Cloudy
63°
Cloudy
Hi 62° | Lo 40°

Sharon

Harwood's Shiv Seethepali (23), left, and Thetford's Tim Hollis (5) recoil from a header during the Harwood at Thetford boys soccer game in Thetford, Vt., on September 15, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped into the breach. Having already helped put …

Robert Emory Somerville

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Littleton, N.H. — Robert Emory Somerville, 70, longtime resident of Littleton passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, while doing something that he loved. He was born in Randolph, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1944, a son to Clayton and Eleda (Brock) Somerville. He grew up in Sharon, Vt. and graduated from South Royalton High School. After high School, Robert worked as a mechanic for …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and give more control to the municipalities, which would run and own the service . “The …

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 …

Letter: Attacking the Messenger

Saturday, February 8, 2014

To the Editor: A.E. Norton’s letter Feb. 3 (“Lies in the Eye of the Beholder”) suggests that because other presidents have lied, then it is OK that President Obama lies to us. Such moral relativism sets a very low threshold for citizens’ expectations of truth from elected officials. …