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July 1st, 2015

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Vermont’s Moose Hunt Auction is Open

Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 13. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 14. Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMU...

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O’Donnell to Resume Threepeat Drive Thursday Night at Thunder Road

The 56th Thursday night opener at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road rolls to the line on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. with Harvest Equipment Night featuring Kids Rides. With it, N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell resumes his drive for history. The two-time defending “King of the Road” is seeking to become only the second driver in Thunder Road h...

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O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a three-peat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front from his third starting position, moving around polesitter Nick Sweet on the outside to take the lea...

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Strong Field of Thunder Road Street Stock Racers Aim For 2015 Crown

The Allen Lumber Street Stock division at Thunder Road Speedbowl is guaranteed to have a different champion in 2015. Defending Champion Tommy Smith is moving up to the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, which opens the door for a number of contenders to ascend to the Street Stock Championship. 2014 Street Stock runner-up Alan Maynard looks to lead the char...

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Montpelier Teen Named Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Rachael Cummings, 16, has been named the 2015 Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. The program honors our nation’s most a...

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Thanks to Everyone Who Volunteers

Editor, I’d be willing to wager that 100 years from now, Vermont communities will still be grappling with critical issues that impact the well-being of seniors: hunger, heating, transportation and isolation. We will also still be trying to find that balance between state and federal budgets that provide for our neighbors in need. One thing is for s...

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Sunrise Gymnastics Secures Four Vermont Champions

Twelve girls from Sunrise Gymnastics team travelled on Sunday, March 22 to Bellows Falls Union High School to participate in the Vermont USA Gymnastics Championships. The girls and their coaches, Lynn and Alena, brought back four Vermont champion titles. Three of them belong to Chloe Reynolds, who won vault with a 9.125, beam with a 9.375 and floor...

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Public Invited to Comment on Proposed State Shooting Range Rules

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is proposing strengthening rules for its public shooting ranges to address potential noise, safety and usage issues with a goal of developing more ranges for members of the public to safely hone their shooting skills. The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed rules at a public hearing in...

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Special Events Highlight 2015 ACT Schedule

The 2015 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent memory. The U.S. Tour will hold 13 point-counting events and three special events at 12 different tracks throughout the northeastern United States and Canada, featuring a variety of long-standing events, new tracks, and new alliances. Four new races will...

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Williamstown Cruises to Fourth Straight Boys Basketball Title

By Aaron Retherford His role has varied throughout his four years with the Williamstown boys basketball team, but Hunter McLaughlin ended his high school basketball career the way most expected — leading the Blue Devils to their fourth straight Vermont Div. III championship. McLaughlin helped Williamstown pull away in the second half and teammate G...

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