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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 …

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 …

Antique Tractor Day Showcases Collectors

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Woodstock — During Antique Tractor Day at Billings Farm and Museum, tractor owners can display their handiwork and meet others with a soft spot for the old workhorses. Many spend their spare time restoring the vehicles and displaying …