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Helen Howe, of Bridgewater Center, Vt., relaxes following student presentations on the history of the Bridgewater Village School in Bridgewater, Vt. Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Howe attended the school 80 years ago from first- through fifth-grade, when the original building only had two classrooms. 

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‘Bittersweet’ in Bridgewater

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bridgewater — Students, staff and community members gathered at the Bridgewater Village School to celebrate the school’s 100-year history on Tuesday. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” said Louise Rameau, the school’s food service director, as school staff and volunteers readied the school’s multipurpose room for the event. In addition to being a celebration of the school’s past, the occasion also marked …

Parting Gift: Woodstock Senior Makes Final Home Game Memorable

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Woodstock — Haven Lantz is pondering the possibility of traveling to New Zealand in the fall as part of a gap year before attending college. After the Woodstock Union High senior’s lacrosse performance Tuesday, the Colchester Lakers were wishing he’d departed a few months early. A senior playing his final home game, Lantz …

Local Roundup: Montpelier Eliminates Woodstock

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Berlin, Vt. — Longtime Woodstock High girls tennis coach Tom Hopewell had two goals in mind for the Wasps’ Vermont Division II semifinal with No. 1 Montpelier on Monday. Knowing how strong the undefeated Solons were, Hopewell hoped to stretch as many matches to three sets as possible, with the end goal of sneaking some points off the hosts. The fourth-seeded Wasps still …

Robert L. McCredie

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — A service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date for Robert L. McCredie, who died peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at his home in Grantham after a long illness. Bob was born March 24, 1927, in Albany, N.Y., son of …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Former Woodstock Cop Charged With Violating Release

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodstock — A former Woodstock police officer charged with assaulting his wife pleaded not guilty to two counts of violating a condition of his release that a judge imposed last month. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned on Thursday in Washington Superior Court in Barre, Vt. Prosecutors …

Jane A. Lucia

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Jane A. Lucia, 91, passed away with family and friends by her side on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Mertens House in Woodstock, Vt. Born Nov. 7, 1923, in Orwell, Vt., Jane was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mabel (Underwood) McIntyre. She …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

Springfield Workshop Highlights Storm Surge Management

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — An expo next month is designed to help landowners manage stormwater on their properties. “Slowing the Storm Surge” is set for April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, 390 Route 106. It will feature tools and techniques for managing …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the …

More Than Horseplay: New-Look GMHA Gallops Into 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

South Woodstock — With springtime coming soon to the Upper Valley, the Green Mountain Horse Association picked a fitting time to welcome its new executive director — and to announce plenty of new events for the 2015 horseback …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a …