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Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr., 65, died Monday Sept. 29, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Lebanon, a son of Charles and Helen (Johnson) Hodgdon. Charlie attended schools in Norwich and graduated from Hanover High School before serving in Germany with the US Army during the Vietnam War. After returning from his service in the military, Charlie worked at …

Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in the disparity among the ways various illnesses are treated, the basic premise under which mental …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BERNAT — A granddaughter, Zoe Elise Bernat, born on Aug. 15, 2014, to paternal grandparents Judy and Jim Bernat, of Norwich, and paternal great-grandmother, Jean Lenzner, of Norwich. …

Forum, Aug. 18: Lessons From a Tragedy; We Back Briglin; Keep Watch at Lebanon High

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lessons From a Tragedy To the Editor: The Unity crash involving four teenagers and the loss of three young lives was a topic of discussion in my driver education class. It is the worst of nightmares when someone pays the ultimate price for their actions. My sincere sympathies …

Veterans Memorial in the Works in Norwich

Monday, August 18, 2014

Norwich — The local American Legion post wants to commemorate post-Vietnam War veterans from Norwich with a new monument on Beaver Meadow Road. There’s only one problem: The group can’t find them. When Jim Harlow, commander of the Lyman F. Pell American Legion post in Norwich, was drafted …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

High Horses Volunteer, Quarter Horse Honored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — A volunteer and a horse with High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program were recently honored for their work. Becky Foulk was named Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s volunteer of the year for Region 1, which includes …

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 …