Norwich

People in Business: Feb. 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nicolaas Bekker, of Lyme, has been named a vice president and Norwich branch manager for Ledyard National Bank. Bekker has nearly 20 years of customer service experience, first in the hospitality industry and then in banking. He was born and raised in the Netherlands and earned a master’s degree in film and television studies from the University of Amsterdam. He began his banking career in Fairfield County, Conn., after moving to the U.S. in 2003. Since arriving in the Upper Valley in 2010, Bekker has been involved in the community, serving as the president of the Rotary Club of White River Junction from 2014-2016 and …

Norwich’s Manager To Step Down

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Norwich — Town Manager Neil Fulton, whose employment status has been a matter of ongoing discussion, informed the Selectboard on Friday that he intends to retire at the end of the month. In an interview on Friday night, Fulton said 41/2 years as town manager was sufficient and he didn’t want a dispute …

More Than Skiing: Sunapee Jumpers Keep Coach in Minds, Hearts

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Plymouth, n.h. — Sunapee High’s ski jumping team sat together at a table in back of Plymouth High School’s cafeteria Friday night. Like all seven high school teams in attendance, the Lakers awaited Friday’s results for the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association ski jumping championships, hosted on a redesigned, refurbished hill behind Plymouth’s …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Sweep Success: Raiders Take Another Pair of Wins from Marauders

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hanover — Not much, it seems, has changed in four weeks for Lebanon High basketball, as both the girls and the boys walked away from their rematches with Hanover with victories Friday night at Hanover High. The most …

Dresden and Hanover OK Teacher Contract

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hanover — The Dresden and Hanover school boards voted unanimously this week to adopt a new three-year contract with teachers in Hanover schools. If approved by voters in March, the contract with the Hanover Education Association would increase teacher salaries by a “modest” amount and switch them to …

Third-Period Rally Gives Hanover Hockey Tie, Moral Victory

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

West Lebanon — Hanover High’s boys hockey team skated out from the bench to greet its goaltender, Luke Ratliff, near center ice after the second period. Ratliff had made 12 saves in the period, including three on breakaways …

Area Farmers Form Coalition

Monday, January 4, 2016

Norwich — The sweet scent of cow manure filled the air last month as Upper Valley farmers gathered at Vermont Technical College’s Norwich Farms to announce the launch of the Connecticut River Farmers’ Watershed Alliance, a group intended, in part, to help growers respond to new state regulations …

ECFiber Poised For Investment

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Royalton — A fiber-optic network based in central Vermont aims to accelerate its build-out by changing its organizational structure so as to become more investor-friendly. Officials anticipate the move to become a communications union district — approved by East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network’s 24 member towns and …

Four Towns Mull Model For Merger

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Norwich — School officials from Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford are discussing a school district merger under Vermont’s new school consolidation law, an arrangement that could provide tax relief for residents and greater choice for students . The Three Rivers School District, as it’s currently dubbed, would operate …

Hard Work Pays Off for Hanover

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hanover — Despite undergoing changes in both personnel and style, the Hanover High boys basketball team expects to play with the same workmanlike effort that has helped it thrive in recent years. The Marauders’ “all in” motto — echoed after every team huddle — appeared lacking in a …

Norwich Resident’s Work Honored by The Garden Conservancy

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Unlike many garden authorities, Norwich resident Bill Noble did not start his career by going to college to study plants and serving as apprentice to a gardening pro. He moved to the Upper Valley in 1976 with degrees …

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 …