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Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of …

Frances J. Prior

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1949, in Rutland, Vt. a daughter of William and Dorothy (Severance) Prior. She grew up in White River Junction and attended the Hartford Schools. She worked for many years in housekeeping at the Brookside Nursing Home before going …

Iola R. Hoisington

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Iola R. Hoisington, 93, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. Iola was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Windsor, Vt., a daughter of Edward and Ila (Spaulding) Rawson. She graduated from Windsor High School class of 1939 …

Naomi R. Lucas

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Naomi R. Lucas, 66, died Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014, at her home in White River Jct., Vt. after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Flushing, N.Y. the daughter of William and Helen (Miles) Carlson. Naomi attended …

Frances J. Prior

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

I-89 Bridges Meeting Set for Tonight in West Lebanon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lebanon — State transportation officials are seeking public comment tonight on planned improvements to the Interstate 89 bridges that cross the Connecticut River and carry about 38,000 motorists a day between New Hampshire and Vermont. Meanwhile, work on the Route 4 bridge crossing the Connecticut River between West …

Hartford Selectboard Wants Cost For Quechee's ‘Pocket Parks’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quechee — Town officials want more information about how much it would cost Hartford to build two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge, a popular tourist spot overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The Selectboard …

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on …

Naomi R. Lucas

Thursday, July 24, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Naomi R. Lucas, 66, died Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014, at her home in White River Jct. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served …

Local Roundup: Russell Trails at N.E. Am

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winchester, Mass. — Evan Russell’s defense of his New England Amateur championship got off to a rough start, but not so much that the Grantham resident can’t still compete for a repeat. Russell shot a 3-over-par 74 to open the three-day, 72-hole tournament at Winchester Country Club on …

Iola R. Hoisington

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Iola R. Hoisington, 93, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …