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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 …

Eastman Expansion Questioned: Community Considers $5.7 Million Center Upgrade

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grantham — Some residents of Eastman, a private residential community, are raising questions about a proposed $5.7 million renovation and expansion of the community’s main facility, which includes a public restaurant and golf pro shop. In addition to …

Patricia “Pat” Molloy

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lakeway, Texas — Patricia “Pat” Molloy, 57 of Lakeway passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Pat was born in Albany, N.Y. on May 6, 1956 to William G. and Margaret D. Burns. Pat grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., attending Immaculate Heart Academy and later graduated from Union …

Letter: Vt. Legislature Is Arrogant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

To the Editor: “Vt. Senate Votes for Ban on Privatizing Schools” (March 16) was a small article, but it spoke volumes about Vermont. The town of Westford wants to consider changing its schools from public to private, following the lead of two other Vermont school districts that have …

Letter: What Is Kenyon Trying to Say

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To the Editor: I am scratching my head as to what Jim Kenyon is attempting to accomplish with his columns on the Co-op Foodstores. He lays out some very simple facts, then distorts them. To what end? Has the Co-op fallen from grace? Has the Co-op failed to …

Letter: Curb Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Friday, March 21, 2014

Curb Pollution From Power Plants To the Editor: Having experienced firsthand the air pollution in both Hanoi and Beijing, I am compelled to urge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Kelly Ayotte to support the president’s Climate Action Plan. The EPA has proposed carbon pollution standards for new power …

Letter: Lifting Minorities Out of Poverty

Saturday, March 15, 2014

To the Editor: Tom Dreisbach wrote (Forum, March 2) in response to an earlier letter from us. It is always a pleasure to read a response; we know at least one person has read the letter and cared enough to offer an opinion, even though, in this case, …

Grantham Residents Breeze Through Budget

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Grantham — A full house of voters dispensed with the town’s business in a little over an hour, approving budgets and the lease-purchase of a plow truck with nary a “nay” vote. In all-day balloting, voters also re-elected Selectman Warren Kimball, who ran unopposed. Voters approved spending just …

Engagement: McGuire — MacDonald

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Grantham — April and Jeffrey McGuire, of Grantham, and Anne Marie and Mark MacDonald, of Arlington, Mass., have announced the engagement of their children, Katelyn McGuire and Christopher MacDonald. The bride-to-be graduated from Stevens High School in 2002. …

Gale B. Schmidt

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Gale B. Schmidt, age 69, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her home in Grantham. Gale was born to the late Stanley and Lillis Bunce on Sept. 2, 1944, in Summit, N.J. She grew up with her brother and sister in rural Grafton, N.Y., …

Russell F. Johnson

Friday, March 7, 2014

Oxnard, Calif. — Russell F. Johnson passed in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a two-month fight against acute leukemia. Even 59 years of loving each other was not long enough, says Grace. Russell F. Johnson was born to Violet and Roy Johnson on Jan. 1, …