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Bernard "Bunny" Strong and Betty Wood at a wedding reception in Woodstock, Vt.,  in an undated photograph. (Family photograph)

A Life: Betty Wood, 1931-2015; ‘She Would Stand So Others Could Sit’

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sharon — For Betty Wood, retirement meant one thing: more time to volunteer. Wood, a familiar face at the Sharon Food Shelf and VA Medical Center, relished meeting and helping people, and only wanted to further her mission after retiring from nearly two decades in the nursing field. “Everyone came first,” said Bernard “Bunny” Strong, her partner of 13 years. “She would stand so others could sit.” Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Wood died at her Sharon home on Feb. 11 at age 83. For more than a decade, Wood took the short journey around the corner from her Route 14 home to the Sharon Congregational Church …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Sharon Rec All in Family: Potter, Relatives Settling Into New Youth Sports Committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sharon — Brenda Potter is determined to make youth sports in Sharon much more functional. She’ll get plenty of help from her own family. Potter, 50, is the president of the newly appointed Sharon Recreation Committee, approved by voice vote at Town Meeting on March 4. She’ll be joined by two of her daughters — Miranda Potter, 29, and Georgia Potter, 23 — …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

A Life: Peter ‘Pano’ Rodis, 1959-2014; ‘He Wanted to Know That Everyone Was Being Treated Right’

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sharon — While Pano Rodis found many ways to help people and take on the status quo in communities and institutions of the Upper Valley, finding the time for those efforts posed a challenge. And now there is …

Grandparents Brag: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

SYMANCYK — A granddaughter, Ava Linda Symancyk, born on Jan. 15, 2015, to paternal grandmother Theresa Symancyk, of Wilder, and maternal grandparents Kathy and Chuck Lowell, of Sharon, and maternal great-grandfather David Langlois, of White River Junction. …

Local Roundup: Family Act Leads Sunapee Skiers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Cousins Maddie and Will Austin led the Sunapee High boys and girls alpine skiing teams to strong showings Wednesday, with the girls team winning and the boys team finishing second during giant slalom dual meets …

Robert Arthur Raymond, Sr.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Robert Arthur Raymond, Sr., 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. He was born March 27, 1923, in East Bethel, Vt. the son of Elmer and Florence (Burditt) Raymond. His family moved to Sharon in 1925 where he …

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 …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. …

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 …

Rocking the Rink: Sharon Hockey Tournament Keeps It Loose

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Hockey Tournament trophy displays a plaque listing players from last year’s winning team, Barrett’s Bruisers. The squad was named for Sharon Elementary School Principal Barrett Williams, who sponsored the team. If third-grade teacher Keenan …

Lighting a Fire: Sharon Boys Pull Away From Undefeated Craftsbury

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sharon — For a guy with a mask wrapped around his face, Brandon Tracy sees things pretty clearly. The Sharon Academy boys basketball squad ripped through its first five games of the season with little difficulty, winning by …