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Forum, Aug. 21: When Shall We Overcome Racism?; Turning the Other Cheek in Dorchester; Co-op Transparency

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Shall We Overcome Racism? To the Editor: It rips my heart out and utterly stuns me that even now, in this wonderfully blessed nation, it is unsafe to be born with dark skin. When will this end? And how do we end it? Having grown up in Memphis, I am no stranger to racial tension and racial unrest. I had hoped that was in our country’s past. I had …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of …

Forum, Aug. 15: The Importance of Staging; Ovation for the Orchestra

Friday, August 15, 2014

An Omission in the Production To the Editor: Opera North’s performance of My Fair Lady at the Lebanon Opera House had all the virtues identified by Nicola Smith in her review: strong lead actors, familiar and evocative music, and a satisfying finish as a production (“Opera North Opens Season With a Sparkling ‘My Fair Lady’,” Aug. 7). What she hardly mentioned, except in …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Edna Miriam “Mitzi” (Vaughan) Keleher

Friday, May 2, 2014

Concord, Mass. — Edna Miriam “Mitzi” (Vaughan) Keleher, age 89 on Friday, April 25, 2014, at home in Concord with her loving family around her. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyo. she was a descendent of the Vaughan family of Pomfret, Vt. and Middleboro, Mass. In her early …

Letter: 50-50 Parenting

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To the Editor: I cannot get out of my mind the decision by the Vermont Supreme Court concerning pets (“Court: No Joint Custody of Pets,” front page, April 26). The decision to leave the dog with his current owner seems to me exactly right. In the words of …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five …

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 …

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 …