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Letter: U.S. Debt Out of Control

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: The article about the U.S. deficit (“Shrinking Deficits Silence Foreign Scolds” front page , April 15), makes it sound as though our financial situation is rapidly improving: “the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years.” The latest estimate for the deficit from the Congressional Budget Office is $514 billion. When added to all our previous deficits, our national debt will be more than $17 trillion. …

Gerard D. Stevens

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Gerard D. Stevens, 67, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home in Strafford after a couragous battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, VT. …

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 concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and …

Letter: No Assault on Religious Liberty

Sunday, March 9, 2014

To the Editor: Margaret Drye has grossly confused the loss of Christian privilege with religious persecution (“Town Meeting and Public Prayer,” Perspectives, March 2). She isn’t alone in her delusive cries of victimization, but she is no less wrong. Consider this: Houses of worship and religiously-affiliated groups are …

Susan E. Lawrence

Saturday, March 8, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Susan E. Lawrence, 59, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Cedar Hill Health and Rehab in Windsor, Vt. after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born July 4, 1954, in Peterborough, N.H., the daughter of Donald and Olive (Murray) Parker. She …

Group Seeks To Double Solar Homes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hartford — To help facilitate the adoption of solar energy, five Upper Valley energy committees, including Plainfield, have signed on to a Vital Communities’ initiative called Solarize Upper Valley. They aim to double the number of solar-powered residences in just 15 weeks. “It’s much easier than it was …

Susan E. Lawrence

Friday, March 7, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Susan E. Lawrence, 59, died Wednesday, March 6, 2014, at Cedar Hill Health and Rehab in Windsor. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …

Strafford OKs 22 Percent Increase in Town Taxes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Strafford — Penalties for late taxes and Strafford’s $140,000 deficit dominated discussion at Tuesday’s nearly five-hour Town Meeting, which started at 9 a.m., broke for lunch a half-hour late, and resumed after the school meeting. On the school …

Roderick “Rod” Joseph Maclay II

Saturday, March 1, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Roderick “Rod” Joseph Maclay II, 57, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014. He was born on Aug. 20, 1956, in Lebanon, N.H. and was the son of Roderick Joseph Maclay and Janet Bacon Maclay. Rod is survived by three daughters, …

Roderick “Rod” Maclay II

Friday, February 28, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Roderick “Rod” Maclay II, 57, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at his home in South Strafford, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT. …

Policy for Late Taxes On Strafford Warning

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Strafford Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 9 a.m. in the Town House to act upon 14 warning articles. The school meeting will be held in the Town House on the same day at …

Power Line Boosts Hopes for Strafford Solar Array

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Strafford — The Environmental Protection Agency will review its cleanup of the Elizabeth Mine, one of almost 30 so-called Superfund sites in New England whose cleanup is up for review this year. Superfund site cleanups, which involve remediation …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …