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Capitol Beat: Shumlin stresses divestment efforts

Gov. Peter Shumlin is doubling down on his call for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies.

“We have used divestment in the past to address challenges that stretch beyond our borders,” Shumlin said.  Published on: February 7, 2016

Music Review: New music unsettling but unsatisfying

The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble presented two unusual, challenging and compelling works, a premiere and a second performance, Friday at Montpelier’s Unitarian Church.  Published on: February 7, 2016

Neighborly ties bind some New Hampshire voters to Sanders

HAVERHILL, N.H. — In a kitchen where tin pails and rustic kitchen tools hung from the ceiling beams, Glen Putnam pointed to the old box television atop a refrigerator that throughout his life has brought him the latest about Bernie Sanders.  Published on: February 7, 2016

Fiber optic route completed

SHARON — The Vermont Public Service Department recently announced the completion of an open-access fiber optic route connecting Sharon to Pomfret.

This project is the third fiber project completed by the PSD Division for Telecommunications and Connectivity this year.  Published on: February 6, 2016

‘Four-diamond’ ratings unveiled

Six Vermont restaurants received the AAA Four Diamond Award this week.

Recipients were Junction, in Essex Junction; Rabbit Hill Inn dining room, in Lower Waterford; Solstice, in Stowe; 275 Main, in Warren; Windham Hill Restaurant, in West Townshend; and The Red Rooster, in Woodstock.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Clinic opens second location

MONTPELIER — Community Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy plans to open a second treatment center at 371 River St. in Montpelier on Feb. 15.

Dr. Grace Johnstone said the business has seen “tremendous growth and patient demand” at its current facility in East Hardwick.  Published on: February 6, 2016

BCBSVT honored for its service

BERLIN — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont was recently recognized as the best performing call center of the year among leading member service organizations in the country.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Speaker to cover dairy innovation

RANDOLPH CENTER — A Midwest farmer with an innovative approach to managing his dairy operation will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference on March 10.

The event’s location is Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

ATHENS, Greece — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.

Yet in the one area that matters most, the economy has continued to shine: Hiring.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Man pleads guilty to molestation charges

BARRE — A New York man has admitted to sexually abusing a friend’s daughters in Montpelier.

Mark Sadan, 76, pleaded guilty in Washington County criminal court Wednesday to three felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Activist seeks relief from AG probe

An attorney for environmental advocate Annette Smith has asked the Vermont attorney general’s office to cease the criminal investigation it has launched against her.

“The very investigation into Annette’s work violates her First Amendment rights,” David Sleigh wrote in letter on Friday.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Man, woman charged with assault and robbery

BARRE ­— Police say they’ve caught two people who robbed the Maplefields Convenience Store in Marshfield at gunpoint last month. The East Montpelier man and woman are also accused of trying to snatch a woman’s purse in Barre.

Shayne C.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Community News

HONOR ROLLS

Websterville Baptist

Quarter 2

Principal’s list: Peter Bartlett, Porter Peloquin, Hannah Bartlett, Seth Morgan, Aaron Wright, Caleb Evans, Anna Wright, Hannah Brett.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Montpelier’s NECI up for sale

MONTPELIER — The revolving door to the president’s office at the New England Culinary Institute has temporarily stopped turning and the next person to fill the newly vacant administrative position will likely be hired by the school’s new owner.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Theater Review: Bawdy humor and cunning wit win out

PLAINFIELD — There is some controversy as to whether “All’s Well That Ends Well” is a comedy or one of William Shakespeare’s “problem plays” that shift between humor and darkness. It certainly is one of the Bard’s funniest.  Published on: February 6, 2016

ACLU questions DCF assault bill

MONTPELIER — A bill intended to offer greater protections for workers with the Department for Children and Families is facing criticism from the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Sanders lands key endorsement

MONTPELIER — Former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Ben Jealous officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president Friday afternoon, seeking to boost Sanders’ credibility with minority voters as the primary campaign grinds on after New Hampshire.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Doctor gets 30 years to life for prescription drug deaths

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients apologized in court Friday but that did little to sway the judge, who sentenced her to 30 years in prison and said she seemed to care more about money than the health of those she treated.

The conviction of Dr.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

BEIRUT — Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation’s rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief’s spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Obama, Xi discuss NKorea amid signs of rocket launch preps

WASHINGTON — The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation was moving closer to blastoff.

