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3 24 4 Hanover's JJ Daniell and Hannah Wittman and Lebanon's Lindsey Clark (left to right) dive for a loose ball during the first half. Lebanon at Hanover in High School Girls' Basketball on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Hanover, New Hampshire. 

Copyright 2014 by Rob Strong

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He whipped a behind-the-back pass to a wide-open Greg Roberge, who calmly buried a 3-pointer in much the same way Lebanon ran over …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in late October when the two programs were recognized for their collective achievements by the New …

Local Foods for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A manda Snyder’s love of preparing food began when she was five or six years old. That’s when she started baking, and it didn’t go flawlessly. “I made all the mistakes — substituting salt for sugar,” she said last week. But since then, she’s learned a great deal and has focused her passion …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Life Here: How Can a Person Be So Frail, So Hardy?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Back when I moved to Norwich, in 1986, my brother lived in town as well, and sometimes I would see him in his beat-up blue Toyota truck, which he had rolled and then pounded back into shape, so that it had a warped, wavery appearance, like something viewed …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder …

William (Bill) Ambrose McGrath

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Park City, Utah — William Ambrose McGrath, familiarly known as “Bill,” gracefully accepted the fate that awaits all of us, dying peacefully at his home in Park City surrounded by his loving family and close relatives on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. In what can only be described as …

Hanover Finds the Net in First-Round Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — If scoring was an issue for the Hanover High boys soccer team entering the defense of its NHIAA Division I championship this season, it appears to be no longer. The third-seeded Marauders swarmed 14th-ranked Manchester Memorial for two early goals, dominated possession and left soggy, foggy …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of …

A Path for Every Student

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hanover — Kelsey Smith already was serving in student government at Hanover High School. Playing the saxophone. Distance-running for the girls cross-country and track-and-field teams. Agonizing over which Advanced Placement courses to take, and from which teachers to …

Upper Valley Is Realistic on Ebola Scare

Monday, October 27, 2014

Norwich — Upper Valley residents on Sunday took a stoic outlook on preparations from local health authorities for fighting Ebola, which in the last week has spread to New York City and spurred national debate on how best to balance health safety measures with aid to disease-stricken West …