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Maddie French, 17, and Oxbow High School lacrosse player and member of the track and field team, is in the delayed entry program for the Marines. She will leave for boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina just after graduating from Oxbow High School in June. Friday, March 27, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a U.S. Marine, and she wants to disarm explosives. A few days after graduation from Oxbow Union High School in June, she’ll travel to Parris Island, S.C., for 12 weeks of what the U.S. Marine Corps calls the most demanding recruit training in the world and, according to the USMC website, “where sand fleas await in open swamps.” She’ll dive right in to face a rigorous challenge that …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Donald Dudley Carleton

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

West Newbury, Vt. — Donald Dudley Carleton, 79, of West Newbury died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his home. He was born in West Newbury on July 23, 1935, the son of Harold Arthur and Bertha (Gilmore) Carleton. He attended West Newbury Grade School and was a graduate of Newbury High School class of 1953. Donald had lived and farmed all of his …

Marjorie M. Deming

Friday, March 20, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Marjorie M. Deming, 85, of Newbury died at her home on Pine Street on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, following a period of failing health, she was surrounded by her children and their families. She was born on Aug. 23, 1929, to Edna and Garnett Hebb …

Richard V. Rosén

Friday, March 20, 2015

Middletown, Pa. — Richard V. Rosén formally of Newbury, Vt. died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Frey Village in Middletown. Richard was born on March 30, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of late Andrew John and Astrid (Carlson) Rosén. He was preceded in death …

Oxbow High Proposes Slightly Lower Budget

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australian ballot voting for the Oxbow Union High School budget and other articles on the warning will take place Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bradford Academy building and the Newbury Town Office. The floor meeting will be held the same day at …

Marjorie M. Deming

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Marjorie M. Deming, 85, of Newbury died at her home on Pine Street on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Newbury Congregational Church in Newbury with Rev. Kate …

A Life: Gene Puffer, 1929-2014; ‘He Had a Great Voice for Broadcasting’

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — With a calm tone and deliberate annunciation, Gene Puffer was the voice of the Wells River and Woodsville area for more than two decades. Co-founder of Puffer Broadcasting Inc., Puffer announced a live morning …

Newbury Fire Engine Proposal Fails

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Voters at Tuesday’s Town Meeting defeated an article to raise more than $340,000 for a new fire engine, but they did approve all other spending requests, including the general fund and highway budgets. After nearly 30 minutes of discussion, a paper ballot was called upon …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Newbury Voters to Decide Whether to Purchase Fire Truck

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newbury Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Newbury Village Hall. Attendees will act on 12 warning articles. Australian ballot voting for town officers will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Newbury, Vt. — Voters in Newbury will decide …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Pauline “Paula” Kent

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newbury Village, Vt. — Pauline “Paula” Kent, age 78, of Newbury Village departed this world for heaven on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family, with her faithful dog, Gizmo, lovingly at her side. She was born Aug. 18, 1936, in Birmingham, …