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No Tax Increase Needed For Sharon Budget Plan

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sharon Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at the Sharon Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m. Voting by Australian ballot will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The annual school meeting is Monday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Elementary School. Sharon — After two years of spending hikes, voters at the March 1 Town Meeting are being asked to approve a municipal budget without tax increases attached. School officials also are seeking only a small increase in funding, about 1 cent per $100 of valuation in the tax rate, for the proposed school budget, which will be …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Judge to Hear Motion On Shooting Evidence

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

White River Junction — More than seven years after Kyle Bolaski shot and killed a man who had chased him with a splitting maul during a confrontation at a Chester, Vt., softball field, a judge will hear a motion on whether jurors should learn about the victim’s mental …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers …

Vermont Man Indicted in N.H. On Sex Charges

Friday, November 27, 2015

North Haverhill — A 21-year-old Newbury, Vt., man who faces a sex assault charge in Vermont has been indicted by a New Hampshire grand jury on 35 charges, all related to the same minor girl. Christopher O. Hollis pleaded not guilty to all 35 charges at an arraignment …

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer …

Man Charged In Vt. Murder

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sharon — Vermont State Police have arrested a Sharon man on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Brattleboro, Vt., man. Authorities arrested Leonard Moffatt, 39, on Friday afternoon and charged him with …

Massive School District Proposed

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White River Junction — With Vermont’s new education reform law potentially threatening $1.3 million in revenue loss from tuition students at Hartford High School, one School Board member has proposed creating a much larger school district, spanning as much as 30 miles along the Vermont side of the …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Sharon Academy Girls Fall in OT

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sharon — Sharon Academy girls soccer coach Blake Fabrikant was emotional after his team’s 3-2 overtime loss to West Rutland in the Vermont Division IV semifinals Wednesday afternoon. It was in his voice: an agonized cocktail of frustration …