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Sisters On Shin Pierson, left, and Debbie Clough, both of Grafton, N.H., sing and play guitar at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H., on April 15, 2015. Kenneth Underhill, of Hartland, Vt., with his harmonica and his daughter Tess with a tambourine were sitting in on the hour long session of songs and jokes. Underhill was there to visit his father a resident at the facility. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, of Grafton, and Sandi Pierson, of Orange, enter the room followed by a little dog named Cuckoo. The sisters greet each resident …

Clara Hawthorne

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Boscaswen, N.H. — Clara Hawthorne, 91, passed away at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscaswen, on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born on May 15, 1923, in Sanbornton, N.H., to Elsworth and Esther (Cummings) Harris. Clara graduated from Franklin, N.H. high school and the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. In 1946, she married Robert Hawthorne. They spent most of their …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 strikeouts, a career high. Hussey’s most cherished moment was instead his first career home run, …

Laurette Marguerite Houle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Irasburg, Vt. — Laurette Marguerite Houle, 89, of Irasburg, died peacefully at Maple Lane Nursing Home on Monday, March 9, 2015, after a year of failing health. She is survived by Adrien, her husband of 67 years; and their children: Elaine Baxter and her spouse, Thomas of Geneva, …

Three? It’s No Crowd; If It’s a Sport, Windsor’s Comstock Plays It — and Probably Well

Monday, March 9, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A body is never at rest in the universe of Katey Comstock. The shot put flies, the basketball slaps the floor, the bowling ball bears down without mercy on the pins. Sitting is not Comstock’s …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Melissa Brown Ambros

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — A public celebration of the life of author Melissa Brown Ambros, 97, a resident writer of Hartland for over 60 years who died Dec. 12, 2014, in Windsor, Vt., will be held Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 8 Brownsville …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Hartland’s Newest Eagle Scout

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Riley R. Strawbridge, of Hartland, watches his mother, Jean Strawbridge, attach his Eagle medal to his uniform. The 17-year-old Hartford High School senior attained the rank on Oct. 15, and an Eagle Court of Honor was held for …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded …

In Hartland, a Lively Debate on the Future of Pot in Vermont

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hartland — Advocates and opponents of marijuana legalization participated in a public forum in Hartland on Thursday night discussing the merits of proposals in Montpelier to make the drug legal and regulate its use. Though state legislators have said a bill is unlikely to pass during this session, …

Marijuana Forum Set In Hartland

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hartland — A free forum on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Vermont is set for Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Damon Hall. The forum, hosted by the Windsor County Democratic Committee, will present both sides of the question, which state legislators will consider this session. Speakers Matt …

Contested Races, Gun Range on Hartland’s Plate

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hartland’s annual School District Meeting will be held Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. Town Meeting takes place Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m., with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The meetings and voting …