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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 …

Windsor Elks Give Dictionaries To Third-Graders

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Windsor — Windsor Elks Lodge No. 1665 gave 108 dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers at five local schools last month. Elks members Carol Sylvia and Norman Marshall visited Hartland Elementary School, where they gave the books to teachers Emily Morrison and Michelle Springer and their students. Teacher Martin Butler and students at Albert Bridge School in Brownsville also received dictionaries, as …

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 …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Sally Ann Lather

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Brownsville, Vt. — Sally Ann Lather died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at age 79. She was born March 28, 1936, in Michigan City, Ind., the only child of Edna (Darman) and Arthur Lueth. She received her Master’s in Ed from U. of Notre Dame. While living in Michigan …

‘We’re Not Going to Give Up’: Junior High Keeping Windsor Field Hockey Viable

Monday, October 26, 2015

Windsor — It was the biggest crowd coaches Riley White and Rebekka Dimick had seen all year. Nearly 60 people gathered on Thursday afternoon behind Windsor High School, totally engaged in a 1-1 draw between their undefeated Windsor …

Windsor Second-Stringer Is First-Rate

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Windsor — Backup goalkeeper Kaycee Herschel made 17 saves as seventh-seeded Windsor High held off a second-half charge by No. 10 Northfield to post a 3-1 win over the Marauders in a Vermont Division III first-round girls soccer …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

A Life: Mary Beardsley Fenn, 1917-2015; ‘She Never Stopped Trying to Make the World a Better Place’

Monday, October 19, 2015

West Windsor — Mary Beardsley Fenn led her life of nearly 98 years by taking each day as it came — the good with the bad. A charter member of the West Windsor Historical Society, author, gardener, hiker, …

Playoff Powered: Woodstock Football Tips Windsor in Pointfest

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Windsor — The hometown Windsor Yellowjackets were in a 20-0 hole before anyone knew it. It was due to a couple of reasons — first and foremost, the incredible running of Woodstock High junior Daniel Robinson, who was …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …