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Jonathan “Jack” Charles Maxham

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Jonathan “Jack” Charles Maxham, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. The son of Henry and Martha (Bailey) Maxham, Jack was born on May 30, 1949 in Hanover, N.H. Jack graduated from Woodstock Union High School and the New Hampshire Technical College with a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the Army Reserves and worked on the family farm for several years before beginning a 40+ year career with Granite State Electric (now National Grid), retiring in May as the lead technician in the communications department. In the winter of 1977, he met Kristen “Krit” Wilson on the local snowmobile trails, and they …

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 …

Jonathan “Jack” Maxham

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. There will be a graveside service on Friday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Cemetery on LaBounty Road in Pomfret followed by a gathering at the Pomfret Town Hall. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Edna Miriam “Mitzi” (Vaughan) Keleher

Friday, May 2, 2014

Concord, Mass. — Edna Miriam “Mitzi” (Vaughan) Keleher, age 89 on Friday, April 25, 2014, at home in Concord with her loving family around her. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyo. she was a descendent of the Vaughan family of Pomfret, Vt. and Middleboro, Mass. In her early …

Letter: 50-50 Parenting

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To the Editor: I cannot get out of my mind the decision by the Vermont Supreme Court concerning pets (“Court: No Joint Custody of Pets,” front page, April 26). The decision to leave the dog with his current owner seems to me exactly right. In the words of …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at …

Letter: Silence on Health Care Funding

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Silence on Health-Care Funding To the Editor: I am in full agreement about the merits and need for health-care reform. But I don’t understand why an agrarian state and the second least populated with a somewhat dismal business reputation had to go down the road to universal single-payer …

Letter: Jumping Ship on Single-Payer?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: Vt. state Sen. John Campbell has given up his commitment to a universal, everyone-in, no-one-left-out publicly financed health-care system, one which our governor and a majority of Vermonters are moving toward. His salvo March 25 to a VPR reporter, stating that “single-payer may not be …

Connecticut River Restoration Project Gets $14,000 Grant

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Woodstock — The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently received a grant for $14,148 from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to support a river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock. The Ecosystem Restoration Program grant will fund the purchase and delivery of 1,300 trees, project design and staff …