Pomfret

Gov. Peter Shumlin announces at a news conference at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., on Dec. 17, 2014, that "the time is not right" for single-payer health care in Vermont. (Burlington Free Press - Glenn Russell)

Shumlin's Single-Payer Decision Draws Mixed Response

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased some business leaders, disappointed and shocked some supporters and fueled the anger of some Republicans. Shumlin’s decision made it “a good day for the economy in Vermont,” said Betty Bishop, the president of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. “All of the numbers that we heard were really concerning to business at both ends of the spectrum.” Some supporters were in disbelief. “I’m in shock,” said Ann Raynolds, a Pomfret resident and a director of …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Engagement: Oliver — Lewis

Sunday, November 23, 2014

South Pomfret — Deborah and Richard Oliver, of Boston, and Leslie and Douglas Lewis, of South Pomfret, have announced the engagement of their children, Courtney Taylor Oliver and Kellan Daniel Lewis. The bride-to-be graduated from Thayer Academy, in Braintree, Mass., in 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2011 and a …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Area Schools Aim For Consolidation

Monday, September 22, 2014

Woodstock — Consolidation talks will continue in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union without the pre-K through sixth grade Barnard Academy, which has decided that it will keep its doors open for the foreseeable future. After a year of study, the supervisory union’s joint elementary study committee will present …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Jonathan “Jack” Charles Maxham

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Jonathan “Jack” Charles Maxham, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. The son of Henry and Martha (Bailey) Maxham, Jack was born on May 30, 1949 in Hanover, N.H. Jack graduated from Woodstock Union High School and …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Jonathan “Jack” Maxham

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. There will be a graveside service on Friday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Cemetery on LaBounty Road in Pomfret followed by a gathering at …

Crompton, Woodstock Keep Strong Start Going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — When the weather gets colder, Alex Crompton simply gets hotter. The junior striker said he enjoyed playing in the chilly weather at Brown Field on Monday night, and his three quick goals in the first half were what sent Woodstock to a 4-0 Marble Valley …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

A New Home for the Arts

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The rhythmic downbeat of a nail gun punctuated the whining chorus of power tools this week at the new Artistree Community Arts Center and Gallery as the clock is winding down toward next Saturday’s soft opening of the …