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Prosper Valley School kindergarten teacher Deanne Fitzpatrick talks with her student Boyd Schaefer while his mother Heidi looks on. The family is from Pomfret, Vt., and were arriving at the school for  first day of classes in Pomfret on Aug. 26, 2015. Fitzpatrick used to teach at the Bridgewater Village School. The Pomfret School and The Bridgewater Village school have combined to make the Prosper Valley School. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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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 or kicked a soccer ball around, while others stood quietly watching and taking in the scene. Some parents stood holding their children’s …

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 senses, too. Beth Finlayson started the event several years ago. “The idea was to close …

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 …

New Lebanon City Manager Welcomes Return to Northern New England

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lebanon — Dennis Luttrell, Lebanon’s newly hired city manager, says he is looking forward to returning to northern New England after spending 25 years near the ocean. The 65-year-old Massachusetts native is acquainted with the area, having graduated …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Susan Marie (Halligan) Sullivan

Friday, August 21, 2015

Brookline, Mass. — Susan Marie (Halligan) Sullivan of Brookline died on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rose Marie (Buckley) Halligan. Known to her friends as “Susie”, she graduated …

Ernest E. Wardwell

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Ernest E. Wardwell, 45, died unexpectedly Saturday night, Aug. 15, 2015 in Barnard, Vt. Ernest was born on June 29, 1970, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Edward E. and Dorothy (Dulac) Wardwell. Ernest graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1989, enjoying sports and …

Woodstock Man Drowns at Lake

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Woodstock — A 45-year-old avid outdoorsman and father of two died over the weekend after he fell out of his kayak and drowned in Silver Lake in Barnard. Ernest “Ernie” Wardwell, of Woodstock, was kayaking with two of …

It’s Growing on Him: Worrell Hopes Wasps Are Back to Usual Strength

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Woodstock — Ramsey Worrell stroked his salt-and-pepper beard after a Woodstock High football practice last week. He’s been working on the facial growth since last winter and is aiming to keep it for at least a year. The …

Volunteer Joins Regional Commission

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Woodstock — A new volunteer with Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission will spend the next year working to help the organization address poverty-related issues. A member of SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTA, Christopher Damiani holds a bachelor’s degree in community development …

Heritage Chickens on Display in Woodstock

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Woodstock — Visitors flocked to Billings Farm & Museum for the first of two heritage chicken days this weekend. David Fantarella, 3, and his younger sisters Sofia, 22 months, and Emilia, 6 weeks, were visiting Woodstock from North …

Percival Bugbee Woods

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sandwich, N.H. — Percival Bugbee Woods, 99, died on Wednesday, Aug, 12 2015, in Sandwich. Percy was born on April 9, 1916, in Bridgewater Corners, Vt. to Milo Emerson Woods and Esther Rhoda (Rice) Woods. He was married to Alice Millicent White on June 8, 1938. He is …