Commercial satellite imagery analyzed by U.S.  Published on: February 6, 2016

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Warm weather hurts consumption tax collections

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s less than stellar ski season so far this winter has not helped state revenues.

Figures released Thursday by the Agency of Administration show that consumption taxes — like the sales tax and gasoline tax — underperformed their targets in January.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Police: Woman in custody after car chase in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Authorities say they took a woman into custody in a stolen vehicle after a series of hit-and-run crashes and a car chase in Burlington.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Police: Another threat leads to lockdown of state office

NEWPORT — An unidentified caller made a threat to the Department of Children and Families office in Newport on Friday, prompting the office building to be locked down for several hours before police gave the all clear, police said.  Published on: February 6, 2016

McAllister trial delayed until May; session may be over

MONTPELIER — A trial on criminal sex charges for suspended Vermont state Sen. Norm McAllister has been put off until at least May.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Garfield: Lopsided losing battle

I was outraged to learn of the trumped-up allegation that Annette Smith, long-time advocate for protecting Vermont’s environment from stupid human mistakes, is supposedly “practicing law without a license.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Good enough for me

Bernie Sanders and Iowans are a pretty good fit. He, the evangelicals and “Bernie’s college kids” seemed to hit it off and they turned out to vote for him.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Therapists are a solution

Growing up in rural Michigan, the closest dentist was a 40-minute drive from our house. Like most, my parent’s goals included ensuring that our family received adequate dental care. Unfortunately, due to their full-time jobs and rural location, accessibility to oral care was an issue.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Encouragement to divest

An open letter to Governor Shumlin:

The citizens of Vermont should be deeply grateful that you have taken that first and bold step toward divesting state funds from the coal sector and from Exxon Co.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Making mischief

The dependence of schools on local property taxes is responsible for one of the nation’s systemic failures. Recent revelations about the crumbling conditions of Detroit’s schools are directly related to the schools’ dependence on the city’s impoverished tax base.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Scandal-plagued Louisville withdraws from NCAA tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville has announced a one-year postseason ban for its men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Plaintiff list rising in NHL

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.

There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade ahead of his body.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Passers the dominant force in Super Bowls

The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position.

Most people figure Carolina’s Cam Newton will make that eight of the past nine on Sunday.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Agent latest to severe ties with troubled Manziel

CLEVELAND — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety.

The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Super Bowl kickers hoping for spotlight

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — They both visualized Adam Vinatieri growing up, these even-keeled kickers who are hoping to emulate “Mr. Clutch” in Super Bowl 50.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Unlikely heroes dot history of Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO — Super Bowl history is filled with great performances from the biggest stars, such as Jerry Rice, Tom Brady and Emmitt Smith.

Then there are some unlikely performers who just happened to have their best game on the biggest stage.  Published on: February 6, 2016

WOMEN’S HOCKEY Norwich 3, Franklin Pierce 1

WINCHENDON, Mass. — Trailing 3-0 through two periods on Friday night, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was afforded three third-period power plays, but could not cash in. Instead, Norwich, ranked No.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Cadets men defeat Babson

NORTHFIELD — After dropping out of the national Division III rankings for the first time since 2009, the Norwich University men’s ice hockey team made a resounding statement with Friday’s 5-1 victory over Babson at Kreitzberg Arena.

Norwich (14-7-2 overall, 9-5-2 NEHC) snapped a three-game winless skid.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Harwood gymnasts prevail

BERLIN - Northfield independent Mallory Dutil claimed top all-around honors and Harwood recorded a double-digit victory over U-32 in the team competition Friday night.

Victoria Morgan was the top all-around finisher for Harwood and fellow captain Elizabeth Morgan recorded her best score of the season on floor.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Perley paces Hornets against Marauders

NORTHFIELD – Matt Perley scored 20 points and Mahlik Franklin dropped in 17 to fire up the Hornets during Friday’s runaway victory.

Standout Calvin Carter did not play for Enosburg, which jumped ahead early. Sam Marble paced Northfield with 12 points.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Tide girls earn 1st victory

BARRE – The Crimson Tide displayed a flair for the dramatic while eking out their first victory of the season Friday.

