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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 …

Birth Announcements: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center OSTERLOH — A daughter, Piper Lux Osterloh, born on May 22, 2015, to Theresa and Martin Osterloh, of Grantham. MORRILL — A son, Wyatt Michael Morrill, born on May 23, 2015, to Kristi Bonnell and Timothy Morrill, of Hartland. SMITH — A son, Joseph James …

Oxbow Seniors Rip It Up

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — As social studies teacher Andrew Chobanian addressed Oxbow Union High School’s 74 graduates donning purple and white Friday night, he looked toward a framed photo in the front row, resting on the 75th seat. It …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

Hugh Ross Kinney & Helena M. Kinney

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Graveside Eastern Star and Masonic services for Hugh Ross Kinney, 91, and his wife, Helena M. Kinney, 89 of Bradford who died Jan. 1, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2015, will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the family lot in …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …

Vikings Ace Leaves Olympians Dizzy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Suffering from the flu, ace Lyndon Institute pitcher Travvis Ferguson was forced to sit out Monday’s practice. The symptoms continued during the Vikings’ VPA Division II baseball postseason opener against Oxbow on Tuesday, yet it …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the …

Native Trees, Shrubs Planted Along Upper Valley Rivers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pomfret — More than 2,000 trees have been planted along six Upper Valley rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont this spring. The 2,200 native trees and shrubs will reduce erosion, improve water quality, reduce in-stream temperatures by providing shade, increase habitat for fish and wildlife, increase summer food …