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Woodstock fans show their support for the boys basketball team's undefeated season after the Wasps defeated Enosburg, 65-56, for the state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 7, 2015. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the one step missed from a 16-7 team in 2013-14 that fell in the Vermont Division II semifinals, the Wasps completed the 16th …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the daily report. …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a two-year contract for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. In the Feb. 18 report released …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Distance Learners: Outside Shooting Works for Windsor Boys Hoop

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Windsor — Every high school boys basketball team that comes into Windsor High School knows what to expect — the Yellowjackets are always going to run the floor on offense and drive you crazy on defense. Springfield saw just how that philosophy works as the Jacks downed the …

Warming Trend

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jona Tuck, right, and John Knight, left, prepare to part ways — she to errands and he to work outside their home in East Barnard, late last month. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Woodstock Boys Shake Off Cosmos

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — It took undefeated Woodstock a couple of periods to find its sea legs, but a dominating second half sent the Wasps to a 61-45 triumph over Springfield at Dressel Gym on Tuesday night. Woodstock (6-0) is in the midst of an impressive start, as no …

Constance L. Hart

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Constance L. Hart, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born June 1, 1932, in Barnard, the daughter of Eben and Lucy (Rousseau) Lewis. She attended school in Barnard and graduated from Woodstock High School. After graduation she …

Woodstock Rallies Past Windsor in Battle of Undefeated Teams

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Maybe it was an omen when the bus failed to show up to take the Windsor High boys basketball team to Woodstock for Saturday afternoon’s game. Windsor coach Harry Ladue said a mix-up involving the bus …

Wasps Make Hilltoppers Feel the Sting

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Saturday night’s boys hockey game between Woodstock and visiting St. Johnsbury Academy looked good on paper, but not so hot on the ice. The Wasps rolled to an easy, 6-1 victory over the visiting Hilltoppers, who …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Vt. Residents Cope With Power Outages

Friday, December 12, 2014

South Strafford — Vermont officials are warning that tens of thousands of households that have lost power in recent days could see outages continue into the weekend as workers struggle to keep up with the ongoing problems caused …