Whitney Renaud (nine points, 12 rebounds) paced Spaulding and teammates Hailee Holt (five assists, two steals) and Reilly Flye both scored six points.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Emma Lord leads Twinfield

SHARON – Emma Lord scored a team-high 16 points Friday and played lockdown defense on Phoenix standout Mallory Lloyd to help the Trojans earn a last-minute victory.

“Emma Lord was guarding Mallory any time she was in the game,” Twinfield coach Lynn Ribolini said.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Ducharme, Devils top Royals

SOUTH ROYALTON – Jayme Ducharme (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Logan Metcalf (10 points) helped the Blue Devils pull away in the second half Friday.

Rachel Moore paced the Royals with seven points. Williamstown led 24-18 at the break and then turned the game into a blowout.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Gilcris twins set the tone for Hazen

HARDWICK – Twins Nate Gilcris (13 points) and Jake Gilcris (nine points) worked in synch to trigger Friday’s blowout victory over the Raiders.

“My starters didn’t go back in after the first quarter and everybody got a lot of playing time,” Hazen coach Aaron Hill said.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Cadets skate to 5-1 victory

MEN’S HOCKEY

Norwich 5, Babson 1

NORTHFIELD — After dropping out of the national Division III rankings for the first time since 2009, the Norwich University men’s ice hockey team made a resounding statement with Friday’s victory over Babson at Kreitzberg Arena.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Police: Another threat leads to lockdown of state office

NEWPORT — An unidentified caller made a threat to the Department of Children and Families office in Newport on Friday, prompting the office building to be locked down for several hours before police gave the all clear, police said.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Speaker to cover dairy innovation

RANDOLPH CENTER — A Midwest farmer with an innovative approach to managing his dairy operation will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference on March 10.

The event’s location is Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Fiber optic route completed

SHARON — The Vermont Public Service Department recently announced the completion of an open-access fiber optic route connecting Sharon to Pomfret.

This project is the third fiber project completed by the PSD Division for Telecommunications and Connectivity this year.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Clinic opens second location

MONTPELIER — Community Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy plans to open a second treatment center at 371 River St. in Montpelier on Feb. 15.

Dr. Grace Johnstone said the business has seen “tremendous growth and patient demand” at its current facility in East Hardwick.  Published on: February 6, 2016

BCBSVT honored for its service

BERLIN — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont was recently recognized as the best performing call center of the year among leading member service organizations in the country.  Published on: February 6, 2016

‘Four-diamond’ ratings unveiled

Six Vermont restaurants received the AAA Four Diamond Award this week.

Recipients were Junction, in Essex Junction; Rabbit Hill Inn dining room, in Lower Waterford; Solstice, in Stowe; 275 Main, in Warren; Windham Hill Restaurant, in West Townshend; and The Red Rooster, in Woodstock.  Published on: February 6, 2016

Kids VT fair is on Saturday

BURLINGTON — Kids VT, Vermont’s monthly parenting magazine, will host its 19th annual Kids VT Camp & School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 6, at the Burlington Hilton. Admission is free.

Representatives from 60 camps and independent schools from all over the region will attend.  Published on: February 5, 2016

$100K gift supports YMCA

BURLINGTON — NorthCountry Federal Credit Union recently donated $100,000 to the Greater Burlington YMCA.

NorthCountry, now in its fifth year as the Y’s Youth Development Community Partner, has donated $500,000 to the organization in recent years.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Farm to School day planned

MONTPELIER — Farm to School Awareness Day, a celebration of Vermont’s Farm to School programs, will be held Wednesday at the State House.

The Vermont House and Senate Agriculture Committee will take testimony on the impacts of these programs from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 11 of the State House.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Orders to US factories fell sharply in December

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell sharply in December, closing out a year in which demand for American manufactured goods retreated for the first time in six years.

Factory orders dropped 2.9 percent in December, the fourth decline in the past five months, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.  Published on: February 5, 2016

CEO Dauman takes over chair at Viacom, replacing Redstone

LOS ANGELES — Aging media mogul Sumner Redstone stepped down as executive chairman of Viacom on Thursday and was replaced by CEO Philippe Dauman, a move that immediately disappointed investors.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Patience pays off when it comes to the best yeast rolls

I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food!

