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Janet Louise Halley Kunz

Friday, May 29, 2015

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Janet Louise Halley Kunz, a native of West Newbury, Vt., who traveled to Texas and Seattle before settling back in her hometown to raise a family, died at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. The cause of death was cancer. She was 85. Mrs. Kunz was born on Sept. 30, 1929, in Woodsville, N.H., daughter of Rebecca Eastman Merryman Halley and James Alexander Halley. She was raised in the village of West Newbury, Vt., in a house by a brook then called “Wee Hoosie,” and later moved to a 245-acre farm on a West Newbury hillside overlooking the New Hampshire mountains. Thinking of …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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? …