Associated Press Published 12:15 AM EST Feb 3, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Miss after miss, they kept coming for No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday. Bricked jumpers off the front rim. Drives that rolled around the cylinder and dropped away. Shots that didn’t hit anything at all. They never stopped, either, not until the Wolfpack had managed a stunningly low point total that stood as the worst for any Atlantic Coast Conference school in the shot-clock era. N.C. State lost 47-24 to No. 12 Virginia Tech, a throwback output to the long-ago days when teams would hold the ball and turn games into stand-around slowdowns. Only this came from one of the ACC’s best offenses with a shot clock constantly rolling. “It was crazy,” Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said. “It was almost like there was something on the rim.” When it was over, N.C. State had put up the lowest point total by a ranked team in more than three decades of the shot-clock era, according … [Read more...] about Saturday’s Top 25: VT beats NC State 47-24, Wolfpack’s lowest in shot-clock era
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Anthony Flint Globe Correspondent January 24, 2019 MANCHESTER, Vt. — Hands at 10 and 2 o’clock on the steering wheel of a six-figure Land Rover, I’m about to head down a trail called Sidewinder, and feel the urge to play “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, at high volume.The instructor in the passenger seat, no doubt having dealt with such enthusiasm before, says he needs clear lines of communication, so there will be no such rocking out. He’s right, of course. There’s lots of landscape to scan — moguls and dips and steep inclines, muddy puddles, and slender but menacing birch trunks that nature has set out like slalom gates. Full attention is required.As a recent guest at the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vt., I was steered toward the Land Rover Experience, which I’ve known about for a long … [Read more...] about I hit the road for a driving Experience
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright Globe correspondents January 02, 2019 “It’s as if we’ve stepped into a ‘White Christmas’ movie scene,” Chuck Ward, our traveling companion, said. “We’ve landed in Pine Tree, and I swear I just saw Bing Crosby.” Earlier, he was complaining about winter in New England, bemoaning the freezing temps, the icy roads, the dirty snow. Now, he was suggesting we bundle up for a sleigh ride, or perhaps take a stroll around town.We were in Grafton, Vt., a throwback village with over-the-river-and-through-the-woods charm. Snowflakes fluttered in lantern-lit light; evergreens and twinkling white lights adorned pretty village homes. There was a white-steepled church, a snow-banked babbling brook, open fields and mountains in the distance. We’d been here in the summer when it’s busy … [Read more...] about Five reasons to visit Grafton, Vt., this winter
By Moira McCarthy | December 13, 2018 at 1:54 am DECEMBER 12, 2018: A night time view of the Vermont Country Store. Photo by Moira McCarthyDECEMBER 12, 2018: Christmas in Weston. Photo courtesy the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of CommerceShow Caption of Expand Though the winter day was brisk as I walked along the streets of tiny Ludlow, Vt., the vibe of this town tucked in the Okemo Valley region was warm indeed. It always is. I’ve long loved northern towns, having grown up visiting ski areas. Even as a kid, when my friends wanted to go home and crash after a long ski day, I always wanted to head down and amble around the small towns near the resort. Last week, while on a long weekend trip to ski Okemo, I did just that. Ludlow is, for the most part, a small place. Stretching along a short Main Street area, you can pretty much walk from one end of the business zone to the other. But in that tiny area is pure northern town gold: shops with owners eager to chat up not just their … [Read more...] about Bask in warm vibe of winter visit to Ludlow, Vt.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Globe Columnist December 04, 2018 RANDOLPH, Vt. — The small-town police force here was like something out of an old black-and-white folksy movie — a relic of an era when gas was cheap and kids gathered at the local depot to watch the big trains rumble through.Members of the Randolph Police Department walked a beat on Main Street where everybody knew their names. They handed out candy on Halloween. They visited schools. They broke up fights. And if you drove drunk after a rough Friday night, they locked you up.But, one by one over the course of the last year, the local police force has drifted away. Simple economics may mean it’s not coming back. Advertisement The blinds are drawn on the old downtown police station, a mustard-colored clapboard building with maroon trim that once housed a grain silo. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 … [Read more...] about Police presence has vanished in tiny Randolph, Vt.