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From left, Delia Nahabedian, Darby Phillips, Amara Nichols and Kirsten Tischbein play the warmup game “pepper” before Friday’s NHIAA Division II contest at Lebanon. Phillips graduated last year and is a volunteer coach with her former team, while the others are current Marauders. Hanover won, 17-5. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at Kenneth Devins Memorial Field. Amara Nichols belted a three-run home run, two doubles and had five RBIs to lead Hanover, which improved …

Norwich Board Balks at Contract for Town Manager

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard weighed and appeared ultimately to reject the idea of an employment contract for Town Manager Neil Fulton at its Wednesday night meeting, a discussion for which the town manager was not present. Fulton currently works without a contract and has said he has “no interest” in signing one. Selectwoman Mary Layton, who first floated the idea of a contract …

Aim High

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Norwich Recreation lacrosse coach Chris Clapp lines up his first- and second-grade boys team for a scrimmage at the close of their practice at Huntley Meadows in Norwich on Wednesday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Earl W. Thompson

Friday, February 20, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Earl W. Thompson, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Littleton, N.H. a son of William Ira and Ethel May (Deering) Thompson. His family moved to Canaan, N.H. at an early age where …

Dresden School Taxes Set to Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Voting for the Dresden, Hanover and Norwich school budgets will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Norwich residents may cast their ballots at Tracy Hall and Hanover residents may vote at the Hanover High School gymnasium. Hanover — Voters in Hanover and …

Gloria Grant Crowe

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Gloria Grant Crowe, 85, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2015, at Lebanon Center Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

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 …