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Whitcomb-Rochester's Phoebe Parrish struggles to fight past Proctor's defenders during the state semifinal game at Barre Auditorium in Barre, Vt., on Feb. 25, 2015. Proctor won 34-26. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce most of Proctor’s points in the Phantoms’ 34-26 Vermont Division IV girls basketball semifinal win on Wednesday night at Barre Auditorium. The …

Business Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bethel — GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to its Bethel headquarters to support new business from a major customer. The company said the new 240-ton Netstal molding machines will expand its capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. The addition follows multimillion-dollar expansions at the company’s facilities in Tucson, Ariz., and Dongguan, China. “Our commitment to invest in …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The win sends the Hornets back to the semifinals at the Barre Auditorium for the first …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bethel Woman Killed After Thrown From Snowmobile Bethel — A 67-year-old Bethel woman has died from injuries she sustained in a snowmobile crashed in Bethel on Sunday. Dorothy Wilson, of Sanders Road, lost control of her snowmobile at 3:30 p.m. on a difficult section of trail near her …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gifford Medical Center CLARK — A son, Bentlee Joseph Gene Clark, born on Jan. 4, 2015, to Summer Flint and Jeremy Clark, of East Bethel. SILLOWAY — A daughter, Ava Louise Silloway, born on Jan. 5, 2015, to Bethany and John Silloway, of Randolph Center. …

Book Notes: Poetry Books With Upper Valley Roots

Friday, January 16, 2015

The year ended, and there they were, the three little books of poetry that had been lingering too long on my desk like toads tucked in for the winter, buried under piles of papers, notebooks and larger tomes. …

Snow Machine

Sunday, January 11, 2015

John Gover, 13, of Royalton, left, and Evan Rogers, 14, of Bethel, play with John’s remote-controlled car in the woods in Royalton on Dec. 30. The car was a Christmas present from his father. Valley News — Ariana …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

A Life: Norman S. Case Jr., 1917-2014; ‘He’d Read Everything He Could Find’

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bethel — If you met Norm Case on the street of his beloved town of Bethel and overlooked his white cane, you probably wouldn’t notice that he was blind. He didn’t seem to notice it. He certainly never …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

The Year in Photos: Capturing Everyday Events Results in Lasting Images

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

While on assignment for the Valley News , I’m often asked, “So you get paid to just drive around and take pictures all day?” There’s a bit more to it than that. Photographs have a way of forming …

Annie B. Gaiko

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Annie B. Gaiko, 98, of Bethel, died Monday night, Dec. 22, 2014, at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. Funeral services at the United Church of Bethel will be announced in the Spring, at which time a complete obituary will appear in this newspaper. There …

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on …