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Hartford High’s Connor Brooks (19) competes against a Colchester defender during the Hurricane’s Vermont Division I boys soccer semifinal against the Lakers on Oct. 29, 2013. Brooks was recently honored as the state’s top male scholar-athlete by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association.
Valley News file — Greg Fennell

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association. The VSADA named him …

Carol Schoenig

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Carol Schoenig, 65, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Veteran Coach Warnken Still Going Strong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newport — Bill Warnken has been coaching basketball for 37 consecutive years. He has coached high school boys and girls, collegiate boys and girls and is so enamored by the sport that for two years he traveled 176 miles a day just to coach. “It keeps the rust off,” said the 66-year-old Warnken, …

Norwich Considers Dog Ban

Friday, October 10, 2014

Norwich — After two dog bites at Huntley Meadows this summer, the Selectboard on Wednesday night discussed potential changes to the town’s animal control ordinance that could ban canines from sporting events there. A proposed amendment, which was not adopted at the meeting, defined a dog as a …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Norwich Begins Manager Review

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard’s annual performance review of the town manager began last night in closed-door session, despite the protests of the manager and members of the board, including Chairman Christopher Ashley. “The evaluation process is in total disarray,” Ashley said at the meeting. The board members didn’t …

Selectman Shows Support for Town Manager Prior to Review

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Norwich — Despite the Selectboard’s precedent of conducting its performance review of the town manager behind closed doors, one board member openly supports Neil Fulton. “I’d say overall that he’s an excellent town manager, and that in general, he’s one of Vermont’s top 10 managers,” Selectman Steve Flanders …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunapee Talk Explores Aging Parents’ Needs Sunapee — A free talk about caring for an aging parent is set for Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11, Georges Mills. Dennis McCullough, a …

Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr., 65, died Monday Sept. 29, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Lebanon, a son of Charles and Helen (Johnson) Hodgdon. Charlie attended schools in Norwich and graduated from Hanover High School before …

Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BERNAT — A granddaughter, Zoe Elise Bernat, born on Aug. 15, 2014, to paternal grandparents Judy and Jim Bernat, of Norwich, and paternal great-grandmother, Jean Lenzner, of Norwich. …

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 …