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High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of dominoes to make Wardwell’s commute significantly shorter. …

Big Hugs in Barnard

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From left, Ryleigh Johnson, 8, of Woodstock, Marilyn Groppe, 15, of Gaysville, Vt., Amelia Killackey, 11, of New York City, Allister Wigglesworth, 12, of Bethel, and JAMR Marceau, 15, of Sharon, emerge from Barnard Town Hall into a group hug after the final performance of the BarnArts Summer Youth Institute’s Willy Wonka Jr. …

Boards Weigh Closing Elementary Schools in Barnard, Bridgewater

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village School may be …

Wasps Feel the Sting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only UPS boxes things better than Lyndon Institute did at Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night. Semifinal day became moving day for the Woodstock High boys basketball, with maroon-clad Vikings muscling their counterparts through, across and …

Barnard Residents Bemoan ‘Inscrutable’ Financing Formula; Budgets Pass

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Barnard — Education — its quality, cost and tax impact — dominated discussion at the town and school meeting on Tuesday morning. About 100 people attended the two-hour meeting in the Town Hall. In a legislative update session led by state Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, the focus was …

Woodstock Hockey Feels the Sting

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Woodstock — The second period of Northfield’s 5-2 Vermont Division II quarterfinal boys’ hockey win over Woodstock Union High on Wednesday night resembled one of those too-good-to-be true infomercials. Even-strength goal? Check. Power play goal? Check. Shorthanded goal? …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Feb. 24

Monday, February 24, 2014

SAU 6 Grading System Surveys Going Out Today Claremont — Since the current grading system is an SAU 6 initiative (not just Claremont), an SAU 6 standards-based grading committee of parents and staff will be formed in mid-March to study our current grading system, Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin said …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Canes Storm to Victory in OT

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Woodstock — Hartford High freshman forward Ben Rouillard will have more big games over the next three winters in Hurricane red, white and blue. But he’ll have few that matched the significance of his two-goal outburst in the …

Woodstock Boys Cashing In

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — Wherever he may go, whatever he may do, Bradley Lewis will probably never forget the story of the bent nickel. Woodstock Union High School boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas uses the analogy of the folded five-cent piece to ensure his Wasps understand the concept of teamwork. …

Hands-Free or Hang Up: Vermont Lawmakers Weigh Vehicle Cell Phone Restrictions

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

White River Junction — State senators from the Upper Valley on Monday said they want to examine a bill to ban hand-held devices while driving but that it may well wind up on the governor’s desk. If it …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …

Local Roundup: Junior Doubles At UNH: Brechbuhl Wins Twice for Hanover

Monday, February 17, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover High School swim team can boast a two-time state champion and a third-place team from the girls’ half of Sunday’s NHIAA Division II swimming championships at the University of New Hampshire. Junior Elisabeth Brechbuhl raced to victories in the girls 200- and 500-yard …