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Assistant captains Caroline Howell, left, and Grace Tecca hold the championship trophy during a celebration lap after the Hanover vs. Berlin-Gorham girls hockey NHIAA Division I championship at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on March 15, 2014. Hanover won, 5-1. (Valley News - Will Parson)

The Call Of the Hall

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — Two of New Hampshire’s most historic and successful high school ice hockey programs are finally becoming legendary this weekend. The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey on Sunday will honor the Hanover High boys and girls hockey teams as part of its 13th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Concord’s Grappone Center. Former Hanover defenseman Steve Shirreffs …

Thetford Loses Choice for Chief

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thetford — The Ludlow, Vt., police sergeant the Selectboard wanted to hire as the town’s next police chief has withdrawn his acceptance of a conditional offer, just over a week after his planned hiring was announced. The board announced on Oct. 13 that a job offer had been made to Richard King, of Springfield, Vt., with a formal agreement pending background and reference …

Norwich Board Nixes Dog Ban

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard appears unlikely to make changes to its animal control ordinance following incidents this summer where dogs bit children during sports events at Huntley Meadows. “I don’t think we can legislate perfect protection from all things,” said Selectman Keith Moran, who owns three dogs. At last night’s Selectboard meeting, only one board member supported amending the existing ordinance to restrict …

Celaya’s Big Boot Lifts Hanover Football

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanover — Moises Celaya’s parents didn’t allow him to play a position other than kicker for the Hanover High football team this season, fearing their 5-foot-8 freshman might get hurt. After the frenzied pounding the youngster absorbed Friday …

Norwich Board Meets in Nonpublic Session to Discuss Town Manager's Performance

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Norwich — Tensions continued to simmer among town officials on Wednesday night, after the Selectboard held a closed-door discussion about the performance of Town Manager Neil Fulton. Selectwoman Linda Cook made the motion at the meeting to enter …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Hanover Newcomer Finds Field Hockey to Her Liking

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

White River Junction — Julie Montgomery never played field hockey before this summer, but Hanover High is sure glad she came aboard. The athletic junior, whose best sport is ice hockey, beat two Hartford defenders late in the second half Tuesday, feeding teammate Georgina Stern for a 2-on-none …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

A Life: George Tidman, 1930 - 2014; ‘He Kept Himself Busy’

Monday, September 8, 2014

Norwich — Within a minute of meeting the 70-something gentleman at the Dartmouth Fitness Center early in the new century, Hugh Mellert knew he was dealing with a live one. “He came up and said, ‘I want to …

Firewood Dealers Say Supply Is Short, and High Prices Show It

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last year’s long, cold winter prompted thousands of Twin State residents to burn more firewood than usual, which is fueling shortages and price increases in the Upper Valley this year. Ten years ago, one area supplier was selling …

Looking to the Next Chapter: Norwich Bookstore Marks 20th Year With Expansion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Norwich — The past two decades haven’t been a fairy tale for bookstores. First, the rise of retail giants such as Borders and Barnes and Noble decimated the corner bookstore, putting thousands of downtown shops out of business …

A Life: Lillian T. DeVaux, 1921 — 2014: ‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough when she needed to be tough and frugal when she needed to be …