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Sean Murphy speaks to his Oxbow High football team after its Aug. 12 practice in Bradford, Vt. Murphy is beginning his first season with the Olympians. Valley News - Tris Wykes

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, listened to music or got in a few extra reps in the weight room. When it comes to learning Murphy’s high-flying offense, …

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, often in search of better-paying jobs in growing cities or developing farmland in the South …

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, Mike, of Gainesville, Va., Len Piersa, and daughter-in-law, Sue, of Clearwater, Fla. Dziadzi of Kristin …

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, …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Oxbow Is Barre-Bound: Olympians Oust Richford

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Almost immediately after the girls basketball game Saturday at Oxbow High, a small table was placed under one basket and the Olympians faithful began lining up in celebration. For sale were tickets to Thursday’s Vermont …