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Maddie French, 17, and Oxbow High School lacrosse player and member of the track and field team, is in the delayed entry program for the Marines. She will leave for boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina just after graduating from Oxbow High School in June. Friday, March 27, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 U.S. Marine, and she wants to disarm explosives. A few days after graduation from Oxbow Union High School in June, she’ll travel to Parris Island, S.C., for 12 weeks of what the U.S. Marine Corps calls the most demanding recruit training in the world and, according to the USMC website, “where sand fleas await in open swamps.” She’ll dive right in to face a rigorous challenge that …

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 face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Dale A. Cummings

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Dale A. Cummings, 63 died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT are assisting the family with the arrangements. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. …

A Good Turn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dillon Piper, a sophomore at Thetford Academy, turns a natural-edge bowl on the school’s new Powermatic lathe. TA recently received a $3,000 grant from the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers to purchase the new lathe. The education grant, …

Pitching In: Thetford Students Construct Dugout for Baseball Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thetford — Spring is here, but don’t look out the window for it. Take a walk down the hall to the timber framing class at Thetford Academy, where the warming season’s first signs are not the sweet telltale …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Engagement: Breslin — Doughty

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thetford — Courtney Breslin and Justin Doughty have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lyn Ujlaky, of Thetford, and the late Paul Breslin, and graduated from Thetford Academy in 2000. She earned a bachelor’s degree …

Thetford: Dixon Wins Selectboard Seat; School Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thetford — Voters in Thetford approved an $8.2 million school spending plan, 379-271, and also chose two new Selectboard members in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. In the sole contested race in Thetford, Hartford High School English teacher …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Gun Range Targeted At Thetford Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thetford — Voters approved all warned articles, with one much-debated amendment, during a more than five-hour Town Meeting on Saturday. They will decide the school budget and town and school officers in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. Before …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their …

Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a …