West Fairlee

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Marathon Meet: After Nine Hours, Oxbow Teams Settle for Second

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — It came down to the wire for Oxbow High’s girls indoor track and field team on Saturday in its race for a state title against defending Vermont Division II state champion Rice Memorial. After nine hours and more than 30 events, the Olympians were forced to settle for second place. …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

Volunteer Spotlight: Everybody Wins Puts Out Call for Literacy Mentors

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A school-based literacy program is looking for volunteers to spend an hour a week reading to local students. The nonprofit Everybody Wins Vermont has programs throughout the state and one in New Hampshire. Literacy mentors are needed at …

Olympians Sweep Raptors: Oxbow Handles Rebuilding Rivendell

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Orford — Rivendell’s Dametres Perry expected at least a few text messages from his Oxbow football teammates after Tuesday’s boys basketball game at Rivendell Academy. Given the result, chances are good none of them were encouraging. Perry, a …

TA Girls Basketball Pulls Out the Stops

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thetford — The collection of state championship banners in the Thetford Academy gymnasium includes three for drama. There was little of that characteristic, however, during Monday night’s girls basketball game between the host Panthers and visiting Rivendell, which …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester’s LaPerle Good for a Grand

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bethel — Whitcomb-Rochester’s cooperative girls basketball program decided to change the venue of Monday’s game with Websterville Baptist from Rochester High to Whitcomb High for a reason. Hornet senior Lindsey LaPerle, a Whitcomb student, was five points away …

In Search of Hide, Hair

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bethel — It’s an occupation that’s been around longer than Vermont has been a state and the United States has been a country. At Whitcomb High School earlier this month, fur buyers and trappers stood in the gym …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

“Buster” Clinton Irving Bates, Jr.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monroe, N.H. — Buster Bates died peacefully at his home in Monroe on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was 89. He was born in Braintree, Mass. on Dec. 21, 1925, the son of Marion Reed Bates and Clinton Irving Bates. He was an Eagle …

Sumner “Jay” Southworth

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Sumner “Jay” Southworth, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Husband of 67 years to Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Southworth and local resident for all his life, Jay leaves behind a vast family and community legacy. Born …