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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, sons Gilbert, Jr. and Geoffrey, one granddaughter and six grandsons. He was preceded in death by his son Gregory in 2002. He is also survived by brother Earl Varney of S. Strafford, Vt., and sister Virginia Partridge of Powell, Wyo. Gil joined the Army in September, 1946. He was in the 511th …

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 …

Forum, Aug. 23: Candidates; Rick Perry; the Co-Op; and Bees

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Need Speaks Volumes To the Editor: Weathersfield Proctor Library has not been expanded since it was built in 1902. Perhaps more people would use it if it was bigger. I have taken my children there for functions and you sit on top of other people. I cannot think of a better way to spend our tax dollars. The town could host more …

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 …

Roderick “Rod” Joseph Maclay II

Saturday, March 1, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Roderick “Rod” Joseph Maclay II, 57, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014. He was born on Aug. 20, 1956, in Lebanon, N.H. and was the son of Roderick Joseph Maclay and Janet Bacon Maclay. Rod is survived by three daughters, …

Roderick “Rod” Maclay II

Friday, February 28, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Roderick “Rod” Maclay II, 57, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at his home in South Strafford, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT. …