Bradford

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims to curb increases in school-related property taxes by consolidating many of the state’s 282 districts by 2020, and includes a 2 percent …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t be there to put a full varsity squad on the field. It’s always been something …

Connie Rae Curtis

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Connie Rae Curtis, 77, a longtime resident of Bradford, died on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at her home with Pat and Bob Benjamin in Bradford. Born on July 31, 1937, Connie was the daughter of Floyd and Julia (Harvey) Curtis of Rochester, Vt. She lived in Rochester, Vt. until 1983 when she moved to Bradford. Connie was a member of …

Anita L. Bean

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Anita L. Bean, 72, of Bradford died peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home with her family by her side after a short but tough battle with cancer. Anita was born on July 29, 1942, in Richford, Vt. the daughter of Alphonse and Edna …

Grants Will Support Local River Projects

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pomfret — The Connecticut River Watershed Council has received more than $270,000 in grants to support river restoration projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. More than $250,000 comes from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund grant, while another $20,000 is from the …

Bradford: Repairs to Library Roof Approved In Speedy Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Voters approved all warning articles with little debate on Tuesday during what was Bradford’s shortest Town Meeting in 25 years. Before the clock struck noon, Bradford voters had approved all 26 articles, including the general fund and highway budgets, which reflected slight increases in spending, …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

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 …