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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 …

One Last Time Around the Planet: Hannah Kearney Ready for Final Moguls Season

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It’s still fun, but it’s time to be done. Norwich’s Hannah Kearney and her moguls teammates on the U.S. Ski Team headed out on Monday for Finland, where Kearney’s 13th and final season on the FIS World Cup …

A Life: Jan Sorice, 1954 — 2014; ‘She Could Make It Work’

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hartford — When Jan Sorice was skiing, kayaking or hiking, she was always easy to spot: just look for the woman with the biggest smile, said her older brother, Mike Sorice. Her love of the outdoors brought her …

Lebanon Chamber Honors Nicole Cormen, AVA Gallery

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lebanon — City Councilor Nicole Cormen has been named 2014 citizen of the year by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. AVA Gallery and Art Center is the chamber’s 2014 business of the year. Cormen was chosen for the volunteer work she does in the community, “things that …

William “Bill” Luczynski

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kennewick, Wash. — William “Bill” Luczynski, 87, of Kennewick, formerly of Bennington, Fairlee, Norwich, Vt. and Naples, Fla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Kennewick. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Stamford, Vt., the son of Antoni Luczynski Sr. and Mary (Sheppeta) Luczynski. The son …

Snow Blankets Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover — On the first real snow of the term, it’s an unwritten tradition at Dartmouth College that students drop what they’re doing and come tumbling out of the campus’ brick and ivy edifices to hurl snowballs, laughing …

Melanie Updegraff Adams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Melanie Updegraff Adams died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. She was born in Miraj, India, on Jan. 30, 1916, of missionary parents. Like other children of American missionaries, she was sent away to boarding school at the age of eight, …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and …

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left …

Carol Schoenig

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Carol Schoenig, 65, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of …