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The Taftsville Cemetery seen in the foreground, shares a boundary with a 15 acre parcel of land that may soon be the home to a series of solar panels in Taftsville, Vt., on April 17, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, says a developer who has proposed building a solar farm on the site. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm Triland Partners, …

Rupert C. Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Rupert C. Leonard, 85, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 15, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Rupert was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in North Clarendon, Vt. the son of William D. and Lillian (Rorison) Leonard. Rupert graduated from Rutland High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army in an artillery division. …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game of floor hockey. More and more people trickled in, until almost 20 fencers were ramming …

Pomfret to Vote on School Consolidation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pomfret Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at the Town Hall. Town Meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by the school meeting at 1 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot for the Woodstock Union High School budget will be at the Town Hall from …

Business Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bethel — GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to its Bethel headquarters to support new business from a major customer. The company said the new 240-ton Netstal molding machines will expand its capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. The addition follows multimillion-dollar expansions …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Woodstock School Spending About the Same

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Voting on the Woodstock Union High School District budget, bond and officers will take place by Australian ballot in each member town on Tuesday, March 3. Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School board has trimmed its district budget by about $78,000, but school taxes in its member …

Hartford Resident Takes Horse Association Reins

Sunday, February 15, 2015

South Woodstock — Tracy Ostler, of Hartford, has been named executive director of the Green Mountain Horse Association. She will join the association full-time on March 16. Ostler, who has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for 20 years, continually took on more responsibility at the medical center, GMHA …

Woodstock to Vote on Local Rooms and Meals Tax

Friday, February 13, 2015

Woodstock’s Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 10 a.m. at Woodstock Town Hall. Voting on Australian ballot items will occur on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. …

‘Chasing Shackleton’: Documentary Follows Explorer’s Route to Safety

Friday, February 6, 2015

In 1914, the Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men sailed from England on the ship Endurance , bound for Antarctica. Their objective was to cross the continent on foot. But things began to go …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Bernice West Atwood

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Woodstock, Vt., — Bernice West Atwood, 87, a long-time resident of Woodstock, died Jan. 30, 2015 at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt. She passed peacefully with family by her side after an illness of lung cancer. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. …