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Myrtle Flanders

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Corinth, Vt. — Myrtle Flanders, formally of East Corinth, passed away peacefully Friday, April 11, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. Myrtle, always loving a good party, celebrated her 100th birthday in January of this year with 25 friends and family at Rowan Court Health and Rehab, Barre, Vt., where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was born in Lyman, N.H., on Jan. 21, 1914, the oldest child of Harry and Maude (Haynes) Aldrich. On Jan. 24, 1936 she married the love of her life, Elmer (Buster) Flanders who predeceased her in 1982. Myrtle was a beautiful seamstress and in the 1940s she and a group of ladies from the …

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 …

Corinth Kicks Off 250th Anniversary With Chili Contest

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Corinth — Corinth turns 250 this year, and the town will celebrate with a series of free events, starting with a chili cook-off to benefit the East Corinth Volunteer Fire Department. The contest is set for Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at East Corinth Congregational Church. Registration is free, …

East Corinth Tow-a-Thon Sets Record

Monday, January 13, 2014

Above: Celia Faherty, 3, of East Orange, hitches a ride up Northeast Slopes in East Corinth with her dad, Colin, during Saturday’s “tow-a-thon,” which set a record for the most people towed by a rope tow in one …

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 …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

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. …

Jack C. Blanchard

Friday, December 27, 2013

Corinth, Vt. — Jack C. Blanchard of Corinth, loving husband to Beatrice and father of three daughters, Debra, Nancy and Jill peacefully passed away in his sleep on Christmas morning, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. No services will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to St. …

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 …

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 …