Hartland

Buzzkill: Wasps Snap Jacks’ Winning Streak

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Windsor — Somehow, even when Woodstock had a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go, there was a feeling that Thursday’s boys basketball showdown at Windsor High was far from over. Sure enough, in a four-minute span, the lead was chewed down to 59-57 with 2:17 to play. Woodstock held on to defeat Windsor, 62-59, but getting the win was like walking though a mine field. Woodstock — …

Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family …

Leon Coolidge Royce

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartland, Vt. — Leon Coolidge Royce, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at his winter residence in North Fort Myers, Fla. amongst family members. He was born July 15, 1924, to Phillip and Nora Royce in Hartland, Vt., where he maintained his permanent residence for his entire life. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1942. He enlisted in the …

Recalling ‘The Eagle’: Windsor Legend Royce Dies at Age 91

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — Leon Royce is remembered by many for the nurturing relationship between the man and his baseball field. “It was a labor of love,” said Jim Taft, Windsor High’s athletic director. “He loved that place.” Royce died …

Windsor Takes Long Route to Victory

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — It was over early. With Windsor High owning the honor of top team in Vermont Division III matching up with the second-best team in Division II in Mount St. Joseph, folks heading to the Windsor gym …

Volunteer Spotlight: Everybody Wins Puts Out Call for Literacy Mentors

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A school-based literacy program is looking for volunteers to spend an hour a week reading to local students. The nonprofit Everybody Wins Vermont has programs throughout the state and one in New Hampshire. Literacy mentors are needed at …

Unfinished Business: Jacks Hope to Accomplish Title Mission

Friday, January 15, 2016

Windsor — Windsor High senior Mike Bradley gets a little shaken when talking about what a Vermont Division III boys basketball state championship would mean to him. It’s a feeling that’s tough for him to put into words, …

Ola J. Balch

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hartland, Vt. — Ola J. Balch, 94, of Hartland, formerly of North Walpole, N.H., died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. She was born in Winhall, Vt. on July 3, 1921. She attended Leland and Gray Seminary in Townshend, Vt., and grew up with three siblings on a …

Mill River Extends Windsor’s Frustrations With Offense

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Windsor — Mill River, Vermont’s defending Division II girls basketball champions, already with five Division I wins this season, struggled early against Windsor on Monday night at Windsor High School. Ultimately, with control of the boards and matched up against a group of Yellowjackets still trying to find …

A Big Event Gets Bigger: Dartmouth Relays Grow, Change With the Times

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hanover — Barry Harwick is going to be exhausted on Monday. He already knows it. Harwick, Dartmouth’s track and field coach, spent most of his time Saturday running from one thing to another, a notebook in his hand …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Entertainment Highlights: Hartland Singer-Songwriter Hits the Road, Sparingly

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Driving west Sun is in my eyes And I see a billboard With your smile And I can’t say That I don’t miss you I just hope that I locked the door And put out all the lights …

Short-Handed Windsor Finds a Way

Sunday, January 3, 2016

White River Junction — There are a lot of reasons why Windsor High wins boys basketball games. The Yellowjackets always play good defense, and they are always comfortable with an up-tempo pace. Once his team grabs a rebound, …