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Lebanon Woman Set To Lead National Park Stewardship Institute

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Woodstock — Rebecca Stanfield McCown has been selected to lead the National Park Service Stewardship Institute at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. “Rebecca is an innovative program manager who has focused her work at the Stewardship Institute on supporting park service staff and partners so they can in turn better serve the American public,” Rick Kendall, superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Saint-Gaudens …

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer John Morton — yet the Rams all but refused to acknowledge it. The Catholic school …

Crash Destroys Part of Fence on Woodstock Village Green

Friday, November 13, 2015

Woodstock — A crash of two trucks and a subsequent fight between the drivers on Monday left one man with facial injuries, another with a citation for assault, and the town with a $40,000 bill for damage to an antique fence along the town green. “This is an example of ‘road rage’ gone terribly wrong,” Town Manager Phil Swanson said in an email …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

Woodstock Housing Complex Filled

Friday, September 18, 2015

Woodstock — It took 10 years for a nonprofit housing trust to overcome legal challenges mounted against an affordable housing complex in Woodstock, but it took less than 10 days for its 28 units to fill up. P …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

Opera Illuminates a Mythical Vermont Town

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It’s been 15 years since A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine, a collaboration between composer Erik Nielsen and poet and writer David Budbill, was first produced by the Vermont Opera Theater of Montpelier. Based on Budbill’s suite …

Wasps, Canes Play to Tie

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Energetic first-year Woodstock Union High field hockey coach Annie Doton is a motivating presence, constantly shouting words of encouragement or enthusiastic instruction from the sidelines. It took the Wasps a full half to match …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Woodstock — The Woodstock Winter Farmers Market is looking for vendors for its 2015-2016 season. The market takes place at the Masonic Hall on Pleasant Street. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Feb. …

S. Woodstock Scientist Gets Sierra Club Award

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Woodstock — Roger Payne, of South Woodstock, has received the Sierra Club’s EarthCare Award. The award honors a person, organization or agency that has made a unique contribution to international environmental protection and conservation, the Sierra Club said …

Woodstock Football Goes by Air and Ground in Rout of Springfield

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team, which opened the season pounding the ball for two wins, spread the offense Friday night as quarterback Luc Isa connected with Jackson Wood on two long first-half touchdown passes as the Wasps had their way with Springfield on Friday …

Floyd S. Holt, Jr.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Floyd S. Holt, Jr., 90, died Monday evening Sept. 7, 2015, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …