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Gilbert E. Varney, Sr.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Enumclaw, Wash. — Gilbert E. Varney, Sr. died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was born in So. 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; his children: Sheridan Varney, of Everett, Wash., Penelope Alger and son-in-law, Jeffrey of Strafford, Vt., Gilbert, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Charlotte of Bangkok, Thailand, and Geoffrey and daughter-in-law, Tracy of Vancouver, Wash.; one granddaughter, Kate Law; and six grandsons, Jason Alger, Ronan Alger, Geoffrey Varney, Timothy Varney, Gregory Varney, and Jacob Varney. He was preceded in death by …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

David S. Ilsley

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Groton, Vt. — David S. Ilsley, 100, died peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Root) Ilsley, with whom he recently celebrated 64 years of devoted and loving marriage. David was born in Thetford, Vermont, son of the late …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Edward Orth Doughtie

Friday, March 28, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Edward Orth Doughtie reluctantly left this life on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. He was born in 1935 in Columbus, Ga., where he attended public schools, and where he began to enjoy his lifelong love of literature and music. He earned degrees at Duke and Harvard …

Letter: A Radical Change for Vermont

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

To the Editor: A Vermont bill that would eliminate 282 local school soards in favor of consolidation into 45 regional boards, with just one representative from each town, is making its way through the state House of Representatives. If this bill were to become law, schools in a …

Letter: Promises to Keep

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

To the Editor: Thank you for last weekend’s coverage of Vermont bill S.119, which would define amendments to conservation easements. This issue deserves a broad public conversation. Saturday’s editorial and Sunday’s commentaries were welcome additions to the dialogue. It’s a much larger, public issue than the narrow view …

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 …