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• Ruth Ann "Jill" Hardy, 73, of Brattleboro. Died on Feb. 7, 2024. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great friend to many. Born in Oakland, California, on July 26, 1950, she moved as a child with her family throughout the country, from Anchorage, Alaska, to Rome, New York, before settling in Berkeley, California, where she graduated high school in 1968. Jill briefly attended Merritt College in Oakland, studying art history, Third World women, and the history of Indian religion. In 1971 she married Philadelphia native John Swartz. The couple moved to Ludlow, Vermont, in 1972. They worked producing maple syrup in Andover and built a house there. It was there that Jill experienced the greatest tragedy of her life with the loss of her first son, Jason John Swartz, to a brain tumor at age seven. They had two other children, Alicia (born 1984) and Matthew (born 1986). In 1989, they moved to Brattleboro. Jill continued her education at the Community College of Vermont, studying sociology and educating children with exceptional needs. She had been an advocate for sick and disabled children ever since. She had a long career as an administrative assistant in higher education and in healthcare, serving Dartmouth College and The Brattleboro Retreat. Jill moved to Morningside Commons in Brattleboro, where she served as a board member of the Morningside Commons Homeowners Association for many years. Her lifelong interest in textile arts led Jill to quilting. Her quilts were soughT-after and she donated many of them to charity. She appreciated natural beauty and had an affinity for art and design. She was also known to collect locally sculpted pottery and curated handmade kimonos. She was known to those close to her as a generous, creative thinker, and achampion for those in need. Jill...

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College news • Vermont State University honored several local students for academic achievement in the fall 2023 semester. Named to the President's list were Claire Holmes of Wardsboro, Denny Hughes of Guilford, Trevor Kipp of Brattleboro, Christopher Leary of Saxtons River, Samantha Martin of Brattleboro, Amy Nelson of Putney,

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College news • Sarah Butterfield of Vernon has been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester. • Audrey LaMorder of Guilford was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at St. Michael's College in Colchester. • Liliana Buettner, an inclusive...

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College news • Jaia Caron of Bellows Falls, Leah Madore of Williamsville, and Kylie Reed of Jacksonville were all named to the fall 2023 Dean's List at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. • Ruby Powers of Dummerston was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. • Ansley Henderson of Brookline, Maxwell Hooke of Grafton, and Griffin Waryas of Bellows Falls were all named to the fall 2023 Dean's...

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Robert ‘Woody’ Woodworth wins Rotary’s ‘Norm Kuebler Four-Way Test Award’

The Brattleboro Rotary Club bestowed the "Norm Kuebler Four-Way Test Award" upon Robert "Woody" Woodworth at the club's weekly meeting on Jan. 18 at the Heart Rose Club. The award honors the late Norm Kuebler, who was a past president of the club, a local businessman and a longtime community volunteer. Kuebler died unexpectedly at the age of 63 in April 2010. Kuebler was a strong proponent of Rotary International's code of ethics, called the "Four-Way Test," which asks, "Of...

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College news• Sydney Henry of Brattleboro, Ava Cutler of Brattleboro, Christina Czechel of Londonderry, and Abigail Towle of Newfane were all named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at Stonehill College in Easton, Massaschusetts. • Jaden Conkling of Brattleboro was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at Nazareth University in Rochester, New York. Obituaries• Norton "Norty" Garber, 86, of Westminster West. Died at home of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 13, 2024. Born in...

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College news • Maria Carfora of Brattleboro was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. • Keigan Illingworth, a dance major from Westminster, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. • Kim Amidon of Vernon, Nicholas Douglass of Saxtons River, Venus Fu of Brattleboro, and Corina Mitchell of Westminster West were all named to the Dean's List for the fall...

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College news • Alexander Hrabchak of Putney and Hunter Smith of Westminster were both named to the Honors List for the fall 2023 semester at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. • Ella Bursky of Westminster was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. • Jonathan Griffin, a business administration major from West Townshend, was named to the President's List for the fall 2023 semester at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South...

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