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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 …

Stronger Dollar Stores: Low-Price Retail Chains Targeting Upper Valley

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fairlee — A Dollar General store planned for Route 5 is part of the national chain’s strategy to target rural areas across the country and is the latest in the steady proliferation of small-box dollar stores in the …

Twin State Reps. Praise Farm Bill

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. — After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The final vote was 251-166. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, now heads to …

Bradford, Vt., Dinner to Benefit Haiti Mission

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A spaghetti dinner set for Feb. 8 is the latest in a series of student-led fundraisers to support a church youth group’s mission trip to Haiti. It will follow a 24-hour “famine” in which the …

Char Cutforth

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Char Cutforth passed away at her home in Strafford, Tuesday evening, the 14th of January, 2014. With her were her husband Jack Beecham, stepson Derek and her two Labradors, Thor and Olav. She had been diagnosed with a rare cancer in late summer. Charlene Jackson …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …

Local & Regional News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fire Damages Bradford, Vt. Home Bradford, Vt. — A fire in Bradford has displaced a family of five. Bradford firefighters were called to a fire on Goshen Road at 8:25 a.m. on Monday and found smoke coming from the eaves, where the roof and sidewalls meet, and fire …

Engagement: Driscoll — Trezzi

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fairlee — Todd and Paula Driscoll, of Fairlee, have announced the engagement of their son, Benjamin Driscoll, to Heather Trezzi. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Rivendell Academy in 2003 and is the sous chef at Murphy’s on the Green …

Christian “Clue” Cameron

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt.— Christian “Clue” Cameron, 35, passed from this life on January 15, 2014. Clue was born in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 23, 1978. Son of Charles and Catherine Cameron, brother to Tobias (TC) Cameron. Life partner to Jenny Farr and their two daughters Kira and Maren. …

Letter: A Giving Community

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Giving Community To the Editor: The annual Community Christmas Dinner held in Bradford was again a huge success. We fed some 200 people at the church, delivered 62 meals to surrounding towns and sent another 50 or more home with those who attended the dinner. The dining …

Man Found at Pizzeria Dies From Gunshot Wound

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A Bradford man is dead after police found him with a single gunshot wound to the head in a downtown pizza restaurant , an incident that caused schools to be locked down for about 30 minutes. Christian Cameron, the 35-year-old owner of Bradford Pizza, was …