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Natalie Ottobelle Wright Metcalf Allen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

West Topsham, Vt. — A life filled with love for her family and extended family ended Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, when Natalie passed away at the Berlin Health and Rehab Center in Barre, Vt. with her husband, Chester Allen, at her side as he has been for the last 28 years. Natalie was born and raised in Bradford living near the library. She loved playing basketball in High School at Bradford Academy and was proud that she was considered quite an athlete. At 17, Nat married Bryce Metcalf and moved to Taplin Hill in East Corinth where they raised their five children and farmed for more than 40 years. Nat not only worked in the …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, the speedy Gish captured his first D-III cross country individual championship at Thetford Academy. It …

Caledonia District Has Three-Way Race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bradford — When it comes to electing someone to represent their views on health care at the Statehouse, voters in the Caledonia Senate district have three distinct choices — one of three candidates for the district’s two seats comes at the problem from the right, one comes from the left, and one is …

Paige S. Priestley

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Paige S. Priestley, infant daughter of Brian Priestley and Michaela Plante died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at her home. She was born on June 23, 2014, and was 2 ½ months when she passed. She was a beautiful baby and so full of life …

Video: Hall in the Family; East Thetford Barn Restored to Former Glory as Huntington’s Pavilion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

East Thetford — Stepping out on a recent Saturday evening, m ore than 100 people headed to Huntington’s Pavilion. As they crossed the threshold of the once-thriving dance hall, many were also stepping back in time. Freeman and …

U-32 Rumbles Past Oxbow Football

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High football team was beaten and beaten up Saturday, losing several starters to injury and illness during a 26-7 loss to visiting U-32 that dropped the Olympians to 0-2 this season. One …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …

Engagement: Clogston — Hull

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Isaac Clogston and Tracey Hull have announced their engagement. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of George Clogston, and Susan and Donald Hood, of Bradford, Vt. He graduated from Oxbow Union High School and earned a …

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, …

Thetford School Seeks Solar Panel Funding

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thetford — In addition to the recycling and composting programs Thetford Elementary School already has established, school officials plan to add solar power to its sustainability portfolio this year, should residents give a proposed photovoltaic array the thumbs up. Voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury …

‘He Loved This Mountain’: Volunteers Build Trail to Remember Teen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Of all of Sean Tillotson’s varied hobbies and interests, he perhaps took most pride in his love of the outdoors. This past weekend, friends and family made sure a piece of woods in his hometown …

Bradford, Vt., Woman Is High Horses Program Director

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Norwich — Sue Miller, of Bradford, Vt., has been named program director of High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program. The program provides case-specific lessons addressing the physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges of special needs children and adults. Miller …