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Petition Forces Bradford, Vt., Voters to Reconsider Fire Truck

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Not so fast on that high-ticket, multi-function fire engine Bradford voters decided last month to buy for their fire department. Ninety-three town residents have since signed a petition seeking to rescind the March 4 Town Meeting vote that was in favor of making the $679,000 purchase. “It’s a lot of money for the use we would get out of it,” said Bill Taylor, who brought the petition …

At Oxbow, Top Choice Gets Nixed

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow School Board has dropped its bid to hire a candidate for high school principal who was embroiled in controversy surrounding reporting abuse allegations. Officials said the board decided in executive session Thursday night to “reluctantly not pursue” the candidacy of Noah Noyes for Oxbow High School principal. Noyes, 30, was criminally charged last year with failure to report …

Superintendent’s Charges Dropped

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Martha Tucker is no longer facing criminal charges. Judge Robert Bent dismissed misdemeanor charges against Tucker for neglect of duty by a public officer and failure to report an allegation of child abuse, following a two-hour hearing in Caledonia Superior Court Tuesday. The charges had been pending against Tucker, 58, since last summer when …

Olympians Are Zoned Out

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Union-32 High girls basketball team waited until Tuesday night’s game at Oxbow to try a zone defensive scheme. Looking at the results on the floor, the Raiders should run it more often. Clogging the …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Skating Into the New Year

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Charlotte Stone, 7, of Bradford, Vt., skates during Barwood Arena’s New Year’s Eve Skate in White River Junction on Tuesday. Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage …

Year in Photos: ‘These Are Moments When Something Out of the Ordinary Occurs’

Friday, December 27, 2013

Every now and then photographers are given what a colleague refers to as “a gift from the photo gods.” These are moments when something out of the ordinary occurs. It could be a visual coincidence or funny moment …

Woodstock Girls End Long Slide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Westminster, Vt. — A victory has been a long time coming for the Woodstock High girls basketball team, but this one seemed worth the wait. The Wasps nursed a big early lead on Monday night to beat host …

Man Charged in Two-Town Police Chase

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

White River Junction — A Bradford, Vt., man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to an alleged high-speed chase in Springfield, Vt., and Weathersfield last week. Police said Timothy J. Keith Jr., 27, tried to elude officers on Route 5 Friday night, traveling faster than 100 mph …

New Lebanon Track Coach Looks to Continue Raiders’ Winning Ways

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hanover — Hired by the NHIAA to direct Saturday’s Division II winter league meet, Andrew Gamble was in charge of calling all runners to the starting line at Leverone Field House. Yet for the first time in 17 …

Back in the Saddle: Maxwell Brings Veteran Presence to Oxbow Boys

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — Mike Maxwell may be new to the Oxbow High boys basketball program, but he’s certainly not new to the game. He’s been coaching since 1966, and the 66-year-old brought the Olympians to Springfield Monday night …

Hartford Opens With Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team took an aggressive approach to getting to the hoop on Monday night, and the strategy paid off in a 63-56 win over Woodstock in the rivals’ season opener at Hartford High School. The Hurricanes’ attack of the hoop …

Gift of Giving in Bradford, Vt.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — Fifteen years after he handed the reins of Operation Santa Claus to younger volunteers, Larry Coffin holds close to his heart the memory of The Three Wise Guys who undertook a long journey west in …