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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,” said Bill Taylor, who brought the petition …

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 Oxbow High School principal. Noyes, 30, was criminally charged last year with failure to report …

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 Superior Court Tuesday. The charges had been pending against Tucker, 58, since last summer when …

Ernest “Ernie” Covey

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Ernest “Ernie” Covey, 73, of Bradford, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 8, 2014, with his loved ones at his side. Born in Bradford on May 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Ernest and Nina (Shumway) Covey. He was predeceased …

Bradford, Vt., Presents 250th Logo Old, New

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The official logo for the Bradford’s 250th celebration was unveiled last Tuesday at Town Meeting, where organizers presented a framed print of the image to the Selectboard for the Town Office. The town will celebrate …

Bradford Recreation Director, Fire Engine Sail Through Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Voters’ authorization of the purchase of a new fire engine and road grader at Town Meeting on Tuesday just scratched the surface of an aye-centric meeting that saw 26 of 27 articles win approval. Considering …

Lodoiska (Maxwell) Kingsbury

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Lodoiska (Maxwell) Kingsbury, 84, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her home in Bradford surrounded by loving family. Born on Jan. 14, 1930 in Brownington, Vt., she was the daughter of Roger and Mary (Joslyn) Maxwell. She was a graduate of the class …

Homer H. Kingsbury, Sr.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Homer H. Kingsbury, Sr., 84, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by loving family. Born on Dec. 22, 1929, in Wells River, Vt., he was the son of Robert and Florence (Minshull) Kingsbury. He was a …

Letter: An Expensive Medical System Right Here

Saturday, March 1, 2014

U.S. Medical Care Doesn’t Work To the Editor: The only thing John McLaughry said that I would agree with is that single-payer won’t work in Vermont (“Single-Payer Won’t Work,” Forum, Feb. 20). The current health care mess we’re in with medical delivery in this country can’t be solved …

Thetford Reaches Final; Oxbow Nearly Pulls Off Upset

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only one Upper Valley team will be playing for the VPA Division III girls basketball title game Saturday. Top-ranked Thetford took care of No. 4 Enosburg Falls, 62-49, while No. 3 Oxbow fell to unbeaten, …

Jeanette Batten Tillotson

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Waits River, Vt. — Jeanette Batten Tillotson, 91, a longtime resident of Waits River, died on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Blue Spruce Home in Bradford. Born on Oct. 18, 1922, in Waits River, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Anabel (Chalmers) Batten. She and her …

Bradford Asked to Buy Truck

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bradford Town Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Bradford Academy Auditorium. All elections for town offices will be done from the floor. The meeting’s 27 articles include those for the Water …

Jeanette Tillotson

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Waits River, Vt. — Jeanette Tillotson, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in the Blue Spruce Home for the Retired in Bradford. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the New Hope United Methodist Church in Waits River. There …