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A racer competes in the 1929 Dartmouth Down-Mountain race on the Mount Moosilauke Carriage Road. The trail was home to the first U.S. ski race in 1927 as well as the first downhill race sanctioned by the National Ski Association six years later.
New England Ski Museum photograph

CCC Gave New England Skiing First Boost

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — For one afternoon, the history of the ski industry in New England took center stage at the Nolin Murray Center. New England Ski Museum executive director Jeff Leich presented “The CCC and the New England Ski Areas,” an hour-long lecture featuring photographs belonging to the Franconia, N.H., museum. The presentation was part of the Springfield Lecture Series offered by the University of Vermont’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute — a program whose mission is to provide affordable learning opportunities to people ages 50 and over throughout Vermont — and focused on the role of the U.S. government’s Civilian Conservation Corps in literally shaping …

Fire Levels Remote Vt. Cabin

Monday, November 9, 2015

Weathersfield — A fire that destroyed a disused cabin on Little Ascutney Mountain on Sunday night posed difficulties of access to firefighters who hiked up an abandoned logging trail to contain the flames. At least nine departments responded, and firefighters made use of tankers, off-road vehicles, a backhoe and roughly 1,800 feet of …

Massive School District Proposed

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White River Junction — With Vermont’s new education reform law potentially threatening $1.3 million in revenue loss from tuition students at Hartford High School, one School Board member has proposed creating a much larger school district, spanning as much as 30 miles along the Vermont side of the Connecticut River. The law, known as Act 46, aims to steer districts into groupings of …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

Windsor Football Continues High-Scoring Trend

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Windsor — A lot of the pre-game talk that preceded Saturday’s Springfield-Windsor football game centered on all the high-scoring games on Friday night — 84-70, 77-20, 67-22 and 66-6 were a few of the zanier ones. The Yellowjackets did nothing to change that trend, putting a 62-0 hurt …

Windsor, Green Mountain Duke It Out to a Draw

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Windsor High girls soccer coach Bruce Mackay expected a good contest with Green Mountain on Tuesday. He might have been understating what was about to happen. The Yellowjackets and host Chieftains played to a 3-3 draw, but this was not one of those kiss-your-sister ties. …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …

Green Spoils Raider’s Return: Perryman, Bryant Surrender Lead Late to Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — As a recent Lebanon High graduate, Emily Perryman has suffered her share of Upper Valley defeats. The Sunday setback she and her Bryant University field hockey teammates endured at Dartmouth, however, will likely sting for quite …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

Windsor Soccer Slips Past Thetford

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Windsor — The slimmest of margins sometimes make all the difference. The Windsor High girls soccer team enjoyed such an advantage on Wednesday in taking a non-league 3-1 win from Thetford at MacLeay-Royce Field. Windsor goalkeeper Becca Rumrill denied a pair of would-be Panther goals with fingertip saves, …

Windsor Football Scores Early and Often in Easy Victory

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High football team converted a pair of first-quarter, fourth-down stops into scoring plays, which launched the Yellowjackets to an easy 44-8 win over BFA-Fairfax at steamy MacLeay-Royce Field on Saturday in a Vermont Division III contest. Both teams were coming off lopsided losses — …

Towns Hit Impasse on Schools

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Windsor — A loss of momentum in the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union could cause it to miss out on the significant state tax incentives that go to early adopters of school consolidation plans, as the details of potential plans sink in with more parents and taxpayers in the …