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The Woodstock girls cross country team cheers at the end of their huddle before the girls race during a cross country meet hosted by Woodstock Union High School at Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, Vt., on September 23, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Hay Fever: Obstacles Add Challenges, Fun for Woodstock Runners

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Woodstock — For its one home race every year behind the Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club, the Woodstock Union High cross country team tries to simulate the course layout of Thetford Academy, which hosts the VPA state championships each year. With a daunting hill and plenty of wooded sections, the Wasps’ course is fairly similar to that of the Panthers’ …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a 6-0 victory that pushed their record to 6-0. Junior striker Kelly Brigham scored three times …

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 …

Terriers Hang On to Knock Off Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Windsor — When it was over, Windsor High’s field hockey team wished there was more time on the clock, while Bellows Falls was really glad when the final horn sounded. Bellows Falls threw all the punches in the first half and Windsor jabbed away in the second half, …

Arnold M. Mace

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Arnold M. Mace, 85, of Hartland died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in White River Junction, Vt. on Sept. 8, 1928, to Fred and Eva (Rule) Mace. Arnold was predeceased by his wife Sylvia Mace to whom …

Fire When Ready

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Though retired from hunting, Don Colburn, of Windsor, still regularly visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland to practice using his black powder pistols, including his 36-caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War-era firearm. Colburn enjoys …

North Hartland Landmark Needs Major Repairs

Sunday, August 24, 2014

North Hartland — The five-story yellow barn on Route 5 that has symbolized Vermont’s agricultural heritage for more than 100 years is an impressive and easily recognizable town landmark beloved by many. But the years have taken their …

Forum, Aug. 23: Candidates; Rick Perry; the Co-Op; and Bees

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Need Speaks Volumes To the Editor: Weathersfield Proctor Library has not been expanded since it was built in 1902. Perhaps more people would use it if it was bigger. I have taken my children there for functions and you sit on top of other people. I cannot …

Windsor 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Self-Guided Garden Tours Include Windsor County

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Five gardens in Vermont’s Windham and Windsor counties will be open to the public for self-guided tours on Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tours, held rain or shine, include vegetable gardens, English-inspired garden rooms and an artist’s studio. Visitors may begin at any of …

Buddy Jones

Saturday, August 16, 2014

West Burke, Vt. — Buddy Jones, 76 of West Burke, Passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Maple Lane Nursing Home. He was born as Shelby Gene Jones on Feb. 2, 1938, in Montcoal, W.Va. to Bert …

Hartland Hears From Windsor Chief

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hartland — As the first step toward deciding whether police services could be improved at a reasonable cost if they were delivered by Windsor officers, Hartland should hear from residents on what they see as policing priorities. That was the advice from Windsor Police Chief Stephen Soares to …

Barn Fire in Hartland

Saturday, August 9, 2014

From left, Paul Potwin, Tyler Frink, and Ted Bjorkman, all of Hartland, move a barbed wire fence away from a barn that was destroyed by fire in Hartland on Friday. The wooden and sheet metal barn was being …