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Births Announcements: Feb. 1, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gifford Medical Center DEDAM — A son, Safford Daniel Dedam, born on Jan. 14, 2015, to Rose and Alfred Dedam, of Bethel. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital ADAMS — A son, Cason Isaac Adams, born on Dec. 29, 2014, to Sarah and Ron Adams, of Bradford, Vt. …

Katherine Burgess

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Katherine Burgess, 93, of Bradford died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at her home in her sleep. She was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Vershire, Vt. the daughter of Truman and Nettie (Bixby) Parshley. She worked doing housework at various homes in the area and for a short time worked at the Bradford National bank in the 1940’s. After her marriage …

Ella Clough

Friday, January 30, 2015

Boscawen, N.H. — Ella Clough, 87, formerly of Lisbon, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home. A native of Littleton, Ella was born on Dec. 3, 1927, a daughter to Arthur and Amanda Cassady. She married Armand Clough on July 8, 1945, who predeceased her on June 8, 1985. Surviving family members include two daughters, Winnona Vachon …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Sentenced

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chelsea — An Orange County judge has accepted the terms of a plea agreement, including a seven-month prison sentence and a lifetime of parole, for a former Oxbow Union High School gym teacher and coach who pleaded guilty …

Bradford, Vt., Set To Celebrate 250th

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bradford, VT. — Throughout the coming year, Bradford will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its settlement, starting with a winter carnival Jan. 30-Feb. 1. P eople are encouraged to make snow sculptures along Main Street throughout the weekend, said Meroa Benjamin, 250th celebration committee chairwoman. The carnival will …

Bradford Chief: Close Bars Earlier

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — If Bradford’s police chief has his way, closing time will come a little earlier for the community’s late-night drinkers, but one local business owner said he is being unfairly targeted by the chief’s proposal. Right now, bars in Vermont are allowed to serve alcohol until …

Joan Marie Harris

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Joan Marie Harris, age 57, of Bradford and Paia, Hawaii died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after a 4 month battle with cancer. Joan was a devoted mother of her two daughters, Kyra and Kate, a new grandmother, and the beloved wife of Mark Harris. She …

Life at an Impasse: FairPoint Worker Misses Job But Supports Strike

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — In a sense, the job of a telephone line worker begins with what industry insiders call the “pole test.” That’s the exhilarating moment when, after their first week of training, new recruits are asked to …

Shumlin's Single-Payer Decision Draws Mixed Response

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased some business leaders, disappointed and shocked some …

Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr., 84, a longtime Bradford resident, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home, White River Junction, Vt. Melvin was born in Calais, Vt., on July 16, 1930, to James J. and Helen M. (Peck) Benzie. Following graduation from …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on …

Engagement: Bacon — Hatch

Sunday, December 14, 2014

West Fairlee — Jillian Edith Bacon, of West Fairlee, and Ryan Michael Hatch, of Bradford, Vt., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melanie and Stuart Bacon II, of West Fairlee. She graduated from Rivendell …