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Hannah Kearney sweeps the inside of her truck out in her front yard in Norwich, Vt., on April 13, 2015., while preparing for her solo cross-country trip to Utah, where she'll be living and studying for at least three years. 
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A Champion’s Next Challenge: At 29, Norwich’s Hannah Kearney Makes the Leap Into Retirement

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Norwich — Life begins at 65 — miles per hour, that is — in a pickup truck, on an interstate, pointed west, with a dog as co-pilot. It begins two time zones away with the resumption of school, picking up what was essentially set aside more than a decade ago, when the mountain became the classroom, where the student — …

Norwich Tries to Shore Bond Support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Norwich — Much of Wednesday night’s Selectboard meeting passed as board members who voted in favor of an upcoming bond request unsuccessfully attempted to unify the town’s governing body behind the capital facilities plan that voters will address next month. The Selectboard last week voted to move the fire, police and public works renovations project to a bond vote on May 12. The …

Hanover’s OT Work Rewarded

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hanover — With his red hair, goateed chin and stocky build, first-year Hanover High boys lacrosse coach Ryan Gardner bears some resemblance to the comedian Louis C.K. Gardner, but his players weren’t laughing as dusk crept across Merriman-Branch Field on Monday. Not when they’d just surrendered two goals during the fourth quarter’s final …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Conservation Nonprofit Restructures Leadership

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Charlestown — The Student Conservation Association has restructured the leadership team at its Charlestown location. The changes come following the appointment of a new CEO, Jaime Matyas, last September. Valerie Bailey, of Charlestown, has been named vice president for New Hampshire operations and special projects. During her 35 …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Earl W. Thompson

Friday, February 20, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Earl W. Thompson, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Littleton, N.H. a son of William Ira and Ethel May (Deering) Thompson. His family moved to Canaan, N.H. at an early age where …

Dresden School Taxes Set to Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Voting for the Dresden, Hanover and Norwich school budgets will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Norwich residents may cast their ballots at Tracy Hall and Hanover residents may vote at the Hanover High School gymnasium. Hanover — Voters in Hanover and …

Gloria Grant Crowe

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Gloria Grant Crowe, 85, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2015, at Lebanon Center Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …