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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 in Lyman, N.H., on Jan. 21, 1914, the oldest child of Harry and Maude (Haynes) Aldrich. On Jan. 24, 1936 she married the love of her life, Elmer (Buster) Flanders who predeceased her in 1982. Myrtle was a beautiful seamstress and in the 1940s she and a group of ladies from the …

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 Oxbow High School principal. Noyes, 30, was criminally charged last year with failure to report …

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 Superior Court Tuesday. The charges had been pending against Tucker, 58, since last summer when …

Letter: DUI Laws Need to Be Changed

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DUI Laws Need to Be Changed To the Editor: I was appalled to learn in a front-page story that the legal blood alcohol content for a Vermont school bus driver is 0.02 (“Bus Driver Charged With DUI,” Nov. 6). And after verifying this with the Vermont statutes, I …

Wasps Pick Off Olympians for Easy First-Round Win

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Woodstock — Heading into last week’s regular-season finale at rival Windsor, the Woodstock Union High football team had a rare lackadaisical week of practice and it showed during a slow start against the Yellowjackets. When it came to last night’s Vermont Division III playoff opener against Oxbow, the …

O’s Suffer Early KO

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — When Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom’s second goal of the game gave visiting Leland & Gray a 4-0, second-half lead over Oxbow in Tuesday’s Vermont Division III first-round playoff game, Rebels coach Lucas Bates walked over to Olympians …

Bradford Bridge Work Could Be Hassle

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — Residents and small business owners are fretting over an upcoming bridge project on Route 25B that could close off a popular shortcut linking the town to Route 25 for two months. The state has said …

Going Outside Granite State

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hanover — On the whole, the weak sisters of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association’s 11-school girls ice hockey league would rather not skate against Hanover High, if given the choice. It’s something the Marauders completely understand. So Hanover, with the NHIAA’s blessing, has done something about it. …

Alpine  Conference Set for  Nov. 1-3

Sunday, October 20, 2013

East Corinth — The eighth Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering will take place Nov. 1-3 at Sargent Center in Hancock, N.H. The biennial event attracts researchers, managers, stewards and others who are working to conserve the fragile alpine ecosystems in the northeastern United States and Canada. During the conference, …

Barbara Jean Young

Friday, October 18, 2013

Corinth, Vt. — Barbara Jean Young, 78, of Corinth died Wednesday evening Oct. 16, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was born in Corinth the daughter of Alton and Ruth Davis. She attended schools in Corinth and was a graduated of …

Developing an Eye for Art: Artists Invite Upper Valley Residents Into Studios

Monday, October 7, 2013

Corinth — Sandy Spiegel lingered by a weaver’s loom Sunday, standing in the main room of the Corinth Town Hall. The machine was owned by a friend, Kathryn Price, who this weekend was showing off her hand-dyed and …

Minding Teen Mental Health

Saturday, September 28, 2013

White River Junction — In a matter of minutes, about 50 teens who had been sitting around circular tables at Listen Community Services’ River Point Plaza building were all on their feet. Staff members from the Clara Martin …

Climbing to the ‘Roof of Africa’

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lyme — Standing at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro last month, Lyme resident David Jopp felt tears running down his cheeks. After five nights on the tallest mountain in Africa, Jopp, his longtime friend John Gallen, and Gallen’s …