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High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of dominoes to make Wardwell’s commute significantly shorter. …

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on Aug. 26, voters will be able to choose from four candidates. But despite the abnormal …

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. To make matters worse, they’ve struggled to get solid information about the nature of the …

Letter: Deeply Flawed Commentary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To the Editor: The column by E. J. Dionne (“Conservatives Are in Thrall to Discredited Political Thinking,” Feb. 18) contains errors and false assumptions, not the least of which is its misleading headline. The subject is one of economic policy, not politics. Furthermore, Austrian economics is anything but …

Higher Budgets, Taxes OK’d in Sharon

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sharon — Voters at Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved $1.3 million in municipal and highway budgets Tuesday that could raise taxes as much as 15 percent during the coming fiscal year. After an explanation of the spending plans by town officials and limited questions from those attending the annual …

Sharon Approves Budget: Pellet Heating System Leads School Meeting Discussion

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sharon — Voters in Sharon approved a $4.1 million school budget for next year as well as spending up to $175,000 for a new pellet heating system at the elementary school. The budget represents a $150,700, or 3.8 …

Sharon Voters To Decide on Higher Taxes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Sharon School District Meeting is Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Elementary School to act on warning articles and elect school officers. Sharon Town Meeting is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Carl Joseph Symonds

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Carl Joseph Symonds, 93, a former longtime resident of South Royalton, Vt. died after a long illness at Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was born in Medford, Mass., the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Ballentine) Symonds. …

Police Say Slow Down

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vermont State Police Capt. Ray Keefe examines a cruiser that was hit by another vehicle on Interstate 89 in Sharon on Wednesday, sending a trooper to the hospital. State Police said Trooper Christopher Blais had stopped on the …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …