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Volunteers Lee Michaelides, left, of Norwich, Vt., Nick Krembs, of Norwich,Vt., and Jim Petrillo, of Thetford, Vt., move a large stone onto the edge of the trail on Gile Mountain in Norwich, Vt., on Sept. 2, 2015. The project, headed up by the Norwich Conservation Comission and the Upper Valley Trails alliance, is using scores of volunteers and horse-power provided by Mike and Bruce, two Belgian draft horses owned by Bruce Streeter of Streeter Woods Farm in Orford, N.H., to install stone steps along eroded trail sections. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail in Norwich. Norwich volunteers Lee Michaelides, left, and Nick Krembs, and Jim Petrillo, of Thetford, moved a large stone using the horses. …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when …

Merge With Dresden Still An Option

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — In response to Vermont’s new school consolidation law, administrators and School Board members in Hanover and Norwich continue to consider the possibility of mergers with nearby districts and within the Dresden School District itself. A new opinion from Dresden’s attorney indicates that voters in the two towns could approve an intra-district consolidation as soon as March, provided both the Hanover and …

Film About Norwich’s One-Room Schools Raises Money to Save One

Friday, June 26, 2015

The former Root District School in Norwich is tucked off to the side of Union Village Road near the junction of Goodrich Four Corners Road. Built in 1937, it hasn’t been used as a school since 1945, but …

Jesse M. Stanley, Sr.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Jesse M. Stanley, Sr., 81, long time resident of Norwich died Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2015, at the Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, N.H. A full obituary will follow in tomorrows paper. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. has been …

Norwich Details Plan For ‘Pool’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Norwich — As the town prepares its application to rebuild the dam that once formed a swimming hole on Charles Brown Brook, officials on Tuesday explained their efforts to address the state’s environmental and legal concerns — and …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover High School’s ‘Super Senior’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The colleges that students from Hanover High School’s Class of 2015 will attend include the usual abundance of academic heavyweights. In looking over the list, I counted 10 students who were bound for Ivy League schools, four more headed to Middlebury College and another to Stanford. Rachel Fried …

People in Business: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

William Hall, of Bethel, was elected to the executive board of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada at the organization’s 109th annual conference in Philadelphia. Hall, a certified public finance officer, is the …

Gift That Keeps on Giving: Man Donates Norwich Farm to Vermont Technical College

Friday, June 19, 2015

Norwich — Vermont Technical College has announced that it plans to convert Norwich Farms, whose owner is donating the Turnpike Road property to the Randolph-based college, to a working dairy farm that will begin residential training programs for …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Neighbors Grill VTC President

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Randolph Center — At an open forum Tuesday night, community members peppered Vermont Technical College president Dan Smith with questions about a planned solar energy installation at the school, and expressed concerns about the degree to which the college has considered the public’s wishes in pursuing recent development …

Norwich Women’s Club Gives $66,000 in Grants

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Twenty local organizations will receive a total of $30,000 in grants from the Norwich Women’s Club Community Projects Fund this year, an amount that represents 80 percent of the total requested funds, the club said in a news release. The women’s club will also distribute $36,000 …

On Balance, It’s a Thrill: Mountain Unicyclists Take Trails One Wheel at a Time

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Rob Lycett compares learning to ride a unicycle to learning a language: It takes a lot of practice before it begins to feel natural. “There’s a learning curve,” Lycett, of West Hartford, said. Lycett is part …