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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. …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Thetford Wall Still Divides Owner, Board

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thetford — The town’s Development Review Board has declined to issue an after-the-fact permit for a dividing “wall” erected on Sawnee Bean Road last fall, and its owner plans to appeal to the state. “I have the right …

Thetford to Decide Four Board Seats

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thetford’s annual Town and School Meetings will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium of Thetford Academy. On Tuesday, March 3, voters will select town and school officers and decide on the school district budget and a plan to repay a school budget …

Camilla A. Cook

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Camilla A. Cook, 72, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1943, in Thetford, Vt. a daughter of Lyndon L. and Aletha Emma (MacFarlane) Tatro. She attended the Post Mills …

Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ashland, N.H. — Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland, 71, died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, following a period of declining health. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 23, 1943, the daughter of William and Irene (Preston) Doyle. Pat was raised …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

A Life: Peter ‘Pano’ Rodis, 1959-2014; ‘He Wanted to Know That Everyone Was Being Treated Right’

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sharon — While Pano Rodis found many ways to help people and take on the status quo in communities and institutions of the Upper Valley, finding the time for those efforts posed a challenge. And now there is …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

‘Pompy’ Becomes a Priority: Ompompanoosuc’s E. Coli Problem Gets Renewed Attention

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Volunteer efforts to combat a long-running water quality issue in the Ompompanoosuc River have ebbed and flowed over the years as time and funding were available. But recently, residents have refocused their attention on the high E. coli …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital GAGE — A daughter, Kinley Elizabeth Gage, born on Jan. 10, 2015, to Kimberly and Adam Gage, of West Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center ALSUP — A daughter, Lola Baer, Alsup, born on Jan. 20, 2015, to Monica and A.J. Alsup, of Thetford Center. …