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Lebanon's Corinne Kennedy attempts a jump for the high jump at the  NHIAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Hannover, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. Kennedy did not clear the bar on this jump.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, giving the Raider …

Library Director Named 2016 Citizen of the Year

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Norwich — Lucinda Walker, director of the Norwich Public Library, has been named Norwich citizen of the year for 2016. Recipients of the annual Norwich Women’s Club award are selected by committee from nominations, which anyone can submit. Walker is being recognized for the “many partnerships she’s forged with other organizations,” the women’s …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Entertainment Highlights: Musician’s Vermont Tour Starts With a Series of Ups and Downs

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Before kicking off his winter tour of Vermont town halls in Norwich on Saturday night, Patrick Ross will tune his fiddle, banjo and 11 other stringed instruments to the acoustics of Tracy Hall while his wife, Cindy, sets …

A Big Event Gets Bigger: Dartmouth Relays Grow, Change With the Times

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hanover — Barry Harwick is going to be exhausted on Monday. He already knows it. Harwick, Dartmouth’s track and field coach, spent most of his time Saturday running from one thing to another, a notebook in his hand …

Montshire Eyes Adulthood

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Norwich — Midway through the first week of school after the New Year’s break, several women and a few men were following toddlers and pre schoolers through the bubble exhibit on the ground floor of the Montshire Museum …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Sweep Success: Raiders Take Another Pair of Wins from Marauders

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hanover — Not much, it seems, has changed in four weeks for Lebanon High basketball, as both the girls and the boys walked away from their rematches with Hanover with victories Friday night at Hanover High. The most …

Dresden and Hanover OK Teacher Contract

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hanover — The Dresden and Hanover school boards voted unanimously this week to adopt a new three-year contract with teachers in Hanover schools. If approved by voters in March, the contract with the Hanover Education Association would increase teacher salaries by a “modest” amount and switch them to …

Third-Period Rally Gives Hanover Hockey Tie, Moral Victory

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

West Lebanon — Hanover High’s boys hockey team skated out from the bench to greet its goaltender, Luke Ratliff, near center ice after the second period. Ratliff had made 12 saves in the period, including three on breakaways …

Area Farmers Form Coalition

Monday, January 4, 2016

Norwich — The sweet scent of cow manure filled the air last month as Upper Valley farmers gathered at Vermont Technical College’s Norwich Farms to announce the launch of the Connecticut River Farmers’ Watershed Alliance, a group intended, in part, to help growers respond to new state regulations …

ECFiber Poised For Investment

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Royalton — A fiber-optic network based in central Vermont aims to accelerate its build-out by changing its organizational structure so as to become more investor-friendly. Officials anticipate the move to become a communications union district — approved by East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network’s 24 member towns and …

Four Towns Mull Model For Merger

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Norwich — School officials from Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford are discussing a school district merger under Vermont’s new school consolidation law, an arrangement that could provide tax relief for residents and greater choice for students . The Three Rivers School District, as it’s currently dubbed, would operate …