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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 …

Windsor Mulls Adding Lacrosse Teams

Friday, August 8, 2014

Windsor — Bob Hingston knows a little about starting up a new sports program. In 1967 he was a junior at Fall Mountain Regional High School when football was introduced as a varsity sport. Hingston recalls many of the players on that first team did not even know …

Linda M. Moyer

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Linda M. Moyer, 70, a resident of Hartland, died Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life will be held in September at a day and time to be announced. The complete …

Up, Up and Away

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Theo Merryweather, 5, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pretends to be a superhero on Tuesday while his cousins and friends did yoga outside at the home his family is renting in Hartland Four Corners on Tuesday. Valley News — Ariana …

Engagement: Felisme — Chartier

Sunday, July 27, 2014

North Hartland — Nicole Felisme and Robert Chartier II have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of JoAnn and Cedoine Felisme, of Manchester, N.H. She graduated from Manchester Memorial High School in 2007 and earned a …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served …

David Woodward

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — David Woodward, 51, died unexpectedly on Sunday July 20, 2014. He was born Sept. 13, 1962, in Randolph, Vt. the son of Wallace E. and Raynetta (Clogston) Woodward. He is survived by four brothers, Milo of Deming, N.M., Lawrence of White River. Jct., …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Forum, July 19: What is Offensive?; Norwich Priorities; Co-op Principles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Valley News’ and The Party Line To the Editor: How dare the Valley News, the official newspaper of the Upper Valley Democratic Party, print political cartoons or letters to the editor that are offensive to its base of left-wing readers. You must apologize immediately for printing cartoons or …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

All Safe After River Mishap

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hartland — A Grafton man with special needs is safe and has been released from the hospital after numerous police agencies responded to Sumner Falls on Monday for a man who had left his caretakers and entered the …