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Ellen L. Blowey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — Ellen L. Blowey, 85, of West Newbury, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Westford, Mass., the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Morton) Stone. Ellen worked at Fort Deven in Ayer, Mass., and then moved to West Newbury in 1986, where she worked in the kitchen at Brookside Nursing Home in Bradford, Vt., and also had volunteered at Orford Senior Center years ago. Her pastimes included crocheting and embroidering and she loved to read Danielle Steel and Nora Robert books. She loved spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her five children, …

Oxbow Football Earns First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Finally, something to put in the win column. Oxbow Union High scored four second-half touchdowns to break away from a 6-6 halftime tie Friday night in a 30-12 win over Springfield. It was a game that was a bit hard to figure as both programs have been rebuilding. Springfield, even though it owned a win over MSJ, is in a …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …