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Norm Runnion, former editor of the Brattleboro, Vt., newspaper "The Reformer," sits in a pew at St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph, Vt., on July 5, 1992, where he is minister-in-training. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A Life: Norman Runnion, 1929-2015; ‘It Would Never Have Occurred to Me to Be Anything Else’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Ask Norman Runnion for his life story and he’d point to a newspaper. Take the old Kansas City Journal-Post, where he played as a child while his father pounded on a manual typewriter. Or the Evanston (Ill.) Review, where he broke into journalism by pasting up the sports page for $5 a week. Or Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer and The Herald of Randolph, where he capped a globetrotting career covering the world for wire service desks in New York, London, Paris and Washington. “I’m a newspaperman, my father was a newspaperman — I love that word, I grew up on that word,” he …

Setting Up for Summer Camp

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fairlee — Everything is in order by the time the children arrive — the grass cut, kitchens stocked, counselors trained and ready for the activity-filled weeks ahead. Locally, the annual summer camp spruce-up starts long before the season’s first reveille sounds. Thanks to the Northern winters, there’s no time to waste. “Our two …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

Thomas Arthur Jaffarian

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Thomas Arthur Jaffarian of Fairlee, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the White River Junction VA Hospital after a long illness. He was 67 years old. The family will be having a private service. …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Newbury Talks Herbicide Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015

Newbury — A pumpkin grower involved in a dispute about an herbicide traveling from farm fields to neighboring lands has committed to working to prevent such drift in the future and improving communication with neighbors. A public meeting drew about 50 people to the Newbury Elementary School on …

Glen Ira Ordway, Sr.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Graveside funeral services for Glen Ira Ordway, Sr., 85 of Fairlee, who died Saturday, Jan, 10, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the family lot in the East Corinth New Cemetery in East Corinth, Vt. The Hale Funeral …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Kenneth D. Allen

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Marco Island, Fla. — Friends and family are mourning the loss of Col. Kenneth D. Allen, Ret. of Marco Island, and Fairlee, Vt. Col. Allen passed away at home on April 2nd, 2015. He will be fondly remembered as a model husband, a wise father, a heartfelt friend …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Neighbors of Newmont Farm’s 200-Acre Pumpkin Field Complain of Herbicide Drift

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Martha Griswold felt tired and short of breath last summer. Her co-workers told her she didn’t seem herself. Initially she attributed her symptoms to a recent return to a full-time job as the interim director …