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  The leaves on many a tree are beginning to turn early. That hardly ever happens before the official beginning of fall, which this time around falls on Friday. This is also one of the warmest Septembers I ever remember. Don’t … Continued

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    People have told me for years that sports are cyclical. Teams in high school have their ups and downs over the years. Some sports in said town may seem at rock bottom, but I have been told to wait awhile, … Continued

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In case you were wondering, we use a number of guidelines in deciding what we write both in This + That and in what articles to use in the paper each week. One of the biggest measurements we try to use … Continued

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There is always excitement with the commencement of a new sports season. Regardless of which of the fall sports strike your fancy, the start is upon us. Over the next few days, your sons, daughters, relatives or neighbors or possibly … Continued

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football

Springfield and Fall Mountain scrimmaged Tuesday night in the first gridiron competition in the area this year, marking the quickly approaching 2017 season. Springfield has taken baby steps over the past couple of years in bringing back the Cosmos to what … Continued

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baseball

How many times a year does the calendar change? You might think that is an easy one, but it isn’t really, unless you know what language I am speaking. The easy answer would be 12, but if you realized I … Continued

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sports

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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