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Gary Goodwin, left, leads twin sisters Maureen Ludwig, center, of Bath, N.H., and Colleen Chase, of Woodsville, N.H., in a plank session during their training time at Gary's Wellness & Fitness Studio in Newbury, Vt.,  on July 29, 2015. 
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Giving Water to Fitness: Woodsville Man Hopes ‘H.A.T.S.’ Can Be Right Fit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — A former granite industry business owner who now runs his own health and fitness center, Gary Goodwin has always considered himself a self-starter. Now the 70-year-old is hoping to start something he feels would be benefit the area greatly. Goodwin is pursuing the construction of a nonprofit water therapy and swimming center in the Woodsville-Wells River area, …

Bradford, Vt., Course Gets New Life

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Because of its location just downstream from a power dam along the Waits River, Bradford Golf Club is prone to occasional flooding. Erosion along the river’s south bank also became problematic following Tropical Storm Irene, but those concerns have been lessened significantly thanks to a recently completed bank restoration project …

Sandra Jean (Cotey) Pike

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Sandra Jean (Cotey) Pike, 72, passed peacefully on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family and her beloved Boston Terrier Cotey. She was born Sept. 22, 1942, at the Barre City Hospital in Barre, Vt. to Patrick & Caroline (Francis) Cotey. Sandra grew up in the Corinth Corner, Vt. area and also …

Sandra J. (Cotey) Pike

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Sandra J. (Cotey) Pike, 72, of Lower Plain in Bradford died Friday, July 10, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford is in charge of arrangements. …

Barbara J Condon

Saturday, July 11, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Barbara J Condon of Tracy Street in West Lebanon, formerly of Bradford, Vt., passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Monday, July 6, 2015. Barbara was born in Hamilton, N.Y. on Sept. 2, 1954, to Stewart Currie and Elaine Currie (Edkins). Barbara went to …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern …

Fire Marshal Says Kids Caused Bradford, Vt., House Fire

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Three young children set the fire that caused an estimated $200,000 damage to the home of a Bradford senior citizen Monday night, state fire investigators determined Tuesday. With more than 53 years in the fire …

Full Schedule of Events For Bradford, Vt.’s 250th

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Bradford’s celebrations of the 250th anniversary of its first settler continue this week, with free activities planned around the town’s strawberry festival. “Hosting a strawberry festival has been a longstanding tradition,” organizers said in a news release. “We have expanded it with … activities planned …

Defying Death (Valley): Blistering Runs No Sweat for Pike Resident

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pike — What’s crazier than running through Death Valley during the height of summer? Doing it twice, of course, yet that’s precisely the plan for Will Laughlin. Laughlin and his friend, Seattle resident Ray Zahab, are preparing for …

Anita L. Bean

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Funeral services for Anita L. Bean, 72, of Bradford who died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Corinth Center Church in Corinth, Vt. Burial will be private and held at a …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Veterans Inc. Honored by Homeless Coalition

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. — Veterans Inc., a nonprofit serving New England veterans in need and their families, has received the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 2015 Outstanding Member award. Veterans Inc. operates an 18-bed transitional housing facility in Bradford, Vt., for homeless Vermont veterans. The organization was nominated by …