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Hanover freshman Kennedy Lange and the Hanover Girls Cross Country team prepare for the start of the 81st New England High School  Interscholastic Cross Country Championship, held at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Copyright 2015 Rob Strong

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 John Morton — yet the Rams all but refused to acknowledge it. The Catholic school from Providence, R.I., is accustomed to competing …

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 Shumlin in June, Act 64 requires the Agency of Agriculture to create new rules to …

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 efforts and be listed in campaign materials for local and state employee giving campaigns. The …

Woodstock Football Goes by Air and Ground in Rout of Springfield

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team, which opened the season pounding the ball for two wins, spread the offense Friday night as quarterback Luc Isa connected with Jackson Wood on two long first-half touchdown passes as the Wasps had their way with Springfield on Friday …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Woodstock Man Drowns at Lake

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Woodstock — A 45-year-old avid outdoorsman and father of two died over the weekend after he fell out of his kayak and drowned in Silver Lake in Barnard. Ernest “Ernie” Wardwell, of Woodstock, was kayaking with two of …

It’s Growing on Him: Worrell Hopes Wasps Are Back to Usual Strength

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Woodstock — Ramsey Worrell stroked his salt-and-pepper beard after a Woodstock High football practice last week. He’s been working on the facial growth since last winter and is aiming to keep it for at least a year. The …

Percival Bugbee Woods

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sandwich, N.H. — Percival Bugbee Woods, 99, died on Wednesday, Aug, 12 2015, in Sandwich. Percy was born on April 9, 1916, in Bridgewater Corners, Vt. to Milo Emerson Woods and Esther Rhoda (Rice) Woods. He was married to Alice Millicent White on June 8, 1938. He is …