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Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My concern is that, in politics, TV ads are a major source. To cite some numbers and comments from the field of political …

Recreation Notes: Big Grant Paves Way for Mascoma Greenway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mascoma River Greenway Coalition isn’t letting the summer slip away quietly. The grass-roots organization on Thursday will host a check presentation, concert and fireworks display to celebrate its reception of a $350,000 grant awarded by the Timken Foundation. The money will be used to help construct the Mascoma River Greenway, an envisioned …

Welcome Aboard

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Renata Walker works on a chalk drawing of a Viking ship to accompany the Norse mythology lesson she has planned for her fourth-grade class at the Upper Valley Waldorf School in Quechee. School begins at the Upper Valley Waldorf School next Tuesday; however, a number of schools begin classes this week. Valley News …

Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Arden “Bart” Barton, Jr.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — Mr. Arden “Bart” Barton, Jr., age 79, of Willard Road, Quechee, Vt. and formerly of Main Street, Hope Valley, R.I., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his home in Vermont. He was the husband of the late Joyce E. (Murphy) Barton Born Oct. 19, 1934, …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Hartford 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

George G. Gyorky

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — George G. Gyorky, known as “Géza” to family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, surrounded by those who loved him at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. He was born in Békéscsaba, Hungary on …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

So Much More Than a Garden

Sunday, August 17, 2014

White River Junction — Considering the cost of water, fertilizer and his own labor, it would probably be cheaper to buy vegetables than grow them himself, but to Nalin Patel, the garden on the grounds of the Pine …

Wedding: Blickarz — Perreault

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wilder — Catherine E. Blickarz and Roger D. Perreault were married on July 18, 2014, on Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts. The bride is the daughter of Mary Ann and Mike Blickarz, of Wilder. She graduated from Hartford High …

White River Growpro Opens

Sunday, August 17, 2014

White River Junction — Kendall Smith and Stephanie Waterman have turned their passion for gardening into a business with the opening earlier this summer of White River Growpro. Located on South Main Street, near Big Fatty’s BBQ and Elixir Restaurant, the couple said the store will fill a …

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Situation That Had to End To the Editor: The editorial “Loyalty and Profits at Market Basket” in the Sunday Valley News Aug. 3 was excellent. “Let them eat cake!” “Hell, no,” said the customers. At my age, nearly 80, like many others, I have been there when …