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Sometimes things don’t turn out anywhere near what was expected. Such was the case for a couple of ace pitchers in the Vermont State Legion Baseball Tournament over the weekend in White River Junction. Brattleboro’s Leif Bigelow and BF’s Kendal Heath … Continued

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  People throughout the area who have enough years on them, remember Gerry Curcuru as a successful football and basketball coach. I remember the days of both well. For the purposes of todays article, I also remember him as a … Continued

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  Tony, we hardly knew you. But we were unquestionably blessed with your presence in the Bellows Falls community in the 1970’s. You gave the Bellows Falls Middle School a few good years, but you left a lasting footprint that … Continued

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Three area prime time programs have new coaches. They hail from completely different backgrounds. They all have goals in mind. Let the countdown begin. Orion Binney has the least experience and the shortest time to get ready. However, in his … Continued

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There once was a day when Bellows Falls and Fall Mountain was quite a rivalry. For some people, it was The Rivalry. For most people, Bellows Falls and Springfield has been the Only Rivalry Forever. Fall Mountain Regional High School was born in the fall of 1966. … Continued

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  Some of us can try, but it seems no matter what we do, we fall short of being able to make ourselves look, or be perceived, as just a little bit younger. Former Black River championship basketball coach Earl … Continued

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  Way back 50 years ago, Carlton Fisk of Charlestown heard his name called in the baseball draft. Only one area baseball player has had the same luxury since. Fisk was a first round choice. I am sure every baseball player who has … Continued

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I’m not a calendar guy when it comes to figuring out seasons. To me, the official start of summer comes on the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. I know the calendar says it is June 21, but I am not … Continued

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  Many children dream of their future. Many, depending upon how quickly they grow a worldly sense, dream of becoming a professional athlete so good, they sink the winning shot in the big game. Then, there are most of us, who … Continued

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Most everyone who reads this column is probably following the Celtics in their bid to make some noise this spring in the NBA Play-offs. They are a good example of a team that has met expectations. Every team in every … Continued

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