Strafford

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the …

Sidney A. Pixley, Sr.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — A graveside committal service with military honors for Sidney A. Pixley, Sr., 81, who died March 23, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Strafford Cemetery in Strafford. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt., is in charge of the arrangements. …

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 …

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 …

Forum: Aug. 22: No to Glenn McCoy; Yes to Shawn Braley; Worthy Candidates

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glenn McCoy’s Nasty Scratchings To the Editor: I strongly agree in principle with those who defend the publication of Glenn McCoy’s nasty scratchings. I too am interested in all points of view that are relevant, offered in good faith, and based on appropriate evidence. Subversive imagination also makes …

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on …

After 60 Years, Boomerang Returns

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As an 8-year-old boy I was given a boomerang. It was made of plywood, and I had no illusions that it was an original aboriginal boomerang made in Australia. But I did believe that if I threw it …

Dancing to the Music

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Maria Cabri, of Strafford, left, and Gina Sonne, of Post Mills, swing while dancing to the music of Jeremiah McLane, Owen Marshall and Ethan Hazzard-Watkins at the Tuesday Summer Concert Series at the Strafford Town House on Tuesday. …

Forum, Aug. 2: Middle Class Problems; Peace in the Mideast; Fast Times on Route 4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rise and Fall of the Middle Class To the Editor: As a teacher of a course on the declining middle class at OSHER@Dartmouth in the past and again this fall (“The Puzzle of Our Time: Can the Middle Class Be Saved?”), I was particularly interested in the recent …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 …

Monuments to the States

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strafford — Justin Morrill is best known for drafting the legislation that created the nation’s system of land-grant colleges and for being a co-founder of the Republican Party. But one of the Strafford-born Congressman and U.S. Senator’s lesser …