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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 concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and …

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 Mabel (Sargent) and Jedediah Ilsley. He grew up farming and lived an amazing 100 years. …

ECFiber Network Triples In Size

Monday, October 14, 2013

South Royalton — ECFiber, the East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network, has tripled its fiber-optic network this year, bringing ultra-high-speed Internet service to underserved areas on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley. In addition, the 24 town nonprofit consortium has surpassed its previous investment fundraising year of …

Prize for Snowden Has Strafford Link

Friday, October 11, 2013

Moscow — Four former U.S. government officials who met with former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said Thursday that he is adjusting to life in Russia and expresses no regrets about leaking highly classified information. Separately, Snowden’s father arrived to see his son. The Americans, who …

Letter: A Crusade to Save the Planet

Thursday, October 10, 2013

To the Editor: Willem Post in his Sept. 30 letter says that, “One would need a dominant psychic hold on the public mind similar to that of the Roman Catholic church in the Middle Ages to create the moral force to undertake the great sacrifices and efforts required” …

Letter: Call in a Mediator

Thursday, October 10, 2013

To the Editor: When two parties find it impossible to agree, bringing in a mediator is one way to solve the problem. With the current government shut down and potential catastrophic default on our debts, it might be wise to look at this alternative. The mediated solution in …

Effort Is Underway to ‘Button Up’ Vermont

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Strafford — At the town recycling center on Saturday, Energy Committee Chairwoman Dori Wolfe set out apple cider and a box of doughnuts to entice recyclers to learn more about weatherizing their homes, but most of those who …

Letter: Moral Leadership at Dartmouth

Saturday, October 5, 2013

To the Editor: In his Sept. 29 Perspectives piece, Randall Balmer focuses his sole criticism of Dartmouth’s withdrawal of an offer of the Tucker Foundation deanship to Bishop James Tengatenga on the issue of the bishop’s alleged homophobia. As a long-time worker in Africa, I would suggest the …

Pinked Out  In South Royalton

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cord Benjamin, 14, of South Strafford, left, his younger brother Caleb, 9, second from left, and friend Kegan Silovich, 12, of Strafford, dye their hair pink to support Cord and Caleb’s mother, Julie, right, who has breast cancer, …

Allegations Against Lebanon Police Dismissed

Thursday, October 3, 2013

West Lebanon — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Strafford man who has waged a years-long legal battle against the Lebanon Police Department. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Laplante found there is little evidence to suggest officers used unlawful force or attempted to cover …

Letter: Pseudo-Science Only Misinforms Us

Saturday, September 21, 2013

To the Editor: Bjorn Lomborg continues to spew the noxious gas he is most widely known for — disinformation (“Warmer, But Not Necessarily More Extreme,” Sept. 17). He is cherry-picking the data and using the devices he is railing against to defend his own arguments. Facts are, if …

Shumlin Appoints Kathy Hoyt To Fill Seat Vacated by Cheney

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Norwich — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday appointed Kathy Hoyt, a veteran Democrat with high-level Statehouse experience, to fill a vacant House seat representing Norwich, Thetford, Sharon and Strafford. “Kathy will hit the ground running,” Shumlin said in a statement. “She will bring a clear understanding of budgeting, …