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Maddie French, 17, and Oxbow High School lacrosse player and member of the track and field team, is in the delayed entry program for the Marines. She will leave for boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina just after graduating from Oxbow High School in June. Friday, March 27, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a U.S. Marine, and she wants to disarm explosives. A few days after graduation from Oxbow Union High School in June, she’ll travel to Parris Island, S.C., for 12 weeks of what the U.S. Marine Corps calls the most demanding recruit training in the world and, according to the USMC website, “where sand fleas await in open swamps.” She’ll dive right in to face a rigorous challenge that …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Harold Edward Gravlin, III

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Harold Edward Gravlin, III (Peanut) passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home in Bradford, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his two daughters, Bailea and Taylor Gravlin of E. Thetford, Vt.; his ex-wife and friend, Sheri Shumway of E. Thetford; his mother, Charlotte (Martin) Thurston of Bradford; his brother, …

Harold E. Gravlin III

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Harold E. “Peanut” Gravlin III, 46, of Bradford died Sunday evening, March 22, 2015, with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

New Outlet for Youth Football

Monday, March 23, 2015

A new regional youth football program is coming to the Upper Valley. Founded by Grantham resident Dave Daigneault, the Upper Valley Hawks will be the 15th member of the New Hampshire Pop Warmer League beginning this fall. Fielding …

Vermonters Sour on Soda Tax

Sunday, March 22, 2015

South Royalton — Vermont merchants this week spoke out against a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that lawmakers hope will raise about $35 million for health care while encouraging residents to switch to healthier drinks. The excise tax …

Oxbow High Proposes Slightly Lower Budget

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australian ballot voting for the Oxbow Union High School budget and other articles on the warning will take place Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bradford Academy building and the Newbury Town Office. The floor meeting will be held the same day at …

Milton James “Jim” Emerson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Milton James “Jim” Emerson, 83, died early Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vermont. …

Anita L. Bean

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Anita L. Bean, 72, of Bradford died peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home with her family by her side after a short but tough battle with cancer. Anita was born on July 29, 1942, in Richford, Vt. the daughter of Alphonse and Edna …

Grants Will Support Local River Projects

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pomfret — The Connecticut River Watershed Council has received more than $270,000 in grants to support river restoration projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. More than $250,000 comes from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund grant, while another $20,000 is from the …

Bradford: Repairs to Library Roof Approved In Speedy Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Voters approved all warning articles with little debate on Tuesday during what was Bradford’s shortest Town Meeting in 25 years. Before the clock struck noon, Bradford voters had approved all 26 articles, including the general fund and highway budgets, which reflected slight increases in spending, …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …