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Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner feeds from Paige Kehoe and Megan Newton into the day’s only goal as the Hurricanes blanked the Terriers, 1-0, at Hartford High School. BF last lost a regular-season game two years ago, but the Horne strike, defender Morgan Fisk’s work against the Terriers’ top scoring threat and Rachel Loseby’s six-save shutout goaltending won the day for Hartford (6-2-2). “It was a really good game, up and down,” …

Business Notes: Oct. 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

White River Junction — Vital Communities, the White River Junction-based nonprofit, received a $15,500 business development grant to provide technical and marketing assistance to regional farmers. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the start-up or expansion of rural Vermont businesses. The program funds nonprofits or public entities that provide technical assistance to …

Woodstock Boys Feel They Have Unfinished Business

Friday, October 2, 2015

Woodstock — Before the season started, Woodstock Union High defenseman Cole Dalton wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. No one did. Losing 10 players to graduation would have made any team question its ability to compete, let alone reach the same pinnacle of achievement from the previous year. In Woodstock’s case, that peak …

Percival Bugbee Woods

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sandwich, N.H. — Percival Bugbee Woods, 99, died on Wednesday, Aug, 12 2015, in Sandwich. Percy was born on April 9, 1916, in Bridgewater Corners, Vt. to Milo Emerson Woods and Esther Rhoda (Rice) Woods. He was married to Alice Millicent White on June 8, 1938. He is …

Antique Tractor Day Showcases Collectors

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Woodstock — During Antique Tractor Day at Billings Farm and Museum, tractor owners can display their handiwork and meet others with a soft spot for the old workhorses. Many spend their spare time restoring the vehicles and displaying …

Frances E. (Strong) Drury

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Frances E. Drury passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She graduated from WUHS in 1960. She attended Sheldon Beauty Academy in Burlington, Vt. where she graduated as a cosmotologist in 1961. After graduation and getting licensed as a hairdresser, she moved to California where …

A Life: Ann Jean Thomas, 1926-2015; ‘They Are All So Beautiful’

Monday, August 3, 2015

Woodstock — In her last book of verse, published in 2013, Ann Jean Thomas included a short, enigmatic poem titled In Praise of Lithium Silicates. Only 12 lines, the first nine as opaque as the minerals they describe: …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield …

Entertainment Highlights: Royalton Singer-Songwriter Embarks on a Career in Music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the hours before she steps to the microphone at Bentley’s Restaurant tonight to perform a mix of her own acoustic and alternative-pop songs and covers of popular music of the last six decades, you might catch Alison Turner helping …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

Storyteller Uses Family Tale to Teach Her Craft

Monday, July 27, 2015

Woodstock — Growing up in the 1970s, Susanne Schmidt’s family and close friends went camping on a peninsula on Long Island Sound for two weeks every summer. “It was like Lord of the Flies meets Swiss Family Robinson, …