Hi 48° | Lo 33°


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 …

Worrell Is D-III Coach Of the Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nobody asked all that much from Ramsey Worrell this autumn. Just take over the Woodstock High football program from the man who coached it to a boatload of state championships over more than three decades. And keep the Wasps competitive. And near the top of Vermont Division III. …

Letter: Two-State Solution Seems Doomed

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To the Editor: I am a local high school teacher, and near the end of my summer vacation, I spent three weeks in the West Bank on a teacher fellowship studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For 10 days I lived with Palestinian families (Christian and Muslim) and toured their …

VIFL Remains As It Is

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

White River Junction — After lengthy discussions about realignment and rescheduling, the member schools of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League voted to do neither in their fall meeting held Monday at Hartford High School. The concern was for …

Wedding: Joy — Clarkson

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lebanon — Amy Marie Joy and Carmen Clarkson were married on Oct. 12, 2013. The wedding took place at the Wilder Center and was presided over by the Rev. Patricia Thompson. Amy Marie Joy was escorted by her …

Rivals Become Teammates at Vt. All-Star Game

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Middlebury, Vt. — After a hard-hitting nail-biter in last weekend’s Vermont Division III state championship game at Rutland High School, several members of the Woodstock and Mill River football teams became teammates literally overnight. Less than 24 hours following the Wasps’ 20-19 overtime win, four Woodstock players and …

Letter: Pomfret’s Downward Spiral

Friday, November 15, 2013

To the Editor: I want to thank the voters of Pomfret who came out to support me at the special Town Meeting. I also would like to thank those who supported Mike Reese. Finally, I want to thank the 50 people who showed up for one reason alone …

Mill River Protest Denied

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Montpelier — The Vermont Principals Association Protest Committee unanimously voted to deny Mill River’s appeal of an earlier VPA decision regarding a Mill River protest of a play that occurred during Woodstock Union High’s 21-20 overtime win in the Vermont Division III championship game on Saturday. According to …

Valley Coaches Earn Honors

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hartford High boys soccer coach Steve Sass and his Woodstock High counterpart, Tom Avellino, have been selected by their peers as coaches of the year in their respective Marble Valley League divisions. Sass’ Hurricanes won the MVL A …

Jim Kenyon: In Pomfret, the Emphasis Is on ‘Fret’

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Town auditors have accused other town officials of locking them out of their office. They also have claimed that the password to the town computer they use was changed without their knowledge. And in a non-auditor disgruntlement, a resident showed up at a Selectboard meeting in September and …

Extra Special: Overtime Thriller Gives Wasps Third Straight Title

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rutland — With the Vermont Division III football championship on the line in overtime on Saturday, Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell wanted sophomore kicker Nikolai Davis to think about anything besides the outcome of the game resting squarely on …