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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 …

Weathersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies

Thursday, September 3, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man has pleaded guilty to three felonies related to three separate robberies earlier this year, including at a credit union and a bank in Springfield, Vt. The sentencing for Matthew Martin, 31, is delayed as he awaits extradition to Rhode Island to …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Low Numbers Means No Field Hockey in Windsor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High School suspended its field hockey program for the coming season on Thursday, citing low numbers and a lack of success in finding new recruits. Jim Taft, Windsor’s first-year athletic director, confirmed the decision. He …

Windsor Southeast Mulls School Choice Options

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Windsor — For the residents of four Vermont towns in the lower part of the Upper Valley, it’s a choice about choice — school choice. As the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union’s school districts in Hartland, Weathersfield, Windsor and West Windsor seek to, under pressure from the state, consolidate …

Lynn Marie Skalaban

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Weathersfield, Vt. — Lynn Marie Skalaban, 68, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away Wednesday morning, August 12, 2015, at her home in Weathersfield, surrounded by her husband of 49 years, Peter; and their daughter, Alexis. She was born June 29, 1947, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of …

Lynn Marie Skalaban

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Weathersfield, Vt. — Lynn Marie Skalaban, 68, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, 2015, at her home in Weathersfield. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield …

Windsor’s Hingston Ready for Something New

Monday, July 20, 2015

Windsor — It’s easier for Bob Hingston to look back than ahead. “The kids are what I’ll miss the most,” he says. “In fact, I’ll just show you something I got, probably my pride and joy.” The old-school …