. Born on July 3, 1922, in Louisville, Ky., the first of three daughters to Dr. James White Bruce and Edith Dumesnil Campbell, Edie graduated from Louisville Collegiate School and …

Briglin, Masland Win Democratic Primary for Two Vt. House Seats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. …

Norwich Taxes Weighed at Survey Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the results of a town survey that included questions on public facilities projects and tax rates. Monday’s meeting took place in advance of the Selectboard’s regular Wednesday meeting, where the board will advise the town …

Wedding: Parker — Carroll

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lyme — Charlotte Ames Parker and Nathan Carroll were married on May 31, 2014, in Lyme. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Louise Beggs and Douglas Gest, of Meriden, and Henry Worth Parker and Mary-Margaret Andrews, of …

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring …

Forum: Aug. 22: No to Glenn McCoy; Yes to Shawn Braley; Worthy Candidates

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glenn McCoy’s Nasty Scratchings To the Editor: I strongly agree in principle with those who defend the publication of Glenn McCoy’s nasty scratchings. I too am interested in all points of view that are relevant, offered in good faith, and based on appropriate evidence. Subversive imagination also makes …

Forum, Aug. 21: When Shall We Overcome Racism?; Turning the Other Cheek in Dorchester; Co-op Transparency

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Shall We Overcome Racism? To the Editor: It rips my heart out and utterly stuns me that even now, in this wonderfully blessed nation, it is unsafe to be born with dark skin. When will this end? And how do we end it? Having grown up in …