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Jay Avis of Norwich, Vt., pours dehydrated ground acorns into a bin before it is ground again and packaged on June 26, 2015.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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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 nutritious food on our tables, said Norwich …

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out there on the water, just eight pairs of legs driving the University of New Hampshire …

Robert E. Ladd

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wooster, Vt. — 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 …

Louise A. Baghdoyan

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Winthrop, Maine — Louise A. Baghdoyan, 91, of Winthrop, Maine died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Winthrop Manor in Winthrop. She was born in Ayer, Mass., Nov. 11, 1923, the daughter of Edward A. and Ulrika (Bray) Adams. Louise grew up in Fitchburg, Mass., graduating from Fitchburg High …

Up to the Challenge: Lebanon Sophomore Dominates With Three Titles

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — If anything impeded the progress of standout Lebanon High track and field athlete Corinne Kennedy this season, it was a lack of sufficient competition during the Raiders’ regular season. The sophomore had plenty of challenges …

Norwich UU Church Raises Over $1 Million

Friday, May 29, 2015

Norwich — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley plans to break ground next week on more than $1 million in improvements to its church on Route 5 South. The congregation, which currently holds services in an …

Marauders March On: Hanover Wins 33rd Straight Match to Reach D-II Final

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — They’re back. The Hanover High girls tennis team defeated upset-minded Bishop Brady, 7-2, at Storrs Pond on Friday to earn a return trip to the New Hampshire Division II state championship game Wednesday in Bedford, where …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort …

Genuine American Heroes: Norwich Memorializes Veterans in Parade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Norwich — With the Second World War seven decades past and the warriors of its generation fast fading, the only veterans of the conflict who attended the Memorial Day parade did so as memories and proxies. Earl W. …

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of …

On a Winning Cycle: Norwich Resident Adds College Title to Resume

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

West Lebanon — The road to cycling success may seem an uphill climb, but Brendan Rhim has been riding lately as if cruising a downhill slope. Two weekends ago, the 19-year-old Hanover High School graduate helped his Furman …