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Larry Drew, 81, of Bradford watches for traffic as the start of the 6.2 mile race around Lake Fairlee at Camp Billings in Thetford, Vt. Saturday, July 26, 2014. Drew is retiring after 46 years working at the camp. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working summers at the camp has served just about every role — from athletic director to assistant camp director to program director to …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive …

Lebanon High, Oxbow Hire Principals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lebanon — Summer isn’t all vacation for at least two Upper Valley school districts. School boards in Lebanon and Bradford, Vt., hired new principals for the upcoming school year at their respective meetings last week. Tom Marshall, formerly assistant principal at Oxbow Union High School in Bradford, has taken the helm at Lebanon …

Roland E. Ladeau

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lake City, Fla. — Graveside funeral services with military honors for Roland E. Ladeau, 93, who passed away Jan. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical facility in Lake City, will be held on May 3, 2014, at 12 noon in the family lot in the Boltonville Cemetery in …

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during …

Fire Damages Home In West Newbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — A fire destroyed a Swamp Road residence on Saturday morning. The West Newbury and Newbury Village fire departments responded to a call from homeowner, Scott Martin, at 3:43 a.m. Saturday morning, the State Police said in a release. Firefighters isolated the blaze to the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. …

Roland E. Ladeau

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lake City, Fla. — Roland E. Ladeau, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical facility in Lake City. The sixth of seven children born to Albert Ladeau and Abigail (Cushing) Ladeau in Wells River, Vt. June 28 1920. He is survived by Vivianne Smith …

Bradford Water Project Honored

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The town’s recent water project has received a 2014 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont. The statewide competition honors exemplary projects that, among other criteria, successfully fulfill the owner’s …

Roland E. Ladeau

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lake City, Fla. — Roland E. Ladeau, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical facility in Lake City. The sixth of seven children born to Albert Ladeau and Abigail (Cushing) Ladeau in Wells River, Vt. June 28 1920. He is survived by Vivianne Smith …