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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 “total loss,” said West Newbury Fire Chief …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Anne Marie McCann

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Anne Marie McCann, 70, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at her home in Claremont.  She was born April 7,1943, in Lebanon, N.H. the daughter of Frank and Gilberte (Boisvert) Maville.  She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1961. She …

Putting Their Stamp On It

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Newbury, Vt. — When the stream of special envelopes came across the desk of Newbury Postmaster Replacement Elizabeth Achilles on Saturday, she outfitted each one with a stamp and then marked each with a special cancellation postmark. They …

Woodstock Girls End Long Slide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Westminster, Vt. — A victory has been a long time coming for the Woodstock High girls basketball team, but this one seemed worth the wait. The Wasps nursed a big early lead on Monday night to beat host …

New Lebanon Track Coach Looks to Continue Raiders’ Winning Ways

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hanover — Hired by the NHIAA to direct Saturday’s Division II winter league meet, Andrew Gamble was in charge of calling all runners to the starting line at Leverone Field House. Yet for the first time in 17 …

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Woodsville Pingpong League Draws a Fast Following

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Woodsville — When Jacques Finlay began helping to organize weekly afternoons of ping pong playing sessions at the town of Haverhill’s newly acquired Clifford building, he hoped it would attract players of all ages. He just didn’t think …

Back in the Saddle: Maxwell Brings Veteran Presence to Oxbow Boys

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — Mike Maxwell may be new to the Oxbow High boys basketball program, but he’s certainly not new to the game. He’s been coaching since 1966, and the 66-year-old brought the Olympians to Springfield Monday night …

Hartford Opens With Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team took an aggressive approach to getting to the hoop on Monday night, and the strategy paid off in a 63-56 win over Woodstock in the rivals’ season opener at Hartford High School. The Hurricanes’ attack of the hoop …

Oxbow Football Freshmen Thinking College: How To Help

Thursday, December 12, 2013

■ Make a donation at one of this weekend’s pancake breakfasts, which will be held Saturday at the Bradford Fire House and Sunday at the Orford Masonic Lodge. Both events will be held from 7:30-10 a.m., with proceeds to benefit the fund raising efforts of Perry and Longmoore. …