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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the one step missed from a 16-7 team in 2013-14 that fell in the Vermont Division …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a two-year contract for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. In the Feb. 18 report released …

Woodstock School Spending About the Same

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Voting on the Woodstock Union High School District budget, bond and officers will take place by Australian ballot in each member town on Tuesday, March 3. Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School board has trimmed its district budget by about $78,000, but school taxes in its member …

Village School Could Be Closed

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bridgewater Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m. in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. The school meeting will take place first. Bridgewater — On Wednesday morning, the five kindergartners at …

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 …

Storming the Slopes: Boston Blizzard Gives Region’s Ski Areas a Big Boost

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Pomfret — Garrett Kelly has just cruised down the mountain on his sixth snowboard run at Suicide Six Ski Area and is taking a “hydration” break. An assistant front desk manager at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

Cheesemakers Buy Conserved Land in North Pomfret

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pomfret — A 22-acre field in North Pomfret was recently conserved by the Upper Valley Land Trust and then purchased by local cheesemakers. Rather than sell the agricultural land for development, Elaine and Lysle Chase worked with the land trust to conserve Chase Field, which had been in …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Woodstock Senior Scores 1,000th Point

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Woodstock — “What size sneakers do you wear?” Not a typical question, even if delivered with a smile, asked of a high school basketball player by a referee handing over the ball at the start of a second …

Quechee Neighbors Oppose Cell Tower

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Quechee — Site work has begun for a telecommunications tower in Quechee that neighbors say could hurt their property values; some are also raising health concerns. Vermont Telephone Company, which received a $116 million federal grant in 2011 …