Cloudy
41°
Cloudy
Hi 51° | Lo 30°

Norwich

William (Bill) Ambrose McGrath

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Park City, Utah — William Ambrose McGrath, familiarly known as “Bill,” gracefully accepted the fate that awaits all of us, dying peacefully at his home in Park City surrounded by his loving family and close relatives on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. In what can only be described as an untimely death due to complications from colon cancer, he was two weeks short of his 50th birthday. Known for his many achievements in athletics and engineering, and his extraordinary sense of humor, Bill was born in Hanover, N.H. on Nov. 4, 1964, just across the Connecticut River from his home in Norwich, Vt. After attending Norwich and Hanover schools, he enrolled at the University of Vermont …

Hanover Finds the Net in First-Round Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — If scoring was an issue for the Hanover High boys soccer team entering the defense of its NHIAA Division I championship this season, it appears to be no longer. The third-seeded Marauders swarmed 14th-ranked Manchester Memorial for two early goals, dominated possession and left soggy, foggy Merriman-Branch Field with a 4-0 decision to open the D-I tournament on Wednesday evening. Four …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of this is about money. ... Your top two people rejected partially because of money,” Vermont …

On the Hunt for Monarchs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quechee — Laurie-Helise Heijn has only seen two monarch butterflies this year, and it’s bumming her out. “You’d think since I do have so much milkweed that I would have seen more than two,” she said Tuesday. “You …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several …

Interim Chief Is Finalist In Thetford; Norwich Police’s Robinson Is One of Three in the Running

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thetford — The police chief in Norwich has made public that he is one of three finalists for the permanent chief position in neighboring Thetford, where he has been serving as interim chief since June. Doug Robinson, who …

Norwich Delays Manager Review

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Norwich — Despite the protest of the board member who’s been most critical of Town Manager Neil Fulton, the Norwich Selectboard decided Tuesday night to postpone the first part of the town manager’s annual performance review, citing several reasons for the delay. One selectman, Keith Moran, was absent, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Proliferation of Service Dogs Leads to Conflict

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Elroy Litchfield, a Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, recently acquired something that he believes will prove a tremendous help in coping with his condition: a five-month-old dog named Mischief who’s being trained …

Vermont Drivers Face Stricter Cellphone Rules Starting Oct. 1

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Come Oct. 1, drivers in Vermont who are caught holding a cellphone to their ear could face a fine that is bigger than their monthly phone bill. And next summer, similar rules will apply …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Ian Alexander Gemery

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Ian Gemery died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. He was born on Jan. 22, 1998, to loving parents, John Gemery and Karen Loring, and was raised in Norwich. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his sister, Lauren, whom he kissed …

OK Does the Trick: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Lebanon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lebanon — The Hanover High girls soccer team showed on Friday it can dominate even without performing at its best. Lackluster at times against rival Lebanon on the road, the Marauders scored once in each half and held …