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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 …

‘You Cannot Leave the Land’: Randolph Center Farmer Carries on After Stroke

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Randolph Center — With the grass about ready to cut for haylage, a flat tire on the Ford just wouldn’t do. So John Osha caught a ride down to the parts store with a student who works on …

South Royalton Baseball Keeps Rolling

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thetford — After Thursday’s 8-1 win at Thetford Academy, the South Royalton School baseball team is 13-2 and beating opponents by an average score of 11-3. Last year’s VPA Division IV champion returned six starters and five core …

Frederic Winslow Locke

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Frederic Winslow Locke “Fred” died in his home in Randolph on Monday, Memorial Day, June 26, 2014. Fred was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 9, 1926, to Richard Baldwin Locke and Helen Joyce Locke. He grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, and graduated from Belmont …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

At the Hospitals: May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gifford Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Randolph — Gifford Medical Center in Randolph has been named among the nation’s top 100 performing critical access hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics. The designation is based on iVantage’s “Hospital Strength …

At the Hospitals: May 18, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gifford Breaks Ground On Senior Living Community Randolph Center — Gifford Medical Center recently broke ground on a senior living community. For more than two years, Gifford has been working to gain approvals and move forward with the …

Vermont Tech to Offer Renewable Energy Degree

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College will launch a bachelor’s degree program in renewable energy this fall. David Blittersdorf, renewable energy entrepreneur and president and CEO of Williston-based AllEarth Renewables, has committed $120,000 to support the new program, which is designed to prepare graduates to help Vermont reach its …

Samuel Izzo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Graveside Committal Services and Military Rites for Samuel Izzo, 87, who died Dec. 22, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph, with Rev. John Milanese, officiating. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home. …

At the Hospitals: May 11, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dartmouth Researchers Find Savings in Cancer Care Lebanon — Researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice report that savings in the cost of cancer care may be found in accountable care organizations through reductions …

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 …