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Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating 200,000 people will attend the People’s Climate March, which is scheduled two days in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit in …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of a suspicious-looking soda bottle.” The bottle was thought to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine cook or …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on …

The Self-Conscious Cardinal

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I’ve been a writer since I was about 7 years old, when I started writing poems, and though I have sometimes found myself blocked it was not a frequent occurrence. For one thing, the life I lived before …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …

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 …