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Gretta Stack, of Sharon Academy, wipes away sweat during half time of the Phoenix game with Randolph in Sharon, Vt. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Head Coach Blake Fabrikant read a weather report that marked the temerature at 86 degrees at game time and declared that the game would be played in 20 minute quarters with water breaks in between. (
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A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy before the dull of winter. Then James …

Vt. Bomb Threat Charges Dropped

Thursday, September 3, 2015

White River Junction — False bomb threat charges against a Hartford man whose home near Hartford High School was raided by police in January have been dropped. Kyle Fellows, 53, still faces felony charges related to drugs and the so-called “pipe bombs” that police detonated outside of his mother’s Gifford Street house during …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when …

Anniversary: Harry and Theo Howe

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Quechee — Dr. Harry and Theo Howe, of Quechee, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, on Aug. 18, 2015. They were married on Aug. 18, 1945, at the Congregational Church in Vershire, some months after Harry’s release from a …

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 …

Vt. OKs Nursing Home Sale

Friday, August 21, 2015

Montpelier — Members of the Green Mountain Care Board voiced reservations Thursday but in the end approved the sale of the Brookside Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in White River Junction and a sister facility near Burlington to a New York group with members who are owners of …

New Pocket Park Plan Pitched

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Quechee — About 60 people attended a Hartford Selectboard meeting Tuesday night to hear and comment on the creation of the long-debated and long-awaited Quechee pocket parks. For more than a year, Selectboard members have wrestled with how …

Hartford Grad Packs a Punch For Charity

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Former three-sport Hartford High athlete Allison Kemon has always been willing to give new activities a try. Her latest athletic pursuit could make a real difference in the lives of others. Kemon, 27, will make her amateur boxing …

Burt A. Rosenzweig

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Burt A. Rosenzweig, 56, a resident of Quechee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 2015, at his home in Quechee. He was born April 22, 1959 in Hartford, Conn. the son of Jules and Renee (Hyman) Rosenzweig. He received his schooling in West Hartford, …

Care Board Weighs Sale Of Brookside

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

White River Junction — Vermont regulators have been asked to approve an $8 million deal that includes the transfer of Brookside Nursing and Rehabilitation here to a New York group that includes a pair of real estate developers and the owners of two low-rated nursing homes. Brookside, a …

Hartford School Talks With Support Staff Stall

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hartford — After several months of contract negotiations broke down over salary increases, the Hartford School Board and its support staff union are in a 30-day “cooling off” period, according to Superintendent Tom DeBalsi. Mediation and the hiring of an independent fact finder failed to fully resolve the …

Burt A. Rosenzweig

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Burt A. Rosenzweig, 56, a resident of Quechee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 2015, at his home in Quechee. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Kenneth A. Clifford

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Kenneth A. Clifford, 57, died suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was born May 10, 1958 in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Donald M. and Ruth (Pitkin) Clifford. Ken grew up in White River Jct., and lived …