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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 waste committees, among other attendees, was called to discuss the findings of a long-awaited study by Ascutney-based DSM Environmental Services, which looked at ways to manage solid waste issues cooperatively. Vermont towns are particularly pressed to address these issues because of Act 148, a state law passed in 2012 which spurs towns …

Push Smart

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jackson Robert Avery, 4, of Strafford, pushes his ATV back into the garage after pushing it out into the driveway to sit on it at his home in Strafford on Friday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Forum, July 15: Immigration Crisis; A World Beyond the Co-op; Help Clean the Mascoma River; Troubles With Norwich Website

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Help Clean Up the Mascoma To the Editor: The Mascoma River is due for another heavy cleaning, and two local Rotary Clubs are gearing up to do that on Saturday. A volunteer army made up of the Rotary Club of Lebanon and the Lebanon-Riverside Club will join forces and “hand-scrub” the river. Every other year, Ernst Oidtmann, chairman of the cleanup project, assembles …

Kendall Ankeny Mix

Saturday, June 7, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Kendall Ankeny Mix died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her home in South Strafford. She had suffered from dementia for several years. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn. June 21, 1927, the oldest child of DeWalt and Marie Hamm Ankeny. She graduated from the …

Letter: Solving the Inequality Problem

Friday, May 16, 2014

To the Editor: I recently attended a Dartmouth College debate between two well-known and highly respected economists, Greg Mankiw and Jared Bernstein, on the topic of income inequality. I also teach a course on this topic. What I found particularly interesting was that, despite the fact that each …

Letter: Solving the Inequality Problem

Friday, May 16, 2014

Solving the Inequality Problem To the Editor: I recently attended a Dartmouth College debate between two well-known and highly respected economists, Greg Mankiw and Jared Bernstein, on the topic of income inequality. I also teach a course on this topic for ILEAD. What I found particularly interesting was …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Letter: How Will Consolidation Work?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

To the Editor: H. 883, the bill on school consolidation, passed the Vermont House, but even the representatives who voted for it don’t seem to be clear on what it really would mean. How would it change the size of Vermont schools? Is it proven that consolidating schools …

Out of the Wilderness: Strafford Siblings, Lost for 150 Years, Remembered in Stone

Sunday, May 4, 2014

South Strafford — Military veterans and Civil War re-enactors, town officials and others, about 50 in all, turned out Saturday for a memorial service for a Strafford brother and sister who died about 150 years ago. Stella Butterfield, …

Lean In

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Donald Corken, of Strafford, grabs a pitchfork after dumping a load of goat manure on his garden. Corken’s goats and dogs were following him as he pushed the load of manure up the driveway. The goats go for …

Letter: Let Your Yard Go Native

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To the Editor: Summer seems to be finally on the horizon; time to start cleaning up the yard and preparing our gardens. I would like to propose that we think about sharing our space with wildlife this growing season. Brush piles that are left to decompose on their …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

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 …