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From left: Republican Joe Benning and Democrats Mike Heath and Jane Kitchel are candidates for the Caledonia Senate seat. (Courtesy photographs)

Caledonia District Has Three-Way Race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bradford — When it comes to electing someone to represent their views on health care at the Statehouse, voters in the Caledonia Senate district have three distinct choices — one of three candidates for the district’s two seats comes at the problem from the right, one comes from the left, and one is thinking entirely outside the box. The district …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

A Cajun in New England

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shayne Brunet found out pretty quickly that crawfish weren’t a big hit in New England. Shortly after arriving in Vermont with her family, Brunet, who is from New Orleans, where cooking and eating food is a love affair, tried her hand at selling her Southern cuisine at the Rockland, Maine, Lobster Festival. After …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Vanpool Meeting, Pizza Party Scheduled for Bradford, Vt.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — People who live in the Bradford area are invited to a free “vanpool” pizza party on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., at Bradford Public Library. Representatives from the Vermont Agency of Transportation will discuss a state program that offers a $700 monthly subsidy for vanpools, and …

Byrne Foundation Is Helping Bradford Library With Leaks

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A capital campaign is under way to raise money for repairs to Bradford Public Library, which will host an open house next weekend. The 19th-century building on South Main Street was designed by Vermont architect Lambert Packard. Its trustees are working to raise $250,000 to …

Orange East Boards, Teachers Deadlocked Over Health Care

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Teachers at two of the six schools in the Orange East Supervisory Union are at risk of starting the new year without health insurance after a five-hour mediation session this week failed to bring about a new collective bargaining agreement. Central to the impasse is …

Homer “Rocky” Stimpson

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Homer “Rocky” Stimpson, 74 of Bradford, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, following a sudden illness. He was born in Richford, Vt., on Sept. 27, 1940, and grew up in Enosburg, Vt., with his brother Roger Stimpson. Rocky then became …

Homer C. “Rocky” Stimpson

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Homer C. “Rocky” Stimpson, 74, of Bradford died on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the family lot in Sawyer Cemetery in Bradford with Rev. Harvey Bartlett officiating. There …

Ellen L. Blowey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — Ellen L. Blowey, 85, of West Newbury, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Westford, Mass., the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Morton) Stone. Ellen worked at Fort …

Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Randolph — For evidence of the failings and limitations of the network of public and private providers that deliver mental health care in Vermont, look at the headlines. In recent months, there were stories of the suicide of …

Preparing for a Monster Event

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Matt Hills, of Newington, Conn., helps unload a 1978 Ford truck belonging to his friend Todd Garrard, also of Newington, on the first day of the Vermonster 4x4 Fall Festival on the Connecticut Valley Fairgrounds in Bradford, Vt., …

Oxbow Football Earns First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Finally, something to put in the win column. Oxbow Union High scored four second-half touchdowns to break away from a 6-6 halftime tie Friday night in a 30-12 win over Springfield. It was a game that was a bit hard to figure as both programs …