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Jim Masland of Thetford, left, pours a glass of water for Steve Lajoie while campaigning to retain his seat in the legislature in front of Tracy Hall in Norwich, Vt. with fellow candidates Tim Briglin of Thetford, right, and Irv Thomae of Norwich, second from right, and Briglin supporter Arline Rotman of Norwich, middle, Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Thomae brought the jar of ice water to share as the shade diminished on the Tracy Hall lawn.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Briglin, Masland Win Democratic Primary for Two Vt. House Seats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. With three of four towns reporting unofficial results, Briglin was in first with 1019 votes to Masland’s 942. Candidates Irv Thomae, of …

Norwich Taxes Weighed at Survey Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the results of a town survey that included questions on public facilities projects and tax rates. Monday’s meeting took place in advance of the Selectboard’s regular Wednesday meeting, where the board will advise the town manager on preparing next year’s budget. The questionnaire had 308 respondents, or roughly 9 percent …

Wedding: Parker — Carroll

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lyme — Charlotte Ames Parker and Nathan Carroll were married on May 31, 2014, in Lyme. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Louise Beggs and Douglas Gest, of Meriden, and Henry Worth Parker and Mary-Margaret Andrews, of Norwich. She graduated from Hanover High School in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s degree in …

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 …

Thomas Francis Clinton

Friday, August 1, 2014

Attleboro, Mass. — Thomas Francis Clinton, 71, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home in Attleboro, the house where he grew up. Tom was born Jan. 29, 1943, the son of the late Thomas Francis Clinton and Lillian …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that …

Granville “Red” Austin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. — On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Granville “Red” Austin, 87, died at his home in Washington D.C. The youngest child of Captain Albert Murray Austin and Madeline Power, he was born in Boston in 1927. His two siblings were Calvin and Shirley Austin. The Austins moved …

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 …

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 …