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Harold King Ballou, Jr.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thetford Center, Vt. — Harold King Ballou, Jr., 64 died suddenly Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Randolph, Vt. the son of Harold K and Viola (Smith) Ballou. Harold grew up and attended school in South Royalton. He married his high school sweetheart Virginia (Ginny) Higgins on July 15, 1971 in Norwich, Vt. and lived in White River Jct., Vt. before moving to Thetford Center. Harold worked at P&C Cross Company for over 20 years and then at Ross Express, a job he really liked until medical problems stopped him from driving trucks. Harold loved to hunt, drive trucks — the …

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 …

Letter: We Are a Plutocracy

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: The word “oligarchy” has appeared several times in the opinion pages. It’s a fair description of our government, but a better one comes to mind — “plutocracy,” which according to Webster’s dictionary is a “government by the wealthy” or a “controlling class of the wealthy.” Why do we keep trying to impose democracy on other countries when we ourselves do …

Letter: Disturbing Incident at Vt. Yankee

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Disturbing Incident at Vt. Yankee To the Editor: In case some readers missed it, there was a disturbing story Sunday about an incident at Vermont Yankee (“NRC: Vermont Yankee Security Violated Procedures”). A suspected pipe bomb was found at the site, according to a report written by a …

Letter: Disturbing Incident at Vt. Yankee

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Disturbing Incident at Vt. Yankee To the Editor: In case some readers missed it, there was a disturbing story Sunday about an incident at Vermont Yankee (“NRC: Vermont Yankee Security Violated Procedures”). A suspected pipe bomb was found at the site, according to a report written by a …

Parents Protest Pick for Principal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bradford Vt. — At a packed meeting in the Oxbow High School auditorium Wednesday night, parents questioned why school district officials would consider hiring a principal embroiled in a controversy regarding failure to report child abuse, given two recent convictions of former school employees in Bradford, Vt., for …

Oxbow Candidate Plans Visit; Controversy Follows Potential Principal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A public forum tonight will give community members a chance to talk to an Oxbow High School principal candidate who was accused last year of failing to report an allegation of child abuse at a school in the Northeast Kingdom. Noah Noyes, principal for grades …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Emma Senger

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Emma Senger, a resident of Thetford, died quietly on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the age of 103. Emma was born Sept. 6, 1910, in Berlin, Germany, the second of six children of Helene and Wilhelm Heuse. In 1933, she married Felix Senger, whom she …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chelsea — A former physical education teacher at Oxbow Union High School has been convicted of sexually assaulting a student he coached while she was living at his Topsham home in the late 1990s. Brian H. Musty, 44, …

Wedding: Scott — Ferguson

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Post Mills — Emily M. Scott and Daniel Edward Ferguson were married on Dec. 14, 2013. The wedding and reception took place at Rivermill Landing in Dover, N.H. The bride was escorted by her father, and the ceremony …

Thetford Grad Doing Swimmingly for Longhorns

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The saying that everything is bigger in Texas apparently includes aquatic activities. When the hometown University of Texas hosts the NCAA Division I men’s swimming championships in Austin from Thursday through Saturday, the event will be sold out …

Hunger Cabaret Returns To Thetford

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Over the past decade, Steve LeBlanc has participated in plenty of cabaret shows around the Upper Valley. Generally, they were small affairs, and the groups putting them on often petered out. So when putting together his first annual …