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Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe in White River Junction, the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce named Northern Stage the Community …

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 …

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 …

Ryan Christopher Abraham

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Woodstock, Vt. — Our beloved Ryan Christopher Abraham passed away on Wednesday evening, Jan 13, 2016, yet his passionate, sensitive spirit is still with us. Memories of one so loved can never fade. Any attempt to capture Ryan’s wonderful complexities in writing is something that would make him …

At Long Last, Hartford Girls Hockey in a Winning Mood

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White River Junction — The postgame celebration could be heard from the lobby, screams and cheers that seemed to get louder as the minutes passed by. As the Hartford High girls hockey team filed out of the locker …

Business Notes: Jan 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Windsor — The building formerly known as the Inn at Windsor, which had been owned by the Mascoma Savings Bank since 2014, when the bank foreclosed on the property, finally has a new owner: Steve Heim, a Boston real estate investor and residential contractor who specializes in renovating …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Winning in Winter: Woodstock Skiers Know How to Pack the Trophy Case

Sunday, January 17, 2016

For years, the Woodstock cross-country skiing teams have dominated the competition in Vermont. Last season, the Wasps’ alpine teams got right it on the fun. Woodstock’s boys and girls in both disciplines won state championships, the downhill devotees …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women, Men Take Relays

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hanover — Some things never change, at least from the perspective of the Dartmouth College track and field teams. Scoring more than half of their points from eight events, the Big Green women won their sixth consecutive Dartmouth Relays title and their 10th since 2003 at Leverone Field …

Denise Underwood Martin

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Exeter, N.H. — Denise Underwood Martin died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, in Exeter, N.H. at the age of 97. She lived in Woodstock, Vt. from 1956 until 2006. She was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Plainfield, N.J. the daughter of Kenneth F.H. Underwood and Katharine Hillary Underwood. She …

Ball Control Works for Hartford Girls

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Woodstock — The Hartford High girls basketball team used a new approach to earn a similar result against Woodstock on Tuesday night. Deliberately slowing to help mitigate turnover issues that plagued them during a recent losing streak, the …