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Seth Orne, front, and Joe Denhert use a makeshift "stretcher" made of tree trunks to transport a pair of mattresses away from the Appalachian Trail. The duty was part of the pair's "Packing It Out" initiative, which removed nearly 1,100 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor this summer. (Photograph courtesy Seth Orne)

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 even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when they entered by removing trash left behind by others. Georgia residents Seth Orne and Paul Dehnert, both 25, and friend Jeff Twedt, 29, set out last March on their “Packing It Out” initiative, with a goal of removing 1,000 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor. Orne and Dehnert completed the mission …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as a cool Friday evening shaded toward dusk, moments before the first quarter of Woodstock’s Vermont …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

The Long Wait Ends: Wasps Go to Top of the Heap

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse coach Amanda Soule knew from her team’s first scrimmage this spring that Wasps were something special. She couldn’t predict that the squad would eventually capture the Vermont Division II title, of …

Pomfret Native Disappears in Fla.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pomfret — The United States Coast Guard last weekend called off the search for U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore, a Pomfret native who disappeared late last month off the coast of Florida. On the evening of June 25, …

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and …

Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

On Target: Wasps Sting Their Way to First Title in 18 Years

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — “Bring The Sting” read the banner hanging in front of the Woodstock High cheering section at Castleton State’s Spartan Stadium for Monday’s Vermont Division II girls lacrosse final. Consider it brought after the Wasps’ 8-7 …

A Class of Champions in Woodstock

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock — Music, humor and short, entertaining speeches Friday closed out the high school years for the 2015 “class of joy” at Woodstock Union High School. The evening had the feel of a town social gathering with more …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …