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Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal flaw in managerial thinking. In an effort to quiet the talk about recent firings being generated because of employee interest in collective …

Registration on for Lucy Mac ‘Kids Animal Camp’

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brownsville —Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is accepting registrations for its summer Kids Animal Camp. The 2014 schedule includes three one-week sessions, July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1, and Aug. 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The camp, for children age 6-10, features indoor and outdoor hands-on activities at Lucy Mackenzie’s shelter and area farms. It emphasizes the connections among all living things “and …

Bremer, in Vt., Calls for a U.S. Resurgence

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weathersfield — U.S. diplomat L. Paul Bremer told a packed room at the Weathersfield Meeting House on Saturday that the United States must reassert its position as a global superpower. The talk was part of a fundraiser for the Weathersfield Proctor Library, for which residents are collecting funds for a $1.1 million renovation. …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Ellie M. Rivard

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — Ellie M. Rivard, 78, passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on Aug. 5, 1935, the daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth (LaBelle) Simpson. She was currently living in Ascutney, with her daughter & …

A Life: Ashley Wyatt Gravelle, 1970 — 2014, "She Never Stopped Moving"

Monday, June 30, 2014

West Windsor — The annual West Windsor Forest 5 & Dime trail race normally draws a little under 200 participants. But o nce word got out that this year’s event would double as a barbecue to celebrate the …

Windsor’s Wood Continuing Field Hockey Progression

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Windsor — She speaks softly and carries a big stick. Make that a field hockey stick. Windsor’s Haley Wood is hoping her ability with that stick will help her to become one of the country’s elite players in …

VTel, Off-Grid Couple Can’t Connect on Phone Power

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weathersfield — For Paul and Karen Schofield, living off the grid is an important choice, central to their desire to minimize their impact on the land and environment. Surrounded by 13 rural acres, including marsh for beavers and …

No Time to Rest for Windsor Grad

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The only reason Amber Heath didn’t play softball at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., this spring was that the Eagles discontinued the sport. That’s about what it takes to keep the junior out of active competition. This …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

In Windsor, Rhyme and Reason Reigns

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Windsor — Social studies teacher Stanley Spencer stood before his students and their families and friends Friday evening and reminisced about all the things they had already done — from profane to …

Windsor, Hartford Athletes Take Home State Track Titles

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fair Haven, Vt. — The word “dynasty” gets thrown around these days like darts at the Wednesday night league down at the bar. But we can at least say the U-32 boys track team is working on the …