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Peggy Poffenberger is described by friends and loved ones as a woman who loved the outdoors -- particularly gardening, hiking and cross-country skiing. (Family photograph)

A Life: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poffenberger, 1922-2014; ‘Sought Peace, Worked For Peace’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — “Some things — soul-searching things — cannot be planned,” Margaret “Peggy” Poffenberger once wrote in a poem. “Living and dying, the daily and the extraordinary; To fly, purposefully, God-like, honking with wild geese, across the moon, or; to sink wearily, worm-like in Mother Earth, to be eaten by a robin?” Those who knew and loved Poffenberger would likely agree that she lived her life like the wild geese flying across the moon. “She sought peace, worked for peace, and felt peace,” said Brookfield resident Carol Rogers, who describes herself as Poffenberger’s best friend. “And she was able to do all this because …

At the Hospitals: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Motorcycle Ride Will Benefit David’s House Lebanon — A motorcycle ride next month will benefit David’s House, a nonprofit that provides a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The guided ride, set for Aug. 2, leaves from First Congregational Church, 3470 Route 5, Westminster, Vt. It ends at David’s House, …

VTC Plans Milk-Processing Plant

Friday, July 18, 2014

Randolph Center — Vermont Technical College plans to build a milk-processing plant to provide milk to all of Vermont’s state colleges, as well as other institutions across the region. The plant is also intended to serve as a teaching tool for students and entrepreneurs. Brenda Snow, of Sno-Krest Jersey Farm in Brookfield, said …

The Lighter Side of Gay Pride: Randolph Play Festival Takes a Turn Toward Comedy 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Randolph — The importance of being earnest about the lives and tribulations of gays and lesbians will give way to an imperative to laugh, for two of the next 10 nights of the Vermont Pride Theater Summer Festival …

At the Hospitals: July 13, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Appoints Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics Lebanon — Orthopedic surgeon David S. Jevsevar, medical director of Orthopaedic Clinical Program Development for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, has been named vice chair of orthopaedics and director of the …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Upper Valley Students Score Well in Vermont Business Plan Competition

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Several local students were among the winners of a competition that challenges young people to develop their own creative business plans. Makayla Smith and Taylor Rocke, who attended River Valley Technical Center, won second place overall in the Vermont Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning High …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Central Vermont Youngsters Get Creative When Arts Bus Comes to Town

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chelsea — Do monsters skateboard? Can they ride a rope tow? By the time the Kelly green, cartoon-covered Arts Bus left Chelsea on Tuesday afternoon, these and several related queries had been chewed over, if not definitively answered, …

Entertainment Highlights: Director of Randolph’s Chandler Center Plans to Retire in the Fall

Thursday, June 26, 2014

For her final act as executive director of Randolph’s Chandler Center for the Arts, Becky McMeekin expects to join the revelers dancing to the final notes of Celtic and French-Canadian tunes at the 2014 New World Festival late …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

‘The Rest Is Up to You’

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Randolph — Charles Dickens was in the air Friday night at Randolph Union High School’s 2014 graduation. The class of 2014 chose past, present and future as the theme of their graduation, and that theme permeated the ceremony …