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Joyce and Ed Childs examine the town report during the Norwich Town Meeting in Norwich, Vt., on Monday, March 2, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Norwich Divided Over Bond: Voters Balance Need, Tax Burden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Norwich — Residents Monday night debated the merits of a proposed $3 million bond to renovate the fire, police and public works facilities, with some worrying that such projects were pricing out neighbors and others saying that the repairs were overdue. The Selectboard itself showed a divided front to voters, as members presented the board’s narrowly approved plans for the …

Norwich’s Kearney Keeping A Crown, Clinches Fifth World Cup Moguls Title in a Row

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tazawako, Japan — Hannah Kearney’s moguls skiing career will end with at least one championship. The possibility of a second as well as a world record remain within reach. The Norwich native and 2010 Olympic gold medalist clinched her fifth consecutive FIS World Cup women’s moguls title on Sunday with a third-place finish …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

Balancing Act: Whatever the Sport, Lebanon Sophomore Finds Success

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lebanon — Two of the coaches who call Lebanon High’s Ryan Milliken their own can describe him with five-letter words like motor and gamer. Here’s another one Milliken hopes to apply at Leverone Field House today: zippy. The …

More Sweep Success: Raiders Continue Mastery Over Marauders

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys and girls basketball teams won’t receive any tangible awards for sweeping arch-rival Hanover on Thursday, yet it was a banner night for the Raiders anyway. Senior Vanessa Fluery sank a buzzer-beating jump …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Creature Count in Norwich

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Joan Hoffmann, of South Royalton, uses her binoculars to get a better look at a red-breasted nuthatch while participating in the annual Hanover-Norwich Christmas Bird Count in Norwich on Thursday. The group counted 20 different species of birds …

Norwich To Revisit Garbage

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Norwich — Residents who dispose of garbage at the town transfer station might be able to continue using the trash bag of their choice, after all. Next month, the Selectboard will consider a revised waste management policy that would give transfer station users the option of whether to …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Engagement: Erickson — Mattson

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wilder — Jill and John Erickson, of Norwich, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Erickson, to Kyle Mattson. The bride-to-be graduated from Hanover High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Area Shops Come Together for Charity

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Norwich — A fundraiser organized for the Upper Valley Haven by a general store has collected more than $50,000 since Dec. 1, leading the Hanover-based Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation to raise the limit for its matching donation. Dan Fraser of Dan & Whit’s created the donation drive …