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From left, Hanover's Courtney Sabatelle, Emma Woloshin, Josephine Nett, and Hanna Dai, dance to "Cotton Eyed Joe" during half time at the  Hanover at Stevens unified basketball game in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 26, 2015. 
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Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by nine points on Jan. 23, on Monday. …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. The Thetford Selectboard announced this week that it had hired Michael Evans, who has worked …

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 Lawrence noted, the competitors don’t line up in a mass start, as might happen in …

Joan E. Breen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stoneham, Mass. — Joan E. Breen, 82, formerly of Boston, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Breen was born and raised in Sunapee, N.H. and a graduate of West Lebanon High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, she moved to Boston. …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Remembering the Victims: Gun Violence Vigil Held in Norwich on Anniversary of Newtown, Conn., Shooting

Monday, December 15, 2014

Norwich — A crowd of about 80 lined the fence at the corner of Main and Church Streets Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and other incidences of gun violence. …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Krass Third at Dew Tour Slopestyle

Monday, December 15, 2014

Breckenridge, Colo. — She keeps sounding like she’s surprised. The recent record, however, says that nothing Hanover’s Julia Krass has accomplished on snow lately should be shocking at all. The 17-year-old made the podium in her first freeskiing start of the season on Saturday, claiming third place in …

Norwich Artisanal Chocolatier My Brigadeiro Opens Storefront in Hanover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hanover — My Brigadeiro, the Norwich-base gourmet chocolatier that has won a national following while operating out of owner Ana Paula Alexandrescu’s home for the past two years will be opening its first store in Hanover five days before Christmas. The store, in the spot formerly occupied by …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Robert Bruno Alexander Naumann

Friday, December 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Robert Bruno Alexander Naumann, 85.5 years old, succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at Hanover (N.H.) Terrace on Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014. Bob was born on June 7, 1929, in Dresden, Germany, the son of Eberhard Bruno and Elsa (Haege) Naumann zu Koenigsbrueck. Given his parents’ …

Dean G. Bohorquez

Friday, December 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Dean G. Bohorquez, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Arrangements are pending. …

Norwich Facilities Proposal Takes Forward Step

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night kept alive its chance to bring the fire and police facilities project to a bond vote this spring, despite having missed a deadline earlier this month. After a lengthy, impassioned discussion that included appeals from the police chief and members of …

Former Chief Seeks Marrow Match

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Windsor — The family of retired police chief Steve Soares has organized a bone marrow registry drive in response to his recent diagnosis with a rare, aggressive cousin of leukemia. Though Soares hadn’t found a match as of …