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From left, Hanover's Courtney Savatelle, Emma Woloshin, Josephine Nett, and Hanna Dai, dance to "Cotton Eyed Joe" during half time at the  Hanover at Stevens unified basketball game in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 26, 2015. 
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Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by nine points on Jan. 23, on Monday. …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for state help to deal with a variety of anticipated problems. Beginning in July 2016, the …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gifford Medical Center CLARK — A son, Bentlee Joseph Gene Clark, born on Jan. 4, 2015, to Summer Flint and Jeremy Clark, of East Bethel. SILLOWAY — A daughter, Ava Louise Silloway, born on Jan. 5, 2015, to Bethany and John Silloway, of Randolph Center. …

Vt. Health Site Better, Not Best

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White River Junction — The state’s $100-million website has sometimes been absent without leave during Vermont’s second annual campaign for expanded health insurance coverage, but that hasn’t halted progress in the effort, according to some navigators and brokers. Consider the experience of Ken Parker, a White River Junction …

Roberta E. Soule

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Roberta E. Soule, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Randolph. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at a later …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

Gloria Ann Clarke

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Gloria Ann Clarke, 93, of Randolph, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Barnard. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Day Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear here at a later date. …

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in …

Clara Marion Wright

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Braintree, Vt. — Clara Marion Wright, 86, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. John Milanese officiating. Private burial will …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gifford Medical Center WALKO — A daughter, Isabella Joy Walko, born on Nov. 1, 2014, to Ashley Wheelock and Patrick Walko, of Randolph. EISLER — A son, Daniel Randolph Eisler, born on Nov. 2, 2014, to Amber and Douglas Eisler, of Royalton. …

Major Melvin W. McLaughlin

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Major Melvin W. McLaughlin, USMC-Retired, 97, of Randolph, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be planned sometime next year, and will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. A complete …