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Donna Hatch, Oxbow High's first-year girls lacrosse coach, chats with her assistant and husband, Herb Hatch, on the sidelines before Wednesday's opener against visiting Stowe. The Olympians lost, 10-4. Valley News - Tris Wykes

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, Herb Hatch. “Put Mikayla on the field!” …

Fire Damages Home In West Newbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — A fire destroyed a Swamp Road residence on Saturday morning. The West Newbury and Newbury Village fire departments responded to a call from homeowner, Scott Martin, at 3:43 a.m. Saturday morning, the State Police said in a release. Firefighters isolated the blaze to the home’s second floor, which “sustained extensive damage,” amounting to approximately $100,000. The house was a …

Letter: Oxbow Board Deserves Support

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To the Editor: I’d like to express my support and gratitude to the Oxbow School Board, six of our fellow residents who generously give many hours to help manage the school and improve the opportunities for Oxbow students. Though we will not always agree with their decisions, I know from my own years on that board that those decisions are made with careful …

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 …

Newbury May Fix Historic Buildings

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Newbury, Vt.,Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the Newbury Village Hall. Attendees will act on 11 warning articles. Australian ballot voting for town officers will take place from 10 a.m. to …

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 …

Newbury, Vt., Man Faces Cruelty Charge in Dog’s Shooting

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Authorities have cited a Corey Hill Road man with animal cruelty and illegal trapping after he allegedly shot and killed a neighbor’s dog that had been snared by one of his hunting traps. On Thursday, …

Letter: Lack of Character Is Nonpartisan

Thursday, February 13, 2014

To the Editor: Anthony Stimson, as ever even-handed, charges representatives of the American left with “utter lack of character.” He is right, of course; but thank God, there is counsel available — no longer, alas, in the person of “I Am Not a Crook” Nixon, nor “I Was …

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. …

Kelly Daniel O’Leary

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Littleton, Colo. — Kelly Daniel O’Leary, age 17, of Littleton, entered into eternal life on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. Kelly was born May 16, 1996, in Denver, Colo. to Daniel and Heidi (Smit) O’Leary. He was a Senior at Columbine High …

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 …

Letter: Do the Arithmetic

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

To the Editor: Having just read Dick Tracy’s letter about “Obama’s Bad Decisions” (Jan. 11), I am moved once again to wonder where the right-wing outrage was when the Bush administration lied us into a war that resulted in nearly 5,000 American deaths and perhaps as many as …

Olympians Are Zoned Out

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Union-32 High girls basketball team waited until Tuesday night’s game at Oxbow to try a zone defensive scheme. Looking at the results on the floor, the Raiders should run it more often. Clogging the …