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Arturo Johnson, of Hanover, pulls ahead at the start of the CVC Championship cross country ski meet at the Stafford Nordic Center in Strafford, Vt. Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Johnson kept his lead and took first place with a time of 14:49.
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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 respective team wins at the Strafford Nordic …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Hartman Joins 200-Point Club

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — If Matti Hartman was going to become the second member of the Hanover High girls hockey program’s career 200-point club, at least she wasn’t going to make people wait for the moment to pass. The senior center had a goal and two assists before Monday night’s date with Exeter High …

Local Roundup: Raiders Win at N.H. Track Tuneup

Monday, February 1, 2016

Durham, n.h. — Wins for Corrine Kennedy and Kath Merchant and Marcus Roper’s second-place finish in the boys shot put highlighted limited participation by the Lebanon and Hanover indoor track and field teams in Sunday’s visit to the final regular-season New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association meet, held at the University of New Hampshire, in advance of this weekend’s state championship meet. One of …

Former Area Police Chief, Town Manager Dies at 70

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Windsor — Former Windsor Police Chief Stephen Soares, a fair-minded professional who helped turn around at least two police departments, died Christmas Eve after battling a rare form of cancer. He was 70. Soares, who also served as …

AG Warns Solar Companies

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has issued a warning to certain solar companies, telling them to stop deceptive marketing practices and false claims that the energy they sell consumers is renewable. The Attorney General’s Office has targeted companies that sell or lease in-state solar panels to Vermont customers, …

Amy M. (Chase) Patnaude

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Amy M. (Chase) Patnaude died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at her home. She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in Derry, N.H., to Perley and Marjorie (Stark) Chase. She grew up in Derry and was very proud of going to Pinkerton Academy. She lived …

IMHO: Cancer Survivor Returning Favor to Charity

Saturday, December 26, 2015

In this season of giving, Grady Chaltain wants to give until it hurts. But it’s nothing like the pain he’s endured and would give anything to prevent others from experiencing. The former three-sport Hanover High athlete saw his …

Local Roundup: A New Houde in Newport Carves Own Niche

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Keene, n.h. — The danger in being Ethan Houde is making sure everyone doesn’t look at you as being Andrew Houde, version 2.0. The younger Houde, now a sophomore, got to play with his older brother a little bit on the Newport High boys basketball team last winter. …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

Roaring 20s Series: Kristin Thompson: It’s Time for ‘Something Different’

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dozens of families throughout the Upper Valley know Kristin Thompson from the Norwich-based Lightning Soccer Club, where the 29-year-old, an elite player who is a member of the Guam Women’s National Team, oversees the girls program and coaches …

Elizabeth Davis Olsen

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Autryville, N.C. — Elizabeth Davis Olsen, 88, formerly of Lyme, N.H. died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C. She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Manchester, N.H. a daughter of Harold T. and Lucille (Colburn) Davis. Elizabeth grew up in Pembroke, N.H., Norwich, Vt., …

Vermont Emergency Management Official Warns Norwich Might Lose Out on Funding

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Thursday voted unanimously to apply for federal disaster money to secure a ruined dam and repair the public works garage, despite a warning from a Vermont Division of Emergency Management official that the town might have missed its chance. After giving up its …

Broom Brigade: Lebanon Rolls to an Easy Wechsler Cup Sweep

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lebanon — In both halves of Friday night’s boys and girls Wechsler Cup basketball doubleheader against Hanover at Lebanon High, the Raiders simply bided their time, outlasting the Marauders in what turned out to be back-to-back shootouts for …