Norwich

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 …

Undefeated, Times Two for Hanover Tennis

Friday, July 10, 2015

Following an unbeaten season and a state championship last year, everyone knew the Hanover High School girls tennis team would be good. But could they go unbeaten again and win another state title? They could, and they did. …

Mary E. (Haskins) (Kowalsky) Cunningham

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Mary Elizabeth Cunningham, July 8, 1937 – July 2, 2015, of Quail Hollow in West Lebanon, N.H. passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, in the loving care of her daughter and the compassionate staff at Genesis Healthcare in Lebanon, N.H. Mary was the daughter …

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along …

Robert E. Ladd

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wooster, Ohio — 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, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Jesse M. Stanley, Sr.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Jesse M. Stanley, Sr. died peacefully Wednesday, June 24, 2015, surrounded by family. He was 81. Jesse was the second son of Wilbur and Irene (Smith) Stanley, born at home April 23, 1934. Jesse grew up in Union Village, Vt. attending the town’s one room …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …