Weathersfield

Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin personnel build a bridge as part of a new multi-use trail on Mount Ascutney last summer. The organization has put in about 700 volunteer hours per year designing, building and maintaining trails since 2006, according to co-founder Jim Lyall. (courtesy photograph)

Once-Abandoned Ascutney Basin Now Has Miles of Trails

Thursday, April 16, 2015

West Windsor — The closing of Mount Ascutney Resort five years ago left an economic and recreational void in the village of Brownsville. Thanks to the Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) and its partnership with the town of West Windsor, the area has once again become a destination. The western base of Ascutney now features approximately 34 miles …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization change” within the school department as the reason for packing up and leaving a job …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Bail Increased in Robbery Case

Thursday, March 12, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man has pleaded not guilty to upgraded charges in connection with the Jan. 28 robbery of a Springfield, Vt., credit union. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court Wednesday on two felony charges of assault and robbery, and grand larceny …

Three? It’s No Crowd; If It’s a Sport, Windsor’s Comstock Plays It — and Probably Well

Monday, March 9, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A body is never at rest in the universe of Katey Comstock. The shot put flies, the basketball slaps the floor, the bowling ball bears down without mercy on the pins. Sitting is not Comstock’s …

Weathersfield: Proctor Library Measure Fails, But Budgets Win Approval

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weathersfield — During all-day balloting on Tuesday, voters defeated a $238,000 bond issue for a new fire truck and a $30,000 request for the library’s capital improvement fund. They also elected Lynn Esty to a two-year term on the Selectboard over Mike Todd, 296-183. The rest of the …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded …

Weathersfield Man Arraigned in Robbery

Friday, February 27, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to robbing a Springfield, Vt., credit union late last month. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony count of grand larceny. He was released on $25,000 cash bail. According to a …

Perkinsville Woman Rejoins Air Patrol; Mom Swears Her In

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Edith R. Fellows, of Perkinsville, was recently sworn back into the Civil Air Patrol by her mother, Maj. Kathleen R. Fellows. Edith Fellows, an international security specialist, first joined the Catamount Composite Squadron nearly two …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …