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Oscar S. Ferris

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

North Randolph, Vt. — Oscar S. Ferris, 87, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in the same room where he was born at his home in North Randolph after a four year illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in North Randolph, the son of Donald and Vernie (Smith) Ferris. He attended school in North Randolph and later Randolph High School in Randolph, Vt. On Aug. 2, 1952, he married Marilyn Mowatt of Royalton, Vt. They lived a short time in Royalton before moving to the family farm in North Randolph. Oscar was a dairy farmer with his father before taking over their “Ferrisdale” farm. Oscar ran the farm until his retirement in 1989. He …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dartmouth Faculty, Alumni Discuss Advances in Disease Treatments Hanover — Faculty and alumni of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will discuss recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases in a free medical education session on Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. The event, part of Geisel’s …

Video: Molten Metal at Vermont Castings

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Eighty-five tons of brake rotors and scrap iron move through the Vermont Castings Foundry in Randolph each day. It is melted, molded, drilled and ground into the parts that become wood stoves at the company's assembly plant in Bethel.   Though it was founded in 1975, the company built its foundry in 1979. "I …

Nancy Ellen Harlan Mandigo

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Northfield, Vt. — There was a celebration in Heaven on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, when Nancy arrived. Nancy Ellen Rorabaugh was born on April 1, 1926, the only child of Merrill S. and Jessye (Frampton) Rorabaugh. Raised in New Kensington, Pa. she always obeyed her parents and maintained …

Forum, Aug. 5: Oppression in Palestine; Co-op Coverage; Gun Sense; Health Insurance for the People

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oppression in Palestine To the Editor: I am writing in deep appreciation of the letter from Mary J. Wilson in the Valley News (“The Abuse in Palestine,” July 18). I am not anti-Semitic. I have great respect for the Jewish religion and for Jewish people and their many …

Births: Aug. 3, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Gifford Medical Center PACHECO — A daughter, Aria Lillian Pacheco, born on July 14, 2014, to Jessica and Emanuel Pacheco, of Randolph. …

Freshly Brewed: Entrepreneur Hits Market With New Craft Beer

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Braintree, Vt. — Located off a scenic dirt road not too far from Randolph, Michael Czok’s new Bent Hill Brewery could be considered a little off the beaten path. But “we’re getting the word out that we’re here, …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …