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Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid waste committees, among other attendees, was called to discuss the findings of a long-awaited study by Ascutney-based DSM Environmental Services, which looked at ways to manage solid waste issues cooperatively. Vermont towns are particularly pressed to address these issues because of Act 148, a state law passed in 2012 which spurs towns …

Push Smart

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jackson Robert Avery, 4, of Strafford, pushes his ATV back into the garage after pushing it out into the driveway to sit on it at his home in Strafford on Friday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Forum, July 15: Immigration Crisis; A World Beyond the Co-op; Help Clean the Mascoma River; Troubles With Norwich Website

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Help Clean Up the Mascoma To the Editor: The Mascoma River is due for another heavy cleaning, and two local Rotary Clubs are gearing up to do that on Saturday. A volunteer army made up of the Rotary Club of Lebanon and the Lebanon-Riverside Club will join forces and “hand-scrub” the river. Every other year, Ernst Oidtmann, chairman of the cleanup project, assembles …

Power Line Boosts Hopes for Strafford Solar Array

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Strafford — The Environmental Protection Agency will review its cleanup of the Elizabeth Mine, one of almost 30 so-called Superfund sites in New England whose cleanup is up for review this year. Superfund site cleanups, which involve remediation …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Letter: Poor Choice of Words

Saturday, February 8, 2014

To the Editor: I am writing regarding a column by Jim Kenyon in the Sunday Valley News Feb. 2, titled “A Taxing Dilemma.” The gist of this article was correct ­— it was about the debate now taking place in my home town of Strafford over the payment …

Ruth (Bruorton) Manning

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Ruth (Bruorton) Manning, 92, passed away in the early morning hours on Feb. 3, 2014. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921, in Boston, Mass. to Charles and Alicia (Clark) Bruorton. She grew up in Vermont and later spent some time in Chicago, Ill. She …

Ruth (Bruorton) Manning

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Ruth (Bruorton) Manning, 92, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921, in Boston, Mass. to Charles and Alicia (Clark) Bruorton. She grew up in Vermont and later spent some time in Chicago, Ill. …

Char Cutforth

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Char Cutforth passed away at her home in Strafford, Tuesday evening, the 14th of January, 2014. With her were her husband Jack Beecham, stepson Derek and her two Labradors, Thor and Olav. She had been diagnosed with a rare cancer in late summer. Charlene Jackson …

Fire Destroys Strafford Home

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Strafford home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday evening. Property owners Dot and Bill Burden said the blaze started on their two-story home's deck. The couple was not injured. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Letter: A Big Loss and a Big Gain

Friday, December 27, 2013

To the Editor: The Vermont Legislature will face complex and vexing issues when it convenes in early January. Among the new faces seeking solutions, Kathy Hoyt will join me in representing Sharon, Strafford, Thetford and Norwich. As many who have followed her career know, she is likely the …

Letter: Most Important Life Lesson

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To the Editor: I was a teacher-coach for over 50 years. As a coach, I took my cues from some of the very best, including John Wooden, from whom I learned never, as a coach, to talk about “winning.” The focus always was on the process — on …