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An undated photo of Ann Jean Thomas. (Courtesy of Miranda Thomas Shackleton)

A Life: Ann Jean Thomas, 1926-2015; ‘They Are All So Beautiful’

Monday, August 3, 2015

Woodstock — In her last book of verse, published in 2013, Ann Jean Thomas included a short, enigmatic poem titled In Praise of Lithium Silicates. Only 12 lines, the first nine as opaque as the minerals they describe: From the Tamminen Mine in Greenwood, and from the tailings of Mount Apatite, they face me as I write, with the improbable pale lilac glitter of lepidolite, and encased in quartz, the silvery pink sheen of spodumene. Lepidolite, quartz, spodumene: lithium silicates all, and no mystery to Thomas’ children, who followed her on numerous prospecting trips to southwestern Maine, home to some of the largest natural deposits …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget projections for the fiscal year that will begin Oct. 1 that were filed with Vermont’s …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s Kyle Gaudet caught five passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, Golden Eagles teammate Max …

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 …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort …

Trails Day Event in Woodstock Features Hikes, Tastings, Music

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Woodstock — A free event in Woodstock next month will mark National Trails Day with hikes and local food tastings. The 7th annual Trek to Taste on the Trails of Woodstock is set for June 6 from 10 …

Native Trees, Shrubs Planted Along Upper Valley Rivers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pomfret — More than 2,000 trees have been planted along six Upper Valley rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont this spring. The 2,200 native trees and shrubs will reduce erosion, improve water quality, reduce in-stream temperatures by providing shade, increase habitat for fish and wildlife, increase summer food …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes …

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 …