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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>

Woodstock Group Balks at Solar Plan

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Woodstock — Members of the Woodstock Cemetery Association would like to pull the plug on a utility project that’s been proposed for a pasture off Route 4, but unfortunately for them, the planned solar farm is subject to state, not local, regulations. For months, developer Tom Garden has been meeting with community stakeholders to build support for a 500-kilowatt project …

A Spark of Brilliance: Groups Team Up for Rail Trail Hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Andover, n.h. — Spark! Community Center co-founder Lisa Green prefers flat, easy trails when she goes hiking while her autistic and epileptic son, 23-year-old Patrick, favors more vigorous climbs. It’s mom who’s getting the desired terrain for the first initiative of the Spark/Zack’s Place Outing Club. In a unique collaboration between nonprofit enrichment …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort for his third win in four decisions this season. The senior struck out six and …

Trails Day Event in Woodstock Features Hikes, Tastings, Music

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Woodstock — A free event in Woodstock next month will mark National Trails Day with hikes and local food tastings. The 7th annual Trek to Taste on the Trails of Woodstock is set for June 6 from 10 …

Native Trees, Shrubs Planted Along Upper Valley Rivers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pomfret — More than 2,000 trees have been planted along six Upper Valley rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont this spring. The 2,200 native trees and shrubs will reduce erosion, improve water quality, reduce in-stream temperatures by providing shade, increase habitat for fish and wildlife, increase summer food …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes …

Man Sentenced for Woodstock Fraud

Friday, May 22, 2015

Woodstock — A 43-year-old Taftsville man was sentenced on Thursday to 27 months in prison for defrauding two businesses in Woodstock he helped found and a New York doctor who invested in one of the companies, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Paul …

Mount Anthony’s Comeback Deflates Woodstock

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Woodstock — Balloons attached to a chain link fence bobbed in the breeze Wednesday as part of the Woodstock High boys lacrosse’s team’s senior day festivities. By afternoon’s end, however, visiting Mount Anthony had let the air out …

Bernice West Atwood

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Graveside committal services for Bernice West Atwood, who passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2015, will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. in the Prosper Cemetery, Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Daniel O. Atwood, Sr.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Daniel O. Atwood, Sr., 73, died Friday evening May 15, 2015, at his home in Woodstock, following a long illness and surrounded by family. Dan was born on March 24, 1942, in Hanover, N.H., the son of Lloyd H. and Pauline (Bassett) Atwood. Dan graduated …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

A Life: Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 1949-2014; ‘There Was Nothing He Couldn’t Fix’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pomfret — Last summer, Jack Maxham wanted — needed — to build something new. The urge was familiar to the 65-year-old Maxham, one of a rare breed of ultra-capable men who love to tinker, or as Maxham himself …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …