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Ernest "Ernie" Covey with his wife, Marcia, in a 1970s photograph at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt.
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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 from the start, learning the fine art of tinkering through careers that included timber harvesting, auto repair and truck driving. Beyond that, the Bradford, Vt., native took to both to dirt track auto racing and constructing dune buggies as recreational pursuits. Not bad for someone who spent the bulk of his life operating on one good leg – and, later, less. The accident that cost Covey most …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting of all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot summits between the full moons of June and …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for the Kinnarney family. A double-elimination softball tournament held June 21 at the Tunbridge recreation fields …

Vermont Seeks to Raise Awareness About Emerald Ash Borer Threat

Monday, April 28, 2014

Corinth — Half a dozen hardy Vermonters gathered i n overcast, 40 degree weather at Corinth’s F. X. Shea Town Forest on Wilson Road for a nature walk on Sunday morning. The group was one of a handful …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

Corinth to Hold Another Vote on New Firehouse Proposal

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Corinth — Voters will go back to the polls next month to decide again whether to build a new firehouse in town after 161 residents presented a petition to Corinth officials to take a second look at the project. Town Clerk Nancy Ertle said this week that what …

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 …

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, …

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. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 1

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Irving Energy Settles With Vt., Former Customers Propane company Irving Energy has agreed to pay about $425,000 to various recipients after settling claims with Vermont officials that the company delayed removing propane storage tanks and issuing refund checks to customers who had terminated service, according to a news …