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Letter: Board Should Have Shown Empathy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: How sad that members of the Lebanon School Board couldn’t find it in their hearts to waive the tuition for this short period of time for Lucien Vigneault so that he could finish out third grade at the Hanover Street School. If Vermont was able to do it, surely New Hampshire could have done it, too. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The board should have …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

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 …

Woman Pleads Guilty to Motel Embezzlement

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Woodstock — A Barnard woman pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 over the course of several years from The Shire Riverview motel in Woodstock, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Pamela Smith, 57, faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of …

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 …

Grant Helps Green Mountain Horse Association Repair Barn Roof

Monday, March 17, 2014

South Woodstock — Green Mountain Horse Association has received a $15,000 matching grant from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to help replace a roof on its historic Upwey Barn. The roof work has been divided into three …

Franklin Swift Billings, Jr.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Franklin Swift Billings, Jr., died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in his family home and the place where he was born at 4 Bond Street, Woodstock. He was 91. Billings was born on June 5, 1922, the son of Gertrude Freeman (Curtis) Billings and Vermont …

Robert Ian Grant-Suttie

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethesda, Md. — Robert Ian Grant-Suttie, international economist and man of letters, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Bethesda on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He was 87. Born Dec. 3, 1926, in Scotland, Mr. Grant-Suttie was educated at Wellington College and New College, Oxford, UK …

Pauline Sharpe Sawyer

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Pauline Sharpe Sawyer, 91, died peacefully Sunday evening, March 9, 2014, at Woodstock Terrace surrounded by family. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …