Pomfret

Laura Foley stands in the field behind her home in South Pomfret, Vt., on Nov. 19, 2014. Foley recently published her fourth book of poetry. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Book Notes: A New Life in Verse; Poet Finds Rejuvenation in Latest Works

Friday, November 21, 2014

L aura Davies Foley was 45 when she wrote her first poem. It was 2003, and following the death of her husband she’d moved with their three children to a new home in Cornish on the Connecticut River. It was a winter’s night, foggy, and through the mist she could see the lights of Windsor. She felt the compulsion to …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up three players for the South during the North’s wild 31-28 win at Spartan Stadium, with …

David E. Luce

Saturday, November 8, 2014

South Pomfret, Vt. — David E. Luce, 81, died at his home in South Pomfret on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. David was born on April 27, 1933, in South Pomfret, the son of Wesley and Lena (Wood) Luce. David was a graduate of Woodstock High School class of 1951. On Nov. 26, 1955, David married his high school sweetheart, Edna Mae Townsend. For …

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 …

Woodstock Runs Over Springfield for 33rd Straight Victory

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Before Friday night’s game began, Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell knew what kind of team he had, but was not sure what kind of team Springfield was going to be putting on the field. “I really don’t what to expect, but I like the coach and …

North Pomfret Farm Family’s Two Sons Return for the Summer to Help Make the Cheese

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Pomfret — Between haying, cheesemaking and the myriad chores required of a dairy farmer, warm weather days at Thistle Hill, an organic farm in North Pomfret, are packed full. Luckily, owners Janine and John Putnam have some …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with …