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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 good chance to kick back and look up. And chances are, you’ll receive an enthusiastic welcome. Erek Alper, a Dartmouth graduate student in physics and astronomy, looks forward to the “big Q and A” sessions that break out at the college’s Shattuck Observatory on Observatory Road. Students, couples on a date night, families with kids — all sorts of people show up during public viewing hours. And …

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.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

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 victory gave the school its first state title since 1997. A year after going 4-10, …

Native Trees, Shrubs Planted Along Upper Valley Rivers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pomfret — More than 2,000 trees have been planted along six Upper Valley rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont this spring. The 2,200 native trees and shrubs will reduce erosion, improve water quality, reduce in-stream temperatures by providing shade, increase habitat for fish and wildlife, increase summer food …

Mount Anthony’s Comeback Deflates Woodstock

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Woodstock — Balloons attached to a chain link fence bobbed in the breeze Wednesday as part of the Woodstock High boys lacrosse’s team’s senior day festivities. By afternoon’s end, however, visiting Mount Anthony had let the air out …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

A Life: Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 1949-2014; ‘There Was Nothing He Couldn’t Fix’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pomfret — Last summer, Jack Maxham wanted — needed — to build something new. The urge was familiar to the 65-year-old Maxham, one of a rare breed of ultra-capable men who love to tinker, or as Maxham himself …

Having a Net-Together: Hurricanes Make Do With Co-Op Unit

Friday, May 15, 2015

White River Junction — Iris Berezin has seen a lot of things in 32 years of coaching Hartford High tennis, but nothing like what this spring has brought. Out of necessity, the school combined its boys and girls …

Learning on the Job: Rebuilding Wasps Receive a Tough Lesson From Mounties

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Woodstock — It was just one of those days for Woodstock High baseball — another one of those days. Lack of experience, a lack of concentration at times that led to errors and missed plays, and a hot …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

People in Business: May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Jason Eaton, of Pomfret, senior manager and ISA certified arborist at Chippers, recently earned the International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualification credential by successfully completing the two-day course administered by the organization and passing an exam …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …