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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: 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. …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …

Local & Regional News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fire Damages Bradford, Vt. Home Bradford, Vt. — A fire in Bradford has displaced a family of five. Bradford firefighters were called to a fire on Goshen Road at 8:25 a.m. on Monday and found smoke coming from the eaves, where the roof and sidewalls meet, and fire …

TSA Basketball Stays on Key

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sharon — Even before stepping onto the gymnasium floor Tuesday for practice with the Sharon Academy boys basketball team, Brandon Tracy was already happy with his performance. As one of three Phoenix juniors auditioning for a student-produced musical, …

Letter: Different Priorities for Marijuana

Saturday, January 11, 2014

To the Editor: Recently, I wrote to advocate the legalization of all drugs, but particularly marijuana, as the only fair and humane way to deal with one of society’s great ills. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the New Hampshire House is set to vote next …

Letter: Obama’s Bad Decisions

Saturday, January 11, 2014

To the Editor: In his letter “Ignore Republican Propaganda,” (Dec. 31), Robert Pollard demonstrated misinformation and emotion-based partisanship. Contrary to his accusations, not everyone who opposes Obamacare marches to the beat of the drums of conservative talking heads. Many oppose it because our government rarely does anything efficiently …

Letter: Obama’s Bad Decisions

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Obama’s Many Bad Decisions To the Editor: In his letter “Ignore Republican Propaganda” (Dec. 31), Robert Pollard demonstrated misinformation and emotion-based partisanship. Contrary to his accusations, not everyone who opposes Obamacare marches to the beat of conservative talking heads. Many oppose it because our government rarely does anything …

Fire Destroys Strafford Home

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Strafford home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday evening. Property owners Dot and Bill Burden said the blaze started on their two-story home's deck. The couple was not injured. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, …

Frozen Fun Under the Lights: Residents Enjoy Night Skating in Sharon

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sharon — As the sun went down and the lights came on, Willow Clifford skated around an outdoor ice rink, speeding around the edges, using a walker for support. For Willow, 6, the appeal of lacing up skates …