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Dahlia Klarich, right, of Thetford Academy, high fives her former Oxbow teammates after Thetford's 53 - 40 win in Bradford, Vt. Thursday, February 4, 2016.
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A Happy Return for Former Oxbow Player

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bradford, Vt. — Playing in her former team’s home gym Thursday night was a strange experience for Thetford Academy junior Dahlia Klarich. Yet thanks to those around her on the Panthers’ girls basketball team, transitioning from Oxbow Union High to Thetford has been anything but awkward. Now the Panthers’ starting point guard, Klarich played her freshman and sophomore seasons for …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Hartman Joins 200-Point Club

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — If Matti Hartman was going to become the second member of the Hanover High girls hockey program’s career 200-point club, at least she wasn’t going to make people wait for the moment to pass. The senior center had a goal and two assists before Monday night’s date with Exeter High …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers …

Residents Consider Energy as Companies Compete

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hanover — As the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission considers applications from two competing utilities vying to provide natural gas to customers in Lebanon and Hanover, a group of concerned Upper Valley residents has come together to draw attention to the need for community involvement in decisions that …

The Outside Story: This Fall, Bears Are Gorging Themselves on Apples

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into …

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer …

The Gift of a Long Life

Saturday, November 14, 2015

There is little question that war changes all who take part in it, but for 88-year-old Elmer Brown, it was missing out on World War II that forged his perspective and pushed him toward giving back to his …

Entertainment Highlights: Contra Dance Mainstay Northern Spy to Sound Its Final Notes

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

While celebrating their band’s 35th anniversary at Norwich’s Tracy Hall this weekend, you can count on the musicians of Northern Spy to play some French-Canadian tunes, at least one English country dance from the 1600s, maybe a Celtic …

Patsy Barden Kasten

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — Patsy Barden Kasten, 75, of Thetford Center died at 9:45, Friday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon N.H. She was born on Nov. 30, 1939, in Poy Sippy, Wis., to Ada (Virgin) and William Barden. She lived in or near there …

Stagecoach Rethinks Routes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Stagecoach Transportation Services, which provides shuttle services to a significant chunk of the Upper Valley, rolled out a dramatically retooled offering this week in an effort to attract more riders. While the service has traditionally …

Hamilton Leads Chargers to D-III tourney

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New London — Former Oxbow High goalkeeper Karley Hamilton and her Colby-Sawyer College women’s soccer teammates have a big date in the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend. The North Atlantic Conference-champion Chargers learned their NCAA fate on Monday, a trip to Amherst, Mass., for a four-team regional. …

SERG Joins With Vital Communities

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White River Junction — Sustainable Energy Resource Group, a Thetford-based nonprofit, is merging into Vital Communities. Founded in 2002, the has “a strong legacy of local energy action in the Upper Valley,” pioneering many innovative local energy projects that have since been replicated throughout the Northeast, Vital Communities …