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Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of a suspicious-looking soda bottle.” The bottle was thought to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine cook or a chemical reaction bomb. Members of the …

Crompton, Woodstock Keep Strong Start Going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — When the weather gets colder, Alex Crompton simply gets hotter. The junior striker said he enjoyed playing in the chilly weather at Brown Field on Monday night, and his three quick goals in the first half were what sent Woodstock to a 4-0 Marble Valley League boys soccer win over Springfield. Crompton has six goals on the campaign, which is …

Blood Drives Include Woodstock Event

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Woodstock — A series of blood drives being held across Vermont this month includes one on Sept. 26 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Woodstock Union High School. The American Red Cross is sponsoring the drives as part of National Preparedness Month. “A stable blood supply is central to ensuring patient needs are met in emergencies,” the nonprofit said in a recent news release. “Blood …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Vermont Sets Lower and Consistent Speed Limit Along Route 4

Friday, July 18, 2014

Woodstock — The state of Vermont is reducing speed limits along Route 4 between Bridgewater and Hartford to smooth out changes in speed and give drivers more time to react in emergencies along a state highway where five …

Kathryn Dimick Wendling

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Kathryn Dimick Wendling, 81, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Born in Burlington, Vt., Aug. 23, 1932, the oldest of six children of Howard & Marion (Dike) Dimick. She grew up in Richmond, Vt. and graduated from …

Deanna Johnson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Deanna Johnson (Kurgan), 65 of Reading, formerly of Sterling, Mass. passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home in Vermont. Deanna had many interests but none more passionate than her love of horses. While living in Massachusetts, De bought …

Edward Norris III

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Edward Norris III, affectionately known by family, friends and caregivers as “Lar”, died peacefully at his home at Mertens House on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Lar’s love of his family was as apparent as his love of good stories, classical jazz, and good jokes. His …

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 …