Pomfret

Laura Foley stands in the field behind her home in South Pomfret, Vt., on Nov. 19, 2014. Foley recently published her fourth book of poetry. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Book Notes: A New Life in Verse; Poet Finds Rejuvenation in Latest Works

Friday, November 21, 2014

L aura Davies Foley was 45 when she wrote her first poem. It was 2003, and following the death of her husband she’d moved with their three children to a new home in Cornish on the Connecticut River. It was a winter’s night, foggy, and through the mist she could see the lights of Windsor. She felt the compulsion to …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up three players for the South during the North’s wild 31-28 win at Spartan Stadium, with …

David E. Luce

Saturday, November 8, 2014

South Pomfret, Vt. — David E. Luce, 81, died at his home in South Pomfret on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. David was born on April 27, 1933, in South Pomfret, the son of Wesley and Lena (Wood) Luce. David was a graduate of Woodstock High School class of 1951. On Nov. 26, 1955, David married his high school sweetheart, Edna Mae Townsend. For …

David E. Luce

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — David E. Luce, 81, died at his home Thursday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Pomfret. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. A funeral service will be held on Sunday Nov. …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Art Notes: ArtisTree Gallery Makes Good Use of Its New Home

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ArtisTree, the community arts organization and art gallery, gained more than increased exhibition space when it moved from Woodstock to its new headquarters in a yellow farmhouse and big red barn in Pomfret last month. It also gained …

Woodstock Pieces It Together, Reaches Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Woodstock’s Connor and Cullen McCarthy may be brothers, but they’re certainly not the same. Connor is Woodstock’s captain and leading scorer with 12 goals this season. Cullen, a freshman, had one goal heading into Tuesday’s Vermont Division II semifinals against U-32. Yet it was Cullen who …

A Jack on Attack: Freshman’s Contributions Aiding Windsor’s Run

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windsor — Early in the second half of Windsor’s Vermont Division III football quarterfinal win over U-32 on Saturday, the Yellowjacket fullback ran 50 yards up the middle for a touchdown that boosted the Windsor lead to 27-12, …

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, …

Republican Milne Says ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne said Wednesday that Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has pursued a “reckless” single-payer health care policy while ignoring concerns about the jobs climate and property taxes. He noted that Shumlin and …

Paul Towne

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Paul Towne, 77, was born Feb. 26, 1937, to Lee and Helen Longe Towne, Sr. in South Pomfret, Vt., and passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tucson. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Ellie); two children, Peter Towne and Pammi Towne of Vt.; …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …