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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 …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Oxbow Is Barre-Bound: Olympians Oust Richford

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Almost immediately after the girls basketball game Saturday at Oxbow High, a small table was placed under one basket and the Olympians faithful began lining up in celebration. For sale were tickets to Thursday’s Vermont …

Christopher M. Berini

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Christopher M. Berini, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Feb. 26, 1954, in Barre, Vt., the son of Geno and Sylvia (Lefevre) Berini. He attended school in Barre where he graduated from Spaulding High …

Hands-Free or Hang Up: Vermont Lawmakers Weigh Vehicle Cell Phone Restrictions

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

White River Junction — State senators from the Upper Valley on Monday said they want to examine a bill to ban hand-held devices while driving but that it may well wind up on the governor’s desk. If it …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Helen Elizabeth Eastman

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ryegate, Vt. — Helen Elizabeth Eastman, 94, of Ryegate, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at DHMC. Helen was born in West Corinth on Feb. 27, 1919, to Bertha (Hartley) and David F. Eastman. For many years, Helen lived in Bradford, Vt. Later in life, she …

Health Website Frustrates Vt. Businesses

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Last summer, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin stopped by Paul Perry’s business in Bradford to talk about health insurance. The state was still months from launching its online insurance marketplace,, and Perry wondered whether this …

Vt. Gets Treatment Money

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Burlington — Gov. Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Harry Chen announced on Friday that Vermont will get a $10 million federal grant to expand early intervention and treatment programs for young adults at risk of alcohol and drug abuse, including at a center serving the Bradford area. The …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 2, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TUCKER — A son, Logan Otto Tucker, born Oct. 17, 2013, to Mae and Robert Tucker, of East Corinth. BLODGETT — A daughter, Quinn Marion Blodgett, born Dec. 5, 2013, to Danielle and Weston Blodgett, of Randolph Center. COTE — A son, Caiden A. Cote, …