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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 …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Woodstock Suffers Another Heartbreaker in D-II Title Game

Sunday, November 1, 2015

South Burlington, Vt. — It was pure agony. Saturday’s Vermont Division II boys soccer championship game between top-seeded Woodstock and No. 6 U-32 felt eerily similar to last year’s final, when the Wasps fell in overtime to Rice. …

Running to History: Oxbow Girls Capture First Cross Country Crown

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thetford — Oxbow Union High junior Leanne Burgess caught the first hint with about half a mile left in Saturday’s Division III girls race at the Vermont High School Cross Country Championships. “I heard some coach saying, ‘She’s …

Woodstock Bogged Down By U-32

Saturday, October 31, 2015

East Montpellier, Vt. — Woodstock High’s Patrick Potter emerged from a pile early in the second quarter the of Friday’s Vermont Division III semifinal with a clump of sod from U-32’s football field stuck in his helmet. His jersey was muddied, unreadable after several collisions with a messy …

Not Guilty Plea Entered In Drug Overdose Case

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chelsea — A 21-year-old Barnard woman has pleaded not guilty to accusations she sold the heroin and fentanyl mixture that caused a 19-year-old Bethel man to overdose in April. Taylor Benjamin was arraigned Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court on a charge of dispensing heroin, one of four heroin-related …

Sun Shines on Wasps: Woodstock Advances to D-II Final

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High boys soccer head coach Tom Avellino doesn’t like the word “redemption.” Every season is different, he says. Every team is different. The four-year veteran understands the difficulties of comparing seasons, rosters, teams, programs …