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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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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 where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

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 …

Windsor Boys Take a Thriller

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Windsor — Seth Balch hit eight 3-pointers as part of a 27-point night to keep Windsor in the game, then Michael Bradley hit another one at the buzzer to give the Yellowjackets a bite-your-nails 68-65 win over Hartford on Wednesday night. A lot of people must have anticipated a big game, because a huge crowd showed up and they got their eyes filled …

Big Rally Sends Yellowjackets Past Wasps

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Woodstock — Down by 13 points to Woodstock in the third quarter, the Windsor High boys basketball team rallied to defeat the Wasps in overtime, 67-62, on Monday night before a packed house at Dailey Gym. Yellowjacket senior Michael Bradley had a monster game with 29 points, including …

Wedding: Ash — Dattilio

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Quechee — Marybeth Ash and Matthew Dattilio were married on Sept. 26, 2015, at Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. The Rev. Charles Pawlowski, of Sacred Heart, and the …

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. …

Four Corners Post Office Stays Closed for Repairs

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hartland — A week after the Four Corners Post Office closed its doors, the building on Route 12 still is shuttered and will remain that way until its owner can remedy a list of safety concerns, according U.S. Postal Service spokesman Steve Doherty. The part-time post office branch …

Slow Start, Hot Finish: Thetford Girls Pull Away From Windsor

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward spent much of the first half of Wednesday’s game with Windsor yelling from the bench, jumping and waving his arms as he tried to direct offensive traffic. The halftime …

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hartland Post Office Closes Temporarily Hartland — Officials with the U.S. Postal Service temporarily have closed the Hartland Four Corners Post Office because of “safety and sanitation concerns.” Postal Service Spokesman Steve Do herty said residents who use the post office located at 128 Route 12 can pick …

Local & Regional Briefs: Wednesday, Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Regional Commission Has Support For Town on Clean Water Rules Woodstock — With a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission has launched an effort to assist municipalities in meeting the requirements of the Vermont Clean Water Act, according to a press …

Intersection Fix Coming Soon

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hartland —The Three Corners intersection could soon be looking for a new name, as construction nears on a project that will reconfigure the road into four corners. There’s just one problem: the name “Four Corners” already belongs to …

Local Roundup: Canes Break Records

Monday, December 14, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Hartford High athletes recorded three school records, Windsor’s Katey Comstock ruled the shot put again and Oxbow’s running Giesing sisters accounted for a win and joined in a top-three team finish to highlight Saturday’s Vermont Princpals Association indoor track and field meet at Norwich University. …

Study: Enfield Area Lacks Grocery Demand

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Enfield — Mascoma Valley residents spend more than $20 million on groceries outside the region, but that still isn’t enough demand to entice a big-box supermarket to the area, according to a new draft study on the feasibility of an Enfield-area food cooperative or grocery store. The study …