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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, …

Bradford Library Trustees Ask Voters to Approve Funds for a New Roof

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bradford’s Town Meeting and Water and Sewer District Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Bradford Academy Auditorium. Bradford, Vt. — Library trustees will ask voters at Town Meeting to approve up …

Dana Lawrence O’Donnell

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — Dana Lawrence O’Donnell passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a short illness. He was 58. Dana was born in Woodsville, N.H., Aug. 17, 1956, the son of Lawrence and Miriam (Beard) O’Donnell. He grew up in Bradford, Vt., and …

Louise Heath Allen

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Louise Heath Allen (80) passed away peacefully on February 8, 2015 at her home in Bradford, Vermont. Louise was born in Barnet, Vermont on April 30, 1934. Daughter of the late Florence Cheney and Carroll Brown and sister to Carroll Brown Jr. She is survived …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Louise Allen

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Louise Allen, 80, of Goshen Road in Bradford died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. A complete obituary with service details will be published at a later date. The Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford is in charge …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newport Woman Charged With Embezzlement Plymouth, Vt. — A woman from Newport has been cited with allegedly embezzling funds from the Windsor County town where she previously worked as town clerk, according to a news release from Vermont State Police. Barbara Stone, 57, is scheduled to be arraigned …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Births Announcements: Feb. 1, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gifford Medical Center DEDAM — A son, Safford Daniel Dedam, born on Jan. 14, 2015, to Rose and Alfred Dedam, of Bethel. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital ADAMS — A son, Cason Isaac Adams, born on Dec. 29, 2014, to Sarah and Ron Adams, of Bradford, Vt. …