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Lebanon's Corinne Kennedy attempts a jump for the high jump at the  NHIAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Hannover, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. Kennedy did not clear the bar on this jump.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, giving the Raider …

Library Director Named 2016 Citizen of the Year

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Norwich — Lucinda Walker, director of the Norwich Public Library, has been named Norwich citizen of the year for 2016. Recipients of the annual Norwich Women’s Club award are selected by committee from nominations, which anyone can submit. Walker is being recognized for the “many partnerships she’s forged with other organizations,” the women’s …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Norwich to End District Merger Talks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norwich — School officials in Norwich are likely to withdraw from talks of a merger with the Strafford, Sharon and Thetford educational districts under Act 46, the Vermont school consolidation law. Norwich School Board Chairman Neil Odell made the announcement during Thursday night’s board meeting, saying state officials …

Climate Change Increases Precipitation

Friday, January 22, 2016

Norwich — On the same day that NASA scientists announced that 2015 was officially the warmest year on record, about 50 Upper Valley residents and planners discussed how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and adapt to increasing temperatures, precipitation and extreme weather events caused by climate change. Not …

Youth Leads Hanover Basketball

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hanover — The strains of a young roster are becoming gains for the Hanover High girls basketball team. Fueled by four freshmen who combined for 35 points, the Marauders were a force both defensively and in transition during Tuesday night’s 50-41 win over Milford. Six-foot, 2-inch freshman center …

Scout’s Honor: As Volunteer Video Scout, Lebanon’s Stearns a Rarity

Monday, January 18, 2016

Amherst, n.h. — Jon Stearns turned his head and considered the question. It’s the fourth quarter of Friday’s high school girls basketball game between Hanover High and Souhegan, a winding 90-minute drive from his Lebanon home. Stearns, wearing …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …

Dresden Budgets Proposed

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to rise at least 1 percent in Hanover and 2.3 percent in Norwich under proposed budgets for the 2016-17 school year. If voters approve the budgets in March, along with separate articles for union contracts, Hanover residents next year would pay …

Former Allechante Location Has New Eatery: Norwich Square Cafe

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Norwich — A new cafe and bistro has opened in the space previously occupied by Allechante, filling a gap in town left when its sole cafe closed more than a year ago. Norwich Square Cafe is owned and operated by Lebanon residents Priscilla Gosselin, her son, Brent Gosselin, …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Norwich’s Application for FEMA Funding May Be Too Late

Friday, January 15, 2016

Norwich — Selectboard members on Wednesday made a last-ditch move to secure soon-to-expire federal funding, voting to submit applications for money to clear the remains of a dam, renovate the public works garage and replace a culvert on Route 132. Town leaders were scrambling to meet today’s deadline …

Sheila E. Vinikoor

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fort Myers, Fla. — Sheila E. Vinikoor passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Fort Myers, at the age of 65. Born in Newark, N.J., to Florence and Milton Bernstein, Sheila grew up in West Orange, N.J., and graduated from Beaver …