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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, …

23 and Wow: Wasps Back on Top

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — For the early part of Monday’s Vermont Division II boys basketball semifinal at the Barre Auditorium, Woodstock’s Connor Fegard couldn’t find his shot with a flashlight, compass, search party or GPS. In Saturday’s final, Fegard …

WUHS Budget Gains Support

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School District’s $1.6 million budget appeared headed to approval by voters in the six-member towns. Pomfret voted in favor of the budget, 104-31, as did Woodstock, 504-214. Australian ballot results from Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington and Reading were not immediately available Tuesday night. …

Everyone Pitches In as Wasps Reach Title Game

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The stranger showed up at Woodstock Union High School in the fall, trying to get used to a new rural setting after life on the east end of Long Island. Once aware of senior Kurt …

Service Note: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Chase graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare …

Pomfret to Vote on School Consolidation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pomfret Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at the Town Hall. Town Meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by the school meeting at 1 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot for the Woodstock Union High School budget will be at the Town Hall from …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Woodstock School Spending About the Same

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Voting on the Woodstock Union High School District budget, bond and officers will take place by Australian ballot in each member town on Tuesday, March 3. Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School board has trimmed its district budget by about $78,000, but school taxes in its member …

Village School Could Be Closed

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bridgewater Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m. in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. The school meeting will take place first. Bridgewater — On Wednesday morning, the five kindergartners at …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …