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Whitcomb's Marcus Sheldon (21) passes through South Royalton's double-team defense by Nicholas Howe and Mackinley George (22) in the fourth quarter in Bethel, Vt., on February 8, 2016. At right is South Royalton's William Wuttke. South Royalton won, 56-43. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually dictated by where his team is emotionally on that given night. Monday’s game against Whitcomb, a 56-43 win, was a little bit …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Valley Schools Weigh Merger

Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Royalton — The impulses to hang on to what’s old, and yet to reap the benefits of what’s new, are in competition as residents and school officials in the White River Valley discuss how best to respond to the upcoming merger of their supervisory unions under Act …

A Swarm Welcome in South Randolph for Vulnerable Bee Colony

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Toby Bashaw, of South Randolph, was selling baked goods made by his wife, Elizabeth Hendrix, at Feast and Field in Barnard last month when he had a chance meeting with East Bethel beekeeper Darrell Smith. Smith knew Bashaw …

Hornets Coach Makes Departure

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Whitcomb-Rochester girls soccer coach Gary Zisselsberger has stepped down from his position following a suspension from the team that caused him to reconsider coaching. Zisselsberger was suspended in mid-September in response to a practice drill involving girls on …

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Royalton-Area Schools To Hold Merger Meeting South Royalton — The soon-to-be-formed White River Valley Supervisory Union will hold a public forum this weekend to tackle the biggest question facing educators: How to move forward in a way that best serves the students of the 10 constituent towns? The …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

Yoga Finds a New Dimension Outdoors

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It’s just after 10 a.m. on a sunny Saturday in Woodstock, and the dew hasn’t yet dried from the grass at the base of Mount Peg. As Amanda Anderson’s hiking yoga class settles into its warmup, participants can …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …