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Gary Goodwin, left, leads twin sisters Maureen Ludwig, center, of Bath, N.H., and Colleen Chase, of Woodsville, N.H., in a plank session during their training time at Gary's Wellness & Fitness Studio in Newbury, Vt.,  on July 29, 2015. 
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Giving Water to Fitness: Woodsville Man Hopes ‘H.A.T.S.’ Can Be Right Fit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — A former granite industry business owner who now runs his own health and fitness center, Gary Goodwin has always considered himself a self-starter. Now the 70-year-old is hoping to start something he feels would be benefit the area greatly. Goodwin is pursuing the construction of a nonprofit water therapy and swimming center in the Woodsville-Wells River area, …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

State, Local Officials Throw Each Other Under the Parade Float

Friday, July 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Confusion and hurt feelings continue to surround a last-minute rerouting that left spectators lined along an empty street, waiting for a parade that would never come. Some in the area expressed anger, while others saw a symbolic irony in the fact that a patriotic tradition joining the twin communities together on the nation’s 240th Independence Day had been botched by …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t …

Oxbow School Budget Passes Smoothly

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Oxbow Union High School’s $7.15 million budget passed handily on Tuesday, as residents here and in Newbury, Vt., approved all items on the warning, including an $80,000 request to replace one of the school’s furnaces. The furnace item succeeded with even less difficulty than the …

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 …