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Hanover freshman Kennedy Lange and the Hanover Girls Cross Country team prepare for the start of the 81st New England High School  Interscholastic Cross Country Championship, held at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Copyright 2015 Rob Strong

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer John Morton — yet the Rams all but refused to acknowledge it. The Catholic school from Providence, R.I., is accustomed to competing …

Stagecoach Rethinks Routes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Stagecoach Transportation Services, which provides shuttle services to a significant chunk of the Upper Valley, rolled out a dramatically retooled offering this week in an effort to attract more riders. While the service has traditionally targeted major employers and vulnerable groups, such as seniors and people with disabilities, the restructuring …

Hamilton Leads Chargers to D-III tourney

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New London — Former Oxbow High goalkeeper Karley Hamilton and her Colby-Sawyer College women’s soccer teammates have a big date in the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend. The North Atlantic Conference-champion Chargers learned their NCAA fate on Monday, a trip to Amherst, Mass., for a four-team regional. Colby-Sawyer (13-3-2) will meet No. 18 Amherst (10-3-2), the regional host, on Saturday. The winner …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter …

Running to History: Oxbow Girls Capture First Cross Country Crown

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thetford — Oxbow Union High junior Leanne Burgess caught the first hint with about half a mile left in Saturday’s Division III girls race at the Vermont High School Cross Country Championships. “I heard some coach saying, ‘She’s …

Oxbow Surges To Final

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fairfax, Vt. — With something as large as Hurricane Patricia, some effect on New England is bound to happen. The storm hits shore, breaks up. Remnants catch the eastbound jet stream, arrive in the neighborhood after a few days. Wind blows, rain cascades down. It’s inevitable. Unless it …

Local Roundup: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Going Back to Castleton

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lebanon — Buoyed by an uptick in attendance at August’s contest, the board of governors for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl has decided to return the all-star high school football contest to Castleton University in 2016. The board …

People in Business: Oct. 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Stephen Puffer, of Wells River, has been elected to the board of trustees of Wells River Savings Bank. Puffer and his wife, Teresa, own and operate Puffer Broadcasting/WYKR in Wells River, where Puffer has worked since 1975. Puffer’s …

Woodstock Defeats Oxbow in a Barn-Burner

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Woodstock — The secret to warmth on a frigid night? Run. A lot. So it was with no small sense of irony that two bearded men, perhaps stiffened by the cold air enveloping James T. McLaughlin Field, shuffled to midfield around 9:30 p.m. with an apt summation of …

With Quiet Precision, Oxbow Ousts Hazen

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Those unfamiliar with the Oxbow Union High girls soccer team might, at first glance, think third-year coach Andrew Flaherty appears disinterested on the Olympians’ sideline. Instead of the vocal approach taken on by so many of his peers on game days, Flaherty sits patiently and …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Raymond E. West

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Raymond E. West, 82, of Newbury passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Jct., Vt. surrounded by his family. Ray was born March 11, 1933, in North Plainfield, N.H. the son of Elmer and Geraldine (Bullock) West. …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …