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Andrew Cashe warms up before practice with the New Hampshire Shrine Bowl team at Castleton University Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during a course break, and it was Tigers coach Larry McElreavy on the other end. “He said, ‘What are you doing Aug. 1?’ ” Boone recalled at Tuesday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl media day at Castleton University. “I said I didn’t know and he said, ‘I do. You’re playing in the Shrine game, congratulations.’ “I was pretty speechless. I just had a sense of relief, like, ‘Wow. I …

Storyteller Uses Family Tale to Teach Her Craft

Monday, July 27, 2015

Woodstock — Growing up in the 1970s, Susanne Schmidt’s family and close friends went camping on a peninsula on Long Island Sound for two weeks every summer. “It was like Lord of the Flies meets Swiss Family Robinson, ” Schmidt said, during a storytelling workshop at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock …

At the Hospitals: July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

VA Medical Center Surgeons Receive Career Development Awards White River Junction — Two surgeons from the VA Outcomes Group, based at White River Junction VA Medical Center, have received Veterans Administration New England Career Development Awards. “In addition to the honor bestowed by these highly competitive regional grants, the awards provide critical salary support that allows promising junior investigators to jumpstart productive careers …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

Community Celebrates Bridgewater Village School, Mourns Its Closing

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bridgewater — Students, staff and community members gathered at the Bridgewater Village School to celebrate the school’s 100-year history on Tuesday. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” said Louise Rameau, the school’s food service director, as school staff and volunteers …

Parting Gift: Woodstock Senior Makes Final Home Game Memorable

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Woodstock — Haven Lantz is pondering the possibility of traveling to New Zealand in the fall as part of a gap year before attending college. After the Woodstock Union High senior’s lacrosse performance Tuesday, the Colchester Lakers were …

Local Roundup: Montpelier Eliminates Woodstock

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Berlin, Vt. — Longtime Woodstock High girls tennis coach Tom Hopewell had two goals in mind for the Wasps’ Vermont Division II semifinal with No. 1 Montpelier on Monday. Knowing how strong the undefeated Solons were, Hopewell hoped to stretch as many matches to three sets as possible, …

At the Hospitals: May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Health Care Networks to Be Outlined At West Lebanon Meeting West Lebanon — A free information session on June 25 will describe the health care provider networks likely to be available through New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange next …

Birth Announcements: May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHIASSON — A daughter, Juliana Arlene Chiasson, born on April 30, 2015, to Alissa Thompson and Jeremy Chiasson, of Enfield. BOYER — A son, Andrew Michael Boyer, born on May 3, 2015, to Susan Boyer, of Woodstock. ROGERS — A daughter, Olivia Deborah-Jean Rogers, born …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Woodstock Group Balks at Solar Plan

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Woodstock — Members of the Woodstock Cemetery Association would like to pull the plug on a utility project that’s been proposed for a pasture off Route 4, but unfortunately for them, the planned solar farm is subject to …

A Spark of Brilliance: Groups Team Up for Rail Trail Hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Andover, n.h. — Spark! Community Center co-founder Lisa Green prefers flat, easy trails when she goes hiking while her autistic and epileptic son, 23-year-old Patrick, favors more vigorous climbs. It’s mom who’s getting the desired terrain for the …