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Dresden becomes first New Hampshire school district to adopt gun storage resolution
04-02-2024 7:00 PM


HANOVER — The Dresden School District, which includes Hanover High School, has become the first in New Hampshire to adopt a secure firearm storage resolution.The decision commits the district to sharing information and encouraging conversations about...

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Eclipse exercise in Norwich
03-29-2024 9:43 AM

Out & About: New nonprofit aims to support families affected by brain injuries
03-22-2024 8:07 PM


Sierra Longmoore has always loved creating art and it became even more important during her recovery from the traumatic brain injury she suffered in 2020 at the age of 17.She continues to paint to this day and is particularly drawn to painting...

First lady makes pitch for Biden in Norwich visit
03-20-2024 7:04 PM


NORWICH — Dozens of protesters objecting to American military and political support for Israel in its war against Hamas gathered on the edge of the green to catch the attention of first lady Jill Biden as she pulled into Norwich for a private...

Norwich sticks with incumbent for Selectboard seat
03-06-2024 11:24 AM

NORWICH — Incumbent Mary Layton defeated two challengers for a three-year seat on the Selectboard.Layton received 549 votes. Challengers Douglas Wilberding received 407 votes and Chuck Tufankjian received 201 votes. Neil Odell won uncontested...

Dresden voters approve budget and new teachers contract
03-06-2024 10:25 AM

NORWICH — Voters approved a new collective bargaining agreement between the Hanover Education Association and the Dresden School Board during Tuesday Town Meeting ballot voting.The cost of the new contract in the first year, 2024-25, is $792,000.They...

On the Trails: The healing power of the great outdoors
02-28-2024 5:00 PM


A good friend once pointed out to me that we never seem to refer to the “great indoors.” Two major surgeries in recent months have powerfully reminded me of just how much my mental and physical health are dependent on being active in the great...

Annual meeting preview: New teacher contract on Dresden ballot
02-25-2024 11:40 AM

Article of note: One article asks voters whether they support the cost of a new three-year collective bargaining agreement between the Hanover Education Association and the Dresden School Board. The cost of the new contract in the first year, 2024-25,...

Town Meeting preview: New culverts fund proposed in Norwich
02-25-2024 11:22 AM

Articles of note: One article asks voters to approve the creation of a Culverts Fund to replace culverts in town and to seed the fund with an initial amount of $150,000. They’ll also be asked to direct surplus funds to the Fire Apparatus Fund #6 in...

Incumbent faces two challengers for Norwich Selectboard seat
02-16-2024 7:31 PM


NORWICH — Three people are vying for one three-year term on the Selectboard in Norwich’s only contested race this year.Selectboard Vice Chairwoman Mary Layton faces competition from residents Doug Wilberding and Chuck Tufankjian.All three candidates...

Norwich makes interim police chief permanent
02-05-2024 10:01 PM


NORWICH — Hoping to stabilize a department where leadership has been in flux, the town has named its interim police chief to the job permanently and is looking to him to rebuild a law enforcement agency that has been depleted of officers.Matthew...

Montshire igloo event canceled; Hartford ice fishing derby postponed
02-01-2024 7:00 PM

NORWICH — Two seasonal Upper Valley events will not happen as planned this weekend.The Montshire Museum of Science has canceled its annual Igloo Build, which was scheduled to take place this Saturday.The cancellation was motivated by the lack of...

New Family Place executive director discusses new role, plans for future
02-01-2024 3:05 PM


NORWICH — As she settles into her new role as executive director of The Family Place, Stephanie Slayton has her eye on the nonprofit’s upcoming 40th anniversary next year.“I think it says a lot about an organization that has been serving the community...

A Life: Jack Candon ‘took total joy in being helpful and bringing some joy to others’
01-21-2024 10:00 PM


NORWICH — Complete with a red suit and hat and with his trademark good humor and a twinkle in his eye, Jack Candon gave many Upper Valley children (including mine) their first Christmas gift each year: a bell.The gift was a token of the Polar Express,...

Norwich Selectboard seeks input into how to use $1.1 million surplus
01-16-2024 3:03 AM


NORWICH — Having ratified a budget proposal for fiscal year 2025 last month, the Norwich Selectboard now needs to determine how to appropriate a $1.1 million surplus, with many funding needs to consider. The Selectboard will hold two meetings this...

Stocking up for a power outage
01-15-2024 12:54 AM

Asher Albrecht, 15, of White River Junction, right, scans a case of bottled water for Kathy Wyle, of Deering, N.H., left, at Dan and Whit’s in Norwich on Saturday. Wyle, who was visiting her mother-in-law in Lyme when the power went out, was picking...

After spending $100,000 fighting lawsuit, Norwich agrees to instruct groups to comply with open meeting requirements
12-26-2023 1:19 PM


NORWICH — Town officials reached a settlement agreement this month with resident Christopher Katucki to end a nearly three-year lawsuit over allegations that town subcommittees were not complying with Vermont’s open meeting laws. In a settlement with...

Marion Cross School sees significant teacher turnover 
12-09-2023 11:36 PM


Among teaching jobs in the Upper Valley, landing a post at Marion Cross School in Norwich has long been considered a plum.One of the wealthiest towns in the state, and with a high level of education attributable in part to its proximity to Dartmouth...

Clear cutting in Norwich
12-05-2023 10:40 AM

Norwich police say lack of new contract hampers hiring
12-02-2023 2:42 AM


NORWICH — Police recruitment and staffing remain a challenge due to budget constraints and the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement, according to town Police Department staff.The town is entering its fifth month without a contract with the...

Upper Valley landowners increasingly require hunters to get permission 
11-25-2023 1:44 PM


NORWICH — Martin Philip hunts deer on John Lamppa’s 40 acres of posted property in Norwich — with Lamppa’s permission.Philip, a burgeoning bow hunter who didn’t start hunting until adulthood, was looking to find land to practice on where deer were in...

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