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Sunapee High pitcher Will Austin delivers against Hinsdale during the teams’ NHIAA Division IV game in Sunapee, N.H., on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Austin went four innings to earn the win in the Lakers' 7-2 defeat of the Pacers.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the victory. A trio of Oxbow hitters recorded …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them …

Native Trees, Shrubs Planted Along Upper Valley Rivers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pomfret — More than 2,000 trees have been planted along six Upper Valley rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont this spring. The 2,200 native trees and shrubs will reduce erosion, improve water quality, reduce in-stream temperatures by providing shade, increase habitat for fish and wildlife, increase summer food for songbirds and other wildlife, and stabilize the stream banks, said the Connecticut River Watershed …

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 …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …