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Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in the disparity among the ways various illnesses are treated, the basic premise under which mental health care is provided, well beyond Vermont, …

Anniversary: Kenyon — Mattson

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hartford — Susan and Robert Mattson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with friends on Sept. 1, 2014, at the Black Rock Steakhouse Restaurant in Springfield, Vt. The couple has lived in Hartford for the last 29 years. Robert Mattson grew up in Vermont and worked as an air conditioning sales engineer and in …

Writing a World to Explore

Friday, September 26, 2014

When readers pick up S.S. Taylor’s latest book, The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair, she has a few goals in mind for them: To be engaged, to have fun and to sympathize with the characters. But her greatest goal is the same for Taylor as an author and a reader: …

Richard O. Beland

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Richard O. Beland, 82, of Hartland, passed away quietly on Tuesday July 8, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born to the late Margret Renault and Aristride H. Beland on July 15, 1931, in Barre, Vt. Richard attended Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H. Richard …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Forum, July 1: The Co-op Debate; Lebanon Barber Shop Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Poor Tactics at the Co-op To the Editor: Democracy and freedom are being taken away from employees in the Upper Valley. Employers are “managing” with an iron fist in order to intimidate and keep their employees quiet and in line. The Co-op fired two of their best employees …

Vivian Babbie Bement

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

North Hartland, Vt. — Vivian Babbie Bement died Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, at her home in North Hartland, attended by her son and grandson who cared for her during her last illness. Vivian was born to Alfred and Hazel (Rushlow) Babbie on Sept 27, 1924 in Mooers, …

A Life: Ashley Wyatt Gravelle, 1970 — 2014, "She Never Stopped Moving"

Monday, June 30, 2014

West Windsor — The annual West Windsor Forest 5 & Dime trail race normally draws a little under 200 participants. But o nce word got out that this year’s event would double as a barbecue to celebrate the …

Forum, June 29: The Science of Fluoride; Lebanon’s July 4th Offerings; Executive Orders

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Scientifically Sound Decision To the Editor: As a member of the Hartford Selectboard, I read the recent editorial on Hartford’s decision about fluoride with particular interest (“Hartford Brushes Off Fluoridation Science,” June 22). The editor’s claim that the Selectboard did not “wish to go to the trouble …

Vivian B. Bement

Saturday, June 28, 2014

North Hartland, Vt. — Vivian B. Bement, 89, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at home with her son in North Hartland. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Lauren Evan Perry

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Lauren Evan Perry, 76, passed away in his home Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born May 10, 1937, to Russ Perry & Helen (Crandall) Perry on his family’s farm in Hartland. Lauren lived his entire life in Hartland, except for his time in the …

Windsor’s Wood Continuing Field Hockey Progression

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Windsor — She speaks softly and carries a big stick. Make that a field hockey stick. Windsor’s Haley Wood is hoping her ability with that stick will help her to become one of the country’s elite players in …

No Time to Rest for Windsor Grad

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The only reason Amber Heath didn’t play softball at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., this spring was that the Eagles discontinued the sport. That’s about what it takes to keep the junior out of active competition. This …