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Sharon Academy head coach Blake Fabrikant calls out a play as guard Tanner James brings the ball upcourt in the third quarter against Twinfield on March 4, 2015. Sharon Academy defeated Twinfield, 54-45, in the Division IV semifinal game in Barre, Vt. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Sharon Boys Advance to D-IV Final

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Barre, Vt. — A vociferous gaggle of Sharon Academy students had just started the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant in the final 20 seconds of Wednesday night’s Vermont Division IV boys basketball semifinal when Phoenix coach Blake Fabrikant called a timeout. Respectfully, the gang went silent. “Keep going!” Fabrikant yelled, waving an arm before hitting the huddle. So …

Sharon Voters Form Recreation, Finance Committees

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sharon — Voters at Town Meeting overwhelmingly passed all articles on the warning, including the formation of town recreation and finance committees. They also approved a municipal budget that is expected to keep the tax rate level. In just under two hours at the Sharon Elementary School, a series of voice votes with nary a “no” approved the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, …

Sharon Wary Of Funding In the Future

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sharon — About 50 voters cheerfully and unanimously approved a $4.2 million school district budget for the 2015-16 academic year and re-elected School Board member Karen Henderson on Monday night. Then, after less than an hour, Sharon voters gave Henderson and her colleagues a round of applause and scattered into the night. But in between, they heard some cautionary words from principal Barrett …

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 …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

A New Go for the Snow: Inventor Hopes Gliders Fill a Winter Niche

Monday, December 29, 2014

South Strafford — A six-time world boomerang champion, Eric Darnell has always felt his sport of choice elicits the perfect metaphor for life in general — the quality of effort put into each throw is what comes back. …

Robert Lee Longe

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Robert Lee Longe, 62, of Sharon, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born July 13, 1952, in South Pomfret, Vt.; the son of Charles H. Longe, Sr. and Shirley (Phillips) Longe. He was raised in South Royalton and had also …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Vt. Residents Cope With Power Outages

Friday, December 12, 2014

South Strafford — Vermont officials are warning that tens of thousands of households that have lost power in recent days could see outages continue into the weekend as workers struggle to keep up with the ongoing problems caused …

Ann Louise Barringer

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Ann Louise Barringer, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 14, 1938, in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Raymond Adam and Elsie (Sweet) Beals. She graduated from Salem High School in Salem. She was …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …