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Homer “Rocky” Stimpson

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Homer “Rocky” Stimpson, 74 of Bradford, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, following a sudden illness. He was born in Richford, Vt., on Sept. 27, 1940, and grew up in Enosburg, Vt., with his brother Roger Stimpson. Rocky then became a Corpsman in the US Navy and later went on to work as a lineman for Central Vermont Public Service until his retirement. Rocky was a lifelong outdoorsman who was a well known hunter and fisherman, known for his ability to “talk” a fish into his frying pan. He was widely recognized for his love of nature, animals, and his generosity towards friends and neighbors. He was …

Homer C. “Rocky” Stimpson

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Homer C. “Rocky” Stimpson, 74, of Bradford died on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the family lot in Sawyer Cemetery in Bradford with Rev. Harvey Bartlett officiating. There are no calling hours. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. In lieu …

Ellen L. Blowey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — Ellen L. Blowey, 85, of West Newbury, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Westford, Mass., the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Morton) Stone. Ellen worked at Fort Deven in Ayer, Mass., and then moved to West Newbury in 1986, where she worked …

In Bradford, Vt., Dirt Still Rules

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Every Saturday night in the summer, scores of drivers turn out to test themselves on Vermont’s last remaining dirt racetrack. Bryan King, of Corinth, has been competing at Bear Ridge Speedway for more than two …

Oxbow Class Now Values Good Deeds

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bradford, Vt. — Eliza Russ told a packed Oxbow Union High School gymnasium Friday evening that when she went on a recent trip to the impoverished and storm-ravaged Caribbean nation of Haiti, …

A Fairly Fishy First Try; White River Open Deemed Successful

Saturday, June 14, 2014

When fly fishermen Brian Burkholder and Eric Dexter decided to organize a fly fishing tournament on the White River, they sought advice from Jesse Haller, who directs the Otter Creek Classic in the Middlebury, Vt., area. “We were …

Richford Denies Oxbow a Softball Repeat

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The success of the Oxbow Union High softball depends largely on its ability to take advantage of opponents’ mistakes. In Tuesday’s 6-3 VPA Division III semifinal loss to Richford, it was the Olympians’ own uncharacteristic …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …

Bradford Woman’s Murder Trial Nears

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chelsea — A Bradford, Vt., woman who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend on Christmas night in 2012 is scheduled to go to trial at the end of this month. Anne-Marie Whiteway is …

Oxbow Softball Cruises Past Windsor to Advance

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — When it comes to winning dirty, the Oxbow Union High softball team has become downright filthy. An explanation: Influenced by what she witnessed on a spring trip to Long Island last year, longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny instituted a system of play she now calls …

Terrance Chester McLam

Friday, June 6, 2014

Concord, N.H. — Terrance Chester McLam, Sr., 68 of Concord died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was born in Woodsville, N.H., Feb. 26, 1946. Terry is survived by his parents, Chester and Freda (Dexter) McLam of E. Topsham, Vt.; three siblings, Glen and …

Ernest “Ernie” Covey

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Committal services for Ernest “Ernie” Covey, 73, of Bradford, who died peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 8, 2014, will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 12 noon in the family lot in the Corinth Center Cemetery in Corinth, Vt. The Hale …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …