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Linda Cook, of Norwich, Vt., on Sept. 11, 2014. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

In Norwich, New Chairwoman and Town Manager Don’t Mix

Friday, March 6, 2015

Norwich — The new Selectboard on Wednesday voted 4-1 to make Linda Cook its chair, picking a selectwoman who publicly opposed the facilities bond that failed on Tuesday and clashed with Town Manager Neil Fulton over their respective roles in running the town. With residents having voted out former Selectman Keith Moran at Town Meeting, the board’s leadership and voting majority now belong to members who have expressed a desire to keep costs down in town government, including in the police, fire and public works capital facilities project. At Wednesday’s Selectboard meeting, Selectman Dan Goulet nominated Cook, and newly elected Selectwoman Mary Layton seconded. Selectman …

Montshire Museum Names New Director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Norwich — The Montshire Museum of Science has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Marcos Stafne, currently a vice president at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York. In April, Stafne will replace longtime director David Goudy, who will retire this month after having helped grow the museum from a bowling …

Hanover Girls Upset Lebanon, Advance in D-II Tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — Wednesday night’s 47-40 overtime playoff win at Lebanon might stand as a microcosm of the Hanover High girls basketball team’s season. The Marauders trailed for much of the night and appeared to be headed to a third straight postseason loss against their bitter rivals. Instead — as Hanover had in winning five of its last six to secure the No. 10 …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Club’s Skating ‘Spectacular’ To Feature Olympians, Students

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — The Skating Club at Dartmouth will hold its annual Skating Spectacular on Feb. 1 at 4:15 p.m. at Thompson Arena. But football fans need not worry. The show, set for 4:15 p.m., will be about 90 minutes long, leaving “just enough time to get home for …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Sidney Leighton Cook

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Sidney Leighton Cook, age 93, a life-long resident of Norwich passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation in Lyndonville, Vt. He was born in Norwich on Dec. 10, 1921, the son of Rowe Franklin Cook and Myrtie Hazel …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

Nancy Beck Hoggson

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Nancy Beck Hoggson, 73, died the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away surrounded by her two children, who will miss her dearly. Born on June 1, 1941 in Toronto, Canada, Nancy was …

Norwich Voters May See Facilities Plan

Monday, January 19, 2015

Norwich — The Norwich Selectboard last week moved one step closer to breaking ground on the long-debated capital facilities project, directing the town manager to write a $3 million bond warning article for the town’s police, fire and public works departments’ renovations. The board may approve or alter …

Nancy B. Hoggson

Monday, January 19, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Nancy B. Hoggson, 73, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. She was born June 1, 1941 in Toronto, ON, the daughter of Frederick and Marjorie Beck. After obtaining a number of distinguished degrees from …

Mothers’ Day Atop the Mountain: Hanover’s Blum, Buddy Climb to Honor Moms’ Cancer Battles

Monday, January 19, 2015

Anyone who’s dealt with a serious illness in the family is well aware of the importance of treatment and support. Jackson Blum and Alex Roth were willing to travel to great heights to give back. Bearing the slogan, …

Kearney Second at Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kreischberg, Austria — Veteran American mogul skiing star Hannah Kearney powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, finishing behind only Canadian rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the first of two days …