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Referee Pete Howe explains to International Colonials player Sam Van Oostrum, right, why he called a backcourt violation during a game with players from the Woodstock Basketball Camp in Woodstock, Vt., on July 1, 2015. At left is Filippo Rossi. The Colonials are a team of European players traveling across New England this summer. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and it got just that Wednesday night at Woodstock Union High School. The New England Colonials International Basketball Club, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

Sallie Kenefick Otto

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Sallie Kenefick Otto died peacefully at Woodstock Terrace on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was 92. Mrs. Otto was born in Buffalo, and lived there for most of her life. Both her grandfathers and father were prominent Buffalo lawyers; her paternal grandfather, Daniel J. Kenefick, was a judge on the N.Y. Supreme Court. She attended Franklin and Park Schools in …

Items, Cash Stolen During Break-Ins at Woodstock Businesses

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock — Police are searching for the individuals who stole money, jewelry and handcrafted pocket knives from neighboring Central Street businesses on Sunday morning. Woodstock Police Cpl. Jim Otranto said an unknown number of people broke into Mountain Creamery, a farm-to-table restaurant, and Unicorn, a shop that sells specialty pocket knives and fine jewelry, between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. The thieves stole …

Man Sentenced for Woodstock Fraud

Friday, May 22, 2015

Woodstock — A 43-year-old Taftsville man was sentenced on Thursday to 27 months in prison for defrauding two businesses in Woodstock he helped found and a New York doctor who invested in one of the companies, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Paul …

Mount Anthony’s Comeback Deflates Woodstock

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Woodstock — Balloons attached to a chain link fence bobbed in the breeze Wednesday as part of the Woodstock High boys lacrosse’s team’s senior day festivities. By afternoon’s end, however, visiting Mount Anthony had let the air out …

Bernice West Atwood

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Graveside committal services for Bernice West Atwood, who passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2015, will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. in the Prosper Cemetery, Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Daniel O. Atwood, Sr.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Daniel O. Atwood, Sr., 73, died Friday evening May 15, 2015, at his home in Woodstock, following a long illness and surrounded by family. Dan was born on March 24, 1942, in Hanover, N.H., the son of Lloyd H. and Pauline (Bassett) Atwood. Dan graduated …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

A Life: Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 1949-2014; ‘There Was Nothing He Couldn’t Fix’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pomfret — Last summer, Jack Maxham wanted — needed — to build something new. The urge was familiar to the 65-year-old Maxham, one of a rare breed of ultra-capable men who love to tinker, or as Maxham himself …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …

‘Terroir’: Character, Climate, Culture and Choices Combine to Create ‘A Taste of Place’

Sunday, May 17, 2015

“Terroir,” a controversial French term loosely translated in English as “a taste of place,” has gained relevance in the current culinary movement that connects the consumption of food with its source, and the concept has brought to this …

Having a Net-Together: Hurricanes Make Do With Co-Op Unit

Friday, May 15, 2015

White River Junction — Iris Berezin has seen a lot of things in 32 years of coaching Hartford High tennis, but nothing like what this spring has brought. Out of necessity, the school combined its boys and girls …

Learning on the Job: Rebuilding Wasps Receive a Tough Lesson From Mounties

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Woodstock — It was just one of those days for Woodstock High baseball — another one of those days. Lack of experience, a lack of concentration at times that led to errors and missed plays, and a hot …