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Seth Orne, front, and Joe Denhert use a makeshift "stretcher" made of tree trunks to transport a pair of mattresses away from the Appalachian Trail. The duty was part of the pair's "Packing It Out" initiative, which removed nearly 1,100 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor this summer. (Photograph courtesy Seth Orne)

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when they entered by removing trash left behind by others. Georgia residents Seth Orne and Paul Dehnert, both 25, and friend Jeff Twedt, 29, set out last March on their “Packing It Out” initiative, with a goal of removing 1,000 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor. Orne and Dehnert completed the mission …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as a cool Friday evening shaded toward dusk, moments before the first quarter of Woodstock’s Vermont …

Bradley Brimming With Confidence Heading Into Masters

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Augusta, Ga. — Coming off a tie for fifth place last week at the Texas Open, Keegan Bradley heads into his fourth Masters with momentum and confidence. The 28-year-old tees up his first round today with fellow American …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Grants Will Support Local River Projects

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pomfret — The Connecticut River Watershed Council has received more than $270,000 in grants to support river restoration projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. More than $250,000 comes from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund grant, while another $20,000 is from the …

Democrats Discuss Health Reforms

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hartland — About 20 people responded to a call from the Windsor County Democratic Committee and gathered in Damon Hall Monday evening to discuss how to keep the banner of health care reform raised during a period of state budget deficits and public skepticism fueled by the woes …

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 …