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Author John Elder, far left, leads a writing workshop at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vt., on July 25, 2014, as part of the weekend Boostock event. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

The Nature Of Writing

Monday, July 28, 2014

Woodstock — Former Middlebury College English and Environmental Studies Professor John Elder encouraged students to see the outdoors in a new way through a workshop at the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rochefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock on Friday afternoon as one part of a weekend-long annual event known as Bookstock. A group of 18 adults seated at wooden tables arranged …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Woodstock Hopes the Real Wasps Will Stand Up

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High school baseball team’s stretch run flashed past this week, with four games crammed into three days, including Friday’s 6-4 loss to visiting Windsor. The Wasps split that quartet of contests and finished …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Woodstock Baseball Dealt 2nd Straight Loss

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Westminster, Vt. — After winning its first 10 games, Woodstock hit a bump in the road — make that two bumps — as the Wasps lost for the second time this week, 12-4, at Hadley Field in Bellows Falls on Wednesday. When the Wasps were on their win …

Letter: Why Vaccinations Are Failing in Pakistan

Monday, May 19, 2014

To the Editor: The Washington Post editorial, “The Scourge of Polio” (May 12), mentions that Pakistan is “off track” in combating the disease. It also mentions that polio vaccination workers have been attacked but fails to mention what might be the key reason. In 2011, the CIA used …

Honoring the Choice to Serve

Monday, May 19, 2014

White River Jct. — American flags flapping in the warm May breeze greeted 14 high school seniors and their families as they drove up Veterans Drive to the VA Medical Center, where they were honored on Sunday afternoon …

Woodstock Project Adds Trees, Removes Invasives

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Woodstock — A recently completed river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock included the planting of 1,300 native trees and shrubs along the Ottauquechee River. A grant from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to the Connecticut River Watershed Council supported the replanting, designed to replace vegetation destroyed …

Letter: Where Vermont Stands on Background Checks

Friday, May 16, 2014

To the Editor: In Montpelier last week, Gun Sense Vermont introduced its agenda for the 2015 Vermont legislative session with some extraordinary polling numbers. Gun Sense Vermont President Ann Braden launched a campaign to pass a bill in the next session to require criminal background checks for all …

Letter: Good Service at the VA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

To the Editor: I, too, am very impressed with the great service provided by the people who work at the the VA hospital in White River Junction (letter, May 8). I have been there too many times but am always treated with much respect and good service. Many …