Sharon

No Tax Increase Needed For Sharon Budget Plan

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sharon Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at the Sharon Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m. Voting by Australian ballot will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The annual school meeting is Monday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Elementary School. Sharon — After two years of spending hikes, voters at the March 1 Town Meeting are being asked to approve a municipal budget without tax increases attached. School officials also are seeking only a small increase in funding, about 1 cent per $100 of valuation in the tax rate, for the proposed school budget, which will be …

Irving Griswold Foster

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharon, Vt. — Irving Griswold Foster, 81, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living facility in Hanover, N.H. Irv was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Manchester, Conn. the son of William Avery and Mary Helena (Welles) Foster. Irv grew up in South Windsor, Conn. and graduated as Salutatorian of the Class of 1952 from Ellsworth High School …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging …

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 …

Marathon Meet: After Nine Hours, Oxbow Teams Settle for Second

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — It came down to the wire for Oxbow High’s girls indoor track and field team on Saturday in its race for a state title against defending Vermont Division II state champion Rice Memorial. After nine …

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 …

State Officials Seek Input on Thetford, Sharon Park-and-Ride Lots

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sharon — State transportation officials are asking for the public’s help to improve two of Vermont’s Upper Valley park-and-ride facilities. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be hosting two public forums to receive input on park-and-rides in Sharon …

Norwich to End District Merger Talks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norwich — School officials in Norwich are likely to withdraw from talks of a merger with the Strafford, Sharon and Thetford educational districts under Act 46, the Vermont school consolidation law. Norwich School Board Chairman Neil Odell made the announcement during Thursday night’s board meeting, saying state officials …

Local Roundup: Chelsea Girls Trip MVCS

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chelsea — Sydnie Allen scored all nine of host Chelsea’s points in the fourth quarter to cap a 19-point effort and lead the Red Devils to a 28-24 Vermont girls basketball win over Mid Vermont Christian on Monday night. Chelsea (7-3) needed everything Allen had to offer. The …

A Big Event Gets Bigger: Dartmouth Relays Grow, Change With the Times

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hanover — Barry Harwick is going to be exhausted on Monday. He already knows it. Harwick, Dartmouth’s track and field coach, spent most of his time Saturday running from one thing to another, a notebook in his hand …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

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 …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester’s LaPerle Good for a Grand

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bethel — Whitcomb-Rochester’s cooperative girls basketball program decided to change the venue of Monday’s game with Websterville Baptist from Rochester High to Whitcomb High for a reason. Hornet senior Lindsey LaPerle, a Whitcomb student, was five points away …