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Arturo Johnson, of Hanover, pulls ahead at the start of the CVC Championship cross country ski meet at the Stafford Nordic Center in Strafford, Vt. Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Johnson kept his lead and took first place with a time of 14:49.
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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 respective team wins at the Strafford Nordic …

5 Loons Rescued from Lake Sunapee

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunapee — Following the rescue of five loons trapped on Lake Sunapee last week, a New Hampshire nonprofit is urging the public to watch for others in similar predicaments. “With the unusually warm weather we have had so far this winter, and the fact that some loons may have molted their flight feathers …

Marathon Meet: After Nine Hours, Oxbow Teams Settle for Second

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — It came down to the wire for Oxbow High’s girls indoor track and field team on Saturday in its race for a state title against defending Vermont Division II state champion Rice Memorial. After nine hours and more than 30 events, the Olympians were forced to settle for second place. …

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 …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

Olympians Sweep Raptors: Oxbow Handles Rebuilding Rivendell

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Orford — Rivendell’s Dametres Perry expected at least a few text messages from his Oxbow football teammates after Tuesday’s boys basketball game at Rivendell Academy. Given the result, chances are good none of them were encouraging. Perry, a …

TA Girls Basketball Pulls Out the Stops

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thetford — The collection of state championship banners in the Thetford Academy gymnasium includes three for drama. There was little of that characteristic, however, during Monday night’s girls basketball game between the host Panthers and visiting Rivendell, which …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester’s LaPerle Good for a Grand

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bethel — Whitcomb-Rochester’s cooperative girls basketball program decided to change the venue of Monday’s game with Websterville Baptist from Rochester High to Whitcomb High for a reason. Hornet senior Lindsey LaPerle, a Whitcomb student, was five points away …

Grant Will Support Study of Fairlee Village Center

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Fairlee — The town of Fairlee has received a $9,600 municipal planning grant from Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development to study the state-designated Fairlee Village Center. The build-out and capacity study and the data it generates will facilitate informed decisions about the direction of village revitalization, …

Fairlee Farm Conserves Land

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fairlee — Farmers often use the winter months to plan for the next growing season, but this year marked the end of an even longer planning process for the owners of Fairlee’s Root 5 Farm. Earlier this month, …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

At Rivendell Academy, Assembly Addresses ‘After School’ App

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

After almost a month of alerting parents, consulting with students in small groups, reporting to police and state education authorities, and trading emails with the creators of the popular smartphone app After School, Rivendell Academy called in an …

It’s About Time, and Distance: Wilcox, Daughter Turn Through-Hike Into Lesson

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lyme — Dylan Wilcox was just 6 days old the first time she joined her father, Russell, to provide Appalachian Trail through-hikers with trail magic — gestures of kindness to help them along the way, commonly food and …