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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. …

Whitcomb-Rochester Outlasts South Royalton

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

South Royalton — South Royalton School girls basketball coach Jim Hewitt took the microphone and addressed the crowd before his team’s Wednesday night game against Whitcomb-Rochester. He spoke of familiarity between the programs and the rivalry that over …

Judge to Hear Motion On Shooting Evidence

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

White River Junction — More than seven years after Kyle Bolaski shot and killed a man who had chased him with a splitting maul during a confrontation at a Chester, Vt., softball field, a judge will hear a motion on whether jurors should learn about the victim’s mental …

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 …

Shirley L. White

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Shirley L. White, 82, of Bethel, and formerly of Stockbridge, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2015, at Gifford Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at the Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Route 66 at Hebard Hill Road in …

James Arthur Abbott

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — James Arthur Abbott died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Gifford Memorial Hospital in Randolph with his loving family present. Jim was born Feb. 11, 1926, the son of Myrtle (Burridge) Abbott and Ruel Abbott of Bethel. He spent his childhood on the family farm in …

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 …

Plastics Firm Will Add Royalton Jobs

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Royalton — GW Plastics announced Monday a planned $10 million expansion to its Royalton facility, which the company said will add roughly 70 jobs over the next three to five years. Starting later this month, the Bethel-based contract manufacturing business plans to grow its plant on Waterman Road …

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 …

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 …

School Bus Driver Arraigned on DUI Charge

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

White River Junction — A 34-year-old Northfield, Vt., man pleaded not guilty through his attorney to driving a school bus to Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School — bound for a field trip to Boston — under the influence of …