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Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division III state champions knocked off the Olympians, 35-20. The Wasps (3-1) rebounded from last week’s 24-7 loss to U-32, which snapped their 33-game winning streak in Woodstock last week. Oxbow slipped to 0-4. Woodstock was without running back and safety Dan Robinson, who wasn’t excluded from the starting lineup until Friday. Bill …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

A Good Haul: Vershire’s First Do-It-Yourself Trash Day Is a Success

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Vershire — Residents were treated Saturday to a sneak preview of what could become the new reality for Vermont’s smallest towns under Act 148, the state’s new universal recycling law: no more curbside trash pickups. Instead, Vershire residents brought their garbage to a combined trash and recycling drop-off center on Durgin Hill Road, …

Up-Tempo Raptors Save Their Best Work for After Halftime

Friday, January 17, 2014

Orford — If one thing hurt the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team during its 18-5 season a year ago, it was a tendency to lose some of its edge in the second half. That hasn’t been a problem …

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, …

Marie (Eastman) Ward

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Marie (Eastman) Ward, 85, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home with family members by her side after a long illness. She was born in Vershire, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1928, daughter of Leon and Maude Eastman. She attended the South Vershire Elementary …

Letter: First the Trauma, Then Support

Saturday, January 4, 2014

To the Editor: As many people may be aware, either from knowing my family or from the Valley News article "VFW Post Organizes Benefit for 10-Year-Old Vershire Girl Battling Cancer" (Oct. 9), we had a very difficult year but in some ways a very inspiring one. As I …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Vershire Man Sentenced for Lying to VA About Mileage Costs

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — A 45-year-old Vershire man was ordered to pay more than $24,000 in restitution for giving a false address when applying for travel reimbursement from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Scott Lavertue was sentenced to five years probation, including four months of home confinement, for …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …