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Looking back at Gale Thomson  
Looking back at Gale Thomson
03/17/2010

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- ORFORD–It was a promising spring day in the late 1980s and I waited outside the Orford Servicenter for my car to be serviced. Into the yard wheeled former governor Mel Thomson with his wife Gale. He pulled up to the gas pump.... View

Northeast Slopes dedicates new T-Bar  
Northeast Slopes dedicates new T-Bar
12/23/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- EAST CORINTH–Dec. 26 will be a big day at Northeast Slopes in East Corinth. Festivities will start at 1 p.m. with the grand opening of the ski area’s first T-Bar and its dedication to the late John A. Pierson Jr. They will include light refreshments and a slide show of the refurbishing of the T-Bar... View

 
A President, Paraguay and a man’s drive to tell the tale
12/16/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- He was a wounded Civil War veteran and a reluctant leader. His parents were Vermonters but moved to Ohio before he was born. In America, he is perhaps better known for the contentiousness surrounding his election to national office, rather than any of the accomplishments of his presidency.... View

Mobile dental clinic tours area schools  
Mobile dental clinic tours area schools
11/04/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- It’s not the tooth fairy, but it does come and go while keeping an eye on children’s teeth.... View

Restored globe seen for first time  
Restored globe seen for first time
10/28/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- “Special guests” were welcomed at the Bradford Historical Society’s annual meeting on Oct. 21 in the vestry of the Congregational Church. After a sumptuous potluck dinner, the historical society and other community members were treated to a program celebrating the unveiling of the newly restored Wi... View

 
Flu shot shortage causes some clinics to cancel
10/21/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- A surge in awareness over influenza compounded by last spring’s outbreak of swine flu has dramatically increased demand on seasonal flu vaccinations. As a result, some supplies of the vaccine are running low, if not already totally exhausted. ... View

 
Guilty pleas come in murder case
09/30/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- NORTH HAVERHILL–Three of the co-defendants charged with the 2008 murder of Christopher Gray pleaded guilty on Monday in Grafton County Superior Court. In plea agreements reached with state prosecutors, Amber Talbot, Timothy Smith and Anthony Howe all agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in the ... View

Bradford man named new Frost Heaves coach  
Bradford man named new Frost Heaves coach
09/23/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- A Bradford resident has taken the reins of Vermont’s only professional basketball team. Jeff Strohm was announced as head coach during a press conference on Sept. 16 in Barre. ... View

 
Funds witheld after Club’s closure
09/16/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- NEWBURY–At town meeting this year, Marvin Harrison gave a brief presentation in which he asked voters to approve a special appropriation of $3,000 for the Boys and Girls club of Bradford. After lengthy discussion among the residents about how the club’s afterschool program helped Newbury students a... View

 
Target range draws fire in Orford
09/09/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- ORFORD–The Orford Selectboard’s Sept. 2 meeting was packed with people and business as the board began a new trial schedule of meeting biweekly rather than weekly. Future meetings are scheduled for Sept. 16 and 30, then the second and fourth Wednesdays of subsequent months. ... View

A community recipe for Labor Day  
A community recipe for Labor Day
09/02/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- VERSHIRE–Take one spark of a great idea, mix in large portions of generosity; blend with enthusiastic support; knead heartily with hours of volunteer labor, let rise for months, sprinkle all with serendipity and bake in a steady warm community all summer and voila! At the conclusion of Labor Day we... View

Local dealers assess Clunkers program  
Local dealers assess Clunkers program
08/26/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- WOODSVILLE/WELLS RIVER--The Cash for Clunkers program seems to have been a success for local auto dealers in Woodsville and Wells River, with the dealership taking in about two dozen clunkers and making deals on new autos that wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the federal government rebate p... View

 
WRVS delays first day of school
08/26/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- WAITS RIVER–At their school board meeting on Aug. 13, board members decided that the opening of school should be delayed from until Sept. 8. Over the summer vacation period, a “remediation team” at the Waits River Valley School has been in the process of repairing classrooms that have various issue... View

In Times Past  
In Times Past
08/19/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- “A well regulated militia is the proper, natural, and sure defense, of a state.” This statement was in the constitutions of several of the states of the new nation, including New Hampshire’s. It reflects the well-established practice of requiring all able-bodied men to come to their community’s def... View

Roof work aims to keep  books dry  
Roof work aims to keep books dry
08/05/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- “It’s a treasure for this town to have this building. We want to make sure it is preserved for thousands of years,” Peter Richards, president of the Bradford Library’s Board of Trustees, said in a recent interview with the Journal Opinion.... View

 
Police chief arrested on DWI charge
07/29/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- HAVERHILL–Haverhill Police Chief Jeffrey Williams was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and disobeying a police officer, after he was stopped by local police on July 24 on Swiftwater Road in Woodsville.... View

New coat of paint for Bradford landmark  
New coat of paint for Bradford landmark
07/22/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- An historic landmark in Bradford is getting new duds. This summer, the Old Goshen Church will begin getting a new coat of paint in what should be a three-year staged process to cover the four exterior walls and the tower. ... View

 
Railroad yard is home for flea market
07/15/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- FAIRLEE–For over 116 years, from Oct. 10, 1848 until Jan.3, 1965, the Fairlee Railroad Station served as a portal for passengers getting off the train from eastern seaboard cities to this small Upper Valley town. The Fairlee station is thought to be the oldest railroad station still standing in the... View

Gas company name fades into history  
Gas company name fades into history
07/08/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- NORTH HAVERHILL–Bradford-Pratts Petroleum, whose name, logo and service has been a mainstay locally for 45 years, will now be known by the name of the comany that purchased it several years ago. Beginning July 6, Dead River Company will replace the Bradford-Pratts. Dead River, which is headquartere... View

 
Local residents vow to fight for parks
06/24/2009

Journal Opinion / STPNS
Bradford, Vermont (STPNS)- PIERMONT–“We’re going to be fighting,” was Piermont Conservation Commission chair Helga Mueller’s response to a state proposal to give up its park on Lake Tarleton. ... View