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Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division III state champions knocked off the Olympians, 35-20. The Wasps (3-1) rebounded from last week’s 24-7 loss to U-32, which snapped their 33-game winning streak in Woodstock last week. Oxbow slipped to 0-4. Woodstock was without running back and safety Dan Robinson, who wasn’t excluded from the starting lineup until Friday. Bill …

Jeremiah K. Flynn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Jeremiah K. Flynn, 69, of Bethel, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of a suspicious-looking soda bottle.” The bottle was thought to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine cook or …

Missing Man, 90, Safe in Randolph

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Randolph — When Earl LaPlante hopped into the driver’s seat of his pick-up truck shortly before noon on Monday with the intention of running an errand, he was more than a little surprised to hear moans coming from …

Wait for Spring Gets Longer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethel — The lingering wintry weather brought more heavy snow, ice and biting wind to the Upper Valley, and between fuel bills and extra orders of salt, the season also has hit residents and municipalities in the wallet. …

Windsor Northwest Picks Boss

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bethel — The Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union has hired a state education official with experience as a school principal as its incoming district superintendent. Meg Powden will start as superintendent in July, replacing John Poljacik, who is retiring. Poljacik will serve as interim superintendent in the coming months. …

News of $500,000 School Overpayment Upends Bethel Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bethel — At the School Board’s request, voters on Tuesday postponed consideration of the proposed school budget until town and school officials get to the bottom of an estimated $500,000 overpayment of property tax funds from the town to the school district. It’s unclear how the overpayment will …

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 …

Father Puts Up House to Secure Bail for Daughter Charged in Bethel Shooting

Friday, February 21, 2014

White River Junction — The father of the woman charged in the attempted murder of a South Royalton woman has agreed to deed over his property to Windsor Superior Court in order to secure the release of his …

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 …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Bethel Budget Could Go Up

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel Town Meeting is on March 4 at 10 a.m. The annual school meeting is on March 4 at 7 p.m. Both meetings take place in Town Hall. Bethel — For the last two years, Town Meeting has …

‘Lost in Schizophrenia’: Bethel Man Shares Story to Help Others Cope With Mental Illness

Saturday, February 15, 2014

During his first psychotic episode, Van Bennett saw the face of God. He was in Santa Barbara, Calif., about to start college classes, when he began to hear chanting in the languages of various religions. The intensity of …