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The Taftsville Cemetery seen in the foreground, shares a boundary with a 15 acre parcel of land that may soon be the home to a series of solar panels in Taftsville, Vt., on April 17, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, says a developer who has proposed building a solar farm on the site. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm Triland Partners, …

Vincent H. Dow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Vincent H. Dow, 76, a longtime resident of Hartland, passed away Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born April 29, 1938 in Hanover, N.H. the son of Hollis and Evelyn (Horton) Dow. He received his schooling in Hartland and Windsor, graduating from Windsor High School in 1956. He married …

Gwendolyn Brown

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Milton, Vt. — Gwendolyn “Gwen” Brown, 93, died peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Milford Regional Hospital in Milford, Mass. Gwen was born on Sept. 24, 1921, in Bakersfield, Vt., the daughter of Morton and Marion (Burns) Marshia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in teaching from the University of Vermont in 1942. She also served as class secretary from 1944 until …

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 …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League …

Windsor Rides 3-Point Barrage to Victory Over Newport

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Windsor — A starting lineup featuring three juniors and a freshman would ordinarily mean Windsor High boys basketball coach Harry Ladue has a lot to which he can look forward in the future … if it weren’t for …

Tigers Rely on Depth to Hold Off Yellowjackets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Newport — Getting a big lift from the reserves, Newport was able to hold off a late charge by Windsor to post a 59-52 win Tuesday night in a cross-state girls basketball game at Wheeler Gym. Newport went into the fourth quarter with a 45-35 lead, but as …

Big Loss Becomes Big Gain: Surgery, Changes Helping Windsor’s Atwood

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Windsor — Sarah Atwood has done a lot of things in the 37 years she has been around. She played on a Windsor High School girls basketball team that not only won a state championship, but 47 consecutive …

Windsor Boys Cruise Past Bellows Falls

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Westminster, Vt. — Windsor, the top-seeded team in the Division III standings, jumped out to an early lead and dispatched Bellows Falls 56-39 at Holland Gym on Saturday. When these teams met on Dec. 19, the Yellowjackets were 84-48 winners, and while the win was comfortable on Saturday, …

Pipeline Opposition

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bill Stack, left, Gretta Stack, 17, and Karyn Stack, all of Hartland, sing This Land is Your Land outside Damon Hall in Hartland on Tuesday evening. A small group of activists gathered in Hartland to urge President Obama …

Hartland Resident Takes the Helm at Vital Communities

Sunday, January 11, 2015

White River Junction — Tom Roberts, of Hartland, has been appointed executive director of Vital Communities. Roberts has more than a decade of successful leadership experience in Upper Valley nonprofits, the White River Junction-based nonprofit said in a …