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Mage Alfred Lyford

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Mage Alfred “Sonny” Lyford, 82, died early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born the youngest of six children, June 1, 1932, in Chelsea, Vt. the son of George and Mary (Goulette) Lyford. He attended school in Chelsea and went to work at an early age helping on the farm and doing light carpentry work. He self-studied to become a Master Plumber and Journeyman Electrician. He worked for Bob Leonard Plumbing & Heating and then later for Rupert Leonard Plumbing and Heating. For a short time he also worked for Harold Fisher. After that he was self-employed until retiring due to poor …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, particularly in the second half of a 16-9 win. The game was deadlocked at halftime, …

Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Woodstock — A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson, TDV’s vice president, will explain what therapy dog work entails and describe the nonprofit’s certification process. No training or testing will take place, and participants should not …

I’ve Been Working on the Railing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stuart Astbury, of Colby and Tobiason Builders, installs a new cedar railing along Kedron Brook for a property owner in Woodstock on Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

All Together Now

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Anne Bower, center, of South Pomfret, leads a practice of tai chi as part of of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock on Saturday. The event, held annually on the …

Philomena DiRubba Labriola

Friday, April 24, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Philomena Labriola, 94, of Scarsdale, N.Y. died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Woodstock, Vt. in the company of her four children. The daughter of Luigi G. (Louis) DiRubba and Marietta (Mary) Criscione, she was predeceased by her parents, her brother Anthony DiRubba, an …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, …

Rupert C. Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Rupert C. Leonard, 85, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 15, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Rupert was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in North Clarendon, Vt. the son of William D. and Lillian (Rorison) Leonard. Rupert graduated from …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …

Business Notes: April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Claremont — Amidon Jewelers has moved its corporate offices to the building it owns on Washington Street in Claremont. The company’s corporate and operational staff had been housed in Hanover, where the jeweler had been a presence on Main Street since 1935. The company announced the closing of …

Bradley Brimming With Confidence Heading Into Masters

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Augusta, Ga. — Coming off a tie for fifth place last week at the Texas Open, Keegan Bradley heads into his fourth Masters with momentum and confidence. The 28-year-old tees up his first round today with fellow American …

Bike Rides, Picnic Will Benefit Zack’s Place

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Woodstock — Bicycle rides and a picnic lunch next month will support Zack’s Place, an enrichment center for people with special needs. The May 16 event is one of several “Dine Around” fundraisers the nonprofit is sponsoring this year. It includes 27- and 47-mile routes from the Green …

Housing Groups Scramble to Cope in Lebanon

Friday, April 3, 2015

West Lebanon — Affordable housing groups in the Upper Valley are trying to figure out how they might help dozens of residents at Pine Tree Lane Apartments who learned this week that rental assistance would no longer be available to them come January. And their efforts may be …