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Watched by her classmates and Instructor Gary Hutchins, Karen Roy of Lebanon, N.H., cuts metal during a class day dedicated to learning different types of cutting metal, and TIG welding in the Welding for Women Class at Hartford Area Career and Technical Center in White River Junction, Vt., on Jan. 12 2015. Valley News - Sarah Priestap <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Wearing masks or goggles, students in the career center’s first women-only welding class practiced various techniques or chipped away at their projects. Wielding a tungsten …

Kearney Settles for Second in Lake Placid

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wilmington, n.y. — In front of family and friends, Hannah Kearney put on a show. But it wasn’t enough for the 28-year-old mogul skier from Norwich to overtake Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe, the overall World Cup leader and reigning Olympic and world champion. In the Lake Placid Freestyle World Cup on Thursday, Kearney finished …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Creature Count in Norwich

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Joan Hoffmann, of South Royalton, uses her binoculars to get a better look at a red-breasted nuthatch while participating in the annual Hanover-Norwich Christmas Bird Count in Norwich on Thursday. The group counted 20 different species of birds …

Norwich To Revisit Garbage

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Norwich — Residents who dispose of garbage at the town transfer station might be able to continue using the trash bag of their choice, after all. Next month, the Selectboard will consider a revised waste management policy that would give transfer station users the option of whether to …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Engagement: Erickson — Mattson

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wilder — Jill and John Erickson, of Norwich, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Erickson, to Kyle Mattson. The bride-to-be graduated from Hanover High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Area Shops Come Together for Charity

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Norwich — A fundraiser organized for the Upper Valley Haven by a general store has collected more than $50,000 since Dec. 1, leading the Hanover-based Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation to raise the limit for its matching donation. Dan Fraser of Dan & Whit’s created the donation drive …

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 …

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 …

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 …