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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 …

Corinth Firehouse Plans Take It to Another Level

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Corinth — While it may be a modestly priced project by today’s standards and construction costs, the proposed $1.16 million Corinth Fire Station is nevertheless a far cry from the firehouse built 50 years ago in East Corinth …

Parents Protest Pick for Principal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bradford Vt. — At a packed meeting in the Oxbow High School auditorium Wednesday night, parents questioned why school district officials would consider hiring a principal embroiled in a controversy regarding failure to report child abuse, given two recent convictions of former school employees in Bradford, Vt., for …

Oxbow Candidate Plans Visit; Controversy Follows Potential Principal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A public forum tonight will give community members a chance to talk to an Oxbow High School principal candidate who was accused last year of failing to report an allegation of child abuse at a school in the Northeast Kingdom. Noah Noyes, principal for grades …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chelsea — A former physical education teacher at Oxbow Union High School has been convicted of sexually assaulting a student he coached while she was living at his Topsham home in the late 1990s. Brian H. Musty, 44, …

Letter: Land Trusts Won’t Act Against Their Interests

Friday, March 21, 2014

To the Editor: I’m on the Vermont Land Trust board of trustees and the Upper Valley Land Trust board of advisors and have been dismayed by the recent discussion about amendments to conservation easements. The focus has been on how terrible it would be to change the terms …

Forget the Snow: Oxbow Ready To Play

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High softball team tryouts don’t begin until next week, but the Olympians’ field remains blanketed in snow, and even the ice cream stand operated by coach Robin Wozny won’t re-open until the …

No Recount In 118-115 Race for Corinth Town Clerk

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Corinth — Many political candidates, should they lose an election by just three votes, would immediately start yelling for a recount. Not Dawn St. Martin. She challenged Nancy Ertle during Town Meeting on Tuesday for Ertle’s job as Corinth town clerk, and nearly pulled off what many in …

Corinth Firefighters Snuff Budget Cut

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Corinth — Members of Corinth’s fire department made things pretty hot for town officials at Town Meeting on Tuesday when they objected to a $5,000 fire department budget cut firefighters didn’t know was coming until they saw the proposed town budget for 2013-14 in the annual report. Fire …

Thetford Reaches Final; Oxbow Nearly Pulls Off Upset

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only one Upper Valley team will be playing for the VPA Division III girls basketball title game Saturday. Top-ranked Thetford took care of No. 4 Enosburg Falls, 62-49, while No. 3 Oxbow fell to unbeaten, …