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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 …

Earl W. Thompson

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Earl W. Thompson, 95, a longtime resident of Norwich, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

A Life: Nancy Hoggson, 1941-2015; ‘She Appreciated the Freedom of Having a Say’

Monday, February 16, 2015

Norwich — After being diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2013, Nancy Hoggson talked with her two adult children about where she might best spend her remaining time. Returning to her hometown of Toronto, where she still had family …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …

Norwich Businessman Leads Benefit for Upper Valley Haven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Dan and Whit’s on Main Street in Norwich is at the center of town in more ways than one. It’s where neighbors pick up groceries and kibitz, where a well-worn public bulletin board promotes everything from …

Longtime Norwich Resident Shares Citizen of the Year Award

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Martha “Marty” James, of Norwich, was recently named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Norwich Women’s Club. She and Dan Fraser, co-owner of Dan and Whit’s, share this year’s award (see related story). The citizen …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

‘Pompy’ Becomes a Priority: Ompompanoosuc’s E. Coli Problem Gets Renewed Attention

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Volunteer efforts to combat a long-running water quality issue in the Ompompanoosuc River have ebbed and flowed over the years as time and funding were available. But recently, residents have refocused their attention on the high E. coli …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Family Medicine Physician Joins New London Hospital New London — Amy Schneider, a family medicine physician, has joined New London Hospital. Schneider has cared for patients and their families in Andover, N.H., since 2004, most recently at Andover …