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Dressed as Wonder Woman, Mary Lou White, of Bolton, Conn., sprints to the finish line of the Red White & Blue 6.2 race in Lebanon, N.H., on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward to kicking back with family, friends and …

Robert E. Ladd

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wooster, Ohio — Robert E. Ladd, 88, of Wooster, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at West View Healthy Living, in Wooster. Memorial services will be held in Vermont at a later date. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Robert was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Norwich, Vt. to Charles and Josephine (Whitman) Ladd. He attended grade school in Norwich, and graduated …

Foraging for Flour: Norwich Man Gathers Acorns for Baking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In the fall, the ground under most oak trees in the Upper Valley is littered with acorns, plump nuts the size of the end of a thumb, filled with golden, fleshy meat. It seemed a shame to waste them entirely on the pigs, squirrels and deer when they also could be turned into …

Gift That Keeps on Giving: Man Donates Norwich Farm to Vermont Technical College

Friday, June 19, 2015

Norwich — Vermont Technical College has announced that it plans to convert Norwich Farms, whose owner is donating the Turnpike Road property to the Randolph-based college, to a working dairy farm that will begin residential training programs for …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Neighbors Grill VTC President

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Randolph Center — At an open forum Tuesday night, community members peppered Vermont Technical College president Dan Smith with questions about a planned solar energy installation at the school, and expressed concerns about the degree to which the college has considered the public’s wishes in pursuing recent development …

Norwich Women’s Club Gives $66,000 in Grants

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Twenty local organizations will receive a total of $30,000 in grants from the Norwich Women’s Club Community Projects Fund this year, an amount that represents 80 percent of the total requested funds, the club said in a news release. The women’s club will also distribute $36,000 …

On Balance, It’s a Thrill: Mountain Unicyclists Take Trails One Wheel at a Time

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Rob Lycett compares learning to ride a unicycle to learning a language: It takes a lot of practice before it begins to feel natural. “There’s a learning curve,” Lycett, of West Hartford, said. Lycett is part …

Big Class, High Spirits in Hanover

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hanover — The intermittent thunder from the sweltering Hanover High School gym Friday night was generated by one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history — 198 seniors — and an overflow crowd of jubilant admirers. …

Goalie Backstops Windham Past Hanover for D-II Lacrosse Title

Friday, June 12, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Can we be honest for a minute here? In a world of whale autopsy technicians, porta-potty cleaners and sewer inspectors, the job of lacrosse goaltender has to rank right up there. Think about it. You …

Norwich Woman Joins Institute Board

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lebanon — Jacqueline “Jaci” Allen, of Norwich, has been appointed to the Upper Valley Educators Institute board of directors. “For over 30 years, Allen worked with Fortune 500 companies and regulators in sales, marketing, strategic planning and consulting …

On to the Final: Hanover Outlasts Portsmouth in Lacrosse Semis

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Playing its way to the New Hampshire Division II championship game is sweet for the Hanover High girls lacrosse team, but beating Portsmouth to get there makes it just a bit richer. The Marauders came out flying and torched the Clippers’ defense in a 20-15 …

Lee Gabriel Lemal

Friday, June 5, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — A celebration of the life of Lee Gabriel Lemal who passed away May 8, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 14 at the Wilder Center. …