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Jim Masland of Thetford, left, pours a glass of water for Steve Lajoie while campaigning to retain his seat in the legislature in front of Tracy Hall in Norwich, Vt. with fellow candidates Tim Briglin of Thetford, right, and Irv Thomae of Norwich, second from right, and Briglin supporter Arline Rotman of Norwich, middle, Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Thomae brought the jar of ice water to share as the shade diminished on the Tracy Hall lawn.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Briglin, Masland Win Primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. With three of four towns reporting unofficial results, Briglin was in first with 1019 votes to Masland’s 942. Candidates Irv Thomae, of …

Norwich Taxes Weighed at Survey Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the results of a town survey that included questions on public facilities projects and tax rates. Monday’s meeting took place in advance of the Selectboard’s regular Wednesday meeting, where the board will advise the town manager on preparing next year’s budget. The questionnaire had 308 respondents, or roughly 9 percent …

Wedding: Parker — Carroll

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lyme — Charlotte Ames Parker and Nathan Carroll were married on May 31, 2014, in Lyme. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Louise Beggs and Douglas Gest, of Meriden, and Henry Worth Parker and Mary-Margaret Andrews, of Norwich. She graduated from Hanover High School in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s degree in …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Forum, July 19: What is Offensive?; Norwich Priorities; Co-op Principles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Valley News’ and The Party Line To the Editor: How dare the Valley News, the official newspaper of the Upper Valley Democratic Party, print political cartoons or letters to the editor that are offensive to its base of left-wing readers. You must apologize immediately for printing cartoons or …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

Forum, July 15: Immigration Crisis; A World Beyond the Co-op; Help Clean the Mascoma River; Troubles With Norwich Website

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Help Clean Up the Mascoma To the Editor: The Mascoma River is due for another heavy cleaning, and two local Rotary Clubs are gearing up to do that on Saturday. A volunteer army made up of the Rotary Club of Lebanon and the Lebanon-Riverside Club will join forces …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

Forum: More on Co-op Employment Polices; Norwich Library Looks Ahead

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Co-op Acted in Accord With Policies To the Editor: The Hanover Co-op Board of Directors would like to correct some of the disappointing misinformation recently published in the Valley News and local listservs about our Co-op and our employees. We have taken time to deliberate carefully as a …

Hanover Native Rowing for Team USA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hanover — Heidi Robbins travels the world with the U.S. women’s rowing team, yet continually finds herself in familiar surroundings. Robbins, 23, works and trains at Princeton University, where the Hanover native graduated last year with a degree …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …