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Entertainment Highlights: Americana Trio Kicks Off a New Road Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the first act of his Rock Farmer Road Show series of folk and Americana concerts, fiddler Patrick Ross is bringing mandolin master Matt Flinner’s trio to West Newbury (Vt.) Hall this Sunday afternoon. And returning a favor, of sorts. “I went to a Matt Flinner concert in a garage in Waitsfield, Vt., in 2000 or 2001. He and (guitarist) David Grier set wind to my sails just as I was gearing up to move to Nashville at 19,” Ross recalled last week. “(Flinner) sold me two of his albums for half price after I told him I was moving to Tennessee. He said to …

Steven Jackson Johnson

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Steven Jackson Johnson was born on June 16, 1947 and passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He was a renaissance man who did a little bit of everything and loved spending time with his family. He was the son of Ronald and Patricia Johnson and Norma Crowley. Steve graduated from Castleton State College with a degree in Education, and …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, has a particular vision for the Upper Valley’s …

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 …

EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a …