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Larry Drew, 81, of Bradford watches for traffic as the start of the 6.2 mile race around Lake Fairlee at Camp Billings in Thetford, Vt. Saturday, July 26, 2014. Drew is retiring after 46 years working at the camp. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working summers at the camp has served just about every role — from athletic director to assistant camp director to program director to …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive …

Lebanon High, Oxbow Hire Principals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lebanon — Summer isn’t all vacation for at least two Upper Valley school districts. School boards in Lebanon and Bradford, Vt., hired new principals for the upcoming school year at their respective meetings last week. Tom Marshall, formerly assistant principal at Oxbow Union High School in Bradford, has taken the helm at Lebanon …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

William G. Poley

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Graveside Funeral services for William G. Poley, 99, of Newbury and a long-time resident of Bradford, Vt. who died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct, Vt. will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Letter: Stay Safe on Green Up Day

Saturday, May 3, 2014

To the Editor: Green Up Day workers should use care when picking up trash. There are all sorts of things illegally disposed of that can hurt you if not handled properly. It would be naive to think no one was making methamphetamine in this area when it is …

Bradford, Vt., Voters Overturn Approval of New Fire Truck

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Bradford Fire Department will not add a versatile new fire truck to its fleet this year after voters rescinded approval for the purchase. Residents at a special Town Meeting on Tuesday night voted, 108-77, to undo the action taken at the annual Town Meeting …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

Vt. Cops Lag in Mental Health Training

Sunday, April 27, 2014

West Lebanon — Only 43 percent of town police officers on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley have taken an eight-hour training course that prepares officers for dealing with individuals in the throes of a mental health …

Corinth to Hold Another Vote on New Firehouse Proposal

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Corinth — Voters will go back to the polls next month to decide again whether to build a new firehouse in town after 161 residents presented a petition to Corinth officials to take a second look at the project. Town Clerk Nancy Ertle said this week that what …