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Letter: Outrageous Court Decision

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To the Editor: My response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision — expanding aggregate contributions of wealthy donors to political committees and candidates — was one largely of shame. Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “Congress may not ... restrict the political participation of some in order to enhance the relative importance of others.” What the court has done, it seems to me, is make it even harder for “others” (most …

Ruth Johnston Zaloom

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Ruth Johnston Zaloom, 48, died at her home in Burlington on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Ruth was born on Sept. 20, 1965, in San Carlos, Ariz. Ruth is survived by her husband, David Zaloom; her stepchildren, Anthony and Michael Zaloom; her mother, Doris (Barclay) Johnston; her five brothers, Thomas, Mark, Neil, Peter, and David; and many nieces and nephews. She …

A Collection of Collectors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

While the urge to amass Star Trek memorabilia may be a recent phenomenon, collecting is an instinctual, age-old drive, seen in both humans and animals. Throughout human history, the need to store away the valuable, to create order out of chaos, has evolved from a survival mechanism to a means of enjoyment. From …

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens are back for another go-round of roller derby. More than ever, they’re playing for real. With a complete roster of dedicated skaters, the Vixens are determined not only to improve upon last …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part …

Charlie Soule

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lake Wales, Fla. — Charlie Soule, 80, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2014, from complications following heart surgery. He was born in Barnard, Vt. on Nov. 19, 1933, to Mary Jane Jillson Soule and Frank P. Soule. He attended Woodstock High School, and is remembered for his …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. …

Robert N. Earle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Plymouth, Vt. — Robert N. Earle, 85, died at his home in Plymouth on Saturday, March 29, 2014, surrounded by family. Robert was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Bridgewater, Vt. the son of Clifford and Vera (Furman) Earle. Robert went to school in Bridgewater and graduated from …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …

Connecticut River Restoration Project Gets $14,000 Grant

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Woodstock — The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently received a grant for $14,148 from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to support a river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock. The Ecosystem Restoration Program grant will fund the purchase and delivery of 1,300 trees, project design and staff …

Drunken Driving Guilty Plea; Fatal Woodstock Crash Killed Driver’s Best Friend

Friday, March 28, 2014

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Woodstock man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five months of home confinement and indefinite probation Thursday in connection with a drunken driving crash last summer that killed his best friend. Justin …