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Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the teams follow the service areas of local …

Bradford, Vt., Native and Town at Odds Over Cleanup Demands

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — To Robert Nutting, sitting on a lumpy old armchair in the rear of his thrift store behind Main Street, a pile of secondhand socks balanced on his leg, his feelings about the Bradford Selectboard’s rulemaking really boil down to one statement. “I don’t think you have the right,” he said …

Constance Farr

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Constance Farr, 62, of Bradford died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at her home. She was born September 6, 1953 the daughter of Bradford and Bertha (Johnson) Farr. Connie attended schools in Bradford and graduated from Bradford Academy in 1971. She attended college in Vermont, Boca Raton, Fla. and Boston, Mass. She lived in Bradford for the majority of her life. …

Police: Thetford Kids Didn’t Mean to Burn Barn

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thetford — State police say two juveniles accidentally caused the fire that destroyed a Thetford barn in August. “The fire was determined to be the result of kids playing with matches,” State Police Detective Sgt. Larry Smith said in a news release issued Thursday. The fire that leveled …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Geisel Receives $5 million Grant to Study Motivation and Behavior Change Hanover — The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine has received a $5 million Common Fund grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project they hope will lead to …

Business Notes: Sept. 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Perry’s Oil Service, the long-time Main Street fuel oil, propane and appliance company which has been part of Bradford for 79 years, has been acquired by Osterman Propane LLC, a Massachusetts-based propane fuel distributor. Paul Perry, a principal in Perry’s Oil, confirmed the sale but …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

James Wilson “Jimmy” Keith

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — James Wilson “Jimmy” Keith, 66, of Fairground Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at home following an extended illness. He was born in Haverhill, N.H., June 5, 1949, a son of Wilson W. and Virginia L. (Clough) Keith. Jimmy graduated from Woodsville High School, class …

Notes From the Garden: Late Summer Is Good for Lawn Improvement

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This is a good time to improve your lawn. If you have crabgrass, lawn ivy (creeping Charlie) or bare spots where the kids played badminton, now is the time to get to work. I recently called Paul Sachs, …

The Farm-Way Way

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Skip and Carol Metayer are building a new shoe closet that must be big enough to hold their collection of 20,000 pairs of footwear. The Metayers are not an Upper Valley couple with an outsized …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …