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Woodstock ‘Resale’ to Benefit Williams Public Library

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Woodstock — Those looking to weed out their stuff may be interested in an upcoming “resale” to benefit the Norman Williams Public Library. Homeowners, businesses, artisans, antique dealers and food vendors are all welcome to take part in the event, organizers said in a recent news release. The sale will take place on May 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Union Arena Community Center. Rentals booths, available in …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Local Roundup: Junior Doubles At UNH: Brechbuhl Wins Twice for Hanover

Monday, February 17, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover High School swim team can boast a two-time state champion and a third-place team from the girls’ half of Sunday’s NHIAA Division II swimming championships at the University of New Hampshire. Junior Elisabeth Brechbuhl raced to victories in the girls 200- and 500-yard …

‘Maintenance’ On the Agenda In Woodstock

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Woodstock will hold its Town Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at the Town Hall Theatre, where voters will weigh in on the municipal budget and non-Australian ballot items. Australian ballot voting will take place on …

Francis Clayton Adams

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Francis Clayton Adams, 98, died at his apartment at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Clayton was born on Nov. 4, 1915, in Milford, Mass., the son of Norman Kirk and Catherine Rita (Kelley) Adams. He attended Becker College, after which he …

Jean Alice Myers Miller

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Greenwich, Conn. — Jean Alice Myers Miller, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at The Nathaniel Witherell, a nursing Center in Greenwich. Born in Naperville, Ill. on Jan. 15, 1922, the eldest daughter of Truman and Marianne (Brough) Myers, Jean went to high school in Naperville and then …


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Complete Distrust of Washington To the Editor: At last, your paper carries a story on its front page about an intelligence report on Benghazi (“Report: U.S. Ignored Risk In Benghazi,” Jan. 16). I watched footage of the terrorist attack on TV in September 2012, and it was clear …

Engagement: McBain — Powers

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Woodstock — William H. McBain Jr., of Duxbury, Mass., has announced the engagement of his daughter, Elizabeth Moira McBain, to Gannon James Powers. The bride-to-be, also the daughter of the late Kathleen L. McBain, graduated from Duxbury High …

GMHA Offers Youth Scholarships

Sunday, February 9, 2014

South Woodstock — The Green Mountain Horse Association is accepting applications for a new youth scholarship program. The scholarships will allow GMHA members under age 21 to participate in a competition or educational activity at the equestrian facility. Membership fess may be submitted with the scholarship application. In …

Letter: Make It Tougher for Folks to Get Guns

Sunday, February 9, 2014

To the Editor: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is right: Easy access to guns remains the key agent in school shootings, despite other claims (“Shootings Steady Despite Security,” front page, Feb. 3). When you’ve hugged more than four-dozen grieving parents at their children’s funerals, as Duncan when …

Driver Opts for Prison Over Bail

Thursday, February 6, 2014

White River Junction — A Woodstock man has voluntarily begun serving a prison sentence in anticipation of a plea bargain in connection with a single-car accident last summer that killed his best friend. Justin Pierce, 22, has yet …