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Newbury, Vt., considers new fire station proposal
06-10-2024 4:00 PM

NEWBURY, Vt. — Residents will have a chance to weigh in on a proposal for a new fire station in Newbury Village during a meeting Wednesday night.The Selectboard meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Newbury Village Fire Station, at 60 Chapel...

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Oxbow voters approve school budget
05-07-2024 4:00 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — Voters Monday evening approved a $21 million budget for the Oxbow Unified Union School District, 110-58.The district includes Newbury, Vt. and Bradford elementary schools, Oxbow High School and the River Bend Technical...


Health insurance, salaries drive up Oxbow budget
05-02-2024 7:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

BRADFORD, Vt. — Voters will consider whether to approve a $21 million school budget for the Oxbow Unified Union School District on Monday, May 6. The budget marks a nearly 14% increase over last year’s $18.4 million operating budget for the district,...


Newbury’s Royston ends 27-year run on Selectboard
03-05-2024 6:33 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

NEWBURY, Vt. — After being regaled with stories of its former owner, a Finnish farmer, and the old ski tow that once tugged residents up a slope on the land, voters at Town Meeting directed the Selectboard not to sell a 24-acre parcel of town property...


Town Meeting preview: Newbury voters consider sale of town-owned land
02-25-2024 11:25 AM

Articles of note: In separate articles, voters will be asked whether they authorize the Selectboard to sell 20 acres of town-owned land on Old Stagecoach Road and 24 acres of land on Halls Lake Road, also known as the Old Ski Tow property. Another...


Fire destroys West Newbury, Vt., home
02-19-2024 5:16 PM

WEST NEWBURY, Vt. — A fire that investigators believe began in a garage destroyed a home in West Newbury, Vt., on Saturday morning.Four area fire departments responded to a two-alarm fire of a manufactured home at 308 Critter Crossing, near Hall’s...


Plea agreement in truck stop death case disappoints victim’s family, friends
12-04-2023 10:30 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

Six years after a Vermont worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was servicing storage tanks at a truck stop in Wells River, the driver of the vehicle apologized to the victim’s family for his actions, while family members rebuked him in...


West Newbury family of fire victim gets new smoke alarms from Red Cross
10-30-2023 8:51 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST NEWBURY — Over his decades as a firefighter, Corinth Fire Chief Ed Pospisil has noticed a shift in how fast it takes for a fire to consume a structure.“Years ago, 10, 15 years ago — even further than that — you’d have enough time to get out....


Man dies in Newbury fire on Friday morning
07-14-2023 3:40 PM

NEWBURY, Vt. — A man was killed after he went back into a burning home early Friday morning. James Lacount, 77, of Newbury, was among the residents of a home at 2464 Bowen Road who initially escaped the fire. But he went back into the home to retrieve...


Town Meeting: Oxbow warrant passes easily
05-11-2023 10:26 AM

BRADFORD, Vt. — A small turnout of voters in the Oxbow Unified Union School District approved an $18.4 million budget for the coming year at Tuesday night’s annual meeting.The 75 or so voters from Bradford and Newbury, the district’s two towns, also...


Town Meeting: Oxbow spending up with teacher contract
05-04-2023 8:59 AM

By ALEX HANSON

BRADFORD, Vt. — So far, this has been a straightforward year for approval of Vermont school budgets.With the state education fund providing more per pupil funding, many districts have been able to increase spending without corresponding tax rate...


Town Meeting: Newbury voters against locating juvenile detention facility in town
03-10-2023 11:12 PM

NEWBURY, Vt. — In ballot voting on Tuesday, voters resoundingly supported a petitioned article asking voters to direct the Selectboard to voice the town’s opposition to the state’s plan to site a juvenile detention facility at 487 Stevens Place in...


Town Meeting preview: Article opposing proposed juvenile detention facility on Newbury's ballot
02-28-2023 12:32 PM

Article of note: A petitioned article asks voters to direct the Selectboard to voice the town’s opposition to the state’s plan to site a juvenile detention facility at 487 Stevens Place in Newbury.Contested races: There are no contested races.Budgets...


Evaluation: Man competent to stand trial on charges in fatal shooting
09-29-2021 9:19 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CHELSEA — A 70-year-old man who is charged with killing his adult daughter when she went to bring him cookies at his Newbury, Vt., home is suffering from mental delusions but nonetheless is competent to stand trial, according to a psychiatric...


High stakes for small ears: Seed stewards preserve native varieties of corn, other plants
01-11-2020 10:16 PM

By AMANDA GOKEE

NEWBURY, Vt. — Dried ears of Koasek corn are only about 4 inches long, much shorter and slimmer than the commercial varieties sold at the grocery store.But Koasek corn, which is native to northern New England, isn’t for sale at the supermarket. Seed...


Newbury Man Honors Vermont Hunting Legacy
09-17-2017 12:47 AM

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

Newbury, Vt. — Butch Spear built his own house. He raises his own beef. He trains his own dogs, and he uses them to help him shoot his own bear meat, right out of the tree.With this year’s bear season a week old, Spear eases out of his driveway and...

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