Bradford

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The win sends the Hornets back to the semifinals at the Barre Auditorium for the first time since 1997. Playoff jitters won in …

Bradford Library Trustees Ask Voters to Approve Funds for a New Roof

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bradford’s Town Meeting and Water and Sewer District Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Bradford Academy Auditorium. Bradford, Vt. — Library trustees will ask voters at Town Meeting to approve up to $250,000 to replace the slate roof on the public library and make other masonry …

Dana Lawrence O’Donnell

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — Dana Lawrence O’Donnell passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a short illness. He was 58. Dana was born in Woodsville, N.H., Aug. 17, 1956, the son of Lawrence and Miriam (Beard) O’Donnell. He grew up in Bradford, Vt., and attended Bradford schools, graduating from Oxbow High School in 1974. On July 25, 1981 Dana …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

Legislators Face Serious Headwinds in Move to Single-Payer

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Vermont’s path-breaking health care reform project seems headed into daunting terrain that will challenge legislative leaders to find common ground, stay true to their principles and deal with increasingly difficult political and budget realities. “I’m seeing a yellow blinking light,” said state Rep. Sarah …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

Barbara Ellen (Lange) Smith

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Barbara Ellen (Lange) Smith, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Blue Spruce Home for the Elderly in Bradford, Vt. She was born in Pike, N.H., in her grandparents’ home on Feb. 14, 1932, the daughter of William and Rowena (Hartley) Lange. She received her …

Timothy (Tim) R. Withington

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Timothy (Tim) R. Withington, 55, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 after a long illness. He was born on Nov. 17, 1958, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Merle (Sam) Withington and Eula (Withington) Bowley. He went to elementary school in Hartland and attended …

Bradford, Vt., Names Its First Rec Director

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Numerous organizations in Bradford, Vt., have expressed a desire to implement more programs related to nature and the outdoors. The town may have found the right person to work in those activities. Bonna Wieler recently became the town’s …

Mary Ann Barton Fair

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Las Vegas, Nev. — Mary Ann Barton Fair passed away on Nov. 10, 2014, at the Caring Hearts Care Home in Las Vegas where she has been for the past year. She was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of Charles and Ruth Rogers Barton. …

Frances Putnam Hyde

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Frances Putnam Hyde of Bradford, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. following a short illness. She was born Sept. 9, 1924, at home on the family farm in Bethel, Vt., the daughter of Frank and Jessie Archibald Putnam. Fran was …