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Donna Hatch, Oxbow High's first-year girls lacrosse coach, chats with her assistant and husband, Herb Hatch, on the sidelines before Wednesday's opener against visiting Stowe. The Olympians lost, 10-4. Valley News - Tris Wykes

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 a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, Herb Hatch. “Put Mikayla on the field!” …

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 home’s second floor, which “sustained extensive damage,” amounting to approximately $100,000. The house was a …

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 …

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 …

Oxbow Football Freshmen Thinking College: How To Help

Thursday, December 12, 2013

■ Make a donation at one of this weekend’s pancake breakfasts, which will be held Saturday at the Bradford Fire House and Sunday at the Orford Masonic Lodge. Both events will be held from 7:30-10 a.m., with proceeds to benefit the fund raising efforts of Perry and Longmoore. …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Where Success Is More Than W’s

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — Hank Van Orman was the starting center for Mount Anthony High’s undefeated championship football team in 1994 and went on to become a three-time all-conference lineman at Norwich University. While the new Oxbow Union High …

Judith Barbara (Hale) Drury

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Corinth, Vt. — Judith Barbara (Hale) Drury passed away peacefully in the wonderful hospice care of the Gifford Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a short illness. She was born in Boston, Mass on Oct. 19, 1946, the daughter of Lewey Elizabeth and Richard Hale. She …

Judith B. Drury

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Corinth, Vt. — Judith B. Drury, 67, of Corinth died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, Vt. …

Life-Saving Visitors

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bradford — On a recent Wednesday morning, Jessica Allen, a registered nurse, planned to see her first patient at about 8:30. A worrying conversation, however, brought her to Roger Rule’s Bradford home half an hour early. Allen, of …

Feds Check on WRJ Art Project

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Monday is Ben Peberdy’s day off. One spring Monday, Peberdy was alone at his White River Junction apartment. His roommates had left for the gym. Peberdy’s mother stopped by unexpectedly with some alarming news: The FBI was coming …

Mary Cason Brockardt

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Topsham, Vt. — Mary Cason Brockardt, 87, of Topsham, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H., on Nov. 18, 2013. She lived there since 2007 and bravely fought her Parkinsonism with courage. She was a daughter of James I. …