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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 thought and consideration. To those who take …

David Burton Bryan

Saturday, April 5, 2014

South Pittsburgh, Tenn. — David Burton Bryan died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in South Pittsburgh, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. David was born in Windsor, Vt., on April 27, 1940, the son of the late Frank MacLlewellyn Bryan of Montpelier, and Jeanne Constance (Allen) Bryan of Windsor. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Esther Jean Osborne. He is …

At Oxbow, Top Choice Gets Nixed

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow School Board has dropped its bid to hire a candidate for high school principal who was embroiled in controversy surrounding reporting abuse allegations. Officials said the board decided in executive session Thursday night to “reluctantly not pursue” the candidacy of Noah Noyes for Oxbow High School principal. Noyes, 30, was criminally charged last year with failure to report …

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 …

Engagement: Swenson — Johnson

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Grantham — Richard Swenson and Jade Johnson have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be lives in Grantham. She grew up in Bradford, Vt., and is the daughter of Jane and Steven Johnson, of Newbury, Vt. She graduated from Oxbow …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …