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Author Jeffrey Lent 

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Faith, Evil and Penance: Jeffrey Lent’s New Novel Revisits Post-Civil War Era

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — — Emily Dickinson A small religious group started by a charismatic woman is at the heart of Jeffrey Lent’s new novel, A Slant of Light. And there’s a double homicide that sets events in motion and the protagonist on the road to execution. The book is set just after the Civil War in the Finger Lakes of New York, a farming region with fertile soils, so overrun with religious sects that it was known as the “Burnt-Over District,” a name that referred to the lack of souls …

Tunbridge Central Principal Out

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tunbridge — On the morning of the town’s annual school meeting, the School Board voted to fire Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot, citing an “extremely difficult personnel matter.” In a letter to the community on Monday, the School Board publicly announced its unanimous March 2 decision, but declined to provide details. “We understand that it has been frustrating to know few details …

Tunbridge Filmmaker O’Brien Wins Seat; Town, Highway Spending OK’d

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — Voters sailed through Town Meeting on Tuesday, approving the general fund and highway budgets without discussion and electing a new Selectboard member in a three-way race of nominations from the floor. In a paper ballot, John O’Brien, a filmmaker and longtime Tunbridge resident, earned 114 out of 172 ballots cast, beating Mike McPhetres, who won 35 votes, and Luke Jandreau, 23. …

Dana Otis Goodnow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Dana Otis Goodnow, 80, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Tunbridge on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Rutland, Vt, the son of Dana Levi and Reva (Sweet) Goodnow. He grew up in Chester, Vt. and graduated …

Dana O. Goodnow

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Dana O. Goodnow, 80, died at his home on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with …

Going Beyond the Grave: Vt. Man Solves Tombstone Mysteries

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tunbridge — Six weeks ago, historian Charlie Marchant was haunted by a local historical question: Could Sarah J. Grant, who died in 1868, be lying in an unmarked grave, the victim of a ghoulish brand of thievery? The …

Husband Takes Rap in Letter; Confession Would Exonerate Widow, But Prosecutors Cast Doubt

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

White River Junction — The late husband of the woman charged in a 2011 Bethel shooting claimed responsibility for the incident himself in a confessional letter turned over to police earlier this year, following his death and the …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

William A. Murawski

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — William A. Murawski, 58, of Tunbridge, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after a period of serious illness. Private cremation services were held at the convenience of the family at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire. A public celebration of …

Familiar Rivals: Buxton, Ainsworth Square Off Again for Royalton-Tunbridge Seat

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Royalton — Voters in Royalton and Tunbridge should be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu next month when they cast ballots for their district’s state representative. For the third time in as many elections, they …