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Gretta Stack, of Sharon Academy, wipes away sweat during half time of the Phoenix game with Randolph in Sharon, Vt. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Head Coach Blake Fabrikant read a weather report that marked the temerature at 86 degrees at game time and declared that the game would be played in 20 minute quarters with water breaks in between. (
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A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy before the dull of winter. Then James …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Tunbridge To Keep Ambulance

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tunbridge — Voters sided with Chelsea-based First Branch Ambulance Wednesday night, rejecting a proposal for a new shared ambulance service with Royalton and Sharon that would take over the North Tunbridge coverage area. The proposal was rejected in a paper ballot, 120-74, at the special Town Meeting at Tunbridge Central School. During roughly …

With Pools Closed, Residents Keep Cool

Friday, July 31, 2015

West Hartford — The Upper Valley fell just shy of a heat wave this week — which is achieved with a hat trick of 90-degree days — but Thursday’s drop into the 80s didn’t mean Monique and Robert …

Tunbridge Voters to Weigh In on Ambulance Deal With Royalton, Sharon

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tunbridge — The Selectboard will host an informational meeting next week in advance of a special Town Meeting next month where voters will decide if the town can enter into a new ambulance contract with Royalton and Sharon …

Fish Before Lunch in Sharon

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mike Monteith, of White River Junction, casts a line while fly fishing on the White River in Sharon on Saturday. Monteith said that he planned to fish at several spots along the White River as he worked his …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 54, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born Dec. 30, 1960, in Lebanon, a son of Floyd and Eloise (Reynolds) McPhetres. He grew up in Wilder …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 55, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

The Sharon Academy Grads All Speak at Graduation

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sharon — Liam Rossier gave the crowd a knowing grin as he strode to the podium at The Sharon Academy’s graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon in the school’s gymnasium. In lieu of the traditional green mortarboard, he wore …

Business Notes: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, graduated 21 last week. The graduation was held June 10 at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. The leadership training program runs from September through June. It includes 10 day-long sessions focused on key aspects of community life …

Elizabeth Mine Solar Plan Advances

Monday, June 8, 2015

Strafford — An area solar consulting firm is preparing to apply for state approval of a large proposed solar array on the site of the former Elizabeth Mine, a so-called “Superfund” site that underwent a massive cleanup in …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …