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Festival seeks woodworkers
WOODSTOCK — The 13th annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival is seeking vendors and demonstrators for this year’s event.

The festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Bank hires Karen Lemnah
BENNINGTON — The Bank of Bennington has hired Karen Lemnah as vice president of residential loan operations.

Lemnah joins The Bank of Bennington after five years with Heritage Family Federal Credit Union.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Norwich holds ROTC symposium
NORTHFIELD — Norwich University commemorated 100 years of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at its recent “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World,” held April 21-23.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Credit union elects Padgett
One Credit Union recently elected Ricky Padgett to its board of directors.

Padgett is the director of corporate accounting and controller at the University of Vermont Medical Center, formerly called Fletcher Allen Health Care. He joined the UVM Medical Center in 2011.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Music review: Philharmonic goes for adventure
BARRE — The Vermont Philharmonic, at its final concert of the 2015-16 season, proved most adventuresome, programming an Ives symphony. And the only recognizable piece on Sunday’s program at the Barre Opera House was performed by an 11-year- old. (The program was also performed Saturday in Randolph at Chandler Music Hall.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Library screens food waste film
MONTPELIER — A documentary film that tackles the national food waste issue, “Just Eat It,” will be screened tonight.

The film will play from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hayes Room of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Justice program has officials at odds
MONTPELIER — Law enforcement officials and Capital City leaders are at odds over a program designed to rehabilitate low-level offenders and keep them out of the criminal justice system.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Barre teenager charged with DUI
EAST MONTPELIER — A Barre teen is accused of drunkenly crashing a vehicle in East Montpelier.

Vermont State Police say they responded to a one-car crash on Howes Road Sunday at about 10 a.m. Police say after an investigation the driver Jordan Stark, 18, was found to be driving under the influence.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Teenage girl shot during turkey hunt
MORETOWN — Vermont State Police say a Montpelier teenager suffered minor injuries when she was shot by a shotgun while turkey hunting.

Police say Cheyanne Green, 16, was hunting in a ground blind at the edge of a cut corn field on River Road in Moretown Sunday morning.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Barre appeals ‘flawed’ Jiffy Mart permit
BARRE — The city has finally fired back, urging an environmental law judge not to dismiss its recently filed appeal of a local permit that Champlain Oil Co. received to build a bigger, better Jiffy Mart on the fringe of Barre’s historic central business district.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Independent contractor bill dead for the session
MONTPELIER — A bill dealing with independent contractors was resurrected from a quiet death only to be killed publicly on the House floor.  Published on: May 3, 2016
House members hold back vote on marijuana
MONTPELIER — The House Democratic leadership backed away from a vote on legalizing marijuana Monday night as a more modest compromise plan was being drafted for consideration.

House Speaker Shap Smith and other leaders worked over the weekend and throughout Monday to craft a proposal that could get through the House.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Unidentified homicide victim may have ties to Vermont
New forensic evidence tied to a 35-year-old case of an unidentified female homicide victim found in a ditch in Ohio was released on Friday and linked the woman to several states surrounding Vermont.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Q&A: Sanders’ long-shot bid to clinch Democratic nomination
WASHINGTON — Trailing significantly in the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders wants superdelegates to flip his way and is aiming for a contested national convention in July against front-runner Hillary Clinton. For his plan to work, he’ll need plenty of big-time breaks.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Cubans cheer US cruise ship
HAVANA — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Gender politics plays a big role in campaign
WASHINGTON — She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman.

Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton’s credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Marines probe claim about men in Iwo Jima photo
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools
DETROIT — Nearly all of Detroit’s public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district’s teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won’t get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits
CHICAGO — Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
NEW YORK — His defiant protests helped shape Americans’ opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed the Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.

The Roman Catholic priest, writer and poet, who became a household name in the U.S. in the 1960s after being imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the war, died Saturday. He was 94.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it has discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Library grants deadline near
WATERBURY CENTER — The deadline is fast approaching for rural libraries in Vermont and New Hampshire to apply for grants to increase their children’s book collections and summer programming.

