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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 of death was cancer. She was 85. Mrs. Kunz was born on Sept. 30, 1929, in Woodsville, N.H., daughter of Rebecca Eastman Merryman Halley and James Alexander Halley. She was raised in the village of West Newbury, Vt., in a house by a brook then called “Wee Hoosie,” and later moved to a 245-acre farm on a West Newbury hillside overlooking the New Hampshire mountains. Thinking of …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Newbury Talks Herbicide Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015

Newbury — A pumpkin grower involved in a dispute about an herbicide traveling from farm fields to neighboring lands has committed to working to prevent such drift in the future and improving communication with neighbors. A public meeting drew about 50 people to the Newbury Elementary School on …

Oxbow Softball Conquers Twinfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After a hiccup to start the season, the Oxbow Union High School softball team is beginning to look equally as strong as any Olympian team in recent memory. Oxbow mercy-ruled visiting Twinfield on Tuesday, 18-3 in five innings, the O’s fifth straight win since a …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Neighbors of Newmont Farm’s 200-Acre Pumpkin Field Complain of Herbicide Drift

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Martha Griswold felt tired and short of breath last summer. Her co-workers told her she didn’t seem herself. Initially she attributed her symptoms to a recent return to a full-time job as the interim director …

Manure Pit Expansion Proves Another Source of Friction

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Last summer, when some Newbury residents noticed that foliage was turning white because an herbicide had traveled beyond the Gladstones’ pumpkin fields where it had been applied, another source of friction between the farmers and …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t …

Oxbow School Budget Passes Smoothly

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Oxbow Union High School’s $7.15 million budget passed handily on Tuesday, as residents here and in Newbury, Vt., approved all items on the warning, including an $80,000 request to replace one of the school’s furnaces. The furnace item succeeded with even less difficulty than the …