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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 intimidated or insufficiently serious (since they are “happy with collecting a paycheck and receiving decent health benefits”). This is classic Kenyon: ignore …

Engagement: Mitchell — Miller

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Orford — Ross and Tara Mitchell, of Orford, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Marin Blair Mitchell. to Jake William Miller. The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Mass. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural design from Parsons The New School for Design in New …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been superior to that of most U.S. papers, large and small. With the op-ed on Tariq, …

Scott Brown Stumps in Upper Valley

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Orford — Come Maple Weekend in New Hampshire, Peter Thomson knows he can count on fellow Orford residents Keith and Karen Wertman to help welcome visitors to his Mount Cube Sugar Farm and ring up their purchases of …

Letter: Quakers Working to End Death Penalty

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the Editor: The Hanover monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) honors the supreme value of each life and the transformative power of love to change lives, and opposes actions of the state to end lives. Quakers have long worked with many other faith groups …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 21

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Write-In Candidate Elected To Rivendell Board Orford — Vershire voters elected Jean MacDonald to the Rivendell School Board for a one-year term with ballots cast before, during and after the district’s annual meeting at Rivendell Academy, Tuesday. As …

Rivendell District’s Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orford — In an efficient hour-long meeting, voters from the four communities of the Rivendell Interstate School District approved a budget of $9.8 million from the gym floor at Rivendell Academy on Tuesday evening. Also by voice vote, attendees said ‘yes’ to a $50,000 allocation for a capital …

Letter: What’s Up at the Coolidge Foundation?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

To the Editor: A recent news item from Vermont Public Radio reports that The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth, Vt., will pay Amity Shlaes, a New York-based conservative writer, annual compensation of $250,000 to serve as its CEO over the next four years. Seems a bit strange, …

Rivendell School Budget Up 1.7%

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rivendell Academy in Orford. Voting for the district’s elected positions will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the academy. Orford — Voters in the Rivendell Interstate School District’s will decide on a proposed …

Letter: The Balance Has Tipped Against Us

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To the Editor: The global warming we are experiencing is unquestionably man-made. Carbon-based fossil fuels are a form of stored solar energy made from decomposed animal and vegetable matter. When we burn them we release this energy into a system, which is heated primarily by radiant heat from …

Orford Fire Chief to Be Appointed

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Orford — Debates over the budget took a back seat this year as more than 200 residents attended Town Meeting Tuesday night to debate the Selectboard’s attempts to change how volunteers become members of Orford’s volunteer fire department. …

Late Start for Maple Sugarmakers; Cold Spell Crimps Sap Flow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hartland — Most area sugarmakers have yet to begin boiling sap into syrup, but it’s too early to say what the delayed start and lingering cold will mean for production this season. “If it comes off within the …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …