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Sean Murphy speaks to his Oxbow High football team after its Aug. 12 practice in Bradford, Vt. Murphy is beginning his first season with the Olympians. Valley News - Tris Wykes

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, listened to music or got in a few extra reps in the weight room. When it comes to learning Murphy’s high-flying offense, …

Thetford School Seeks Solar Panel Funding

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thetford — In addition to the recycling and composting programs Thetford Elementary School already has established, school officials plan to add solar power to its sustainability portfolio this year, should residents give a proposed photovoltaic array the thumbs up. Voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to determine whether to issue a 20-year bond of $345,000 at 3.5 percent interest to pay …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury — on Tuesday was named the Olympians’ second head coach. He replaces Mark Palmieri, who …

David Burton Bryan

Friday, April 4, 2014

South Pittsburgh, Tenn. — David Burton Bryan (formerly of Newbury and Montpelier, Vt.) died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in South Pittsburgh, Tenn. A full obituary will appear in Saturday’s paper. Arrangements are being handled by Hale’s Funeral Home in Bradford, Vermont. …

Superintendent’s Charges Dropped

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Martha Tucker is no longer facing criminal charges. Judge Robert Bent dismissed misdemeanor charges against Tucker for neglect of duty by a public officer and failure to report an allegation of child abuse, following a two-hour hearing in Caledonia …

Robert Gordon Page

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Robert Gordon Page, 76, of Moore Hill Road, died at his home on Monday, March 31, 2014. Robert was born in Feb. 10, 1938, in Chelmsford, Mass., to Earle G. and Mildred L. (Purcell) Page. He was a graduate of Newbury High School. On Aug. …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. …

Mary Elizabeth Newton Woodward

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Mary Elizabeth Newton Woodward, former resident of Newbury/East Corinth, Vt. passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester, Vt. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the age of 98. She was born in Starksboro, Vt. on …

Unapologetic Piermont Artist, 78, Leaving in Search of Respect, Recognition

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Piermont — In many ways, the former chicken farm on Route 25 has proven a perfect home for self-taught artist Katherine Johnson. She rotates her medium every few months, and the rambling farmhouse has a place for everything …

Parents Protest Pick for Principal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bradford Vt. — At a packed meeting in the Oxbow High School auditorium Wednesday night, parents questioned why school district officials would consider hiring a principal embroiled in a controversy regarding failure to report child abuse, given two recent convictions of former school employees in Bradford, Vt., for …

Oxbow Candidate Plans Visit; Controversy Follows Potential Principal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A public forum tonight will give community members a chance to talk to an Oxbow High School principal candidate who was accused last year of failing to report an allegation of child abuse at a school in the Northeast Kingdom. Noah Noyes, principal for grades …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chelsea — A former physical education teacher at Oxbow Union High School has been convicted of sexually assaulting a student he coached while she was living at his Topsham home in the late 1990s. Brian H. Musty, 44, …