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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, …

Sharon Awaits Phone Service

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sharon — Call the ongoing situation in an area of Sharon a communications problem. For starters, almost 100 residents have been unable to use their phones or the Internet since Friday, when their FairPoint telecommunications service stopped working. …

With Loved Ones in Danger, Gaza Crisis Is Felt Acutely Here

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sharon — Cora Swanberg just graduated from The Sharon Academy and checks Facebook as often as any other teenager. But in recent weeks, she has been paying much closer attention to the posts of Said Alhouseini, a Palestinian …

Colleen Martha Trudo

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Colleen Martha Trudo, 66, of Sharon passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at The Tuscany House in Summerfield, Fla. Colleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family. Colleen also loved her four dogs very dearly. She was a woman …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Baribeau — Castillo

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sharon — Byron Baribeau, of Sharon, and Priscilla White, of East Montpelier, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Baribeau to Bradley Castillo. The bride-to-be graduated from U32 High School in 2004. The bridegroom-to-be is the son …

April Mae Dyer

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — April Mae Dyer, 35 died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Woodstock, Vt. She was born Dec. 6, 1978 in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of Leslie and Peggy (Cameron) Dyer. She attended school at Sharon Elementary and Hartford High School where she graduated in …

April M. Dyer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — April M. Dyer, 36, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Woodstock, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Engagement: Sullivan — McIntyre

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sharon — Dan and Michelle Sullivan, of Newfields, N.H., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leigh Sullivan, to Joseph John McIntyre, of Sharon. The bride-to-be graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, N.H., and …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …