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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 …

Man Gets Probation For Shooting Dog

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chelsea — A Newbury, Vt., man pleaded guilty to killing his neighbor’s dog during a hearing Wednesday, when the neighbor gave a teary account of finding the animal caught in a hunting trap with a bullet wound to …

Forget the Snow: Oxbow Ready To Play

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High softball team tryouts don’t begin until next week, but the Olympians’ field remains blanketed in snow, and even the ice cream stand operated by coach Robin Wozny won’t re-open until the …

Blanche Evelyn Oliver

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Blanche Evelyn Oliver, 99, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Atkinson Home in Newbury. She was born in Bradford, Vt., May 1, 1914, a daughter of Milo and Grace (Hartley) Adams. She graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1933. Blanche was a member …

Letter: That Other Vermont Cartoonist

Friday, March 7, 2014

That Other Vermont Cartoonist To the Editor: No one could be more delighted than I that Ed Koren, whom I admire and like tremendously as man and artist, should be our new Cartoonist Laureate (“Drawn Together in Vermont,” front page, Feb. 28). But it seems to me unfortunate …

Newbury Talks Tanker Trucks

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — The poor condition of the West Newbury Fire Department’s aging tanker truck prompted a lively discussion to start Town Meeting on Tuesday when residents learned that replacing it would wipe out most of the town’s six-figure fire equipment reserve fund. West Newbury Fire Chief Doug …

Newbury, Vt., Library Installs Digital System

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — With the help of several dedicated volunteers, Tenney Memorial Library recently converted to a digital catalog. It wasn’t a moment too soon. For most of the library’s 118-year history, each book was represented in the card catalog, the library said in a recent news release. …

Thetford Reaches Final; Oxbow Nearly Pulls Off Upset

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only one Upper Valley team will be playing for the VPA Division III girls basketball title game Saturday. Top-ranked Thetford took care of No. 4 Enosburg Falls, 62-49, while No. 3 Oxbow fell to unbeaten, …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Oxbow Is Barre-Bound: Olympians Oust Richford

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Almost immediately after the girls basketball game Saturday at Oxbow High, a small table was placed under one basket and the Olympians faithful began lining up in celebration. For sale were tickets to Thursday’s Vermont …

Newbury May Fix Historic Buildings

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Newbury, Vt.,Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the Newbury Village Hall. Attendees will act on 11 warning articles. Australian ballot voting for town officers will take place from 10 a.m. to …