Strafford

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the plan, the six-town Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union will be dissolved, and Superintendent Meg Powden will be out of a job in less …

Francis LaFleur

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Francis LaFleur, 82, passed away on Thurs. Nov. 6, 2014, at DHMC. Born in Irisburg, Vt. to Floyd and Anne (Kettle) LaFleur on June 13, 1932. He attended school in Irisburg and Orleans, Vt., prior to serving in the Army during the Korean time of the war. He was an avid hunter, and jack-of-all-trades Vermonter: from farmer, taxi driver, welder, …

Strafford Resident Traces Environmentalism To Civil Rights In New Memoir

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gus Speth and his wife, Cameron, have found home in Vermont. They’ve settled in a state that reminds them of what was good about the South of their youth, a place that de-emphasizes m aterial goods, values individuality, self-reliance and community arts, the antithesis of what much of their homeland has become. “It’s …

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 …

Monuments to the States

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strafford — Justin Morrill is best known for drafting the legislation that created the nation’s system of land-grant colleges and for being a co-founder of the Republican Party. But one of the Strafford-born Congressman and U.S. Senator’s lesser …

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 …

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 …

Alfred Edler

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Alfred Edler, 86, died, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Lebanon Center Genesis in Lebanon, N.H. Alfred was born on June 12, 1927, in Rochester, N.Y., along with his twin brother, Adolph III. He was the son of Adolph II and Anna Mae Edler. …

A Life: Kendall Ankeny Mix, 1927 - 2014; ‘Becoming a Twin Cities Matron Was Clearly Not What She Wanted’

Monday, July 7, 2014

Strafford — In her last eight years, dementia changed Kendall Mix, turning her into a sweet old lady, but the objects that lay around her house in South Strafford spoke to a rich and cosmopolitan life. As her …

Theodore R. “Ted” Kendall, Jr.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Theodore R. “Ted” Kendall, Jr., 76, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. He was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Randolph the son of Theodore and Beda Mae (Bent) Kendall. Ted was raised in Strafford. He attended …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Thomas Hage Parr

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Thomas Hage Parr, 76, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born Feb. 4, 1938, in New Haven, Conn. a son of Norwegian immigrants, Albert Eide Parr and Ella (Hage) Parr. Tom grew up in Bronxville, N.Y. …