Well, at least I loved the homemade yeast rolls that graced the table at every meal.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Turn Louisiana’s boudin sausage into drive-worthy experience

SCOTT, La. — Want a true taste of the real Louisiana? You’ll want to get behind the wheel and head out of New Orleans and off into the cypress swamps and rice paddies of Cajun country.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Residents flock to city’s ‘chicken summit’

BARRE — No feathers flew during Thursday night’s poultry summit at City Hall, but anyone hoping for what Health Officer Matt Cetin described as a “meeting of the minds” between those who view chickens as productive pets and those who believe the birds should be banned from Barre surely left disappointed.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Trump campaign shows different side

EXETER, N.H. — Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads into election wins. And his team appeared intent to demonstrate on Thursday that they’d learned from any past mistakes.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Police: Heroin bust is largest in town history

BENNNINGTON — Two Springfield, Mass., men are being held in jail after police said they found in the men’s motel room the largest amount of heroin ever seized in Bennington.

Juan Martori, 24, and Robert Morales, 25, both of Springfield, Mass.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Center to help fight Zika virus

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center will be playing a part in the development of a vaccine for Zika virus.

The virus was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on Monday.  Published on: February 5, 2016

CVSWMD still eyeing Novemember vote

BERLIN — Still eyeing a November bond vote, supervisors of the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District took two more tentative steps in that direction this week, even as two of its member-towns are actively exploring dropping out of the cooperative before it takes on $1.5 million in new debt.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Mother gets $83k in no trespass case

BARRE TOWN — The Barre Supervisory Union and Barre Town School District have settled with a parent who sued them after they imposed a “no trespass” order for her to stay off the grounds of the elementary and middle school.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Businesses want to kick some butts

MONTPELIER — Business owners in the capital are voicing concern about cigarette butt waste around the city.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Rutland lawmaker pleads not guilty on DUI

BARRE — A state representative for the Rutland district has denied driving drunk.

Stephen A. Carr, 66, D-Brandon, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Washington County criminal court to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. If convicted, Carr faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $750 fine.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Measuring food waste: Salvation Farms takes gleaning to a new level

MORRISVILLE — “Waste not, want not” is a phrase many people are familiar with, but at Salvation Farms the idiom is at the heart of the work.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Senators wrangle with paid sick leave

MONTPELIER — A paid sick leave bill passed by the Senate Wednesday veered off course Thursday after a motion was made to reconsider a failed amendment seeking an exemption for small businesses.

Sen. Bill Doyle, R-Washington, made the motion Thursday to reconsider his vote on the amendment introduced a day earlier by Sen.  Published on: February 5, 2016

State changes course on tech upgrades

MONTPELIER — The Shumlin administration is planning to scuttle existing plans for major technology upgrades slated for the Agency of Human Services and begin the process anew using solutions developed in other states.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Down to two: Clinton, Sanders face off in debate

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders on Thursday of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as “imbeciles.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Terrorist leader says he’s just 1 of 90

PARIS — The Belgian who led the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists from Europe and the Middle East, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location.  Published on: February 5, 2016

‘Gay conversion’ therapists find safe haven in Israel

JERUSALEM — A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays into heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court ,amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere’s most abundant seabirds, off Alaska’s coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Bob Elliott, of comic duo Bob and Ray, dies at 92

PORTLAND, Maine — Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died, He was 92.

Elliott, father of actor-comedian Chris Elliott, died Tuesday at his home in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine, part of the town of Harpswell, Rick Gagne, director of the Brackett Funeral Home, said Wednesday.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Chance of UK rate increase fades amid global uncertainty

LONDON — The likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in coming months receded on Thursday, after the bank cut its economic forecasts due to the slowdown in global growth and market turmoil.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Burlington slaying remains unsolved after more than a year

BURLINGTON — The killing of a former University of Vermont student remains unsolved more than a year after he was found dead in his Burlington apartment.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Lillian Libertoff

MONTPELIER — Lillian Libertoff was born in New York City on Aug. 24, 1920, and passed away Feb. 2, 2016, in Montpelier.  Published on: February 5, 2016

No common sense

I understand from news sources that the Legislature is about to pass legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Why?

