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Lillian DeVaux looks out onto her deck at home in Thetford last October.

A Life: Lillian T. DeVaux, 1921 — 2014: ‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough when she needed to be tough and frugal when she needed to be frugal,” said DeVaux’s friend of more than 20 years, Judy Pease, of Lebanon. “They don’t make them like that anymore.” Friends and …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are going to come from. With six seconds remaining in Friday’s season opener against Bishop Guertin, …

Cleta Pierce Wheeler

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Cleta Pierce Wheeler, 76, of Norwich passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 in Brooksville, Fla. Cleta was born in Waterville, Vt. on Sept. 2, 1937. She graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1954, going on to earn a degree in Nursing from the University of …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Norwich Committee Wants Renovations, Not Move, for Facilities

Friday, August 8, 2014

Norwich — A subcommittee of the Selectboard on Thursday recommended that the town renovate its existing fire and police facilities, rejecting a recommendation of Town Manager Neil Fulton and three department heads to relocate them to a site …

Forum, Aug. 7: Unchristian Act by a Church; Beware of Single-Payer Critics; The Real Oppressor in Gaza and Israel

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unchristian Act by a Church To the Editor: At the Dorchester Selectboard meeting of July 17, the trustees of the Dorchester Community Church, Grace Fraser, Patricia Franz and Michelle Fistek, presented arguments opposing the actions of the Selectboard, which holds the opinion that while there is a historic …

Morris A. Domingue

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Morris Antonio Domingue, 87, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, surrounded by his family. Morris was born the youngest of six children to Emile and Lethesia Domingue on July 29, 1927, in Holyoke, Mass. Born deaf, Morris attended the Clarke School for the Deaf in …

Bradford, Vt., Woman Is High Horses Program Director

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Norwich — Sue Miller, of Bradford, Vt., has been named program director of High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program. The program provides case-specific lessons addressing the physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges of special needs children and adults. Miller …

A Century of Farming in Norwich

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Norwich — A Norwich family marked 100 years of farm life yesterday with hayrides, games and dinner, photographs, storytelling and socializing. Meeting House Farm, owned by Jay and Deb Van Arman, has been in the family for a …

Hazel F. Hickson

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Committal services for Hazel F. Hickson, 94, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H., will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Hillside Cemetery in Norwich. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted …

Forum, Aug. 2: Middle Class Problems; Peace in the Mideast; Fast Times on Route 4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rise and Fall of the Middle Class To the Editor: As a teacher of a course on the declining middle class at OSHER@Dartmouth in the past and again this fall (“The Puzzle of Our Time: Can the Middle Class Be Saved?”), I was particularly interested in the recent …

Forum, Aug. 1: Columnist Fatigue; Co-op Principles; Shop Locally, but Be Earth-Friendly

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Case of Columnist Fatigue To the Editor: Experiencing Co-op fatigue? No, I’m experiencing a severe case of Kenyon fatigue. In his latest screed (“Bunker Mentality,” July 27), he dismisses the letters and testimony of employees who claim to be happy with their jobs and well-treated as being …