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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 in South Windsor. He then attended Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. In January 1955, Irv enlisted in the U.S. Army. After basic training, he served in Germany as a bridge and road construction specialist with Company B, 41st Engineering, 10th Division Corp. After his discharge, Irv began his 30 year career with …

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 job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Four Towns Mull Model For Merger

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Norwich — School officials from Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford are discussing a school district merger under Vermont’s new school consolidation law, an arrangement that could provide tax relief for residents and greater choice for students . The Three Rivers School District, as it’s currently dubbed, would operate …

Back in the Running: Returns of Blanchard, Knoerlein Giving Phoenix a Boost

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sharon — After spending the majority of last season on crutches, Carter Blanchard and Jay Knoerlein are happy to transition from the sidelines to the frontlines on the Sharon Academy boys basketball team. Recovering from significant injuries suffered …

100 Years of Memory

Friday, December 25, 2015

Hannah Handy was the unquestioned hero of what is still one of the deadliest days in Upper Valley history. Four people were killed in the Royalton Raid, the Oct. 16, 1780 action in the Revolutionary War, which turned …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

A Life: Nina Swaim ‘Was So Conscientious in Her Actions’

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sharon — It was a clear, crisp September morning when Eleanor “Nina” Swaim was arrested for the last time. She was in Williston, Vt., protesting a proposed Vermont Gas pipeline in western Vermont, and was joined by about …

Solar Array Pitched for Route 132 in Sharon

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sharon — Developers are hoping to build a new solar array atop a 6.2-acre parcel of land along Route 132 near its intersection with Beaver Meadow Road. Solar firm Norwich Technologies is purchasing the property and plans to …

Local Roundup: TA Girls Roll Past Bucks

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has allowed just 15 total field goals in its opening two games, including those surrendered in a 53-31 victory over Blue Mountain on Monday night. But Thetford coach Eric …

Sharon Woman Reports IRS Scam

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sharon — Earlier this month, Nina Butterworth found a frightening message on her answering machine. She had committed five federal offenses and would be arrested if she didn’t respond, a woman said. The caller ID read “U.S. Government.” “That’s just shocking, when you get a message saying the …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 6, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital HATCH — A son, Bryson Robert Hatch, born on Oct. 20, 2015, to Jillian Bacon Hatch and Ryan Michael Hatch, of West Fairlee. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center FLINT — A daughter, Kaitlyn Rose Flint, born on Nov. 19, 2015, to Kelly Teresa and Brant …

Unintended Consequence: Some Fear the Loss of State-Administered Programs

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sharon — One unintended consequence of Act 46’s pressure on school districts to merge into larger units could be the loss of federally funded and school-sponsored after-school programs in various towns. Funding for many area programs comes from …