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Woodstock's Ray Kurek competes in a singles match during Fair Haven at Woodstock boys tennis at Woodstock Racquet and Fitness Club in Woodstock, Vt., on April 9, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

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 on Wednesday, dropping its usual best-of-three-sets format for eight-game pro sets in a 7-0 blanking of Fair Haven at the Woodstock Racquet …

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 least at week, Woodstock coach Brandon Little said, which gave the hosts a distinct advantage. …

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 health care. Gov. Shumlin, in this matter I fear you have fallen victim to what …

Honoring the Valley’s Best From A to Z

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So in case you missed the first offering, we’ve got a second helping of athletic accomplishments to wrap up 2013. We call it our annual Alphabet Awards. Just pick a letter … A: Nick Alexander — The Lebanon …

Letter: My Experience With Obamacare

Friday, December 27, 2013

To the Editor: I would like to add my voice to those commenting about Vermont’s Health Connect. While navigating the website took patience and perseverance, it was well worth it, as I have managed to get better Blue Cross coverage for my family for much lower monthly premiums …

Woodstock Girls End Long Slide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Westminster, Vt. — A victory has been a long time coming for the Woodstock High girls basketball team, but this one seemed worth the wait. The Wasps nursed a big early lead on Monday night to beat host …

Letter: Dellinger’s Release Is Shocking

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

To the Editor: The news of Robert Dellinger being released on bail is shocking. Dellinger has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of a pregnant woman and her fiance by driving his truck into their oncoming vehicle. If he had been accused of randomly walking …

Hartford Opens With Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team took an aggressive approach to getting to the hoop on Monday night, and the strategy paid off in a 63-56 win over Woodstock in the rivals’ season opener at Hartford High School. The Hurricanes’ attack of the hoop …

The States of Hockey: Anniversaries, Changes Highlight Vt., N.H. Campaigns on Ice

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy anniversary to you. And you, too. Two of the Upper Valley’s nine high school boys and girls hockey programs undergo significant birthdays this winter. Hanover boys hockey has already held an 80th anniversary celebration, while Hartford girls …

South Royalton Girls Earn Emotional Win

Sunday, December 15, 2013

South Royalton — Prior to yesterday’s girls basketball season opener between Woodstock and South Royalton, attendees recognized Cynthia Fulcher with a moment of silence. During the game, her granddaughter gave Royals fans plenty to cheer about. Hours after …

Man Accused of Assaulting Hartford Postmaster Found Not Guilty

Thursday, December 12, 2013

White River Junction — A jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes on Wednesday before finding a North Pomfret man not guilty of attacking the Hartford Village postmaster in April 2012. Brian Bowles, 41, was acquitted of the …

‘The Fabulous Life’: Chris Flockton of Hartford’s Voice Goes Around the Globe

Saturday, December 7, 2013

When Chris Flockton speaks into a microphone, to an audience of none, he moves his hand sharply. It moves with the changes in the pitch of his voice, like a conductor pushing an orchestra through a staccato passage …

Wasps Aiming High: After a Year Away, Woodstock Girls Back on the Court

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High has a football team that can’t lose, but has a girls basketball team that has a grim record, but a hopeful future. The situation is quite alarming. The Wasps, who did not field …