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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 …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Local Roundup: Thetford, Oxbow Track Win at UVM

Monday, January 12, 2015

Burlington — Competing against larger schools apparently didn’t faze the Thetford and Oxbow indoor track teams on Sunday. The Panther boys came away with a solid team victory at a Vermont Interscholastic Track Association meet at the University of Vermont, while the Olympian girls shared similar honors with …

Expansion Underway for Growing North Haverhill Senior Center

Sunday, January 11, 2015

North Haverhill — On a ny given weekday, Horse Meadow Senior Center might serve 175 lunches in the dining room, send out 90 home-delivered meals, and offer an exercise class, writers’ group and bingo, all the while buzzing …

Support for Musty Questioned

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Family members of a woman who, as a teenager, was sexually assaulted by a former Oxbow Union High School coach and gym teacher question the support shown for him during his sentencing hearing last week. …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Sentenced

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chelsea — An Orange County judge has accepted the terms of a plea agreement, including a seven-month prison sentence and a lifetime of parole, for a former Oxbow Union High School gym teacher and coach who pleaded guilty …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Bruce Wayne “Bones” Gaylord

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Bruce Wayne “Bones” Gaylord, 61, of Romance Lane, died following a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home. Bruce was born in Bristol, Conn., on Sept. 27, 1953, to Irving R. and Corrine (Brousseau) Gaylord. He attended Bristol Eastern High …