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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 …

Newbury Voters to Decide Whether to Purchase Fire Truck

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newbury Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Newbury Village Hall. Attendees will act on 12 warning articles. Australian ballot voting for town officers will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Newbury, Vt. — Voters in Newbury will decide …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Pauline “Paula” Kent

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newbury Village, Vt. — Pauline “Paula” Kent, age 78, of Newbury Village departed this world for heaven on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family, with her faithful dog, Gizmo, lovingly at her side. She was born Aug. 18, 1936, in Birmingham, …

Pauline Mary Kent

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Pauline Mary Kent, 78, of Main Street in Newbury died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Newbury Congregational Church in Newbury, Vt. There are no …

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 …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

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 …

Rough Sledding for Snowmobiles: Twin States’ Sales Remain Below Pre-Recession Levels

Sunday, February 8, 2015

East Randolph — For snowmobilers, it doesn’t get much better than last week. A white blanket draped across Northern New England, laying a thick carpet of snow to provide cover for motorized sleds that easily exceed 150 horsepower …

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 …

Brian Martin

Monday, February 2, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Brian Martin, 63, died suddenly at home on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. His wife and son were present at the time. Brian was born in Springfield, Vt. on Nov 4, 1951. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1969. He then attended Paul Smiths College …