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Scott Paulson keeps the beat on a cowbell as Sharon Elementary fifth graders work through "Louie Louie" on the steel drums at the Vermont Independent School of the Arts in Sharon, Vt., Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Paulson founded the school in the Seven Stars Center building in 2002 with his wife and it now offers a wide range of private music lessons and classes in tai chi, yoga, Japanese calligraphy and hula dancing, among other subjects. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Arts Program Aims to Grow

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The founders of Vermont Independent School of the Arts at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon may be on the brink of realizing their dream. If all goes as planned, the 14-year-old nonprofit center and school, which has helped hundreds of students become better musicians, singers and visual artists, will qualify for a matching grant and move closer to the …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through 66 minutes, Riley Thomson finally broke the South Royalton backline to put Rivendell in front, …

Robert Emory Somerville

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Littleton, N.H. — Robert Emory Somerville, 70, longtime resident of Littleton passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, while doing something that he loved. He was born in Randolph, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1944, a son to Clayton and Eleda (Brock) Somerville. He grew up in Sharon, Vt. and …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and …

First-Half Goals Send TSA Soccer Past Whitcomb

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharon — Maybe the Sharon Academy boys soccer team should always play in front of a blank scoreboard. The Phoenix scored all of their goals during Friday’s 4-0 win over Whitcomb in the first half, when Sharon’s electronic scoreboard was shut down after failing to work properly. It …

Red Paint Revival

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Doug Jones, of Sharon, works from the top down as he applies a fresh coat of paint to the barn at Aurora Day Care in Hartford on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Grade A in Sharon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

While grading Beaver Meadow Road in Sharon on Tuesday, Frank Rogers, of the Sharon Highway Department, right, stops to talk with Scott, middle, and Desiree MacDonald. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Robert D. “Bob” Nutting

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Robert D. “Bob” Nutting, 69 died Aug. 22, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., after a Courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 20 1945, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Everett D.”Tink” and Annie M. (Ferris) Nutting. He attended school …

Forum: Aug. 22: No to Glenn McCoy; Yes to Shawn Braley; Worthy Candidates

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glenn McCoy’s Nasty Scratchings To the Editor: I strongly agree in principle with those who defend the publication of Glenn McCoy’s nasty scratchings. I too am interested in all points of view that are relevant, offered in good faith, and based on appropriate evidence. Subversive imagination also makes …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport that uses the trademarked disc for a ball and employs elements of football, soccer and basketball in its play will be an exhibition …

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 …

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on …