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Harwood Union senior gymnasts Delana Cheney and Lynn Russell.

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Coming off a state championship in 2020 the Harwood varsity boys hockey program was eager to get their delayed season under way. Two weeks in, they haven’t disappointed on the ice.

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Coming off a co-championship win last season, Harwood girls basketball will have a tough time topping their fairy-tale 2020 finish, but head Coach Tom Young sees a strong team with promise to keep the momentum going in the 2021 abbreviated season.

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As a former 40+-year teacher, I was very disappointed to read that Harwood school board members voted to reduce by one-half the number of core teachers in the Harwood Union Middle School.

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Despite a petition signed by more than 1,350 people and multiple interviews with local news media recently, Jacob Grout’s campaign to return to coaching boys hockey has been met with silence from Harwood Union High School administrators.

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Editor’s note: The Harwood Unified Education Association, the union representing teachers and staff in the Harwood Unified Union School District, sent this letter to the HUUSD School Board regarding the board’s decision Feb. 17 to cut four core classroom teachers at Harwood Union Middle Scho…

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A Burlington woman was unhurt but police cited her for Driving Under the Influence early Saturday morning after she crashed her vehicle into the Old Center Cemetery along Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury Center, damaging the cemetery fence and a number of gravestones.

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The rocks lining U.S. Route 2 west of downtown Waterbury are spectacularly ice-covered these days. More winter photos appear this week on page 11.

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I have been a Duxbury resident for 11 years and love it here! Duxbury is the ideal place, in my mind, to live and raise my family. However, I recognize that there are many challenges that face small towns like Duxbury which require civic engagement from the members of the community.

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In the first of two online candidate forums hosted by the Waterbury Area Anti-Racism Coalition this week, candidates for the Harwood Unified Union School Board discussed how they would tackle issues of race and social justice within the public schools.

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On the Town Meeting Day ballot, Waterbury and Duxbury voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale and production of cannabis within their towns.Currently, it is legal in Vermont for adults over the age of 21 to possess small amounts of cannabis, to give cannabis flower and other prod…

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Thanks to COVID-19, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has been able to take its statewide mission even deeper. In addition to streaming chamber music programs to the general public, the VSO has partnered with the VA Hospital in White River Junction and Age Well, advocates for the aging populati…

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The sledding hill at Dac Rowe Park is popular this winter. School break starts Friday afternoon with students off until March 3. Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine spoke directly to Vermont parents last week saying school vacation this year may not be a vacation for parents and coul…

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With Town Meeting Day around the corner and the COVID-19 pandemic still a reality, Vermont town clerks are ready with ballots to mail early and local officials are prepping for online informational meetings instead of the traditional in-person gatherings.

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For decades in Waterbury, if one attended a Waterbury Village Trustees meeting back when there was a village government, or if someone was in need of an ambulance, or if while headed in or out of the town offices you caught bits of a lively conversation about the latest town business, you pr…

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Vermont State Police say a Middlesex man died on a trail in Waterbury Center on Sunday when the snowmobile he was riding on crashed into a tree.

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Last summer, I regularly passed a stand of towering white pine trees at Camp Plymouth State Park in Ludlow, where I live and work. Most days, I saw at least one hairy woodpecker, a few blue jays, chickadees, a pair of broad-winged hawks and a multitude of red squirrels around the trees.

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Several contested elections, a question on legal weed commerce, a tax rate below what voters backed in 2020, and 25 separate requests to fund nonprofit organizations and social service agencies.

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Many libraries have Friends groups and the Waterbury Public Library is lucky to be counted among them. Our Friends of the Waterbury Library group provides essential support for Library services and programs each year through their fundraising activities. You can help by choosing them as the …

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Vermont’s free ice fishing day was Saturday. Despite the frigid weather, there were plenty of people out on Waterbury Reservoir this weekend.

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On the morning of January 17, Duxbury resident Donna Constant awoke to a peppering of large natural snowballs scattered across a neighboring field.

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Student bottle drive to support Waterbury Senior CenterThe Harwood Rotary Interact Club’s next fundraiser will be a bottle drive during the week of Feb. 8 with proceeds going to the Waterbury Area Senior Center.

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Some Harwood Union High School students are taking aim at their school’s paper use with a project to plant more than 100 trees in April and they are looking for Waterbury, Duxbury, and Mad River Valley residents to participate.