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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: 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 …

Lena Melloni Tatro

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Lena Melloni Tatro, 96, died late Thursday night, Nov. 13, 2014, at Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. A full obituary will follow. …

Engagement: Rogers — Picken

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sharon — Christine Nicole Rogers and Steven Lee Picken Jr., of Sharon, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas Fleming, of New Llano, La., and the late Doris Fleming. She graduated from Whitcomb Junior …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …