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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 …

Asked to Restore the Past

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fairlee — A Fairlee couple who run several businesses along Route 5 are battling state efforts that would have them remove vinyl siding and other modern renovations made to their 194-year-old farmhouse in recent years and replace them with more historically appropriate features, such as wooden windows and clapboards. Donald and Joyce Newton, …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Jane (DeGoosh) Cramer

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Jane (DeGoosh) Cramer died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was born on June 26, 1929, to the late Howard Elmer DeGoosh and Nettie Pushee DeGoosh. Jane was the sixth of 13 children. Jane graduated from Orford High School in …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Rivendell Golfers Go Over the Hump for Title Repeat

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waterbury Center, Vt. — The distinctive profile of Camel’s Hump dominates the scenery available along much of the Country Club of Vermont. It’s deliberate: The tourist gets the view of the 4,083-foot peak, particularly from the clubhouse patio, …

Windsor Baseball Plays Like a Team on a Mission

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Orford — The Windsor High baseball team made sure its first-ever meeting against Rivendell Academy wouldn’t be the last-ever game for Yellowjackets coach Don Swinyer. Senior Ethan Hill threw a complete-game four-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks, Russell Simonds had two doubles and No. 11 Windsor overcame …

William “Bill” Fletcher

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — William “Bill” Fletcher, 88, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his home. Born May 10, 1926, in South Ozone Park, Long Island he was the son of Joseph and Katherine Steinberg Fletcher. The elder of three sons, predeceased by Warren and Joseph In …

Amphibian Finders

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Patty Armstrong, of Hanover, shows her nephew Doug Armstrong, 13, and her sister-in-law Kristen Armstrong, both from San Diego, Calif., where she saw a frog move along Lake Morey Road in Fairlee on Monday. The trio were scouting …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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Vermont Open Departs Lake Morey

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fairlee — Given the snow and ice of winter and the late-arriving spring, it has been no easy task these past few weeks trying to round Lake Morey Country Club into championship shape. The 6,024-yard layout has been …

Timeline Pushed Back For Fairlee Dam Fixes

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thetford — Residents coordinating efforts to replace the deteriorating Lake Fairlee Dam said they hope to pinpoint firm numbers about construction costs before seeking bond votes next spring in the three towns that share the lake’s shoreline. Skip …