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Gary Goodwin, left, leads twin sisters Maureen Ludwig, center, of Bath, N.H., and Colleen Chase, of Woodsville, N.H., in a plank session during their training time at Gary's Wellness & Fitness Studio in Newbury, Vt.,  on July 29, 2015. 
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Giving Water to Fitness: Woodsville Man Hopes ‘H.A.T.S.’ Can Be Right Fit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — A former granite industry business owner who now runs his own health and fitness center, Gary Goodwin has always considered himself a self-starter. Now the 70-year-old is hoping to start something he feels would be benefit the area greatly. Goodwin is pursuing the construction of a nonprofit water therapy and swimming center in the Woodsville-Wells River area, …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

State, Local Officials Throw Each Other Under the Parade Float

Friday, July 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Confusion and hurt feelings continue to surround a last-minute rerouting that left spectators lined along an empty street, waiting for a parade that would never come. Some in the area expressed anger, while others saw a symbolic irony in the fact that a patriotic tradition joining the twin communities together on the nation’s 240th Independence Day had been botched by …

A Life: Gene Puffer, 1929-2014; ‘He Had a Great Voice for Broadcasting’

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — With a calm tone and deliberate annunciation, Gene Puffer was the voice of the Wells River and Woodsville area for more than two decades. Co-founder of Puffer Broadcasting Inc., Puffer announced a live morning …

Newbury Fire Engine Proposal Fails

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Voters at Tuesday’s Town Meeting defeated an article to raise more than $340,000 for a new fire engine, but they did approve all other spending requests, including the general fund and highway budgets. After nearly 30 minutes of discussion, a paper ballot was called upon …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of 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 …