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Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

Raymond A. Robie, Jr.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bridgewater, Vt. — Raymond A. Robie, Jr. lost his two year battle with cancer at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was a fighter right to the end. Ray was born in Franklin, N.H. on Jan. 8, 1961, the son of the late Raymond A. Robie and Patricia A. Robie. Ray worked heavy construction for over 30 years and was employed …

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 …

Wasps Are Flying High: Woodstock Girls Make Amazing Turnaround

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Woodstock — Heather Blanchard was in tears as the realization of what had just happened hit her. The 2-hour bus ride home was worse — a mixture of joyous elation and humility of knowing all too well the …

Every Second Counts: Last-Minute Goals Lift Wasps Past Hurricanes

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

White River Junction — Jon Chamberlain and the Woodstock High boys hockey team walked off the ice giddy following the first period after scoring with 0.2 seconds left on the clock to tie Wednesday’s game against Hartford at …

Big Fourth Quarter Sends Wasps Past Cosmos

Friday, December 4, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — It was ugly at the start, but pretty at the finish as Woodstock Union High pulled away from a fourth-quarter tie with 11 unanswered points to take a 37-26 win over Springfield in a season-opening Marble Valley League game on Thursday night at Dressel Gym. …

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 …

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer …

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 …

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 …

Woodstock Suffers Another Heartbreaker in D-II Title Game

Sunday, November 1, 2015

South Burlington, Vt. — It was pure agony. Saturday’s Vermont Division II boys soccer championship game between top-seeded Woodstock and No. 6 U-32 felt eerily similar to last year’s final, when the Wasps fell in overtime to Rice. …

Running to History: Oxbow Girls Capture First Cross Country Crown

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thetford — Oxbow Union High junior Leanne Burgess caught the first hint with about half a mile left in Saturday’s Division III girls race at the Vermont High School Cross Country Championships. “I heard some coach saying, ‘She’s …