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Forum, Aug. 18: Lessons From a Tragedy; We Back Briglin; Keep Watch at Lebanon High

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lessons From a Tragedy To the Editor: The Unity crash involving four teenagers and the loss of three young lives was a topic of discussion in my driver education class. It is the worst of nightmares when someone pays the ultimate price for their actions. My sincere sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their lives. The loss of human life is always tragic, no matter the …

Forum, Aug. 13: The Bible’s Inconvenient Teachings; The Spirit in Dorchester; Let’s Talk About Gun Violence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Bible’s Inconvenient Teachings To the Editor: I appreciated the Aug. 3 column by Randall Balmer (“Welcome the Stranger? Politicians and the Bible Have Conflicting Message on Immigrants”). Like a poker player who calls the bluff of an opponent and finds that the opponent has a very weak and losing hand, Balmer calls out those on the religious right who claim to know …

Vivian Ann Sleath

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rochester, Vt. — Vivian Ann Sleath, 59, of Rochester, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Savannah, Ga.; the daughter of Robert and Loretta (Raymond) Sleath. She graduated from Rochester High School and attended University of Vermont and University of New Mexico. She lived most of her life in Rochester, having spent …

Marilyn Moore Benton

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brattleboro, Vt. — Marilyn M. Benton, 87, formerly of Park Laughton Road in Dummerston, died peacefully early Saturday afternoon, May 17, 2014, at the Thompson House Nursing Home. She had been a resident of the facility for the last six years. Mrs. Benton was born in Brattleboro on …

Turning a Page on an Old House

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Grantham — After nearly 35 years of working part-time at the Dunbar Free Library, Joey Holmes still can’t resist peeking out the south windows once in a while to see what’s going on at her childhood home next …

Arthur W. Lotz

Friday, June 13, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Arthur Lotz, 84, died on Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home in Eastman, Grantham. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Charles and Clara Lohmann Lotz in Feb. 24, 1927. The family moved to several locations in New York and New Jersey, …

Forum, June 11: Dartmouth ‘Brand,’; Let There Be Solar; Eating Garlic Mustard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Big Money Vs. Obamacare To the Editor: Turn on your TV set here in New Hampshire of late and sooner or later you will surely be confronted by an earnest young woman speaking in dulcet tones reminding us that the Affordable Care Act simply “is not working,” and …

Sunday Forum: Co-op Values Are Superior; U.S. Food Aid Needs to Be Reformed

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Co-op Values Are Superior To the Editor: Once again Jim Kenyon feels the need to bash the Co-op Food Stores (“Co-op & Competitor” June 4). I think I need to tell him some things about food. Sometimes when I tell people that food is political, they look at …

Joseph W. Miley, Jr.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Joseph W. Miley, Jr., 83, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, with his loving family and devoted Scotties at his side. He was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in Boston, Mass. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. Miley, …

Forum Letters for June 6: Capital Punishment, Conservative Credentials, Citizens Against Potholes

Friday, June 6, 2014

End Capital Punishment in N.H. To the Editor: The New Hampshire Senate has recently, by a tie vote, chosen to retain capital punishment in New Hampshire law. Michael Addison (now 33), the killer of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs, has been New Hampshire’s only death-row prisoner since his …

Arnold Robert Appell

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Arnold Robert Appell passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Deerfield Beach. He grew up in Belle Harbor, N.Y., before moving to Norwalk, Conn., where he excelled as a varsity athlete in football, baseball and basketball …

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 …

Barbara Harmon Roll

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Barbara Harmon Roll passed away on April 29, 2014, at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover. She was 95. Born in Newbury, Vt., Barbara was the eldest child of Major General Ernest N. Harmon, U.S. Army, and his wife Leona Tuxbury Harmon of West Newbury, Vt. Gen. …