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The Taftsville Cemetery seen in the foreground, shares a boundary with a 15 acre parcel of land that may soon be the home to a series of solar panels in Taftsville, Vt., on April 17, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, says a developer who has proposed building a solar farm on the site. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm Triland Partners, …

Rupert C. Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Rupert C. Leonard, 85, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 15, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Rupert was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in North Clarendon, Vt. the son of William D. and Lillian (Rorison) Leonard. Rupert graduated from Rutland High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army in an artillery division. …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game of floor hockey. More and more people trickled in, until almost 20 fencers were ramming …

Business Notes: April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Claremont — Amidon Jewelers has moved its corporate offices to the building it owns on Washington Street in Claremont. The company’s corporate and operational staff had been housed in Hanover, where the jeweler had been a presence on Main Street since 1935. The company announced the closing of …

Bradley Brimming With Confidence Heading Into Masters

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Augusta, Ga. — Coming off a tie for fifth place last week at the Texas Open, Keegan Bradley heads into his fourth Masters with momentum and confidence. The 28-year-old tees up his first round today with fellow American …

Bike Rides, Picnic Will Benefit Zack’s Place

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Woodstock — Bicycle rides and a picnic lunch next month will support Zack’s Place, an enrichment center for people with special needs. The May 16 event is one of several “Dine Around” fundraisers the nonprofit is sponsoring this year. It includes 27- and 47-mile routes from the Green …

Housing Groups Scramble to Cope in Lebanon

Friday, April 3, 2015

West Lebanon — Affordable housing groups in the Upper Valley are trying to figure out how they might help dozens of residents at Pine Tree Lane Apartments who learned this week that rental assistance would no longer be available to them come January. And their efforts may be …

Robert L. McCredie

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — A service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date for Robert L. McCredie, who died peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at his home in Grantham after a long illness. Bob was born March 24, 1927, in Albany, N.Y., son of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …