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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 Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Former Woodstock Cop Charged With Violating Release

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodstock — A former Woodstock police officer charged with assaulting his wife pleaded not guilty to two counts of violating a condition of his release that a judge imposed last month. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned on Thursday in Washington Superior Court in Barre, Vt. Prosecutors allege he had contact with his wife and children between March 17 and March 20. …

Jane A. Lucia

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Jane A. Lucia, 91, passed away with family and friends by her side on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Mertens House in Woodstock, Vt. Born Nov. 7, 1923, in Orwell, Vt., Jane was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mabel (Underwood) McIntyre. She was a graduate of Brandon High School where she enjoyed playing basketball. Jane married Robert …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

Springfield Workshop Highlights Storm Surge Management

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — An expo next month is designed to help landowners manage stormwater on their properties. “Slowing the Storm Surge” is set for April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, 390 Route 106. It will feature tools and techniques for managing …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the …

More Than Horseplay: New-Look GMHA Gallops Into 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

South Woodstock — With springtime coming soon to the Upper Valley, the Green Mountain Horse Association picked a fitting time to welcome its new executive director — and to announce plenty of new events for the 2015 horseback …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a …

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 …

Democrats Discuss Health Reforms

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hartland — About 20 people responded to a call from the Windsor County Democratic Committee and gathered in Damon Hall Monday evening to discuss how to keep the banner of health care reform raised during a period of state budget deficits and public skepticism fueled by the woes …

Penny Davis

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Penny Davis, 57, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born July 2, 1957 in Windsor, Vt. the daughter of Webster and Helen (Chase) Davis. Penny graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1975. From 1985 to …

Vermont Honors Its Eagle Scouts

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Woodstock — Boy Scouts who achieved the highest rank in Scouting were recently honored in Montpelier. A family event sponsored by the American Legion, Eagle Recognition Day is an opportunity for state representatives to formally acknowledge new Eagle …