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Prosper Valley School kindergarten teacher Deanne Fitzpatrick talks with her student Boyd Schaefer while his mother Heidi looks on. The family is from Pomfret, Vt., and were arriving at the school for  first day of classes in Pomfret on Aug. 26, 2015. Fitzpatrick used to teach at the Bridgewater Village School. The Pomfret School and The Bridgewater Village school have combined to make the Prosper Valley School. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs or kicked a soccer ball around, while others stood quietly watching and taking in the scene. Some parents stood holding their children’s …

Patricia Ann Hadley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia Ann Hadley, 80, died Tuesday morning Aug. 25, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

The Big Event: At The Taste of Woodstock festival, a feast for all the senses

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

L ocal cheese, sweets and spirits are among the flavors featured at The Taste of Woodstock. But with music, dancing and art also on the menu, the free festival on Aug. 8 was a feast for the other senses, too. Beth Finlayson started the event several years ago. “The idea was to close …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the …

Anne Carolyn Wollman

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Anne Carolyn Wollman died at the age of 82 on Friday, June 5, 2015. She was a prominent and discriminating collector of art works including ceramics, prints, and paintings; and was known for her impeccable taste in the clothing and jewelry she wore. The Vermont …

Volunteers Sought For Seasonal Choir

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Woodstock — Congregation Shir Shalom is seeking volunteers for this year’s High Holy Day choir. The chorus will perform during Rosh Hashana, on the evening of Sept. 13 and morning of Sept. 14; and during Yom Kippur, in the evening on Sept 21. and Sept 22. It is …

Park Service Promotes Saint-Gaudens Leader

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rick Kendall has been named superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the National Park Service Stewardship Institute, both in Woodstock, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. He succeeds Michael Creasey, who became superintendent at the National …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

The Long Wait Ends: Wasps Go to Top of the Heap

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse coach Amanda Soule knew from her team’s first scrimmage this spring that Wasps were something special. She couldn’t predict that the squad would eventually capture the Vermont Division II title, of …

Free Screenings Have Become an Upper Valley Rite of Summer

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summertime, and the viewing is … free? Well, not for the blockbusters, of course. But if you’ve already seen — or want to avoid — the likes of Jurassic World and Inside Out and the Terminator reboot and …

Ann Jean Thomas

Friday, July 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Ann Jean Thomas, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 7, 2015, at the age of 88. Ann was born in London, England on Nov. 11, 1926, to Arthur and Rona Davis. She grew up in London and attended Lady Margaret …

Woodstock Solar Plan Withdrawn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Woodstock — A brewing battle between a developer and the town of Woodstock was unexpectedly averted last week, when the developer apparently scrapped a proposal to erect a series of solar panels on a 15-acre pasture next to the Taftsville Cemetery. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm …

Vermont’s Energy Future Is Focus of Regional Forums

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Woodstock — A series of regional public forums about Vermont’s energy future will begin on July 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Billings Farm and Museum. Vermonters are invited to share their thoughts about how the state can meet its energy goals and needs in the coming years, the …