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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 an untimely death due to complications from colon cancer, he was two weeks short of his 50th birthday. Known for his many achievements in athletics and engineering, and his extraordinary sense of humor, Bill was born in Hanover, N.H. on Nov. 4, 1964, just across the Connecticut River from his home in Norwich, Vt. After attending Norwich and Hanover schools, he enrolled at the University of Vermont …

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 Merriman-Branch Field with a 4-0 decision to open the D-I tournament on Wednesday evening. Four …

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 this is about money. ... Your top two people rejected partially because of money,” Vermont …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

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 …