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Pauline McClain, aka Kelly Ripa to Shreds, of Warren, N.H., center right, gives a final effort at blocking jammer Julia Pelosi, aka Make It Lorraine, of Enfield, N.H., center left, from lapping her team during a practice scrimmage of The Upper Valley Vixens at Union Arena in Woodstock Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Vixens will open their season with a bout against the Shoreline RD BellaDonnas Saturday.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens are back for another go-round of roller derby. More than ever, they’re playing for real. With a complete roster of dedicated skaters, the Vixens are determined not only to improve upon last season’s 6-5 mark in exhibition bouts, but also to earn “apprenticeship” status with the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association. They’ll begin …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part on Wednesday, dropping its usual best-of-three-sets format for eight-game pro sets in a 7-0 blanking …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at least at week, Woodstock coach Brandon Little said, which gave the hosts a distinct advantage. …

Robert N. Earle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Plymouth, Vt. — Robert N. Earle, 85, died at his home in Plymouth on Saturday, March 29, 2014, surrounded by family. Robert was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Bridgewater, Vt. the son of Clifford and Vera (Furman) Earle. Robert went to school in Bridgewater and graduated from …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Wasps Feel the Sting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only UPS boxes things better than Lyndon Institute did at Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night. Semifinal day became moving day for the Woodstock High boys basketball, with maroon-clad Vikings muscling their counterparts through, across and …

Bridgewater Nurse Position Cut From Budget

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridgewater — Voters cut more than $42,000 from the Bridgewater Village School budget after a lengthy discussion at the annual meeting Tuesday, but breezed through the rest of the articles. Town Clerk Nancy Robinson said voters approved a 2014-15 school budget of nearly $896,000 after cutting a nearly …

Paul V. Roberts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridgewater Corners, Vt. — Paul V. Roberts, 80, of Bridgewater Corners, died Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. He was born March 4, 1934 in Middletown, Conn., the son of Guy V. and Barbara (Rankl) Roberts. He was raised in Marlboro, Conn., and …

Plea Bargain Angers Family: Man Pleads No Contest in Wreck That Killed 84-Year-Old

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White River Junction — An Enfield man will serve 10 days in prison and spend three years on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor negligent operation in a Route 4 collision that killed a Bridgewater woman last …

Woodstock Hockey Feels the Sting

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Woodstock — The second period of Northfield’s 5-2 Vermont Division II quarterfinal boys’ hockey win over Woodstock Union High on Wednesday night resembled one of those too-good-to-be true infomercials. Even-strength goal? Check. Power play goal? Check. Shorthanded goal? …

Bridgewater School Budget Down

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bridgewater’s Town and School District Meeting will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. Bridgewater — One year after a narrow majority of voters consented to pay 9 percent …