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Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid waste committees, among other attendees, was called to discuss the findings of a long-awaited study by Ascutney-based DSM Environmental Services, which looked at ways to manage solid waste issues cooperatively. Vermont towns are particularly pressed to address these issues because of Act 148, a state law passed in 2012 which spurs towns …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. The program, split into three groups engaging in projects for one week each, has seen …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, spent 10 years running the Vermont-vs.-New Hampshire all-star high school golf competition as a means …

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 …

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 …

Letter: Jumping Ship on Single-Payer?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: Vt. state Sen. John Campbell has given up his commitment to a universal, everyone-in, no-one-left-out publicly financed health-care system, one which our governor and a majority of Vermonters are moving toward. His salvo March 25 to a VPR reporter, stating that “single-payer may not be …

Connecticut River Restoration Project Gets $14,000 Grant

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Woodstock — The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently received a grant for $14,148 from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to support a river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock. The Ecosystem Restoration Program grant will fund the purchase and delivery of 1,300 trees, project design and staff …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Letter: I Took My Job Seriously

Friday, March 14, 2014

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people who supported me in the town of Pomfret. Thank you for your kind words, phone calls and letters; they really meant a lot to me. I had the honor and privilege to work for the past seven years …

Wasps Feel the Sting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only UPS boxes things better than Lyndon Institute did at Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night. Semifinal day became moving day for the Woodstock High boys basketball, with maroon-clad Vikings muscling their counterparts through, across and …

Town Clerk Out In Pomfret

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pomfret — The public campaign by current and former town officials to oust incumbent Town Clerk Lynne Leavitt came to fruition at the annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, but it wasn’t the closely contested election that residents had …