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Donna Hatch, Oxbow High's first-year girls lacrosse coach, chats with her assistant and husband, Herb Hatch, on the sidelines before Wednesday's opener against visiting Stowe. The Olympians lost, 10-4. Valley News - Tris Wykes

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, Herb Hatch. “Put Mikayla on the field!” …

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to — driving tractors, feeding calves and managing the books. From her farmhouse kitchen, Tullar prepared …

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging …

Windsor Baseball Handles Thetford

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Windsor — Every coach would like his baseball team play as Windsor did Saturday in its 10-2 win over Thetford Academy at MacLeay-Royce Field. What the Yellowjackets (1-2) did was simplify the game by throwing strikes, catching the ball on defense and putting the ball in play on …

Harold King Ballou, Jr.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thetford Center, Vt. — Harold King Ballou, Jr., 64 died suddenly Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Randolph, Vt. the son of Harold K and Viola (Smith) Ballou. Harold grew up and attended school …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is …

Letter: We Are a Plutocracy

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: The word “oligarchy” has appeared several times in the opinion pages. It’s a fair description of our government, but a better one comes to mind — “plutocracy,” which according to Webster’s dictionary is a “government by the wealthy” or a “controlling class of the wealthy.” …

Letter: Know What’s in Your Food

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: Vermont appears to be poised to become the first state to enact a law requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Although Connecticut and Maine have passed laws to require GMO labeling, both state laws include “trigger clauses” that delay enactment until …

Former City Cop Hired in Thetford

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thetford — A former Lebanon police officer who was charged with two counts of simple assault after allegedly grabbing a woman’s wrist and pushing her at a local bar while he was off duty in 2011 has been hired as a part-time patrol officer in Thetford. Thetford Police …

No Paving for ‘Bumpy’ Route 113

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thetford Center — Jeff Cadorette has been driving on Route 113 for three years as part of his route delivering Hershey’s ice cream to stores every week. It’s not the worst road he travels on, he said, but …

Young Bald Eagle Returns to Wild

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

North Thetford — When postal worker Bill Lynch showed up at the North Thetford boat launch on Tuesday, camera in hand, he hoped to snap a few photos of birds in the midmorning mist. He thought maybe he’d …

Myree Blue Muller

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Palo Alto, Calif. — Myree Blue Muller, formerly of Thetford Hill, Vt., died Oct. 28, 2013, in Palo Alto. Born in Toledo, Ohio, to Colonel Franz Sigel Blue, USA, and Myrtle Homes Blue, she and her older sister Jane spent their early childhood in Ohio. In the aftermath …

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 …