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High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of dominoes to make Wardwell’s commute significantly shorter. …

Big Hugs in Barnard

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From left, Ryleigh Johnson, 8, of Woodstock, Marilyn Groppe, 15, of Gaysville, Vt., Amelia Killackey, 11, of New York City, Allister Wigglesworth, 12, of Bethel, and JAMR Marceau, 15, of Sharon, emerge from Barnard Town Hall into a group hug after the final performance of the BarnArts Summer Youth Institute’s Willy Wonka Jr. …

Boards Weigh Closing Elementary Schools in Barnard, Bridgewater

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village School may be …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them …

Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer, 80, died at his home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, of natural causes with his wife Marcia at his side. He was born on March 6, 1934 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Ernest and Willamina (Clarke) Boyer. He was …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Pauline K. Leavitt

Thursday, July 3, 2014

East Barnard, Vt. — Polly Leavitt, 81, born Pauline Phyllis Kent in Exeter, N.H. on Feb. 15, 1933, passed away at home on Monday, June 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Polly spent her childhood in various New Hampshire and Massachusetts towns before moving with her parents, …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Margot Harcher

Friday, June 20, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Barnard resident Margot Harcher, 71, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J. to Margaret and George Harcher.  Margot graduated from Westwood High School …

Barnard Area Legislator Faces Challenger

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, will face a Republican challenger this year in the Windsor 4-1 district representing Barnard, Pomfret and the northwestern part of Hartford in the Vermont House. And a newcomer is likely to be elected to the two-seat Windsor 4-2 district representing the …

Bridge Repair Closes Rte. 12 In Barnard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Barnard — Construction will begin Friday on the Route 12 bridge in Barnard that crosses Locust Creek, with the road likely to be closed for a month. Kristin Higgins, the project manager for the Barnard bridge construction, said …