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Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe in White River Junction, the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce named Northern Stage the Community …

A Fleeting Art Form

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In 1998, Adrian Tans was living in Burlington and joined with a group of friends for a snow sculpture contest in one of the city’s lakeside parks. It was a lark, but to their surprise, their sculpture of, as Tans described it, “a goddess riding a tortoise out toward Lake Champlain,” took second …

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 …

Notes From the Garden: Pulling Up Invasive Plants Calls for New Devices

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Going for a walk the other day along a public trail I was struck by the number of invasive shrubs I saw. Most trees and shrubs have shed their leaves, but burning bush (Euonymus alatus), Japanese barberry (Berberis …

A Life: The Rev. Norman Koop (1946-2015) Gave Attention and Energy to Everyone in His Flock

Monday, November 9, 2015

Woodstock — When the Rev. Norm Koop woke next to his wife in the predawn darkness of Oct. 7, he didn’t know it, but he had only nine hours left to live. The couple exited the parsonage, side …

Woodstock Inn and Resort Begins $2.6 Million Upgrade

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Woodstock — First impressions matter. Especially in the hotel business. The Woodstock Inn and Resort, undertaking its first major infrastructure project since the opening of its spa in 2010, has begun a $2.6 million upgrade to the building …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter …

Woodstock, Cornish Parks Name Interpretation Chief

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stephanie Kyriazis has been named chief of interpretation and education for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, in Woodstock, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, in Cornish. She will take on the new role in December. Kyriazis brings “a wealth of …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

United Valley Interfaith Project Presents Annual Micah Awards

Sunday, November 1, 2015

White River Junction — More than a dozen Upper Valley residents were honored last Sunday at the fourth annual Micah Awards ceremony, sponsored by United Valley Interfaith Project. The event was held at Listen Community Center. “Each Micah Hero has been chosen by their faith community as especially …

People in Business: Nov. 1, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Daphne Lowe, of Woodstock, a broker with Williamson Group Sotheby’s International Realty, was recently awarded the local Realtor of the Year award by the Windsor County Board of Realtors. Lowe, who also serves as president of the Windsor …

Woodstock Suffers Another Heartbreaker in D-II Title Game

Sunday, November 1, 2015

South Burlington, Vt. — It was pure agony. Saturday’s Vermont Division II boys soccer championship game between top-seeded Woodstock and No. 6 U-32 felt eerily similar to last year’s final, when the Wasps fell in overtime to Rice. …