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Tim Rieser, an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., background center, watches President Obama's televised speech with Secretary of State John Kerry, left, Alan Gross, foreground center, and others at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years, arrived back to the United States on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jill Zuckman)

Norwich Man Integral in Cuba Release

Monday, December 22, 2014

Norwich — An influential U.S. Senate aide who helped to free an American imprisoned in Cuba and restore diplomatic relations with the communist country tracks his foreign policy and humanitarian work as far back as his Upper Valley origins. Tim Rieser, a long t ime aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is a Norwich native, a 1976 Dartmouth College graduate …

20 and Out: Hanover Coach Ends Memorable Two-Decade Career

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hanover — Longtime Hanover High School athletic director Mike Jackson believes the ultimate compliment for football coach Mike Ivanoski comes from the number of former Marauders who keep in touch long after their playing days are done. Beginning next year, however, those reunions will have to occur beyond the confines of Merriman-Branch Field. …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He whipped a behind-the-back pass to a wide-open Greg Roberge, who calmly buried a 3-pointer in …

Norwich Facilities Proposal Takes Forward Step

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night kept alive its chance to bring the fire and police facilities project to a bond vote this spring, despite having missed a deadline earlier this month. After a lengthy, impassioned discussion that included appeals from the police chief and members of …

Former Chief Seeks Marrow Match

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Windsor — The family of retired police chief Steve Soares has organized a bone marrow registry drive in response to his recent diagnosis with a rare, aggressive cousin of leukemia. Though Soares hadn’t found a match as of …

Norwich Sees Pros, Cons of Trash System

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Norwich — As the town plans to implement a new “pay as you throw” system in compliance with Vermont’s universal recycling law, residents voiced their concerns over the rise in fees at the town transfer station and the prospect of having to buy official town trash bags. “My …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Official Named Citizen of the Year Windsor — Jill Lord, chief nursing officer and director of patient care services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has been named 2014 Citizen of the Year by …

Norwich to Increase Transfer Station Fees

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Norwich — Residents wishing to dispose of their trash at the town transfer station will see a significant increase in prices between now and July, as the town institutes a new “pay as you throw” system for solid waste disposal. It will include new town-issued trash bags and …

David Young U Kim, Esq.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif. — David Young U Kim, Esq. died from complications of cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Among his survivors are his wife, Jane, and sons, Brian, Christopher, and Alexander. David was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sept. 4, 1952. He joined the family of Dr. …

Clock Ticking for Norwich Renovations

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Norwich — Despite a detailed and contentious discussion Wednesday night regarding the town’s plans to renovate its fire, police and public works facilities, the Selectboard appeared likely to miss its deadline to present a final plan to voters at March’s Town Meeting. After going line by line through …

Allen H. Britton, Jr.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Naples, Fla. — Allen H. Britton, Jr., 95, died at home in Naples, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, following a period of declining health. He was born on May 18, 1919, in Hartland, Vt., the son of Allen & Mary (Wheeler) Britton. He attended schools in Hartland and Windsor, …

Evelyn C. True

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Evelyn C. True (aka Dolores Kilgore Mitofsky), 80, of Hyde Park, Vt. died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Evelyn was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Schenectady, N.Y., the daughter of Erwin and Erma Kilgore. She was an active Girl Scout her whole life and attended the …

Allen H. Britton, Jr.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Naples, Fla. — Allen H. Britton, Jr., 95, died at home in Naples, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, following a period of declining health. He was born on May 18, 1919, in Hartland, Vt., the son of Allen & Mary (Wheeler) Britton. He attended schools in Hartland and Windsor, …