Norwich

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Norwich Sets Safety Services Meeting

Friday, March 27, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard will hold a special meeting next week to iron out a program for the capital facilities project, preserving the possibility for a bond in spring or summer. After a $3 million bond to renovate or replace parts of the fire, police and public works facilities failed at Town Meeting earlier this month, Selectboard members said they were focusing on …

It’s Time to Get Started: As Kearney Moves On, Leigh Moves Up

Friday, March 27, 2015

When on a mountain, Brook Leigh prefers to ski a reasonably straight line. He’ll go as fast as he can. If he encounters a bump or mogul, he’ll try to launch himself into the air as high as he can. In other words, he’s a teenager. As one freestyle skiing legend prepares to …

Business Park Planned for Sykes Avenue

Sunday, March 8, 2015

White River Junction — A new light industrial business park and incubator space is on the drawing board for Hartford, a move that could ease pressure on the dearth of shovel-ready business sites in the area while providing financial support for the nonprofit designed to spur economic growth …

Car Store Ready for Move to Hartford

Sunday, March 8, 2015

White River Junction — It took a mere 16 months, but The Car Store in Norwich is finally ready to begin moving its business to Sykes Mountain Avenue in White River Junction. But the full move of the Subaru dealership may still be 12 months away. Car Store …

In Norwich, New Chairwoman and Town Manager Don’t Mix

Friday, March 6, 2015

Norwich — The new Selectboard on Wednesday voted 4-1 to make Linda Cook its chair, picking a selectwoman who publicly opposed the facilities bond that failed on Tuesday and clashed with Town Manager Neil Fulton over their respective …

Montshire Museum Names New Director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Norwich — The Montshire Museum of Science has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Marcos Stafne, currently a vice president at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York. In April, Stafne will replace longtime director David …

Hanover Girls Upset Lebanon, Advance in D-II Tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — Wednesday night’s 47-40 overtime playoff win at Lebanon might stand as a microcosm of the Hanover High girls basketball team’s season. The Marauders trailed for much of the night and appeared to be headed to a third straight postseason loss against their bitter rivals. Instead — …

Norwich Rejects Bond

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Norwich — Residents at Town Meeting rejected a $3 million facilities bond and unseated the Selectboard member whose swing vote brought it to the ballot on Tuesday. The police, fire and public works bond failed, 552-481, and Selectman Keith Moran, who joined a three-member majority in supporting the …

Dresden: Norwich, Hanover Budgets Pass

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hanover — Voters in Hanover and Norwich approved spending in their interstate school district for the 2015-16 year, resulting in tax rate increases of roughly 4.3 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. The Dresden budget passed, 999-480, with a proposed $24.6 million in expenditures, a 2.2 percent increase over …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association …

Norwich Divided Over Bond: Voters Balance Need, Tax Burden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Norwich — Residents Monday night debated the merits of a proposed $3 million bond to renovate the fire, police and public works facilities, with some worrying that such projects were pricing out neighbors and others saying that the …

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 …