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Bill Wood, of Woodstock, breaks away from the pack to run for a touch down during the Wasps' 33 to 7 win over Mill River in Woodstock Friday, August 28, 2015. 
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Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as a cool Friday evening shaded toward dusk, moments before the first quarter of Woodstock’s Vermont gridiron season opener with Mill River ended. …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs or kicked a soccer ball around, while others stood quietly watching and taking in the …

Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

East Barnard, Vt. — Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr., 94, of East Barnard, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H, surrounded by his family. He was born June 25, 1921. in Glen Ridge, N.J.; the son of Lewis G. Whitaker, Sr. & Effie (Clark) Whitaker. He was raised in Bloomfield, N.J., and was a B-26 pilot in the U.S. …

Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

East Barnard, Vt. — Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr., 94, of East Barnard, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center. A complete obituary …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Woodstock Man Drowns at Lake

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Woodstock — A 45-year-old avid outdoorsman and father of two died over the weekend after he fell out of his kayak and drowned in Silver Lake in Barnard. Ernest “Ernie” Wardwell, of Woodstock, was kayaking with two of …

It’s Growing on Him: Worrell Hopes Wasps Are Back to Usual Strength

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Woodstock — Ramsey Worrell stroked his salt-and-pepper beard after a Woodstock High football practice last week. He’s been working on the facial growth since last winter and is aiming to keep it for at least a year. The …

Antique Tractor Day Showcases Collectors

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Woodstock — During Antique Tractor Day at Billings Farm and Museum, tractor owners can display their handiwork and meet others with a soft spot for the old workhorses. Many spend their spare time restoring the vehicles and displaying …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …