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Doris J. (Dedrick) Edwards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Niskayuna, N.H. — Doris J. (Dedrick) Edwards passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her home in Niskayuna, N.Y. She was born on June 15, 1924, in Newark, N.J. She married Robert Edwards, her high school sweetheart, in 1945. Doris, known to everyone as Scotty, worked at the Curtis Wright propeller factory in Fairfield, N.J. during World War II. She liked to knit, read and play Mahjong. After Bob’s retirement, they travelled the country in an Airstream trailer and settled in Charlestown, N.H. During the winter months they travelled to Eufaula, Ala. where they played golf and socialized with a group of special “snow bird” friends from all over the …

Engagement: Delaney — Richardson

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Newport — Angela McGuire Landry, of Newport, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Delaney, to Cory E. Richardson. The bride-to-be, also the daughter of Michael Delaney, of Charlestown, graduated from Newport Middle High School in 2009 and studied veterinary technology and phlebotomy at Vermont Technical College from 2010-13. She is …

New Owners Race to Put Speedway Back on Track

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont — Start your engines: The Twin State Speedway will boast a full slate of racing — and new ownership — when it opens next season. Early this week, Claremont Speedway LLC bought the landmark racetrack for $518,000 from Dennis Fleury, whose father opened it in the 1940s. The purchase includes 64 acres, …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Ronald Decato

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Ronald Decato, 62, of Charlestown passed quietly away at his home on Saturday, June 14, 2014, after a long, arduous battle with cancer. Born in Hanover, N.H., he was the son of Raymond and Edna (Young) Decato. He grew up locally, graduated from Hanover High …

Forum, June 17: Another Gun Tragedy; Freeing Terrorists; Cherish the Co-op

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another Gun Tragedy To the Editor: In the wake of yet another gun assault on our society, I find myself questioning the events. This time it was Steve Arkel, a part-time police officer from Brentwood, N.H. I knew Steve as a dad. His daughter and mine played lacrosse …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

Vt. Shooting Suspect Held Without Bail

Saturday, June 14, 2014

White River Junction — A New Jersey man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to four charges relating to a violent altercation Wednesday in Springfield, Vt., that police say involved a dispute over heroin and resulted in one man being shot and injuries to two …

Sullivan County Outlays Up $600K

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Newport — County commissioners will present a $29.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at a public hearing next Monday . If the Sullivan County delegation of state representatives approves the spending plan as recommended, county officials anticipate a 3 cent increase in the …

Joan Mary Thomas Hodgman

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Joan Mary Thomas Hodgman died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born on Sept. 5, 1924, in London, England of a Scottish mother, Jessie (Ritchie) Thomas, and a Welsh father, William O. Thomas. She attended St. Mary Abbot’s School in Kensington. In September, 1939, …

Sides Spar Over N.H. Prisoner’s Call Records

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Newport — Defense attorneys for a Charlestown man who is charged with allegedly killing his estranged wife argued for a protective order in court on Wednesday that would prevent prosecutors from accessing phone recordings from jail. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker did not make a ruling on …

Friends of Frogs, Savers of Salamanders: A Helping Hand for Amphibians Crossing the Road

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Whether they’re carrying toads across busy streets or tracking down vernal pools, for those trying to protect amphibians and their habitat, timing is key. “Big nights,” when the animals migrate en masse, are difficult to predict. But on …