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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 …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Letter: I Took My Job Seriously

Friday, March 14, 2014

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people who supported me in the town of Pomfret. Thank you for your kind words, phone calls and letters; they really meant a lot to me. I had the honor and privilege to work for the past seven years …

Wasps Feel the Sting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only UPS boxes things better than Lyndon Institute did at Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night. Semifinal day became moving day for the Woodstock High boys basketball, with maroon-clad Vikings muscling their counterparts through, across and …

Town Clerk Out In Pomfret

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pomfret — The public campaign by current and former town officials to oust incumbent Town Clerk Lynne Leavitt came to fruition at the annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, but it wasn’t the closely contested election that residents had …

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 …