Richard A. Mindell, 68, of Jericho, Vt., died July 19 in Jericho.

Mindell founded two Vermont newspapers and wrote five novels. He also covered sports for a local newspaper.

He leaves his wife, Leslie; a daughter, Jennifer; a son, Luke; a brother; a sister.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Nimra Aziz, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.