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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 …

Birth Announcements: April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WRIGHT — A daughter, Ava Jean Wright, born April 5, 2014, to Carrie and Nathan Wright, of Randolph. …

More Heat, Then Light: Randolph Firm Charged Up About Woodstove Lamp

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Randolph — A cadre of engineers has come up with a way to recycle heat from woodstoves and bring light to dark winter nights. The engineers at TEGpro, a new division of Randolph-based LED Dynamics, have developed technology …

At the Hospitals: April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gifford Mammography, Nuclear Medicine Earn National Accreditation Randolph — Gifford Medical Center’s mammography and nuclear medicine departments have both been awarded three-year reaccreditations by the American College of Radiology. The accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting American …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves …

I-89 Rest Area Plans Stalled In Randolph

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Randolph — In January 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin praised a proposal from a prominent developer to construct the state’s first privately funded, public rest area. But the project off Interstate 89 in Randolph would impact some of the region’s prime farmland. Opposition from both state regulators and environmentalists …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is …

No Paving for ‘Bumpy’ Route 113

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thetford Center — Jeff Cadorette has been driving on Route 113 for three years as part of his route delivering Hershey’s ice cream to stores every week. It’s not the worst road he travels on, he said, but …

Witnesses for the Defense: S. Royalton Returns Plenty From Title Run

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

South Royalton — All championship teams must turn the proverbial page at the outset of the following season. Fortunately for the South Royalton High baseball team, the next chapter likely won’t include many plot twists. Six of nine …

Budget Shortfall At VTC Is $2.5M

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College is looking at a budget shortfall of $2.5 million. The financial bombshell was dropped Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees by Dan Smith, who at the meeting was appointed interim president for VTC. Smith pointed to …