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Soren Stelma-Leonard, 7, of Westfield, Vt., left, Stokely Puleio, 10, of Hyde Park, Vt., and Ila Steinert, 7, of Calais, Vt., prepare to throw spears during the Roots Rendezvous at the Roots School in Corinth, Vt., on Sept. 21, 2014. The children were learning how to throw spears using an atlatl, which is a small wooden device that acts as a catapult to make spears fly farther. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the Earth can seem more quaint fable than hard fact. But in this age of convenience, some are working quietly and intently to …

Oxbow Football Earns First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Finally, something to put in the win column. Oxbow Union High scored four second-half touchdowns to break away from a 6-6 halftime tie Friday night in a 30-12 win over Springfield. It was a game that was a bit hard to figure as both programs have been rebuilding. Springfield, even though it owned a win over MSJ, is in a …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gifford Medical Center RIZZO — A daughter, Harper Elizabeth Rizzo, born on July 16, 2014, to Megan and Scott Rizo, of East Corinth. BARCELOW — A son, Chase Andrew Barcelow, born on July 31, 2014, to Heather and Dean Barcelow, of South Royalton. LaCROIX — A daughter, Maya …

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, …

Few Strangers at Corinth Old Home Day

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Corinth — The tradition of Old Home Day celebrations in New England dates back just before the turn of the 20th century, when local leaders were soliciting the return of former residents who had abandoned small-town country living, …

Victor John Piersa

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Corinth, Vt. — Victor John Piersa, born on Nov. 25, 1918, and died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen, and were married 72 years. He was the father of Kris Sayers, and son-in-law, Michael, of Avon, Conn., Irene Fradette, and son-in-law, …

Thetford School Seeks Solar Panel Funding

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thetford — In addition to the recycling and composting programs Thetford Elementary School already has established, school officials plan to add solar power to its sustainability portfolio this year, should residents give a proposed photovoltaic array the thumbs up. Voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to …

Corinth Plans Anniversary

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Corinth — Corinth will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its founding at Old Home Day next weekend. The celebration will kick off with a hymn sing Friday at 7 p.m. at Meadow Meeting House, 1234 Chelsea Road. Carolyn Morrison, of Newbury, Vt., will provide the music on the …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury …

‘He Loved This Mountain’: Volunteers Build Trail to Remember Teen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Of all of Sean Tillotson’s varied hobbies and interests, he perhaps took most pride in his love of the outdoors. This past weekend, friends and family made sure a piece of woods in his hometown …

Oxbow QB Gains Valuable Experience at Development Camp

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — For someone too young for a driver’s licence, Tristan Longmoore sure knows how to get around. Longmoore, 15, recently returned from Towson, Md., where he was one of about 200 athletes invited to play in …

A Life: Ernest "Ernie Covey," 1940 - 2014; ‘He Was a Cat Times Three – 27 Lives’ 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — It might be a challenge to step out in a family of 12 children, but Ernie Covey always seemed to have a way of doing so — over and over again. Covey was mechanically competent …