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Winners in the junior breed championships at the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, July 14 in Tunbridge, were (left to right): Keenan Thygesen, Tunbridge (Brown Swiss);  Dylan Slack, Bethel (Holstein);  Grace Collins, South Royalton (Ayrshire); Zachary Johnson, Tunbridge (Guernsey); and Regan Johnson, Woodstock (Jersey)  (photo credit: Allison Smith/UVM Extension)

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University of Vermont Extension dairy specialist who inspired …

State, Local Officials Throw Each Other Under the Parade Float

Friday, July 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Confusion and hurt feelings continue to surround a last-minute rerouting that left spectators lined along an empty street, waiting for a parade that would never come. Some in the area expressed anger, while others saw a symbolic irony in the fact that a patriotic tradition joining the twin communities together on the nation’s 240th Independence Day had been botched by …

Red (Tape), White and Blue: Lack of Safety Signs Stymies Parade

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Haverhill — What was supposed to be an interstate holiday parade spanning the Connecticut River on Saturday was instead derailed at the last minute due to an apparent paperwork snafu, leaving some parade spectators without a spectacle. By the time the decision was made, people were lined up along the planned route in Wells River, many of them sitting in lawn chairs, waving …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern …

Defying Death (Valley): Blistering Runs No Sweat for Pike Resident

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pike — What’s crazier than running through Death Valley during the height of summer? Doing it twice, of course, yet that’s precisely the plan for Will Laughlin. Laughlin and his friend, Seattle resident Ray Zahab, are preparing for …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

All in a Day’s Work

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sarah Wyatt, of West Newbury, washes scallions at 4 Corners Farm in Newbury on Monday. It was Wyatt’s fourth day working at the farm. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Oxbow Seniors Rip It Up

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — As social studies teacher Andrew Chobanian addressed Oxbow Union High School’s 74 graduates donning purple and white Friday night, he looked toward a framed photo in the front row, resting on the 75th seat. It …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …

Vikings Ace Leaves Olympians Dizzy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Suffering from the flu, ace Lyndon Institute pitcher Travvis Ferguson was forced to sit out Monday’s practice. The symptoms continued during the Vikings’ VPA Division II baseball postseason opener against Oxbow on Tuesday, yet it …

Janet Louise Halley Kunz

Friday, May 29, 2015

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Janet Louise Halley Kunz, a native of West Newbury, Vt., who traveled to Texas and Seattle before settling back in her hometown to raise a family, died at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. The cause …