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Seth Orne, front, and Joe Denhert use a makeshift "stretcher" made of tree trunks to transport a pair of mattresses away from the Appalachian Trail. The duty was part of the pair's "Packing It Out" initiative, which removed nearly 1,100 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor this summer. (Photograph courtesy Seth Orne)

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when they entered by removing trash left behind by others. Georgia residents Seth Orne and Paul Dehnert, both 25, and friend Jeff Twedt, 29, set out last March on their “Packing It Out” initiative, with a goal of removing 1,000 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor. Orne and Dehnert completed the mission …

A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a year. Along the way, he sampled classic American food, with regional twists, at food trucks …

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 Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Harvey “Jack” Britton

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Harvey “Jack” Britton, 58, died at his home in Woodstock on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Jack was born on Nov. 30, 1956, in Highland, N.Y. the son of Harvey Britton and Marlene Barrett. Jack received an associates degree in Business from Dutchess Community College in …

Woodstock Post Office Is Short-Staffed and Under Pressure

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woodstock — The United States Postal Service is investigating complaints from Woodstock residents who say they haven’t been receiving their mail. “All I know is, we didn’t get mail for three days running,” said John Mathews, a resident who lives just a half-mile from the post office. After …

Traveling Band: Keegan Bradley and His Buddies Share Unique Bond

Monday, August 31, 2015

Woodstock — Jon Curran knew the new kid in town would have an effect on his golf game. He just didn’t realize at the time how vast that influence would become. Folks in Woodstock have become accustomed to …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of …

Scott B. Kinne

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Scott B. Kinne, 56, died early Friday morning Aug. 28, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born on July 17, 1959, in Attleboro, Mass. the son of Benjamin E. and Elizabeth (White) Kinne. Scott graduated from Woodstock …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs …

Patricia Ann Hadley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia Ann Hadley, 80, died Tuesday morning Aug. 25, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

The Big Event: At The Taste of Woodstock festival, a feast for all the senses

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

L ocal cheese, sweets and spirits are among the flavors featured at The Taste of Woodstock. But with music, dancing and art also on the menu, the free festival on Aug. 8 was a feast for the other …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive …