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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 …

Russell F. Johnson

Thursday, March 6, 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, …

Grantham School Budget Passes Easily

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Grantham — By an overwhelming majority, voters Tuesday night approved a more than 6 percent increase in the operating budget for the Grantham School District. Hardly any of the 124 voters at the meeting spoke against the $509,339 overall increase in the school budget. The $8.4 million budget …

Letter: So Many Questions

Monday, March 3, 2014

To the Editor: I have some questions: If, according to our president, the Affordable Care Act will save $2500 off individual health insurance costs, why are school districts and towns requesting increased budgets partly due to increased health-care costs? If the attorney general of the United States recently …

Geraldine Fay Moulton

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Geraldine Fay Moulton, 88, of North Grantham, passed away at the New London Hospital Wednesday Morning, Feb. 26, 2014. Gerry was born in Newport, N.H. on Dec. 2, 1925, daughter to the late Leslie and Helen (LaFountain) Moulton. She was raised and educated in Campton, …

Comfort, Food: David’s House Benefits From Grantham Mac ’n Cheese Festival

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Grantham — While the first wave of connoisseurs flooded into the food festival benefiting Al Wakefield’s favorite cause early Saturday afternoon, the longtime David’s House volunteer ’fessed up. “Macaroni and cheese is one of my least favorite things,” …

In Grantham, More Sought for Schools

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Grantham School District meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., in the Grantham Village School gymnasium. Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. in the Grantham Town Hall to …

Joan (Concannon) Mannix

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Joan (Concannon) Mannix, 91, of Troon Drive in Grantham, N.H., died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at her home in Eastman, N.H., surrounded by her family. Joan was born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Helen (Hurley) and Leo J. Concannon. A graduate of Newton High School, …

Jean Alice Myers Miller

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Greenwich, Conn. — Jean Alice Myers Miller, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at The Nathaniel Witherell, a nursing Center in Greenwich. Born in Naperville, Ill. on Jan. 15, 1922, the eldest daughter of Truman and Marianne (Brough) Myers, Jean went to high school in Naperville and then …

Jane E. LaHaye

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Concord, N.H. — Jane E. LaHaye, 61, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was born on Feb. 5, 1953 in Lebanon, N.H. to the late Daniel & Theresa (LeBrun) LaHaye Sr. Jane attended schools in Lebanon and later went on to beautician school. She loved flower gardening, …

Gale B. Schmidt

Friday, January 31, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Gale B. Schmidt, 69, of Grantham, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her home. Full obituary to follow. …