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Mike Swift and his son Olin, 2, go to the transfer center in Strafford every Saturday. Their bagged garbage is loaded into a truck to be hauled away. More provisions of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law are scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Among the changes, individual households are required to separate out their recyclables and towns must put recycling receptacles alongside waste bins. (Medora Hebert photograph)

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.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical rethinking of how solid waste is handled …

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 New England dialect that most readers in the area will be familiar with. Barry’s memoir …

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 their second “expedition run” through the heart of southern California’s scorching desert starting July 1. …

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 …

Audrey Lynn Jennings-Carbee

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newbury, VT — Audrey Lynn Jennings-Carbee, Age 41, of Newbury died on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, surrounded by her family and friends at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. after losing her courageous battle against Breast Cancer. Audrey was born July 21, 1973, at Central Vermont Medical Center …