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WIndsor's Tyson Boudro pitches to a Stevens batter during the Windsor at Stevens Baseball game at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H., on April 21, 2014. 
The host Cardinals won in five innings, 16-6. Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five innings over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon at Barnes Park. Ryan Tanguay sparked things early with an RBI triple for Stevens. Austin Tenney added two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Junior Tyler Woodman had his first varsity hit, a two-run single. Caleb Beckley also drove in a pair, and Richard Bell put the Cardinals up by 10 in the bottom of the fifth, driving …

Woodstock ‘Resale’ to Benefit Williams Public Library

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Woodstock — Those looking to weed out their stuff may be interested in an upcoming “resale” to benefit the Norman Williams Public Library. Homeowners, businesses, artisans, antique dealers and food vendors are all welcome to take part in the event, organizers said in a recent news release. The sale will take place on May 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Union …

Letter: Board Should Have Shown Empathy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: How sad that members of the Lebanon School Board couldn’t find it in their hearts to waive the tuition for this short period of time for Lucien Vigneault so that he could finish out third grade at the Hanover Street School. If Vermont was able to do it, surely New Hampshire could have done it, too. Where there’s a will, …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …

Connecticut River Restoration Project Gets $14,000 Grant

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Woodstock — The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently received a grant for $14,148 from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to support a river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock. The Ecosystem Restoration Program grant will fund the purchase and delivery of 1,300 trees, project design and staff …

Drunken Driving Guilty Plea; Fatal Woodstock Crash Killed Driver’s Best Friend

Friday, March 28, 2014

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Woodstock man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five months of home confinement and indefinite probation Thursday in connection with a drunken driving crash last summer that killed his best friend. Justin …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Woman Pleads Guilty to Motel Embezzlement

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Woodstock — A Barnard woman pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 over the course of several years from The Shire Riverview motel in Woodstock, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Pamela Smith, 57, faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Grant Helps Green Mountain Horse Association Repair Barn Roof

Monday, March 17, 2014

South Woodstock — Green Mountain Horse Association has received a $15,000 matching grant from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to help replace a roof on its historic Upwey Barn. The roof work has been divided into three …

Franklin Swift Billings, Jr.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Franklin Swift Billings, Jr., died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in his family home and the place where he was born at 4 Bond Street, Woodstock. He was 91. Billings was born on June 5, 1922, the son of Gertrude Freeman (Curtis) Billings and Vermont …