Hi 57° | Lo 37°


Robert Nutting, of Bradford, runs Robert's Thrift Store, in Bradford, Vt., from which he says all proceeds, above operating expenses, go to the Orange East Senior Center.  Despite Nutting's reputation for public service - the retired post man has held numerous positions of public service in  his 74 years including fire warden, fire chief and justice of the peace - he is now facing enforecement actions and fines for a rental property he owns that town officials have called eyesore, and for the burned out remains of his former home which has not been cleaned up since the June 2015 fire. "It's hard for me to throw things out," said Nutting, who is well known for his habit of collecting and saving things. "That's my worst trouble, because everything there is has a value, everything has a story of how I ended up with it." (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 on Monday afternoon, “to tell me what’s …

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. …

Business Notes: Nov. 15, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lebanon — Three Tomatoes Trattoria is celebrating its 25th anniversary on the pedestrian mall off the green in downtown Lebanon. First called Sweet Tomatoes Trattoria, the restaurant opened at its 1 Court St. site in November 1990. Owner Robert Meyers said his restaurant enjoys its “heart of the community location.” “Some favorite things about the green are people relaxing in the sunshine, the …

Mildred Anna Bruder

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Surrounded by family at home while angels were rejoicing, Jesus took the hand of his faithful daughter, Mildred (Millie) A. Bruder, and led her home to be with her Lord and Savior on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, after a courageous battle with …

Doreen A. Clancy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Doreen A. Clancy, 88, died at home on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Frederick and Leila (Powers) Waters. She attended elementary schools in Melrose, Mass. and was a 1945 …

Steven Jackson Johnson

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Steven Jackson Johnson was born on June 16, 1947 and passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He was a renaissance man who did a little bit of everything and loved spending time with his family. He was the son of Ronald and Patricia Johnson …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified …

Double Option: Olympians Have Willing Replacements at Quarterback

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Since his time playing in the Bradford Bulldogs youth football program, Dametres Perry had been friend and quarterback Tristan Longmoore’s favorite target. This fall, Perry will take his best crack at replacing him. Longmoore — …

John H. Gundy, M.D.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Corinth, Vt. — A Memorial Service for John H. Gundy, M.D. who died May 26, 2015, will take place at the Bradford Congregational Church, in Bradford, Vermont on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. …

Alyce T. Ronzo

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Alyce T. Ronzo passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. She was born on July 4, 1926, and was the daughter of Robert and Eunice (Covey) Tucker. She attended the Fulton School in Newbury, Vt. and graduated from Bradford Academy in 1944. She graduated from …

Vt. Compost Law Seen Helping Poor

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Could Vermont’s new recycling law help feed the poor? All signs point to yes, according to charitable organizations that work to channel large amounts of food from producers and retailers into the homes of those in need. “For …

Bradford, Vt., Residents Oppose Assisted Living Facility

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Developers of a 32-unit assisted living facility on Plateau Acres Road have cleared a major hurdle in the permitting process by obtaining approval under Act 250, Vermont’s environmental law covering large developments. Neighbors opposed to …