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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>

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, says a developer who has proposed building a solar farm on the site. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm Triland Partners, …

Rupert C. Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Rupert C. Leonard, 85, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 15, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Rupert was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in North Clarendon, Vt. the son of William D. and Lillian (Rorison) Leonard. Rupert graduated from Rutland High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army in an artillery division. …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game of floor hockey. More and more people trickled in, until almost 20 fencers were ramming …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the …

More Than Horseplay: New-Look GMHA Gallops Into 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

South Woodstock — With springtime coming soon to the Upper Valley, the Green Mountain Horse Association picked a fitting time to welcome its new executive director — and to announce plenty of new events for the 2015 horseback …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Democrats Discuss Health Reforms

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hartland — About 20 people responded to a call from the Windsor County Democratic Committee and gathered in Damon Hall Monday evening to discuss how to keep the banner of health care reform raised during a period of state budget deficits and public skepticism fueled by the woes …

Penny Davis

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Penny Davis, 57, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born July 2, 1957 in Windsor, Vt. the daughter of Webster and Helen (Chase) Davis. Penny graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1975. From 1985 to …

Vermont Honors Its Eagle Scouts

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Woodstock — Boy Scouts who achieved the highest rank in Scouting were recently honored in Montpelier. A family event sponsored by the American Legion, Eagle Recognition Day is an opportunity for state representatives to formally acknowledge new Eagle …

Woodstock Historical Society Builds Wedding Display

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Woodstock — Some weddings are small. Some are big. Some take place at a courthouse, others at a church. Sometimes the bride wears a white dress, but oftentimes she doesn’t. Weddings, like couples, come in all different shapes …

23 and Wow: Wasps Back on Top

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — For the early part of Monday’s Vermont Division II boys basketball semifinal at the Barre Auditorium, Woodstock’s Connor Fegard couldn’t find his shot with a flashlight, compass, search party or GPS. In Saturday’s final, Fegard …