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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 …

Pauline Mary Kent

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Pauline Mary Kent, 78, of Main Street in Newbury died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Newbury Congregational Church in Newbury, Vt. There are no …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

Rough Sledding for Snowmobiles: Twin States’ Sales Remain Below Pre-Recession Levels

Sunday, February 8, 2015

East Randolph — For snowmobilers, it doesn’t get much better than last week. A white blanket draped across Northern New England, laying a thick carpet of snow to provide cover for motorized sleds that easily exceed 150 horsepower …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Brian Martin

Monday, February 2, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Brian Martin, 63, died suddenly at home on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. His wife and son were present at the time. Brian was born in Springfield, Vt. on Nov 4, 1951. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1969. He then attended Paul Smiths College …

Audrey Lynn Jennings-Carbee

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newbury, VT — Audrey Lynn Jennings-Carbee, Age 41, of Newbury died on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, surrounded by her family and friends at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. after losing her courageous battle against Breast Cancer. Audrey was born July 21, 1973, at Central Vermont Medical Center …

Oxbow Basketball Looking for a Proper Endgame

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Under first-year coach Steve Carson, the Oxbow Union High boys basketball team has already surpassed last season’s win total. Now the Olympians just need to figure out how to finish close games — especially against Capital Division rival Lyndon Institute. For the second time in …

Richard Arnold Jones

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Newbury, Vt. — Richard Arnold Jones, 63, of North Road, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Milford, Conn. on Oct. 3, 1951, to Russell Whitney and Helen Winifred (Garvey) Jones. He was a graduate …