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"Rhonda and Her Recycling Robo-Octopus," a snow sculpture made by a team representing Vermont, took the top prize at the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colo., last weekend. (Courtesy photograph)

A Fleeting Art Form

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In 1998, Adrian Tans was living in Burlington and joined with a group of friends for a snow sculpture contest in one of the city’s lakeside parks. It was a lark, but to their surprise, their sculpture of, as Tans described it, “a goddess riding a tortoise out toward Lake Champlain,” took second place. When the first-place team opted not to attend the national competition, the debutants headed west and learned from veteran teams of snow carvers from around the country. “The Alaskans, we just watched out of the corner of our eye,” Tans said. The Alaskan team sculpted a bird in a cage, a …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

One Injured, At Least Eight Displaced as Hartford Village Fire Guts House

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hartford Village — One man was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with burns to his arms and at least eight people were displaced following a kitchen fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building on Maple Street Wednesday afternoon. Hartford Interim Fire Chief Scott Cooney said the man, who is in his 20s, had …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Hartman Joins 200-Point Club

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — If Matti Hartman was going to become the second member of the Hanover High girls hockey program’s career 200-point club, at least she wasn’t going to make people wait for the moment to pass. The …

David Scott Larocque

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Woodstock, Vt. — David Scott Larocque, 48, died following a short illness at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. David was born on Aug. 12, 1967, in Lebanon the son of Raymond and Anita (Bell) Larocque. David graduated from Mascoma High School in …

Local Roundup: Raiders Win at N.H. Track Tuneup

Monday, February 1, 2016

Durham, n.h. — Wins for Corrine Kennedy and Kath Merchant and Marcus Roper’s second-place finish in the boys shot put highlighted limited participation by the Lebanon and Hanover indoor track and field teams in Sunday’s visit to the final regular-season New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association meet, held at …

Business Notes: Jan. 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Norwich — The Bike Hub, which sold and repaired bicycles and related gear from its shop on Route 5 adjacent to Fogg’s Hardware and Building Supply, closed its doors on Jan. 23. Owner Bill McFadden posted the news on the store’s Facebook page, announcing “we will still be …

Back on the Track: Roller Derby Team Looks to Build on Success

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stability and commitment within the Upper Valley Vixens is translating to tangible progress both inside and outside the rink. The Vixens, a grassroots roller derby team entering its fifth season, has been approved to skate this year as …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

Local Roundup: Windsor, Oxbow Athletes Win at Vt. Weight Throw

Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Windsor’s Katey Comstock and Oxbow’s Jake Senecal gave their respective indoor track and field teams a head-start on the state championship trail by winning the inaugural Vermont weight throwing championship on Saturday at St. …

Windsor, Land of Goaltenders: Gilman Siblings Tend Net at Out-of-Town Schools

Monday, January 25, 2016

Woodstock — Grady Gilman usually wakes up at 3:45 a.m. for 6 a.m. practices with the Woodstock High boys hockey team at Union Arena. Unlike his teammates, he needs to account for a half-hour commute. Grady and his …

Woodstock Boys Dominate Springfield

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — There was a time when it was tough to have a game on your schedule that included a trip to Dressel Gym in Springfield. That facility for years was the gem of southern Vermont and housed the Southern Vermont Basketball Tournament, with the host Cosmos …