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Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims to curb increases in school-related property taxes by consolidating many of the state’s 282 districts by 2020, and includes a 2 percent …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t be there to put a full varsity squad on the field. It’s always been something …

Connie Rae Curtis

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Connie Rae Curtis, 77, a longtime resident of Bradford, died on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at her home with Pat and Bob Benjamin in Bradford. Born on July 31, 1937, Connie was the daughter of Floyd and Julia (Harvey) Curtis of Rochester, Vt. She lived in Rochester, Vt. until 1983 when she moved to Bradford. Connie was a member of …

Howard W. Colby

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Howard W. Colby, 91, of High Street in Bradford died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born on April 30, 1923 in Corinth, Vt. the son of Walter and Edith (Blake) Colby. Howard attended school in West Fairlee, …

Howard W. Colby

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Howard W. Colby, 91, of High Street in Bradford died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born on April 30, 1923 in Corinth, Vt. the son of Walter and Edith (Blake) Colby. Howard attended school in West Fairlee, …

Hugh Ross Kinney

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Hugh Ross Kinney, 91, of Bradford died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. He was born in St. Albans, Vt. on Dec. 2, 1923, the son of Hugh S. and Margaret Lucilla Duell Kinney. He grew up on a farm …

Howard W. Colby

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Howard W. Colby, 91, of High Street in Bradford died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born on April 30, 1923 in Corinth, Vt. the son of Walter and Edith (Blake) Colby. Walter attended school in West Fairlee, …

Hugh Ross Kinney

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Hugh Ross Kinney, 91, of Bradford, Vt. died Thursday Jan. 1, 2015 at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford, VT. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

The Year in Photos: A Change of Perspective Leaves Lasting Impact

Saturday, January 3, 2015

As a photojournalist, I’m constantly gathering lessons from the people I meet and situations I encounter. I chose this photo, as it was at the root of a lesson I relearn every few months. In June, I was …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Sentenced

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chelsea — An Orange County judge has accepted the terms of a plea agreement, including a seven-month prison sentence and a lifetime of parole, for a former Oxbow Union High School gym teacher and coach who pleaded guilty …

Bradford, Vt., Set To Celebrate 250th

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bradford, VT. — Throughout the coming year, Bradford will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its settlement, starting with a winter carnival Jan. 30-Feb. 1. P eople are encouraged to make snow sculptures along Main Street throughout the weekend, said Meroa Benjamin, 250th celebration committee chairwoman. The carnival will …

Bradford Chief: Close Bars Earlier

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — If Bradford’s police chief has his way, closing time will come a little earlier for the community’s late-night drinkers, but one local business owner said he is being unfairly targeted by the chief’s proposal. Right now, bars in Vermont are allowed to serve alcohol until …