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Lebanon's Corinne Kennedy attempts a jump for the high jump at the  NHIAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Hannover, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. Kennedy did not clear the bar on this jump.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, giving the Raider …

Library Director Named 2016 Citizen of the Year

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Norwich — Lucinda Walker, director of the Norwich Public Library, has been named Norwich citizen of the year for 2016. Recipients of the annual Norwich Women’s Club award are selected by committee from nominations, which anyone can submit. Walker is being recognized for the “many partnerships she’s forged with other organizations,” the women’s …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Vermont Emergency Management Official Warns Norwich Might Lose Out on Funding

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Thursday voted unanimously to apply for federal disaster money to secure a ruined dam and repair the public works garage, despite a warning from a Vermont Division of Emergency Management official that the town might have missed its chance. After giving up its …

Broom Brigade: Lebanon Rolls to an Easy Wechsler Cup Sweep

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lebanon — In both halves of Friday night’s boys and girls Wechsler Cup basketball doubleheader against Hanover at Lebanon High, the Raiders simply bided their time, outlasting the Marauders in what turned out to be back-to-back shootouts for …

Lawyer: Norwich Needs Cause to Fire Manager

Friday, December 18, 2015

Norwich — The lawyer hired to assess Town Manager Neil Fulton’s legal status as an employee has advised the Selectboard that Fulton cannot be fired without cause, according to an opinion obtained by the Valley News under a …

Jane McNair Stormer

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Brunswick, Maine — Jane McNair Stormer, age 71, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, of complications related to Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a rare neurodegenerative disorder. The daughter of Dr. Andrew H. McNair and Evelyn Lyford McNair, Jane grew up in Norwich, Vt. and …

Vigil Held on Norwich Green for Third Anniversary of Sandy Hook

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Norwich — Nearly 100 gun control advocates gathered along Main Street and held candles Monday evening to commemorate victims of mass shootings and to support efforts to regulate firearm ownership in Vermont. The annual vigil, organized by Gun …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover’s Berolzheimer an All-American

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hanover — Like the topping on a layer cake, Asa Berolzheimer’s soccer postseason has been capped with a tasty coating of icing. The Hanover High senior first led the Marauders’ boys soccer team to an NHIAA Division I …

Aiding Aging Neighbors in Norwich

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Norwich — Closing in on retirement can be a cause for giddiness. But not for Norwich resident Judy Pond. “I was very grumpy about it,” said Pond, a former English teacher who retired from Richmond Middle School in …

3 New Trustees Join VINS

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quechee — Three new trustees have joined the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Board of Trustees. Edith “Brucie” Hubbell, of Norwich, moved to the Upper Valley 15 years ago. Hubbell has volunteered with VINS, leading tours and discussions, and served on the board of the Upper Valley Humane …

Norwich Manager Contract Still Unresolved

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Norwich — Town leaders continue to wrangle over a potential contract for Town Manager Neil Fulton, with a divided Selectboard voting Wednesday to keep secret a legal opinion it solicited about the terms of Fulton’s employment. Board members …

Norwich Holds Off on Approving 2017 Budget

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Norwich — Town leaders are considering a fiscal year 2017 budget that maintains the current level of services with a 2.57 percent rise in expenditures, largely stemming from improvements to infrastructure and increases in town employees’ wages and benefits. The Selectboard on Wednesday held a short public hearing …