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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 was predeceased by her father, Rev. David …

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 season’s 6-5 mark in exhibition bouts, but also to earn “apprenticeship” status with the Women’s …

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 …

Roger Rice

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Roger Rice, 79, died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2014, at Hanover Terrace, in Hanover, N.H. Roger was born March 11, 1934, in Randolph, Vt., the son of Denzil and Mildred (Hadley) Rice. Roger was educated in East Randolph, Vt., and spent many of his early …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Fundraiser Launched for River Restoration Projects

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pomfret — The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently launched three new river restoration projects in New Hampshire and Vermont via the website CleanWaterFuture.org. The website, administered by the watershed council, allows individuals, businesses and organizations to help fund a variety of conservation projects. The new projects, to be …