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Read the letter the U.S. Olympic Committee sent to Oxbow administrators in Bradford, Vt., population 2,776

Oxbow High’s Madison Fornwalt delivers a pitch Saturday against BFA-Fairfax during the Vermont Division III title game at Castleton University. The junior struck out 15 Bullets and walked one to power the Olympians (13-3) to a 2-1 victory and their second consecutive title. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Earlier this week, Valley News sports reporter Jared Pendak reported that the U.S. Olympics Committee has renewed its feud with Oxbow High over the use of the Olympians nickname.

Virtually all of the reaction that I saw online was, let’s say, not exactly supportive of the USOC’s decision.

And on, and on, and on . . .

Today’s update is that Oxbow — located in Bradford, Vt., population 2,776 — is fighting back. and looking for pro bono legal counsel.

p.s. More on this in this afternoon’s Well-Dressed Sports Heads episode.

There are still tickets available to see ~Siri~ perform in WRJ tonight

Susan Cameron Bennett, original voice of “Siri,” will perform with guitarist husband Rick Hinkle.

Susan Cameron Bennett is known as the voice of digital assistant Siri. (Courtesy photograph)

It’s a benefit for the Hartford Historical Society, and tickets are $50, including dinner (heavy hors d’oeuvres/dessert). Read more in a recent Out & About column by Liz Sauchelli.

According to a posting on the listserve by the historical society’s Susanne Abetti, Bennett was born in Vermont “with family roots in White River Junction.”

You can hear a little more about Bennett in this podcast and video.

Video: A Lebanon man’s story of life as an inmate working on the Grafton County Farm

Valley News video by Carly Geraci and yours truly. Read more about the Grafton County Farm in the spring edition of Enterprise, the Valley News’ quarterly business magazine, edited by Amanda.


Troy Schwarz, of Lebanon, N.H., shares a moment during a portrait with his favorite dairy cow, Kendra, at the Grafton County Farm in North Haverhill, N.H., on May 14, 2018. After being incarcerated for drug-related charges four months ago, Schwarz started working full-time on the farm which gives inmates a chance to work hard and learn farming skills.(Valley News – Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

More sports forever: Well-Dressed Sports Heads Episode 12 was also a good one

For starters, I wore a cool hat.

WDSH Ep. 12.

It has my name on it.

WDSH Ep. 12.

If you missed it on Facebook Live, you can catch it below. We’ve also got a Well-Dressed Sports Heads page on the website at www.vnews.com/sportsheads. We’ll be back on the Facebook this Friday afternoon! Rumor is we may have a special guest, although that has yet to be confirmed …