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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 Congressional Budget Office is $514 billion. When added to all our previous deficits, our national debt will be more than $17 trillion. …

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 …

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, …

Route 132 in Sharon to Remain Closed Another Two Weeks

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sharon — A portion of Route 132 is likely to remain closed to through-traffic for another two weeks because of more extensive work than anticipated required to repair the road, which was initially damaged by Tropical Storm Irene two years ago. Sharon Selectboard Chairman Paul Haskell on Wednesday …

Henry M. Stanley

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

South Strafford, Vt. — Henry M. Stanley, 71, died Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., surrounded by his family. He was born March 2, 1942, in Hanover, N.H., a son of Milan and Edith (Parker) Stanley. Henry grew up in Quechee, …

Henry M. Stanley

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

South Strafford, Vt. — Henry M. Stanley, 71, died Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by his family. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center COMPTON — A son, Henry Otis Compton, born July 29, 2013, to Laura and Josh Compton, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center WELCH — A son, Mathew Welch, born July 30, 2013, to Ashley and Zachary Welch, of Strafford. WHITE — A daughter, Sadie Joy White, …

New Crop of Principals Set to Answer School Bell

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Connecting new names and faces, remembering the rules, managing first-day jitters — as area schools prepare to open, some as soon as tomorrow, kids aren’t the only ones gearing up for the brand new year. Across the Upper …

Letter: Disagreement With His Disagreement

Saturday, August 24, 2013

To the Editor: I was not surprised to see Mitchell A. Ota disagreeing with someone who suggests that Vermont has a gun problem (“No Gun Problem in Vermont,” Aug. 18). He has posted in a similar vein several times previously. Mr. Ota admits that he carries a hidden …

Letter: Article Promoted Inhumane Treatment

Sunday, August 18, 2013

To the Editor: I have been very heartened to see several letters condemning the article written by Henry Homeyer on his delight at watching animals performing in circuses. I would like to add to these condemnations the following comments. First, although I have been a staunch supporter of …

Service Note: Aug. 11, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Air Force Airman Lewis P. Moye-Linehan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who …

Blueberries See Bumper Crop

Thursday, August 8, 2013

West Fairlee — Megan Dubuque moved through the rows of bushes at Wild Hill Organics Wednesday morning, collecting handfuls of blueberries with her 14-month-old son, Jacob, strapped to her back. With a floppy blue hat shielding his face …