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Sharon boys soccer coach Rob Stainton chats with the team after they won the Division IV semifinal game against Arlington in Sharon, Vt., on Oct. 28, 2014. Sharon won 1-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

For Sharon Coach, Success Is About More Than Titles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharon — Simple is as simple does for Sharon Academy boys soccer coach Rob Stainton. Unfortunately, he and past members of the Phoenix, have learned there’s nothing simple about becoming a state champion. Four times in his 11 seasons with the tiny independent school, Stainton has guided TSA to the Vermont Division IV finals without a victorious resolution. Sharon has …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had some sharp words for each other in separate interviews Tuesday. “He’s quite misinformed on a …

TSA Barks Loudest In Soccer Semifinal Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sharon — The members of the Sharon Academy boys soccer team don’t talk a good game so much as scream one. It’s never enough that the Phoenix players usually know where each other are or need only a nod of the head or point of the finger to go in the correct direction. …

Beth I. “Betty” Larkin

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — A graveside funeral service for Beth I. “Betty” Larkin, 88, who died March 22, 2014, will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT is in charge …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Frank Eli Perron Sr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Frank Eli Perron Sr., formerly of Sharon, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home where he was receiving rehabilitation after a recent surgery. He was 90 years old. Frank was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Stockbridge, Vt., the youngest son of Arthur …

John Alan Lique

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …

A Love Of Music With a Long Life: Sharon’s Jim Rooney Has Produced Some Greats

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jim Rooney, musician and producer, has as many anecdotes about the musicians he’s worked with and listened to as could fit in a weighty volume of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Here’s one. In the 1960s, …

Brush With Spring

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ken Wright, of Sharon, rakes up after loading brush into a trailer pulled by his 1964 CJ-6 Jeep, on Monday. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

John Alan Lique

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Hilltop Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. has been entrusted with …

Vt. School Consolidation Far Off But Still Generates Debate

Friday, April 25, 2014

Debate over whether to consolidate Vermont’s school districts and school boards appears likely to continue past the current legislative session in the statehouse. Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Bethel, said even if House Bill 883, which would mandate consolidation, had been voted out onto the House floor and approved this …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. …