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Hartford Girl's Basketball Coach Chris Cook puts the team through a quick, non-stop sucession of drills, beginning with dribbling, during their practice at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on November 17, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in as many years, following Steve Landon (now the boys coach), Ed Kehoe and Bill Soule, who filled in last winter while Kehoe …

Someone to Believe In: Mom’s Hard Work, Sacrifice Helps Daughter Earn College Diploma

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fairlee — Ginny Macomber had been up since 4:30 a.m. The yellow cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting that she had special ordered was safely stored away. The balloons, after a bit of finagling, were corralled in the back seat of her 2001 Volvo station wagon. The dozen pink roses — her …

A Salute to Service

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

World War II veterans George Boyd, 87, left, Herb Verry, 89, and Bill Quackenbush, 93, all of Orford, raise the flag during Tuesday’s joint Orford-Fairlee Veterans Day ceremony in Orford. Participants and spectators said the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the national anthem and listened to a Girl Scouts troop recite In Flanders Fields, …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Graveside funeral services for Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr., 92, who died on Feb. 12, 2014, at his home in Orford will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery followed by a memorial service at …

Gary W. Randall

Friday, May 9, 2014

Wentworth, N.H. — Gary W. Randall of Atwell Hill Road died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was 71. Born on Sept. 25, 1942, in Plymouth, N.H., he was the son of William and Juanita (Downing) Randall. Gary was raised and educated …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Calvin Ronald Dyke

Friday, May 2, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Graveside Funeral services for Calvin Ronald Dyke, 73, of Orford, who passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11 a.m., in the family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery, in Orford, with Rev. Gail Dimick officiating. In …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Young Rivendell Softball Team Goes to School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orford — The skunk will not get the last laugh. As a team bonding exercise, Rivendell Academy softball coach Lance Mills recently pitched to his Raptors the idea of caps with a certain woodland creature’s distinctive caricature attached. …

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to …

Orford Landowners Propose Subdividing Farm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Chris and Bruce Balch have applied to subdivide the Bunten Farm, a highly visible 185 -acre farm on Route 10, just south of Grimes Hill Road. The Orford Planning Board will consider the couple’s request to …