Bradford

Oxbow School Budget Passes Smoothly

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Oxbow Union High School’s $7.15 million budget passed handily on Tuesday, as residents here and in Newbury, Vt., approved all items on the warning, including an $80,000 request to replace one of the school’s furnaces. The furnace item succeeded with even less difficulty than the budget, by a vote of 273-69. The budget, which passed 232-120, calls for slightly less spending than the current year’s — a decrease of about $20,000 — and arrives despite rises in teacher salaries and health insurance, according to the School Board’s March report. Bradford residents are expected to see a 0.1 percent reduction in high-school taxes, …

EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a U.S. Marine, and she wants to disarm explosives. A few days after graduation from Oxbow …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

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 …

Joan Marie Harris

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Joan Marie Harris, age 57, of Bradford and Paia, Hawaii died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after a 4 month battle with cancer. Joan was a devoted mother of her two daughters, Kyra and Kate, a new grandmother, and the beloved wife of Mark Harris. She …

Life at an Impasse: FairPoint Worker Misses Job But Supports Strike

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — In a sense, the job of a telephone line worker begins with what industry insiders call the “pole test.” That’s the exhilarating moment when, after their first week of training, new recruits are asked to …

Shumlin's Single-Payer Decision Draws Mixed Response

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased some business leaders, disappointed and shocked some …

Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr., 84, a longtime Bradford resident, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home, White River Junction, Vt. Melvin was born in Calais, Vt., on July 16, 1930, to James J. and Helen M. (Peck) Benzie. Following graduation from …