Wednesday is the deadline for applying to the Children’s Literacy Foundation for grants to help boost summer reading and related programs.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Beware bears
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging residents to avoid attracting hungry bears this spring by removing or securing potential food sources.

The department has been getting reports of bears getting into trash containers, bird feeders, bee hives and chicken houses.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Vivian Perkins
EAST BROOKFIELD — Vivian Perkins, an East Brookfield native, passed peacefully at Branford Hills Health Care in Connecticut on Dec. 21, 2015, after a brief illness.

Born Jan.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Eva A. Ricker
CHELSEA — Eva A. Ricker, 75, died April 28, 2016, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

She was born March 26, 1941, in Chelsea, Vermont, the daughter of Robert and Louise (Livingston) Ainsworth. She attended school in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1959. On Sept.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Carlo D. Lamberti
BARRE TOWN — Carlo D. “Butch” Lamberti, 74, of Phelps Road, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 30, 2016.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of The Times Argus and Washington World.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Kyle R. Magnus
WATERBURY — Kyle R. Magnus, 30, passed away unexpectedly in Plymouth, England, on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Services are pending and will be announced in a full obituary at a future date.

The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury is assisting the family.  Published on: May 3, 2016
William L. Hull rites
EAST BARRE — The largely attended graveside service and celebration for the life of William Lee Hull, 69, of East Cobble Hill Road, was held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilson Cemetery in Websterville. He passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his home.

The Rev.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Nielsen: ALEC data biased
Regarding William Moore’s Chamber Notes in The Times Argus on Monday, May 2, in which he reports Vermont ranks 49th in state economic competitiveness: This is based on a study by ALEC, a “non-partisan Washington organization ... well-respected institution ... produces scholarly tomes.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Blakey: Consider it considered
An open mind and job options; an interesting jobs program idea Art Edelstein came up with in his letter, “Restaurant gender issue police.”

You would have to get the pay scales for these new jobs addressed right up front, of course, before you could even begin to project career advancement steps.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Hooper: Finding the balance
Employment is an agreement between businesses and workers. Business receives labor, workers receive a paycheck and certain rights and protections. This bargain has value and costs and therein lies the century-old tension in the workplace.

With competition in the marketplace, businesses have an interest in reducing the costs of employment.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Healthy forests matter
For the first time since the mid 1800s, Vermont and the other New England states are experiencing a decline in forest cover, threatening the region’s landscape. A number of recent studies show that our forests are under increasing pressure from rural sprawl and subdivisions.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Grenier: Program worth expanding
Prior to opening the Stowe Street Café in Waterbury last June, I had the honor of working with, and advocating for, Vermont children and families through my career as an administrator, case manager, trainer and coach in mental health and education for nearly 20 years.  Published on: May 3, 2016
No time to revel in Game 7 wins for Raptors and Heat
MIAMI — The exhilaration of winning Game 7s was short-lived for Toronto and Miami.

It’s back-to-work time.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Capitals defenseman Orpik thinks 3-game suspension is fair
PITTSBURGH — Brooks Orpik was trying to be physical. Yet the instant the Washington Capitals defenseman made contact with Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta’s head early in Game 2 on Saturday night, Orpik knew he had crossed a sometimes vague line between aggressive and illegal.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Stuard takes Zurich Classic in playoff for 1st PGA win
AVONDALE, La. — Brian Stuard made steady golf pay off on a waterlogged course in the haunting cypress swamps outside New Orleans.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Pavelski leads Sharks to playoff wins in year 1 as captain
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Pavelski’s transformation as an NHL player can be illustrated by the evolution of his nicknames.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Hurricanes earn breakthrough victory
HARTFORD – The Hurricanes were at home in rainy conditions to earn their first victory in three seasons Monday.

Hartford led 8-6 at the break and survived a late comeback attempt by the Galloping Ghosts. Randolph falls to 0-2 and will host Stowe at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hartford improves to 1-6.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Austin, Meynard guide GMVS girls
FAYSTON – Emma Austin and Sophia Meynard scored four goals apiece Monday, helping the Gumbies claim the latest Mad River Valley bragging rights in a rain-soaked affair.

Ellie Urdang and Katie Queally both recorded hat tricks for GMVS (3-1). Teammate Abby Boes scored twice, while Becca Provost and Kitt Urdang each served up one goal.  Published on: May 3, 2016
U-32 tops Woodstock, 13-10
EAST MONTPELIER – Monday’s offensive duel between two of the state’s highest-scoring seniors lived up to the hype, and U-32’s supporting cast made all the difference.

Cilla Wanzer scored seven goals to pace the Raiders, while Lauren Kaija led Woodstock with six goals.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Penalties costly as U-32 falls to Mount Abe
EAST MONTPELIER – The Raiders remained within striking distance until the final quarter, but Lucas Richter and Charlie Meyer showcased veteran poise down the stretch for the Eagles on Monday.

“Lucas and Charlie were the difference,” U-32 coach Chadde Wolf said.  Published on: May 3, 2016
NECBL season around the corner
Now that Vermont’s snow appears to have melted for good (hopefully), it’s officially time to start getting ready for the 2016 New England Collegiate Baseball season.

The Vermont Mountaineers will open at home June 7 against the Upper Valley NightHawks - an expansion team making its debut this season.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Father, son united by game
CASTLETON — Dennis and Joel Perry have football as a father-son bond that is as strong today as when Dennis was watching his son fling passes for Fair Haven Union High School and Plymouth State.

Sunday night at the banquet of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation they both received prestigious awards.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Leary wins football award
CASTLETON — The Pride of Vermont Award is a closely guarded secret and a highlight each year at the banquet of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Chapter’s banquet. But there was one certainty about this year’s award — the recipient would come from Rutland County.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Sunday deadline for Corporate Cup

The 33rd Annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race will take place May 12 in Montpelier, rain or shine. The 5-kilometer race is open to both runners and walkers, with thousands of competitors flocking to the Statehouse Lawn for a 6 p.m. start.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Sunday deadline for Corporate Cup

The 33rd Annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race will take place May 12 in Montpelier, rain or shine. The 5-kilometer race is open to both runners and walkers, with thousands of competitors flocking to the Statehouse Lawn for a 6 p.m. start.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Beware bears
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging residents to avoid attracting hungry bears this spring by removing or securing potential food sources.

The department has been getting reports of bears getting into trash containers, bird feeders, bee hives and chicken houses.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Norwich holds ROTC symposium
NORTHFIELD — Norwich University commemorated 100 years of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at its recent “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World,” held April 21-23.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Festival seeks woodworkers
WOODSTOCK — The 13th annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival is seeking vendors and demonstrators for this year’s event.

The festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Credit union elects Padgett
One Credit Union recently elected Ricky Padgett to its board of directors.

Padgett is the director of corporate accounting and controller at the University of Vermont Medical Center, formerly called Fletcher Allen Health Care. He joined the UVM Medical Center in 2011.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Bank hires Karen Lemnah
BENNINGTON — The Bank of Bennington has hired Karen Lemnah as vice president of residential loan operations.

Lemnah joins The Bank of Bennington after five years with Heritage Family Federal Credit Union.  Published on: May 3, 2016
Shale Hill represents a challenge for all seasons
BENSON — The Beauty & The Beast.

Shale Hill Adventure Farm offers breathtaking views and bucolic scenery at every turn. Yet, the magnificent landscape belies the arduous challenge and pain that accompanies it, a 10-kilometer obstacle course that tests the mettle of the most fit athletes.  Published on: May 2, 2016
When Poultney bedeviled New York
The 2016 football season will see the merger of two football programs with proud histories and traditions as the Mount St. Joseph Green Wave and Poultney Blue Devils become Poultney/MSJ. It is a move intended to breathe new life into programs that have been struggling with low turnout.

Poultney football is at a crossroads. Again.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Undefeated Royals edge Red Devils
BASEBALL

South Royalton 4, Chelsea 3

Winning pitcher Dalton McDougal scattered seven hits while going the distance on the mound Saturday.

Sean King threw a complete game for the Red Devils, giving up six hits and issuing four walks. Teammate Scott Drukee went 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Carter, Schwartz pace Raiders
BURLINGTON — Jalen Carter and Rena Schwartz were among the standouts for U-32 during Saturday’s 44th Burlington Track and Field Invitational.

Schwartz won both the 1,500 (4 minutes, 55.13 seconds) and the 3,000 (10:39.99) in addition to placing second in the 800 (2:28.23). Carter placed first in the 100-yard dash (11.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Carter, Schwartz pace Raiders
BURLINGTON — Jalen Carter and Rena Schwartz were among the standouts for U-32 during Saturday’s 44th Burlington Track and Field Invitational.

Schwartz won both the 1,500 (4 minutes, 55.13 seconds) and the 3,000 (10:39.99) in addition to placing second in the 800 (2:28.23). Carter placed first in the 100-yard dash (11.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Undefeated Royals edge Red Devils
BASEBALL

South Royalton 4, Chelsea 3

Winning pitcher Dalton McDougal scattered seven hits while going the distance on the mound Saturday.

Sean King threw a complete game for the Red Devils, giving up six hits and issuing four walks. Teammate Scott Drukee went 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Leicester earns draw, misses shot to clinch
MANCHESTER, England — Leicester missed its first opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English soccer in a generation.  Published on: May 2, 2016
USDA offers grants to farmers
COLCHESTER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Vermont farmers are eligible to apply for grants to help pay for monitoring stations at the edges of fields that can gauge water quality as it leaves the field.

The information will measure the effectiveness of various conservation efforts.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Deadline this week on literacy grants
WATERBURY CTR. — The deadline is fast approaching for rural libraries in Vermont to apply for grants to increase their children’s book collections and summer programming.

The Literacy Foundation’s deadline for applying for grants to help boost summer reading and related programs is this Wednesday, May 4.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Amtrak starts carry-on bike service
MONTPELIER — State officials have announced that the Amtrak Vermonter trains are launching a new service allowing bikes to be loaded onto trains.

Officials say they’re hoping adding the feature to the service between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans with stops in between will promote bike tourism in the state.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Kelley: Act 60 Is Vermont’s Titanic
The life of the Titanic came to an abrupt, catastrophic end on its maiden voyage due partly to unrealistic expectations and lack of foresight. Motivated, smart, hard-working people built and sailed that ship, but mistakes were made, and much to her surprise and those on board, the Titanic was not unsinkable after all.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Celebration, protest
MONTPELIER — The lawn of the State House was a busy area on Sunday, despite the consistent rainfall. A protest for various issues meshed with the 27th annual All Species Day celebration.

The two events were not affiliated, but they did cooperate and loosely collaborate with each other.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Montpelier eyes a Community Services Department
MONTPELIER — In his weekly report, City Manager William Fraser stated that the Steering Committee (made up of staff and volunteer advisers from the Recreation Department, the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Parks, Cemetery, the City Manager’s Office, and the City Council) interviewed three facilitators last week to help guide the committee and...  Published on: May 2, 2016
Music Review: VSO delivers magnificence of Brahms
BURLINGTON — Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony is complex and monumental, yet Jaime Laredo and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra explored its depths as if it were chamber music, all the time delivering its magnificence.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Moore: New report offers unsurprising news
A recent report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) reveals some unsurprising news.

Vermont ranks 49th in the nation according to the 9th edition of “Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Renewed effort to gain support for independent contractors
MONTPELIER — A bill seeking to clarify who can be classified by employers as an independent contractor was recalled to the House floor Thursday by Democrats after they got wind of a Republican effort to do the same.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Sanders turns to party insiders
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders acknowledged Sunday that his “uphill climb” to the Democratic nomination depends on persuading superdelegates, the elected officials, lobbyists and other party insiders who are free to back either candidate, to support him.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Schumer: Probe billboards tracking phone data
NEW YORK — A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company’s latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

New York Sen.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Ringling Bros. elephants to take final bow
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Orthodox Easter celebrated
ATHENS, Greece — With “Holy Fire,” fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.

Roman Catholics and Protestants marked Easter in March, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Iraq Protests disband after second IS bombing
BAGHDAD — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days — a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2, wounds 22
ANKARA, Turkey — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Four civilians were among those injured in the explosion, according to Gov. Ali Yerlikaya of Gaziantep province.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Labour Party denies anti-Semitism before London vote
LONDON — Senior Labour Party figures including leader Jeremy Corbyn are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party’s ranks before Thursday’s vote for a new mayor of London and other posts.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Vt. firm supports NC gender law fight
WILLISTON — AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the company will donate a portion of every tracker sale in North Carolina to the repeal effort of state law HB 2, which it calls discriminatory.

HB 2 overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in North Carolina.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Amtrak starts carry-on bike service
MONTPELIER — State officials have announced that the Amtrak Vermonter trains are launching a new service allowing bikes to be loaded onto trains.

Officials say they’re hoping adding the feature to the service between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans with stops in between will promote bike tourism in the state.  Published on: May 2, 2016
USDA offers grants to farmers
COLCHESTER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Vermont farmers are eligible to apply for grants to help pay for monitoring stations at the edges of fields that can gauge water quality as it leaves the field.

The information will measure the effectiveness of various conservation efforts.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Deadline this week on literacy grants
WATERBURY CTR. — The deadline is fast approaching for rural libraries in Vermont to apply for grants to increase their children’s book collections and summer programming.

The Literacy Foundation’s deadline for applying for grants to help boost summer reading and related programs is this Wednesday, May 4.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Pauline Utton
WORCESTER — The committal service for Pauline Utton, 90, who died March 28, 2016, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in Worcester Mountain Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Guare & Sons Funeral Home.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Brian D. Stubbs
HARDWICK — Brian Donald Stubbs, 52, died Thursday, April 26, 2016, at his home, of cancer.

He was born May 19, 1963, in Newburg, New York, the son of Donald and Caroline (Longley) Stubbs.

He graduated in 1981 from Hazen Union School in Hardwick.

Mr. Stubbs married Jo-Anne E. Gallant in Hardwick.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Madaline M. Kingsbury
WAITSFIELD — Madaline M. Kingsbury, 94, a lifelong resident and vibrant member of the Mad River Valley, passed away peacefully at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Thursday morning, April 28, 2016. Born in Warren on August 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Blanche (Richardson) Eurich.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Yvonne M. Gelineau
HARDWICK — Yvonne Michelle Gelineau, 45, died unexpectedly Friday, April 29, 2016, at her residence.

She was born March 15, 1971, in Hardwick, the daughter of Armand and Beatrice (Patterson) Gelineau.

She graduated from Hazen Union in 1989.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Raymond C. Chase Sr.
WEBSTERVILLE — The graveside service for Raymond Carl “Mutt” Chase Sr., 82, who died Jan. 7, 2016, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, followed by a reception at VFW Post 790 in East Barre.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Eleanor B. Beede
WILLIAMSTOWN — The committal service for Eleanor B. (Cochran) Beede, 82, who died Dec. 4, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, in Wilson Cemetery in Websterville.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home in Barre.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Local news
In Vermont, newspapers are still by and large a local institution.

The recent news that the Brattleboro Reformer, Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal would be sold from a private equity group to a group of locally-based businesspeople is good news.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Act 60 Is Vermont's Titanic

The life of the Titanic came to an abrupt, catastrophic end on its maiden voyage due partly to unrealistic expectations and lack of foresight. Motivated, smart, hard-working people built and sailed that ship, but mistakes were made, and much to her demise and those on board, the Titanic was not unsinkable after all.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Albury: Long May You Run
Several years ago, at the age of 48, I had a mid-life crisis of sorts.

Instead of piercing my ear, buying a sports car, and looking for a female companion half my age, I made the equally irrational decision to run my first marathon.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. — Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard.

Tournament officials cut the event to 54 holes in an attempt to finish play Monday.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Blues even series on Backes’ OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3
DALLAS — Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series.

St. Louis was on its second power play of overtime after Antoine Roussel was called for interference.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.

Just another demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Leicester earns draw, misses shot to clinch
MANCHESTER, England — Leicester missed its first opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English soccer in a generation.  Published on: May 2, 2016
LeBron has more help as Cavs meet Hawks again
CLEVELAND — LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year’s playoffs.

He’s got more help now.  Published on: May 2, 2016
Dance Review: Diversity and virtuosity mark second DanceFest
Vermont is home not only to a vibrant and creative modern dance community, it includes a large number of fine professional dancers. That was what this reviewer — admittedly not a professional dance critic — took away from the first night of the second biannual DanceFest Vermont on Friday at Castleton University’s Casella Theater.  Published on: May 1, 2016
Harper Lee biographer on his latest edition
When Charles J. Shields’ biography of Harper Lee came out in 2006, it was hailed as the definitive study of the famously private author and her singular 1960 novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Like so many journalists before him, Shields was rebuffed when he asked to interview Lee and her closest relatives.  Published on: May 1, 2016
The Outside Story: Molting season is upon us
“Boy, he’s really red! I don’t think I’ve ever seen them that red before,” my wife said admiringly of a male purple finch crunching sunflower seeds at the feeder. He was a nice burgundy. The male goldfinches were getting yellower, but still looked scruffy. The birds made me optimistic that spring would finally get here.  Published on: May 1, 2016
Aging with grace? Journalist Kinsley blazes a trail for the boomer generation
‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide,’ by Michael Kinsley, foreword by Michael Lewis, 160 pages. Tim Duggan Books. $18.



By DWIGHT GARNER

The New York Times

The journalist Michael Kinsley was 43 when he learned he had Parkinson’s disease, and about 50 when he announced that fact to the world.  Published on: May 1, 2016
Beyond the Dog: Caws 4 Paws returns to Barre
We’re almost one month away from the biggest, and only, pet expo central Vermont has ever seen. Saturday June 4, the Granite City welcomes the return of “CAWS 4 PAWS.” And if this year is anything like the first (last year), get ready for one howling good time.

The inaugural year drew a crowd of well over 1,000.  Published on: May 1, 2016
Homeyer: A to Z — Tips on growing vegetables
It’s time to start thinking about the vegetable garden. We had frost recently, and will again, but this is a good time to think about what to plant. I can’t cover all plants I will grow — or have in the past — but I’d like to share a few tips on plants I love, starting with artichoke and ending with zucchini.  Published on: May 1, 2016
Yankee Notebook: Two months back
MONTPELIER — You know how it is with an April day...

As usual, whenever any of us has a bright idea about life in New England, Robert Frost has been there ahead of us. His two spring poems ,“Two Tramps in Mud Time” and “Mending Wall,” are far too good to encourage any aspiring poets.  Published on: May 1, 2016
Homeyer: A rough calendar for gardening
Gardening is not a precise art. We have provided a calendar of events for the upcoming gardening season, but the exact time to plant your tomatoes or harvest your garlic is up to you, the gardener. Each locale — and each year — is a little different. But here are some guidelines to help you through the gardening year.  Published on: May 1, 2016


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