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Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner feeds from Paige Kehoe and Megan Newton into the day’s only goal as the Hurricanes blanked the Terriers, 1-0, at Hartford High School. BF last lost a regular-season game two years ago, but the Horne strike, defender Morgan Fisk’s work against the Terriers’ top scoring threat and Rachel Loseby’s six-save shutout goaltending won the day for Hartford (6-2-2). “It was a really good game, up and down,” …

Business Notes: Oct. 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

White River Junction — Vital Communities, the White River Junction-based nonprofit, received a $15,500 business development grant to provide technical and marketing assistance to regional farmers. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the start-up or expansion of rural Vermont businesses. The program funds nonprofits or public entities that provide technical assistance to …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according to an order earlier this month from Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Peter Fauver. The …

Rivendell Soccer Deals Sharon First Loss of Season

Friday, September 18, 2015

Orford — It was a tale of two games between The Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy on Thursday afternoon . The first, which lasted the entire first half and most of the second, was a bit one-sided. The …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did …

Margaret May

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Committal services for Margaret May, 93, who died on Jan. 26, 2015, will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery. The Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. are in charge …

James Mason Piper

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — James Mason Piper, age 44, died on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, very suddenly at his home in Orford with his wife by his side through his last moments. Jim was born on Oct. 26, 1970, in Hanover, N.H. He was the son of William and …

Rubio Has Eyes on Economy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Orford — Under a bright morning sun, addressing a crowd on Wednesday with many first-time voters, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., outlined a policy platform that he said would bring about an “economic renaissance” in America. Rubio, who …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan …

Some Preseason Kicks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rivendell Academy’s Quenla Haehnel, left, battles a foe from Leland & Gray during a preseason jamboree in Orford on Saturday. The Raptors start their season on Sept. 3 against Thetford. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Orford Marks a Quarter Millennium

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Orford — The planning committee for Orford’s 250th anniversary met every month for over two years to plan this weekend’s packed schedule of events, but Vice Chairman Ted Cooley knew from the beginning that bad weather could spoil …