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Gilbert E. Varney, Sr.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Enumclaw, Wash. — Gilbert E. Varney, Sr. died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was born in Strafford, Vt., on June 11, 1928, a son of George I. Varney and Mabel (Wheeler) Varney. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly Sayre Varney, daughters Sheridan Varney and Penelope Alger, sons Gilbert, Jr. and Geoffrey, one granddaughter and six grandsons. He was preceded in death by his son Gregory in 2002. He is also survived by brother Earl Varney of S. Strafford, Vt., and sister Virginia Partridge of Powell, Wyo. Gil joined the Army in September, 1946. He was in the 511th …

Robert D. “Bob” Nutting

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Robert D. “Bob” Nutting, 69 died Aug. 22, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., after a Courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 20 1945, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Everett D.”Tink” and Annie M. (Ferris) Nutting. He attended school in Sharon and later South Royalton where he graduated in 1968 from South Royalton High …

Forum, Aug. 23: Candidates; Rick Perry; the Co-Op; and Bees

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Need Speaks Volumes To the Editor: Weathersfield Proctor Library has not been expanded since it was built in 1902. Perhaps more people would use it if it was bigger. I have taken my children there for functions and you sit on top of other people. I cannot think of a better way to spend our tax dollars. The town could host more …

Lorraine Theresa Mousley

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Lorraine Theresa Mousley, 76, died at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Monday, June 9, 2014, after a long illness. She fought a long brave battle that she just couldn’t win. She was born Dec. 16, 1938, in Lebanon, N.H., the …

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 …