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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 …

Letter: The Court and the People

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Court and the People To the Editor: I would like to reply to David Russell’s May 13 letter about Sen. Patrick Leahy and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Russell says that Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito swore under oath that they would respect judicial precedence. Mr. …

Letter: U.S. Must Protect the Power Grid

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

To the Editor: Why has the U.S. electric power grid not been secured long ago against a solar event or terrorists? Apathy, politics, leading from behind? Other countries such as China and Sweden are protecting their electric grids. Without electricity over an extended period we will be back …

Joyce Ann Barton

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Joyce Ann (Sherman) Barton, 81, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at home surrounded by her children after a brief battle with cancer. Born April 3, 1933, the daughter of Henry and Cora (Reney) Sherman, she grew up in Grantham with her sisters, Edna Truell, Jeanette …

Joyce Ann Barton

Friday, May 9, 2014

Grantham N.H. — Joyce Ann Barton, 81, of Grantham died Thursday, April 29, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer. Full obituary to follow with arrangements. …

Wedding: Armstrong — Bean

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Grantham — Jennifer R. Bean and David A. Armstrong were married on April 18, 2014, at the Exeter Inn, in Exeter, N.H. The bridegroom’s mother, a justice of the peace, officiated the wedding. His sons, Jaret W. Armstrong …

Donald W. Barton, Jr.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Donald W. Barton, Jr., 63, of Rt. 10, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., April 14, 2014, following a heart attack. Donald was born in Newport, N.H., Aug. 3, 1950, son of the late Donald Walter, Sr. and Leila K. (Sanborn) Barton. He …

Retired Teacher Seeks Odell’s Seat

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunapee — A first-term Democrat who represents several Sullivan County towns in the New Hampshire House formally declared her candidacy for the District 8 state Senate seat now held by Republican Bob Odell, who is retiring. “During my …

More Doctors Hit by Fraud

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lebanon — Another two dozen physicians and other medical personnel in the Twin States have had their Social Security numbers stolen and then used to file fraudulent federal tax returns, bringing the total number of victims to more than 180, according to medical society officials in Vermont and …

Iva N. Provencal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casa Grande, Ariz. — Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 29 years as supervisor of residential life. She retired in 1998, …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend …