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Boards Weigh Closing Schools

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village School may be the best of 11 options considered by …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound for college gridiron programs that don’t want recruits risking their bodies in what is essentially …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Summer Journal: Being Born on, or Close to, the 4th of July Brings Two Parties Together

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last summer, a blushing River Terami celebrated his seventh birthday with more than 120 people singing in unison while they were packed into the Union Arena lobby in Woodstock. “It was this neat feeling of a huge choir …

Woodstock Seeks to Relocate Snow Dump

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Woodstock — It may have been hot and muggy outside, but snow — and lots of it — was on everyone’s mind. The village trustees met Monday night for a public hearing on the relocation of the town’s …

This ‘View’ Has Seen It All: Woodstock Sports Journalist Compiles Essays in Book

Monday, June 30, 2014

“The View From The Finish Line” by Bill McCollom; Enfield Publishing and Distribution; paperback; 222 pages; $20 The height of summer may seem like an inappropriate time to read a book filled with columns compiled from Ski Racing …

An Eagle Eye on VINS’ Mission

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Quechee — With a new leader at the helm and its 40th anniversary just behind it, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is looking ahead to the coming decades. Executive director Charlie Rattigan, who joined VINS last month, …

Alliance Set For D-H and Mt. Ascutney

Friday, June 27, 2014

Windsor — A formal affiliation between Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been finalized, the two organizations announced in a statement issued Thursday. The new relationship will begin July 1 and offer opportunities to share resources and to improve communication and collaboration between the two …

Art Notes: New Group Aims to Sell Artworks by the Bushel

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The hierarchical structure of a gallery or museum is one model for the big business of art, a top-down arrangement in which the gallery owner or agent agrees to represent an artist, takes a healthy cut and promotes …

Arnold Irwin “Arnie” Friedman

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Wherever he went, Arnie Friedman would find someone to talk to, and he would learn that person’s life story. He was fascinated by others’ backgrounds, their struggles, their quirks, and he always managed to find common ground. He was the original player in a game …