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Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Randolph, Vt., — Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson, 69, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center’s Garden Room. She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Newport the daughter of Donald and Anne (Norway) Lawson. “Ginger” lived with her family in Coventry until early adolescence when she moved to the Brandon Training School. She lived there for over 30 years. Once she left Brandon, she lived with several foster families. For the past 12 years, she lived with the loving and caring family of Kelly and Mark Smith. Despite her disabilities, Ginger was known for her easy going personality and wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by her foster family Kelly and Mark Smith …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MORSE — A son, Tucker James Morse, born on Dec. 2, 2014, to Tiana and Ryan Morse, of Orford. Gifford Medical Center MAXHAM — A daughter, Macayla Lynn Maxham, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Tracy and Eric Maxham, of Randolph. McCUSKER — A son, Elet Winthrop McCusker, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Kristin and Angus McCusker, of Bethel. …

Two Facing Charges In Rash of Burglaries In Randolph Area

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Randolph — Two area men face charges in connection with a rash of burglaries in the area, Vermont State Police said. Kyle Pickett, 20, of Braintree, Vt., and Richard Oconnell, 18, of Randolph, were arrested after they fled the scene of a burglary in progress on Peth Road in Braintree on the morning …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Randolph Wreaths Glow Solar

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Randolph — Solar energy has been developed to power homes, business, municipalities, cars and planes. Now, a Randolph firm has adapted it for a heretofore underserved energy need: lighting Christmas wreaths. LEDdynamics Inc., which develops and manufactures light-emitting …

VTC Cuts 8 From Full-Time Faculty

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Randolph — Eight full-time faculty at Vermont Technical College received layoff notices this week. The action is part of a large-scale financial reorganization that could have major implications for the school’s course offerings. Senior professors are being offered cash incentives to retire early, and up to 27 adjunct …

Vt. Health Site Better, Not Best

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White River Junction — The state’s $100-million website has sometimes been absent without leave during Vermont’s second annual campaign for expanded health insurance coverage, but that hasn’t halted progress in the effort, according to some navigators and brokers. Consider the experience of Ken Parker, a White River Junction …

Roberta E. Soule

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Roberta E. Soule, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Randolph. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at a later …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

Gloria Ann Clarke

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Gloria Ann Clarke, 93, of Randolph, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Barnard. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Day Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear here at a later date. …

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …