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Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

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 …

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 achievements is getting its due this summer at the Justin Morrill Homestead. On Wednesday, the …

Ex-Smokers Breathe Easier: E-Cigarettes Rise in Popularity But Health Questions Unanswered

Friday, March 14, 2014

West Lebanon — About nine months ago, Matt Palombo was curious about how much money he was spending on cigarettes. He smoked around a pack a day for eight years. Palombo knew it was an expensive habit, but …

Polly Anne Poor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Polly Anne Poor was born in Beverly, Mass. on April 15, 1952, and died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Monday, March 10, 2014. As a young girl in Wheeling, W.Va., Polly fell in love with horses. She learned to ride, train and compete at a …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 13

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Voters Approve $38.9M Kearsarge Budget New London — All three articles on the Kearsarge Regional School District ballot passed during Town Meeting on Tuesday. Voters, 1540 to 862, approved the $38.9 million operating budget, which represents a 4.4 …

Letter: Clarification About Strafford Pre-School

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 5 article about Strafford’s Town Meeting, in which I was quoted. The statement that I made was misunderstood, and I would like to clarify. During the school budget discussion, a question was raised by another voter about …

Late Start for Maple Sugarmakers; Cold Spell Crimps Sap Flow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hartland — Most area sugarmakers have yet to begin boiling sap into syrup, but it’s too early to say what the delayed start and lingering cold will mean for production this season. “If it comes off within the …

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 …