Hartland

Glennis H. Durkin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Glennis H. Durkin, 88, a resident of Redwood City, Calif., passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2015, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Hartland. She was born in 1926 in Milwaukee, Wis. the daughter of Harry and Agnes (Furdek) Collins. She received her schooling in Wisconsin graduating from Riverside High School. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1948. She …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in Strafford, “and we’re waiting.” Normally by this time, Fifield and his father, Wayne Fifield, would …

More Than Horseplay: New-Look GMHA Gallops Into 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

South Woodstock — With springtime coming soon to the Upper Valley, the Green Mountain Horse Association picked a fitting time to welcome its new executive director — and to announce plenty of new events for the 2015 horseback riding season. On Monday, Tracy Ostler, of Hartford, began leading GMHA, the 89-year-old equestrian center …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Hartland Man Charged in Alleged Quechee Hollow Break-Ins

Thursday, February 12, 2015

White River Junction — A Hartland man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he broke into two occupied Quechee Hollow condominiums Tuesday evening, forcing the residents — who were apparently strangers to him — to hide themselves …

Annie E. Swasey

Thursday, February 12, 2015

North Hartland, Vt. — Annie E. Swasey, 86, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Annie was born June 28, 1928, in Norwich, Vt. the daughter of James and Louisa (Eastman) Swasey. They lived in Norwich, Vt. until she was eight …

Senior’s Quadruple-Double Sends Springfield Past Windsor

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Springfield and Windsor girls basketball teams entered Wednesday night’s game with an eye on the standings as the end of the regular season approaches, but that was overshadowed by a record-breaking performance by Springfield’s Chelsea McAllister. The senior sharpshooter posted a quadruple-double in Springfield’s …

Madeline E. Kapise

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Madeline E. Kapise, 94, a long time resident of Hartland passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H. She was born May 27, 1920, in Lebanon, N.H. a daughter of Carroll and Dorothy Brooks. Madeline grew up and attended school …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

Charlotte Coretta Maxham

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Charlotte Coretta Maxham, 93, died at her home in Hartland Saturday evening Jan. 31, 2015. Charlotte was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Quechee, Vt. the daughter of Ernest and Vina (Darling) Strong. She married Maxwell “Bun” Maxham on Sept. 8, 1940, in Brownsville, Vt. …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Stevens Rolling Toward A Title

Monday, February 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High School has waited a long time for a state title — since 1989 when the boys soccer team turned the trick. Now the waiting may finally end. “I think we’ve got a chance,” Stevens bowling coach Shawn Wadsworth said. Wadsworth’s optimism was fueled by …

Book Notes: New Works by Local Authors and Readings Scheduled, Including Bookstock 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Best-selling author John Vaillant will be talking about his new novel, The Jaguar’s Children, on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library. Vaillant, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is the son of Woodstock resident Nan Bourne. He …