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Granville “Red” Austin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. — On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Granville “Red” Austin, 87, died at his home in Washington D.C. The youngest child of Captain Albert Murray Austin and Madeline Power, he was born in Boston in 1927. His two siblings were Calvin and Shirley Austin. The Austins moved to Norwich, Vt. in 1932 and Red’s heart never left. He was taught by Marion Cross at the Norwich Public School, and …

Olive Burnette Cox Funke

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Greenwood, S.C. — Olive Burnette Cox Funke of Wesley Commons, Greenwood died on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the loving care of family and friends. Olive was born to Logan and Herbert Cox on June 23, 1919, in Lynn, Mass. She attended Lynn Classical High School and New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She later worked for several years at Deaconess Hospital …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site further. “It appears to me that they have decided to ignore the vote taken by …

Thursday Forum: More Support for Fired Co-op Employees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kenyon Probably Nailed It To the Editor: I disagree with Donald Kreis, who wrote to the Forum that Jim Kenyon made an unfair attack in his column in which he described how the Co-op fired two employees without giving them reason, and that he suspected they were fired …

Wanting Water Everywhere: Runner Uses Yoga to Raise Money for Native Kenya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Elite distance runner Sam Chelanga has settled in the Upper Valley in part because the wooded hills remind him of his home village in Kenya. Now he’s hoping friends in his new surroundings can help him …

Forum, July 2: The Co-Op Debate Continues

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Co-op Board Must Answer To the Editor: When I came down to Sunday breakfast my husband said, “The news is going to make you very angry.” Given the news that we read daily, that was not much of a bulletin, however, when I read about the firing of …

Ex-Thetford Police Chief Blasts Selectboard on Interim Hiring

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thetford — A strongly worded email from former police chief Jim Lanctot to the townwide email Listserv sheds light not just on his lingering resentment toward the Selectboard but on a debate about the way the police department …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Norwich Facilities Committee Forwards Recommendation to Selectboard

Friday, June 27, 2014

Editor's Note: Elements of this story, originally headlined "Norwich Panel: Church St. for Police, Fire," will be corrected in a new story to be published in the Saturday, June 28 Valley News. Norwich — The Capital Facilities & Planning Committee narrowed its search for a new police and …

Ex-World Cup Player Takes His Game to Norwich

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Norwich — The World Cup experience didn’t faze Chris Dawes much. Playing soccer in front of 40,000 Frenchmen isn’t intimidating, not after doing the same thing under the gaze of 100,000 Mexicans. Every four years, Dawes gets a …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Martha Bakes, for a Crowd

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Norwich — As she mixed, stirred and kneaded, media magnate Martha Stewart talked animatedly about her methods and techniques. While scraping whisked eggs into a bowl, Stewart said to the class at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, “My …

Back in the Game: After Cancer, Chaltain Turns Toward Training

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lebanon — Former Hanover High two-sport standout Grady Chaltain was always a leader on the field. Now having overcome brain cancer, he’s hoping to lead clients in the training room. Chaltain, 24, recently graduated from the University of …