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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 …

Forum, Aug. 15: The Importance of Staging; Ovation for the Orchestra

Friday, August 15, 2014

An Omission in the Production To the Editor: Opera North’s performance of My Fair Lady at the Lebanon Opera House had all the virtues identified by Nicola Smith in her review: strong lead actors, familiar and evocative music, and a satisfying finish as a production (“Opera North Opens …

M. Agatha (Aggie) Hennessy

Friday, August 15, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — Peacefully, M. Agatha (Aggie) Hennessy passed away at her Quechee, home on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, surrounded physically and spiritually by her family. Aggie spent her last days facing a view of the vast peace and beauty of her much beloved Vermont. The daughter of …

Art Notes: Photographs Mark Time at the Coolidge

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On one level the photographs of Rosamond Orford, which are exhibited in the Zollikofer Gallery in the lobby of the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction , are striking landscapes, pleasing arrangements of color and light; on a …

Wet Walk in White River Junction

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After picking up a cup of coffee, Ted Carbino walks back home in White River Junction Wednesday.Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Mary “Aggie” Hennessy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — Mary “Aggie” Hennessy, 91, died at her home in Quechee Monday evening Aug. 11, 2014. Visiting hours will be held at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock on Friday evening, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be …

Hayward B. Crewe

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Hayward B. Crewe, 89, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Center in Windsor. He was born April 30, 1925, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. a son of Benaiah and Lena (Salsman) Crewe. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Mich. …

Forum, Aug. 9: Remember the Orchestra; Change in Vermont; Thanks, Kathy Hoyt

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Don’t Overlook the Orchestra To the Editor: In reading Nicola Smith’s narratives of each of Opera North productions this summer, including a “back stage account,” I noticed that the 27 orchestral musicians and their work were never mentioned in any capacity. This is scary to me because it …

Last Call at White River Junction Watering Hole

Saturday, August 9, 2014

White River Junction — Regulars at CJ’s at Than Wheeler’s Tavern were saddened to find out this week that the popular local bar and restaurant would be closing next week. Christene Demers, who runs the tavern with her …

Enfield Dog Park Gets Money it Needs

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Enfield — Animal lovers hoping to build a dog park along Route 4A have won enough nonprofit and corporate financial backing to make their canine haven a reality. The Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters received a $25,000 corporate …

Edward Patrick “Coach” Kehoe, Jr.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Edward P. Kehoe, Jr. 50, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at home with his family in Wilder after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 22, 1963, in St. Albans, N.Y. a son of Edward and Grace (Delahanty) Kehoe. Ed grew up …