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Arturo Johnson, of Hanover, pulls ahead at the start of the CVC Championship cross country ski meet at the Stafford Nordic Center in Strafford, Vt. Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Johnson kept his lead and took first place with a time of 14:49.
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Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their respective team wins at the Strafford Nordic …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters hoped would provide property tax relief to Vermonters and spur school consolidations as enrollment drops, …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line in overtime on Monday night as the Royals fought their way past stubborn Rivendell, 54-48. …

Business Notes: Jan. 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bethel — GW Plastics last week marked the graduation of its second “School of Tech” class and announced that it expects the program to continue growing. Seven Randolph Union High School students — Nathan Gray, Ethan French, Zavier …

Udell A. Stoddard

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bethel, Vt. — Udell A. Stoddard, 93, of Bethel, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Valley Terrace in White River Junction, where she had resided the past four years. She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Stockbridge, Vt.; the daughter of Frank “Ray” and Ruth (Putnam) Ainsworth. She …

Udell A. Stoddard

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bethel, Vt. — Udell A. Stoddard, 93, of Bethel, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct, Vt. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 at the United Church of Bethel. There are no calling hours. A complete obituary will …

Local Roundup: Big Green Rules Rematch

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s basketball team produced a season-best effort from the floor, hitting 53.5 percent of its shots for the contest and 61.9 percent in the second half, for an 80-69 nonconference victory over Canisius at Leede Arena on Tuesday night. The victory ended a …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

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 …

New Judge To Oversee Perkins Trial

Friday, January 1, 2016

White River Junction — The trial of a 28-year-old South Royalton woman accused in a 2011 Bethel shooting is still scheduled to start next week despite a hangup that has left Windsor County without a primary judge. Emily Perkins, of South Royalton, faces an attempted second-degree murder charge …

ECFiber Poised For Investment

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Royalton — A fiber-optic network based in central Vermont aims to accelerate its build-out by changing its organizational structure so as to become more investor-friendly. Officials anticipate the move to become a communications union district — approved by East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network’s 24 member towns and …

Bethel Woman Writes History of Vt. Postcards

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bethel — Writer and artist Janet Hayward Burnham’s publications include travel articles, two romances, several children’s books and a biography. This fall, the Bethel resident added a history of Vermont’s postcards to that list. Asked about the breadth …

In Search of Hide, Hair

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bethel — It’s an occupation that’s been around longer than Vermont has been a state and the United States has been a country. At Whitcomb High School earlier this month, fur buyers and trappers stood in the gym …