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Woodstock's Ray Kurek competes in a singles match during Fair Haven at Woodstock boys tennis at Woodstock Racquet and Fitness Club in Woodstock, Vt., on April 9, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part on Wednesday, dropping its usual best-of-three-sets format for eight-game pro sets in a 7-0 blanking of Fair Haven at the Woodstock Racquet …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at least at week, Woodstock coach Brandon Little said, which gave the hosts a distinct advantage. …

Letter: Silence on Health Care Funding

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Silence on Health-Care Funding To the Editor: I am in full agreement about the merits and need for health-care reform. But I don’t understand why an agrarian state and the second least populated with a somewhat dismal business reputation had to go down the road to universal single-payer health care. Gov. Shumlin, in this matter I fear you have fallen victim to what …

‘Wonder’ Is Subject Of Vermont Reads Discussion Series

Sunday, February 2, 2014

South Pomfret — A series of events related to the 2014 Vermont Reads selection Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, are being planned in South Pomfret and Woodstock. The novel is about Auggie, an 11-year-old boy who was born with a facial deformity and is about to start fifth grade …

Local Roundup: Hanover Topples Concord

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

West Lebanon — After seeing a big lead vanish in the blink of an eye, Ben Acker scored a game-winning goal late in the third period to lift Hanover to a 5-4 boys hockey victory over Concord at …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …

In Pomfret, an Outpouring of Help

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pomfret — When Duane and Ruthie Harrington returned to their Pomfret Road home Thursday afternoon, they saw their sugarhouse destroyed, and with it, their livelihood. But within hours of losing their sugarhouse in a fire, the community was stepping up to lend a hand to the longtime Pomfret …

Woodstock Hockey Rebuilt and Reloaded

Friday, January 17, 2014

Woodstock — The American settler moved west in search of wide-open spaces. Charlie Hancock prefers his environs a little more congested. The sixth-year Woodstock High boys hockey coach had the ability — indeed, the need — to confine …

Pomfret Man Resigns From VPT Board

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Colchester, Vt. — Two members of the Vermont Public Television board of directors have resigned. At least one of the resignations was tendered following a special board meeting last week to discuss a complaint filed with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The anonymous complaint alleges that the board …

Arthur F. Goat

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Arthur F. Goat, 96, died peacefully with family on Jan. 8 at Valley Terrace in Norwich, Vt. His sense of humor survived to the end. He was born March 13, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Walter and Elsie (Rieman) Goat. He attended Polytechnic …

Rain (Ice, Snow), Go Away: Postponements Send ADs Scrambling

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Claremont — Monday morning, Newport Middle High School athletic director Doug Beaupre was dealing with a situation that confronts all athletic officials this time of year — sharing his time between his full-time job as the school’s athletic …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Patricia E. Smith

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Clearwater, Fla. — Patricia E. Smith, 92, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center of North Pinellas, in Palm Harbor, Fla., following a brief illness. She was born in Windsor, Vt. on July 25, 1921, the daughter of William and Irene Mock. As …