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Whitcomb's Marcus Sheldon (21) passes through South Royalton's double-team defense by Nicholas Howe and Mackinley George (22) in the fourth quarter in Bethel, Vt., on February 8, 2016. At right is South Royalton's William Wuttke. South Royalton won, 56-43. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually dictated by where his team is emotionally on that given night. Monday’s game against Whitcomb, a 56-43 win, was a little bit …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Physicians, Dentists Pan Vt. Tax Proposal

Sunday, January 31, 2016

White River Junction — Dentists and private practice physicians in Vermont said a 2.35 percent tax on their revenue proposed by Gov. Peter Shumlin would make it harder to recruit and retain health care providers. The so-called provider tax would generate $17 million in direct revenue and allow the state to collect $20 million more from the federal government to support the state’s …

Randolph Fire, Police Departments Step Closer to New Stations

Friday, January 29, 2016

Randolph — After a four-month search, the Randolph Selectboard on Wednesday approved the purchases of three properties to accommodate new village fire and police stations. The purchases are necessitated, at least in part, by a fire in September that destroyed the Randolph Village Fire Department’s station. The town …

In Randolph, A Production Worth Hours Of Rehearsal

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sunday after Sunday, seven actors ranging in age from teens to 60s rehearsed for seven hours at a time for this Saturday’s staged reading of Love! Valour! Compassion! at Randolph’s Chandler Music Hall. Then one day, they passed the eight-hour …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

Lawrence K. “Larry” Olsson

Friday, January 22, 2016

Randolph Center, Vt. — Lawrence K. “Larry” Olsson, 60, of Randolph Center, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, 2016, at his home after a long illness. Calling hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Day Funeral Home, in Randolph. Memorial services will be …

Della G. Rogers

Friday, January 15, 2016

Randolph, Vt. — Della G. Rogers, 96, of Randolph, died Thursday morning, Jan. 14, 2016, at Gifford Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Bethany United Church of Christ, with Rev. Kimberly McKerley, officiating. There are no calling hours. Burial will …

Joyce Caswell Hunt

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pittsfield, Vt. — Joyce Caswell Hunt, 68, from Pittsfield, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Joyce was born in Randolph, Vt., on May 27, 1947, to Matthew and Ruth Caswell of South Royalton, Vt. Joyce married Donald Hunt, from Pittsfield, on Oct. 26, 1963. Joyce enjoyed attending …

Benjamin Higby Strange

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Randolph, Vt. — Benjamin Higby Strange, 24, of Randolph, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was born July 5, 1991, in Pender, Neb., the son of Martin Strange and Annette Higby and came to Randolph from Walthill, Neb. in 1996. Ben graduated from Randolph …

South Royalton Boys Pass the Test

Thursday, January 7, 2016

South Royalton — To some coaches, a game comes down to win, lose or draw. Pete Howe would rather it be win or lose, but learn. The South Royalton School boys basketball team has spent most of the …

Area Farmers Form Coalition

Monday, January 4, 2016

Norwich — The sweet scent of cow manure filled the air last month as Upper Valley farmers gathered at Vermont Technical College’s Norwich Farms to announce the launch of the Connecticut River Farmers’ Watershed Alliance, a group intended, in part, to help growers respond to new state regulations …