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Olive Burnette Cox Funke

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Greenwood, S.C. — Olive Burnette Cox Funke of Wesley Commons, Greenwood died on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the loving care of family and friends. Olive was born to Logan and Herbert Cox on June 23, 1919, in Lynn, Mass. She attended Lynn Classical High School and New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She later worked for several years at Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She met her future husband, John Funke, Jr. when he began his 45-year career at General Electric in Lynn in 1941. They married in 1943 and shared 63 years together until John’s death in 2006. During their marriage, they lived in Pittsfield, Mass., Schenectady, N.Y., and Greenville, N.C. before retiring …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site further. “It appears to me that they have decided to ignore the vote taken by …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. …

Summer Scene

Friday, July 11, 2014

From left, Rebecca Griggs of Hartford, Vt., Esther Hacker, 10, of Norwich, Vt., Lily Lerner of Hartford, Charles Hacker of Norwich, and Noah Lerner, 12, of Hartford, watch their dogs Greta, bottom, and Happy swim in the Connecticut …

Forum, July 11: You Snubbed a Good Parade; Math Rules Don’t Add Up; Vanity and Immorality; The Co-op Debate

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Snubbed a Good Parade To the Editor: The Lebanon High School Alumni Day parade is a long-time tradition for us folks who live in Lebanon. It’s a big deal! It’s a fun time for classmates working on the floats as a team and a joy to behold …

Hanover Co-op Petitioners Fight to Reinstate Fired Employees

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hanover — Members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society are circulating a petition to reinstate two recently fired Co-op Food Stores employees and to address what they perceive as a lack of transparency from store management regarding the decision. “We have three goals,”said Nora Jacobson, a Norwich resident …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

Saturday Forum: Co-op Principles and Practice

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Message to Co-op Employees To the Editor: I would like to respond to the plethora of letters, written mainly by staff members of the Hanover Co-op administration or past board members. V alley News columnist Jim Kenyon is simply trying to respond to an outcry of employee …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

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, …

Entertainment Highlights: Two Upper Valley Teens Perform With Circus Smirkus

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Greensboro, Vt. — Four days before his fourth and last Opening Night with Circus Smirkus’ annual summer tour of Vermont and New Hampshire, Sam Gurwitt was hoisting himself toward the ceiling of the big-top tent. And again. And …

Thursday Forum: More Support for Fired Co-op Employees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kenyon Probably Nailed It To the Editor: I disagree with Donald Kreis, who wrote to the Forum that Jim Kenyon made an unfair attack in his column in which he described how the Co-op fired two employees without giving them reason, and that he suspected they were fired …