For years we have campaigned that smoking is bad for our health, now our legislators want to promote smoking, all for raising more tax revenue.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Small price to pay

I moved to Vermont in 2012 to pursue a degree in environmental studies at UVM. Now in my senior year, I am confident that I couldn’t have chosen a better place to study the relationship between human societies and the non-human environment.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Truman: A hard-nosed journalist

Rod Clarke was my first journalism mentor. Circa 1984, as a 22-year-old Johnson State College student, I interned at United Press International with Rod, helping to produce his daily radio report covering state government.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Building blocks

About a year ago, the Vermont Council on Rural Development held a daylong summit in Randolph to discuss the economic implications and potential opportunities of climate change on Vermont. While there were scientists in attendance who could attack or defend the premise, the summit’s focus was on moving the discussion forward.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Two questions for Sanders

When Bernie Sanders won election as mayor of Burlington in 1981, I called his office to see if there was a story there about a socialist elected official. I was interning at The Washington Post (I didn’t mention the intern part!) and spoke at length to some assistant who answered the phone in the mayor’s office.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Vonn has gripe about course

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Lindsey Vonn left the finish area with plenty of complaints about the state of the Kandahar course and thinking she still had the fastest time in Thursday’s training for a World Cup downhill.

Officially, she didn’t, because late starter Romane Miradoli of France beat her by .  Published on: February 5, 2016

The pick is Panthers to play party pooper at Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s the perfect scenario, a Hollywood-type script: Peyton Manning emulates John Elway and rides off into the sunset with the Lombardi Trophy in his grip.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Panthers loaded with veterans

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers are older than you think.

Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team’s cornerstone players, are young and still on the rise.

But the surrounding cast is a bit older and the roster is filled with veterans.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Big 12 is best basketball league once again

The Big 12 has the nation’s No. 1 team in Oklahoma and half of the league’s teams are ranked in the top 15 of the Top 25.

For the third season in a row, the conference has the best cumulative RPI with just more than a month to go before March Madness.  Published on: February 5, 2016

All eyes on Baffert as Derby preps warm up

Kentucky Derby prep season is warming up, and there’s no hotter name in horse racing than Bob Baffert.

He was even popular at the Super Bowl on Thursday, gabbing for hours along Radio Row at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

“Just here for the day, and I’m going back to LA,” Baffert said.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Tony Stewart to miss start of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Trojans top Royals, Blue Devils prevail

MARSHFIELD – The Twinfield boys basketball team bolted out to an 11-7 lead in the opening quarter before erupting for a big second quarter during Thursday’s 58-36 victory over South Royalton.

“We outscored them 19-5 in the second quarter,” Twinfield coach Chris Hudson said.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Harwood earns payback against MHS

MONTPELIER – The Highlanders had plenty of reasons to celebrate Thursday after eking out an overtime victory over the Solons.

Local auto racing standout Reilly Lanphaer paced Harwood with eight points and Mary Harris added six in the winning effort.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Panthers top Olympians

BRADFORD – Regan Covey (17 points), Emily Emerson and Danielle Robinson scored nine points apiece to fuel the Panthers’ double-digit victory over the Olympians on Thursday.

Sara Walker (14 points) and Alex Giesing (nine points) paced the Olympians.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Kelley, Davis lead Wolves

MORRISVILLE – Lucy Kelley (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Sarah Davis (nine points) helped the Wolves pick up a dramatic victory over the Spartans on Thursday.

Lydia Natress led the Spartans with 19 points, while Lyn Washer (five points, 10 points) was another big contributor for PA.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Trojans topple Royals

MARSHFIELD – The Trojans bolted out to an 11-7 lead in the opening quarter before erupting for a big second quarter during Thursday’s victory.

“We outscored them 19-5 in the second quarter,” Twinfield coach Chris Hudson said. “We used our halfcourt press to get some turnovers, and we got some easy layups.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Indians top Marauders

NORTHFIELD – The Indians delivered the goods during crunch time to hold off the Marauders on Thursday.

“We were up by one, missed a shot and had to foul near the end,” Northfield coach Steve Cicio said.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Tullar, Ghosts top Lancers

RANDOLPH – Double-digit scoring efforts from Sam Tullar (19 points) and Emily Grady (14 points) provided a crucial 1-2 punch for the Galloping Ghosts on Thursday.

Kelsey Jacobs, Jenna Sprague and Cheyanne Jones added six points apiece for Randolph.  Published on: February 5, 2016

Devils lose to Chargers

CHELSEA – The Red Devils’ offensive struggled were too much to overcome during Thursday’s loss to the Warriors.

Craftsbury inched ahead 8-7 entering the second quarter and enjoyed an 18-14 lead at the break.  Published on: February 5, 2016



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