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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 …

Letter: Back to Pomfret’s Best Days

Saturday, March 1, 2014

To the Editor: Please join me at Pomfret Town Meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to support Michael Reese for Selectboard and Ellen DesMeules for treasurer. Both Michael and Ellen have the leadership qualities to effectively serve in public office. They are kind and respectful, eager to listen …

Letter: Good Man for Hard Times in Pomfret

Friday, February 28, 2014

To the Editor: Pomfret seems to be in the midst of more turmoil. The good news is that our residents are taking a more active role, and we’ll undoubtedly have a full Town Hall this Tuesday. Selectboard meetings have been extremely well attended of late because so many …

Woodstock Hockey Feels the Sting

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Woodstock — The second period of Northfield’s 5-2 Vermont Division II quarterfinal boys’ hockey win over Woodstock Union High on Wednesday night resembled one of those too-good-to-be true infomercials. Even-strength goal? Check. Power play goal? Check. Shorthanded goal? …

Power Struggle In Pomfret

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pomfret’s annual Town Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 4, starting at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall. The school district portion is scheduled for 1 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot for the Woodstock Union High School budget …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Canes Storm to Victory in OT

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Woodstock — Hartford High freshman forward Ben Rouillard will have more big games over the next three winters in Hurricane red, white and blue. But he’ll have few that matched the significance of his two-goal outburst in the …

Woodstock Boys Cashing In

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — Wherever he may go, whatever he may do, Bradley Lewis will probably never forget the story of the bent nickel. Woodstock Union High School boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas uses the analogy of the folded five-cent piece to ensure his Wasps understand the concept of teamwork. …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …

Local Roundup: Junior Doubles At UNH: Brechbuhl Wins Twice for Hanover

Monday, February 17, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover High School swim team can boast a two-time state champion and a third-place team from the girls’ half of Sunday’s NHIAA Division II swimming championships at the University of New Hampshire. Junior Elisabeth Brechbuhl raced to victories in the girls 200- and 500-yard …

Patricia L. Barton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Patricia L. Barton, 56, died at her home on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, 2014, in Reading. Pat was born on Sept. 16, 1957, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of David and Edna (Townsend) Luce. Pat graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1975. She worked …