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A tourist takes a picture from the Quechee Gorge bridge in Quechee, Vt., on June 27, 2005. (Valley News - David M. Barreda) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Bill Seeks Suicide-Prevention Steps for Quechee Gorge Bridge

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Quechee — The Quechee Gorge Bridge, a scenic and historic structure that provides a key Upper Valley highway link and draws tourists from near and far, also poses a threat to public health. That’s the premise of a bill in the Vermont Legislature that would require the state Agency of Transportation to come up with measures to prevent suicides at …

Edward E. Wardwell, Sr.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Barnard, Vt. — Edward E. Wardwell, Sr., 77, died early Monday morning Feb. 8, 2016, at the Veterans Hospital in White River Jct. following a long illness. He was born on Jan. 6, 1939, in Hanover, N.H. the son of Ernest M. and Verna (Jillson) Wardwell. Known as the Mountain Man from Barnard Edward graduated from Woodstock High School in 1957. He went …

Buzzkill: Wasps Snap Jacks’ Winning Streak

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Windsor — Somehow, even when Woodstock had a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go, there was a feeling that Thursday’s boys basketball showdown at Windsor High was far from over. Sure enough, in a four-minute span, the lead was chewed down to 59-57 with 2:17 to play. Woodstock held on to defeat Windsor, 62-59, but getting the win was like …

At Long Last, Hartford Girls Hockey in a Winning Mood

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White River Junction — The postgame celebration could be heard from the lobby, screams and cheers that seemed to get louder as the minutes passed by. As the Hartford High girls hockey team filed out of the locker …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Winning in Winter: Woodstock Skiers Know How to Pack the Trophy Case

Sunday, January 17, 2016

For years, the Woodstock cross-country skiing teams have dominated the competition in Vermont. Last season, the Wasps’ alpine teams got right it on the fun. Woodstock’s boys and girls in both disciplines won state championships, the downhill devotees …

Dwain L. Manning

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Barnard, Vt. — A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Barnard Town Hall for Dwain L. Manning who passed away on Nov. 15, in Port Charlotte, Fla. at the age of 81. The Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock is …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women, Men Take Relays

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hanover — Some things never change, at least from the perspective of the Dartmouth College track and field teams. Scoring more than half of their points from eight events, the Big Green women won their sixth consecutive Dartmouth Relays title and their 10th since 2003 at Leverone Field …

Barnard Man Conserves Acreage

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Barnard — A Barnard man has donated an 83-acre conservation easement on Smith Hill Road to the Vermont Land Trust. The forestland, owned by Marty Bell, is within the Chateauguay No-Town Project area, a local conservation initiative that aims to keep the “sparsely inhabited and relatively road-free region …

Ball Control Works for Hartford Girls

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Woodstock — The Hartford High girls basketball team used a new approach to earn a similar result against Woodstock on Tuesday night. Deliberately slowing to help mitigate turnover issues that plagued them during a recent losing streak, the …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester’s LaPerle Good for a Grand

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bethel — Whitcomb-Rochester’s cooperative girls basketball program decided to change the venue of Monday’s game with Websterville Baptist from Rochester High to Whitcomb High for a reason. Hornet senior Lindsey LaPerle, a Whitcomb student, was five points away …

Area Farmers Form Coalition

Monday, January 4, 2016

Norwich — The sweet scent of cow manure filled the air last month as Upper Valley farmers gathered at Vermont Technical College’s Norwich Farms to announce the launch of the Connecticut River Farmers’ Watershed Alliance, a group intended, in part, to help growers respond to new state regulations …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 3, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MARTIN — A son, Lincoln Joseph Martin, born Dec. 20, 2015, to Jessica Demers and Michael Martin, of Ascutney. Gifford Medical Center PACHECO — Twin sons, Levi Pacheco and Lincoln Pacheco, born Dec. 7, 2015, to Jessica and Emanuel Pacheco, of South Royalton. CROSS — …