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Donna Hatch, Oxbow High's first-year girls lacrosse coach, chats with her assistant and husband, Herb Hatch, on the sidelines before Wednesday's opener against visiting Stowe. The Olympians lost, 10-4. Valley News - Tris Wykes

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, Herb Hatch. “Put Mikayla on the field!” …

Fire Damages Home In West Newbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — A fire destroyed a Swamp Road residence on Saturday morning. The West Newbury and Newbury Village fire departments responded to a call from homeowner, Scott Martin, at 3:43 a.m. Saturday morning, the State Police said in a release. Firefighters isolated the blaze to the home’s second floor, which “sustained extensive damage,” amounting to approximately $100,000. The house was a …

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,” …

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 …

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, VermontHealthConnect.gov, 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 …