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Donna Hatch, Oxbow High's first-year girls lacrosse coach, chats with her assistant and husband, Herb Hatch, on the sidelines before Wednesday's opener against visiting Stowe. The Olympians lost, 10-4. Valley News - Tris Wykes

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, Herb Hatch. “Put Mikayla on the field!” …

Fire Damages Home In West Newbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — A fire destroyed a Swamp Road residence on Saturday morning. The West Newbury and Newbury Village fire departments responded to a call from homeowner, Scott Martin, at 3:43 a.m. Saturday morning, the State Police said in a release. Firefighters isolated the blaze to the home’s second floor, which “sustained extensive damage,” amounting to approximately $100,000. The house was a …

Petition Forces Bradford, Vt., Voters to Reconsider Fire Truck

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Not so fast on that high-ticket, multi-function fire engine Bradford voters decided last month to buy for their fire department. Ninety-three town residents have since signed a petition seeking to rescind the March 4 Town Meeting vote that was in favor of making the $679,000 purchase. “It’s a lot of money for the use we would get out of it,” …

At Oxbow, Top Choice Gets Nixed

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow School Board has dropped its bid to hire a candidate for high school principal who was embroiled in controversy surrounding reporting abuse allegations. Officials said the board decided in executive session Thursday night to “reluctantly not pursue” the candidacy of Noah Noyes for …

Superintendent’s Charges Dropped

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Martha Tucker is no longer facing criminal charges. Judge Robert Bent dismissed misdemeanor charges against Tucker for neglect of duty by a public officer and failure to report an allegation of child abuse, following a two-hour hearing in Caledonia …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. …

Roland E. Ladeau

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lake City, Fla. — Roland E. Ladeau, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical facility in Lake City. The sixth of seven children born to Albert Ladeau and Abigail (Cushing) Ladeau in Wells River, Vt. June 28 1920. He is survived by Vivianne Smith …

Bradford Water Project Honored

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The town’s recent water project has received a 2014 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont. The statewide competition honors exemplary projects that, among other criteria, successfully fulfill the owner’s …

Roland E. Ladeau

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lake City, Fla. — Roland E. Ladeau, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical facility in Lake City. The sixth of seven children born to Albert Ladeau and Abigail (Cushing) Ladeau in Wells River, Vt. June 28 1920. He is survived by Vivianne Smith …

Parents Protest Pick for Principal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bradford Vt. — At a packed meeting in the Oxbow High School auditorium Wednesday night, parents questioned why school district officials would consider hiring a principal embroiled in a controversy regarding failure to report child abuse, given two recent convictions of former school employees in Bradford, Vt., for …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …

Oxbow Candidate Plans Visit; Controversy Follows Potential Principal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A public forum tonight will give community members a chance to talk to an Oxbow High School principal candidate who was accused last year of failing to report an allegation of child abuse at a school in the Northeast Kingdom. Noah Noyes, principal for grades …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …