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Volunteers Lee Michaelides, left, of Norwich, Vt., Nick Krembs, of Norwich,Vt., and Jim Petrillo, of Thetford, Vt., move a large stone onto the edge of the trail on Gile Mountain in Norwich, Vt., on Sept. 2, 2015. The project, headed up by the Norwich Conservation Comission and the Upper Valley Trails alliance, is using scores of volunteers and horse-power provided by Mike and Bruce, two Belgian draft horses owned by Bruce Streeter of Streeter Woods Farm in Orford, N.H., to install stone steps along eroded trail sections. (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>

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail in Norwich. Norwich volunteers Lee Michaelides, left, and Nick Krembs, and Jim Petrillo, of Thetford, moved a large stone using the horses. …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when …

Merge With Dresden Still An Option

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — In response to Vermont’s new school consolidation law, administrators and School Board members in Hanover and Norwich continue to consider the possibility of mergers with nearby districts and within the Dresden School District itself. A new opinion from Dresden’s attorney indicates that voters in the two towns could approve an intra-district consolidation as soon as March, provided both the Hanover and …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield …

Norwich Town Manager Contract Talks Continue

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night held a testy discussion about its relationship with Town Manager Neil Fulton, voting to seek more expert opinion on such subjects as his potential contract, his performance evaluation process, and the …

Baker Hill Administering New England Amateur Golf Exam

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Hanover’s Nate Choukas didn’t become a member at Baker Hill Golf Club this year with the New England Amateur in mind. But it isn’t going to hurt his chances for a good week. Choukas, the …

Hanover Teen Takes Top Seed to Limit at N.H. Amateur

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Most of the Mount Washington Cog Railway’s engines now run on biodiesel fuel. But there’s still at least one locomotive that operates on old-fashioned coal; it’s easy to see it’s in action by the …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Choukas to N.H. Am Quarterfinals

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Hanover High School has jousted with rival Windham for NHIAA state boys golf honors the past several seasons. Now golfers tied to the two schools will battle it out to advance at the New …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

Norwich Committee Wants In-Town Solar

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Norwich — The Energy Committee is investigating the possibility of a solar installation near the southbound Interstate 91 on-ramp, a project that would contribute to the state’s long-term renewable energy goals but may not directly benefit the town. …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Pollard Chasing N.H. Amateur Leaders

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Zach Pollard finds himself near the lead after the first round of stroke play at the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Mount Washington Resort. Pollard, who …

Straight Ahead: A Young Kicker Boots the Ball the Old-Fashioned Way

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Like any teenaged football player, Hanover High sophomore Jake Licht has his NFL favorites. Out of all of them, Green Bay Packer legend Jerry Kramer has stood out — he was a lineman, as is Licht. And, for …