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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 …

Plea Bargain Angers Family: Man Pleads No Contest in Wreck That Killed 84-Year-Old

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White River Junction — An Enfield man will serve 10 days in prison and spend three years on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor negligent operation in a Route 4 collision that killed a Bridgewater woman last …

Woodstock Hockey Feels the Sting

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Woodstock — The second period of Northfield’s 5-2 Vermont Division II quarterfinal boys’ hockey win over Woodstock Union High on Wednesday night resembled one of those too-good-to-be true infomercials. Even-strength goal? Check. Power play goal? Check. Shorthanded goal? …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Feb. 24

Monday, February 24, 2014

SAU 6 Grading System Surveys Going Out Today Claremont — Since the current grading system is an SAU 6 initiative (not just Claremont), an SAU 6 standards-based grading committee of parents and staff will be formed in mid-March to study our current grading system, Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin said …

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 …

Woodstock Faces $800K School Bond

Friday, February 21, 2014

Voting on the Woodstock Union High School District budget, bond and officers will take place by Australian ballot in each member town on Tuesday, March 4. All other warning items will be decided at Woodstock Union High School’s …

Canes Storm to Victory in OT

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Woodstock — Hartford High freshman forward Ben Rouillard will have more big games over the next three winters in Hurricane red, white and blue. But he’ll have few that matched the significance of his two-goal outburst in the …

Woodstock Boys Cashing In

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — Wherever he may go, whatever he may do, Bradley Lewis will probably never forget the story of the bent nickel. Woodstock Union High School boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas uses the analogy of the folded five-cent piece to ensure his Wasps understand the concept of teamwork. …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …

Letter: When Men Were Sons and Brothers

Monday, February 17, 2014

To the Editor: It’s interesting how often people assume that humans lived in male-run nuclear families even in 800,000 B.C., as is the case in a Feb. 8 Valley News article on the ancient footprints in Britain, including those of two children and an adult male, which is …

Letter: When Men Were Sons and Brothers

Monday, February 17, 2014

When Men Were Sons, Brothers To the Editor: It’s interesting how often people assume that humans lived in male-run nuclear families even in 800,000 B.C., as is the case in a Feb. 8 Valley News article on the ancient footprints in Britain, including those of two children and …