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Entertainment Highlights: Americana Trio Kicks Off a New Road Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the first act of his Rock Farmer Road Show series of folk and Americana concerts, fiddler Patrick Ross is bringing mandolin master Matt Flinner’s trio to West Newbury (Vt.) Hall this Sunday afternoon. And returning a favor, of sorts. “I went to a Matt Flinner concert in a garage in Waitsfield, Vt., in 2000 or 2001. He and (guitarist) David Grier set wind to my sails just as I was gearing up to move to Nashville at 19,” Ross recalled last week. “(Flinner) sold me two of his albums for half price after I told him I was moving to Tennessee. He said to …

Steven Jackson Johnson

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Steven Jackson Johnson was born on June 16, 1947 and passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He was a renaissance man who did a little bit of everything and loved spending time with his family. He was the son of Ronald and Patricia Johnson and Norma Crowley. Steve graduated from Castleton State College with a degree in Education, and …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, has a particular vision for the Upper Valley’s …

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 …

Donald Dudley Carleton

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

West Newbury, Vt. — Donald Dudley Carleton, 79, of West Newbury died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his home. He was born in West Newbury on July 23, 1935, the son of Harold Arthur and Bertha (Gilmore) Carleton. He attended West Newbury Grade School and was a graduate …

Marjorie M. Deming

Friday, March 20, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Marjorie M. Deming, 85, of Newbury died at her home on Pine Street on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, following a period of failing health, she was surrounded by her children and their families. She was born on Aug. 23, 1929, to Edna and Garnett Hebb …

Richard V. Rosén

Friday, March 20, 2015

Middletown, Pa. — Richard V. Rosén formally of Newbury, Vt. died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Frey Village in Middletown. Richard was born on March 30, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of late Andrew John and Astrid (Carlson) Rosén. He was preceded in death …

Oxbow High Proposes Slightly Lower Budget

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australian ballot voting for the Oxbow Union High School budget and other articles on the warning will take place Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bradford Academy building and the Newbury Town Office. The floor meeting will be held the same day at …

Marjorie M. Deming

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Marjorie M. Deming, 85, of Newbury died at her home on Pine Street on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Newbury Congregational Church in Newbury with Rev. Kate …

A Life: Gene Puffer, 1929-2014; ‘He Had a Great Voice for Broadcasting’

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — With a calm tone and deliberate annunciation, Gene Puffer was the voice of the Wells River and Woodsville area for more than two decades. Co-founder of Puffer Broadcasting Inc., Puffer announced a live morning …

Newbury Fire Engine Proposal Fails

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Voters at Tuesday’s Town Meeting defeated an article to raise more than $340,000 for a new fire engine, but they did approve all other spending requests, including the general fund and highway budgets. After nearly 30 minutes of discussion, a paper ballot was called upon …

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? …

Newbury Voters to Decide Whether to Purchase Fire Truck

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newbury Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Newbury Village Hall. Attendees will act on 12 warning articles. Australian ballot voting for town officers will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Newbury, Vt. — Voters in Newbury will decide …