Norwich

Joyce and Ed Childs examine the town report during the Norwich Town Meeting in Norwich, Vt., on Monday, March 2, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Norwich Divided Over Bond: Voters Balance Need, Tax Burden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Norwich — Residents Monday night debated the merits of a proposed $3 million bond to renovate the fire, police and public works facilities, with some worrying that such projects were pricing out neighbors and others saying that the repairs were overdue. The Selectboard itself showed a divided front to voters, as members presented the board’s narrowly approved plans for the …

Norwich’s Kearney Keeping A Crown, Clinches Fifth World Cup Moguls Title in a Row

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tazawako, Japan — Hannah Kearney’s moguls skiing career will end with at least one championship. The possibility of a second as well as a world record remain within reach. The Norwich native and 2010 Olympic gold medalist clinched her fifth consecutive FIS World Cup women’s moguls title on Sunday with a third-place finish …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

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 …

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 …

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 …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Club’s Skating ‘Spectacular’ To Feature Olympians, Students

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — The Skating Club at Dartmouth will hold its annual Skating Spectacular on Feb. 1 at 4:15 p.m. at Thompson Arena. But football fans need not worry. The show, set for 4:15 p.m., will be about 90 minutes long, leaving “just enough time to get home for …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Sidney Leighton Cook

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Sidney Leighton Cook, age 93, a life-long resident of Norwich passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation in Lyndonville, Vt. He was born in Norwich on Dec. 10, 1921, the son of Rowe Franklin Cook and Myrtie Hazel …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

Nancy Beck Hoggson

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Nancy Beck Hoggson, 73, died the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away surrounded by her two children, who will miss her dearly. Born on June 1, 1941 in Toronto, Canada, Nancy was …