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Andrew M. Carter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boston, Mass. — Andrew M. Carter, a part-time resident of Strafford, Vt., who was one of the best bondsmen of his time, died at his home in Boston on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. He was 74 years old. With his upbeat approach to life, gracious manner, dapper attire, curled moustache, and keen mind, Andy Carter had a style all his own. Mr. Carter spent his entire professional career in the financial sector and developed a much sought after expertise in bonds and fixed income. After a short stint on Wall Street, he noticed that while there were thousands of stock experts, there was a dearth of bondsmen, and he jumped at the opportunity this presented. …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach voters in the Orange Senate district. Small-business owner Frenier, 68, has lived in Vermont for …

Hunger, Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

As small groups reached the 1,950-foot summit of Kibling Hill in Strafford, a tunnel-like line of Newton School students, staff and parents had their hands extended to high-five and cheer on those who made it. The 20-minute stroll seemed like climbing Mount Everest to some kindergartners. “The older kids remember it being a …

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 …

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 …