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Sunapee High pitcher Will Austin delivers against Hinsdale during the teams’ NHIAA Division IV game in Sunapee, N.H., on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Austin went four innings to earn the win in the Lakers' 7-2 defeat of the Pacers.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the victory. A trio of Oxbow hitters recorded …

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 …

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 …

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 …

‘Terroir’: Character, Climate, Culture and Choices Combine to Create ‘A Taste of Place’

Sunday, May 17, 2015

“Terroir,” a controversial French term loosely translated in English as “a taste of place,” has gained relevance in the current culinary movement that connects the consumption of food with its source, and the concept has brought to this …

Having a Net-Together: Hurricanes Make Do With Co-Op Unit

Friday, May 15, 2015

White River Junction — Iris Berezin has seen a lot of things in 32 years of coaching Hartford High tennis, but nothing like what this spring has brought. Out of necessity, the school combined its boys and girls …

Learning on the Job: Rebuilding Wasps Receive a Tough Lesson From Mounties

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Woodstock — It was just one of those days for Woodstock High baseball — another one of those days. Lack of experience, a lack of concentration at times that led to errors and missed plays, and a hot …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Charles B. Lutz

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Charles B. Lutz, 92, died Saturday morning Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, N.H. Charles was born on Feb. 1, 1923, in Pottstown, Pa. the son of Oscar and Daisy Lutz. Charles served in the U.S. Army during World War 2 …

Entertainment Highlights: Singer-Songwriter Performs Benefit Concert for Animal Welfare

Thursday, May 7, 2015

By popular demand of its supporters in and around Woodstock, the Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals (VVSA) humane society this weekend is bringing singer-guitarist-raconteur James Lee Stanley back for a fifth time to perform a concert benefiting the …

Frederick (Rick) H. von Unwerth

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Frederick (Rick) H. von Unwerth died Sunday, May 3, 2015, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. In life he was a father, husband, lawyer, lawmaker, music lover, sports fan, wordsmith, intrepid traveler, and bon vivant. His unfailing good cheer, with him throughout the course …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …