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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 …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

‘Hard Work and Dedication’: In South Royalton, a Son Shares His Late Father’s Wisdom

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ South Royalton — Before he died at age 61 last June, former Royalton School Board member and town attorney Frank Berk taught his four children not to dwell on losses — of …

Sunapee Graduates Urged to Savor Every Moment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunapee — Like most graduates, members of the Sunapee Middle High School class of 2014 spent part of their graduation ceremony looking back on their years together and part of it imagining their futures. But rather than psyching each other up to go out and take on the …

Forum, June 12: Rieseberg’s Contract; Negative News Coverage; Videotaping a Woman Feeding Cats

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Rieseberg’s Contract To the Editor: The point of the open letter we are circulating in Hartford is to bring an end to the self-renewing contract the town manager enjoys. Under the terms of the contract, the Selectboard does not need to vote on renewing his contract; it …

South Royalton’s Baseball Season Ends in Shocking Fashion

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Poultney, Vt. — Seeing that the tiny town of Poultney appears to lack an Elm Street, terming the South Royalton School baseball team’s ouster from the Vermont Division III tournament the Nightmare on East Main will have to suffice. Tuesday’s 19-0 semifinal decimation at the hands, arms, feet, …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Carlene E. Osgood Dean

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Carlene E. Osgood Dean, 62, of Randolph, died peacefully Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at her home. Visting hour is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 11 a.m. …

Carlene E. Osgood Dean

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Carlene E. Osgood Dean, 62, of Randolph, died peacefully Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at her home. Visting hour is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 11 a.m. …

Carlene Dean

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Carlene Dean, 62, of Randolph, died peacefully, Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home. …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …