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Colleen Martha Trudo

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Colleen Martha Trudo, 66, of Sharon passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at The Tuscany House in Summerfield, Fla. Colleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family. Colleen also loved her four dogs very dearly. She was a woman with a compassionate giving heart that had a smile and amazing personality that touched so many. We will forever love and miss her. She is survived by her husband, Douglas P. Trudo I of Sharon. She is survived by her two children: Douglas P. Trudo II and his wife, Amanda Trudo of Springville, Ala. and Michele Clark and her fiancé Dave Dancosse of Westminster, Vt.; her sister, …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 percent of that money going to the projects in the three Upper Valley towns. “We …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid …

TSA Basketball Stays on Key

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sharon — Even before stepping onto the gymnasium floor Tuesday for practice with the Sharon Academy boys basketball team, Brandon Tracy was already happy with his performance. As one of three Phoenix juniors auditioning for a student-produced musical, …

Letter: Different Priorities for Marijuana

Saturday, January 11, 2014

To the Editor: Recently, I wrote to advocate the legalization of all drugs, but particularly marijuana, as the only fair and humane way to deal with one of society’s great ills. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the New Hampshire House is set to vote next …

Letter: Obama’s Bad Decisions

Saturday, January 11, 2014

To the Editor: In his letter “Ignore Republican Propaganda,” (Dec. 31), Robert Pollard demonstrated misinformation and emotion-based partisanship. Contrary to his accusations, not everyone who opposes Obamacare marches to the beat of the drums of conservative talking heads. Many oppose it because our government rarely does anything efficiently …

Letter: Obama’s Bad Decisions

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Obama’s Many Bad Decisions To the Editor: In his letter “Ignore Republican Propaganda” (Dec. 31), Robert Pollard demonstrated misinformation and emotion-based partisanship. Contrary to his accusations, not everyone who opposes Obamacare marches to the beat of conservative talking heads. Many oppose it because our government rarely does anything …

Fire Destroys Strafford Home

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Strafford home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday evening. Property owners Dot and Bill Burden said the blaze started on their two-story home's deck. The couple was not injured. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, …

Frozen Fun Under the Lights: Residents Enjoy Night Skating in Sharon

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sharon — As the sun went down and the lights came on, Willow Clifford skated around an outdoor ice rink, speeding around the edges, using a walker for support. For Willow, 6, the appeal of lacing up skates …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Letter: Criminalization Isn’t the Answer

Sunday, December 29, 2013

To the Editor: Reading Ben Barber’s op-ed piece (“We’ll Pay a High Price for Legalizing Pot,” Dec. 20) reminded me once again of the hilarity of listening to educated people saying incredibly stupid things. Having smoked pot for almost 40 years — although not at all in the …

Letter: A Big Loss and a Big Gain

Friday, December 27, 2013

To the Editor: The Vermont Legislature will face complex and vexing issues when it convenes in early January. Among the new faces seeking solutions, Kathy Hoyt will join me in representing Sharon, Strafford, Thetford and Norwich. As many who have followed her career know, she is likely the …

Peter David Hottenstein

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sharon, Vt. — Peter David Hottenstein, 80, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the Mertens House in Woodstock, Vt. Peter was born on June 24, 1933 in Springfield, Pa., the son of Edward Schroyer and Marie Louise (Cox) Hottenstein. Peter graduated from Springfield (Pa.) High School in …