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Paul N. Wood

Friday, April 24, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Paul N. Wood, 87, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 9, 1928, in Hartland, Vt. a son of Ralph and Regis (Daley) Wood. After Paul graduated from Hartford High School in 1946 he drove taxi for a time and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving in North Africa. He returned from the service and met Joyce LaRock in Quechee; they were married Nov. 28, 1953. They lived in Connecticut for a short time while Paul worked at Pratt & Whitney before moving back to Vermont, settling in Quechee where they have lived since. Paul worked as a letter carrier for …

St. Johnsbury Mows Down Hartford

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wilder — A loud and prolonged roaring emanated from the lot adjacent to the Dothan Brook School athletic field Thursday, the ruckus caused by a couple of gentlemen racing riding lawnmowers. On the field itself, the Hartford High girls lacrosse team wasn’t able to muster enough horsepower to match St. Johnsbury Academy, falling …

Northern Stage Is Teaming Up With Counterpart Theaters

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dorset, Vt. — Northern Stage will wrap up the inaugural season at its new theater next spring by staging one of the comedies in Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy The Norman Conquests. Artistic director Carol Dunne this week announced the company’s plan to produce Living Together, the first Conquest play, as part of a collaboration with southern Vermont’s Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, according …

Hartford Clears Budget Confusion

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hartford — Following Saturday’s annual Town Meeting from the floor, many voters, including members of the Selectboard, were confused about the actual impact their votes had on the town budget. While the total municipal budget was cut by $40,000, to $15.68 million, from what the Selectboard originally proposed, …

A Life: Betty Wood, 1931-2015; ‘She Would Stand So Others Could Sit’

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sharon — For Betty Wood, retirement meant one thing: more time to volunteer. Wood, a familiar face at the Sharon Food Shelf and VA Medical Center, relished meeting and helping people, and only wanted to further her mission …

Engagement: LaFountaine — Soto

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — Bryan and Jeanne LaFountaine, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their son, Eric M. LaFountaine, to Meiber Soto. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Meiber and Ramon Soto of Managua, Nicaragua. …

At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and …

Parent Discussion in Lebanon Will Focus on Adolescents

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — A discussion for parents of adolescents is set for March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Kilton Public Library. Cindy Pierce, college speaker and comic storyteller, presents “Choosing Your Life, Living Your Choices: Navigating the Influences of Peers, Media and Technology with Your Adolescent.” Topics include sex, …

Birth Announcements: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ADAMS — A daughter, Sara Josephine Adams, born on Feb. 24, 2015, to Amanda Adams and Joey Tebo, of Claremont. BLAKE — A son, Connor Lee Blake, born on March 17, 2015, to Christina Blake, of South Royalton. CHENG — A son, Christopher Cheng, born …

Development Group Names New Leader

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — The Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. has reached out to well-known Upper Valley commercial real estate executive Bob Haynes to succeed its outgoing executive director, Joan Goldstein, at the White River Junction-based regional development …

Hartford Approves Budgets

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hartford — At Hartford’s annual town and school meetings on Saturday, voters approved the $36.1 million budget for Hartford schools and an amended town budget of $15.68 million. The votes altered the March 3 Town Meeting Australian ballot …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Former Woodstock Cop Charged With Violating Release

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodstock — A former Woodstock police officer charged with assaulting his wife pleaded not guilty to two counts of violating a condition of his release that a judge imposed last month. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned on Thursday in Washington Superior Court in Barre, Vt. Prosecutors …