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Letter: Weakening Local Control

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To the Editor: I want to express my utter disappointment in the attempt by the Vermont House Committee on Education to railroad through H883, a bill that would in essence take away from voters local control and, therefore, democratic power. Taking away local control from towns and pitting larger towns against smaller towns with regard to funding public education is a decision that should not be taken lightly, quickly or …

Letter: Nothing Changes at Dartmouth

Friday, April 4, 2014

Nothing Changes at Dartmouth To the Editor: I would like to add my voice to that of Gretchen Spalding Wetzel (Forum, April 1) and others who have written to protest the verdict in the Parker Gilbert trial. The office where I worked at Dartmouth during the 1980s employed a student who played on the women’s rugby team. Although the women regularly attended the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After Year on Job, Weathersfield Police Chief Resigns Weathersfield — William Davies has resigned a year after being hired as police chief. Town Manager Jim Mullen said in a news release Tuesday that Davies, who took over as chief after Richard Brown retired, has accepted a job with the U.S. Marshals Service protecting federal courthouses. His last day in Weathersfield is April 7. …

Woman, 19, Killed in Accident

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ascutney — A Claremont woman died Sunday evening when the vehicle she was riding in overturned on Route 131. Vermont State Police said Monday that Scotlynn Silfies, 19, was transported to Valley Regional Hospital where she died. The driver of the vehicle, Seth Smith, 20, was treated for …

Birth Announcements: March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital LEVER — A son, Bowden Steele Lever, born March 8, 2014, to Kaida Steele and Chad Lever, of Perkinsville. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center STONE — A son, Alby Ernest Stone, born March 12, 2014, to Chelsea and Howard Stone, of Post Mills. …

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 …

A Life: Marjorie “Midge” Lois Riviezzo, 1925-2014; ‘Meek as She Was, She Didn’t Have a Lot of Fear’

Monday, March 24, 2014

Claremont — Midge Riviezzo’s oldest child likes to say she grew up inside a guitar case. “When I was little and Mom and Dad would have practice, she’d ... literally put me in her guitar case, and that’s …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Letter: Disappointed by Weathersfield Vote on Library

Monday, March 17, 2014

To the Editor: Although I was very impressed with the voter turnout in Weathersfield on Town Meeting Day, I was sorry that the Proctor Library renovation was voted down, albeit by a narrow margin. I’m not sure how many are aware of all the work that went into …

Viens Wrestles to Fifth Place at New Englands

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Two-time Vermont state champion and Hartford High senior Nolan Viens led five members of the Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team by placing fifth at the New England High School Championships over the weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Center. Competing at 145 pounds, Viens’ finish …

Residents Vote to Keep Perkinsville School

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Weathersfield — Residents agreed by voice vote Monday night to retain town ownership of the 1879 portion of the former Perkinsville School. The Weathersfield Selectboard will now have to put together a proposal for renovations to the historic building, estimated to cost between $80,000 and $181,000, depending on …

Dramatic Roll Gives Yellowjackets State Title

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Barre, Vt. — With the drama unfolding at Twin City Lanes in Saturday’s VPA bowling championship, it would be easy to forget this is just the second year of varsity competition for the sport. Windsor sophomore Katey Comstock …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …