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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 …

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 …

Clerk Race Heats Up in Corinth

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Corinth Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the municipal building on Cookeville Road. Attendees will act on 19 warning articles. Australian balloting for the election of town officers will be held …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 2, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TUCKER — A son, Logan Otto Tucker, born Oct. 17, 2013, to Mae and Robert Tucker, of East Corinth. BLODGETT — A daughter, Quinn Marion Blodgett, born Dec. 5, 2013, to Danielle and Weston Blodgett, of Randolph Center. COTE — A son, Caiden A. Cote, …

Howard Carter

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Corinth, Vt. — Howard Carter, 90, of Corinth died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Blue Spruce Home for the Elderly in Bradford, Vt. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Home of Bradford. A complete obituary with services details will appear at a later date. …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …

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 …