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Hanover freshman Kennedy Lange and the Hanover Girls Cross Country team prepare for the start of the 81st New England High School  Interscholastic Cross Country Championship, held at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Copyright 2015 Rob Strong

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer John Morton — yet the Rams all but refused to acknowledge it. The Catholic school from Providence, R.I., is accustomed to competing …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin in June, Act 64 requires the Agency of Agriculture to create new rules to …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer efforts and be listed in campaign materials for local and state employee giving campaigns. The …

Woodstock Boys Soccer Closing on MVL Title

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Before the season began, some concern existed for the Woodstock High boys soccer team after losing six starters to graduation. Nobody is worrying anymore. With Tuesday’s 7-0 win at Springfield, the Wasps are 10-2-0 and can wrap up the Marble Valley League title with a …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

Woodstock Boys Feel They Have Unfinished Business

Friday, October 2, 2015

Woodstock — Before the season started, Woodstock Union High defenseman Cole Dalton wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. No one did. Losing 10 players to graduation would have made any team question its ability to compete, let alone …

Back to Full Strength: Woodstock Girls Soccer Blanks Hartford

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

White River Junction — For the first time all season, Woodstock head coach Greg LaBella got a glimpse of what his team looks like at full strength. Senior defenders Anna Tracey and Rachael Emory finally got back on …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

Yoga Finds a New Dimension Outdoors

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It’s just after 10 a.m. on a sunny Saturday in Woodstock, and the dew hasn’t yet dried from the grass at the base of Mount Peg. As Amanda Anderson’s hiking yoga class settles into its warmup, participants can …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

Wasps, Canes Play to Tie

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Energetic first-year Woodstock Union High field hockey coach Annie Doton is a motivating presence, constantly shouting words of encouragement or enthusiastic instruction from the sidelines. It took the Wasps a full half to match …