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Hanover freshman Kennedy Lange and the Hanover Girls Cross Country team prepare for the start of the 81st New England High School  Interscholastic Cross Country Championship, held at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Copyright 2015 Rob Strong

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer John Morton — yet the Rams all but refused to acknowledge it. The Catholic school from Providence, R.I., is accustomed to competing …

A Life: The Rev. Norman Koop (1946-2015) Gave Attention and Energy to Everyone in His Flock

Monday, November 9, 2015

Woodstock — When the Rev. Norm Koop woke next to his wife in the predawn darkness of Oct. 7, he didn’t know it, but he had only nine hours left to live. The couple exited the parsonage, side by side, their two energetic dogs on leashes. It was a Wednesday, but at 69 …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin in June, Act 64 requires the Agency of Agriculture to create new rules to …

Taming the Wild Apple: Barnard’s Fable Farm Cultivates a Cidery

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In the clinging heat of a recent August afternoon, the three partners in Barnard’s Fable Farm were moving quickly, grinding apples and pressing them into juice that flowed into white five-gallon buckets. It was a messy scene: Spilled …

Wasps, Canes Play to Tie

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Energetic first-year Woodstock Union High field hockey coach Annie Doton is a motivating presence, constantly shouting words of encouragement or enthusiastic instruction from the sidelines. It took the Wasps a full half to match …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Woodstock Football Goes by Air and Ground in Rout of Springfield

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team, which opened the season pounding the ball for two wins, spread the offense Friday night as quarterback Luc Isa connected with Jackson Wood on two long first-half touchdown passes as the Wasps had their way with Springfield on Friday …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …