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Board Wants Cost For ‘Pocket Parks’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quechee — Town officials want more information about how much it would cost Hartford to build two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge, a popular tourist spot overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The Selectboard Tuesday night voted 5-1 to hire professionals to conduct engineering and design studies to come up with the price tag for transforming …

Co-Op Hears Concerns at Long Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hanover — About 300 members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society packed the Hanover High School auditorium Wednesday, with many demanding that two fired employees …

I-89 Bridges Meeting Set for Tonight

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lebanon — State transportation officials are seeking public comment tonight on planned improvements to the Interstate 89 bridges that cross the Connecticut River and carry …

Body Found in Hartford Identified

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White River Junction — Police on Monday identified the body of the man who was found dead in the woods behind Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Hartford Avenue as David Woodward, 51, of South Royalton. Police could not determine the cause of death and are waiting for an autopsy …

N.H. Drops to 4th, Vt. Stays No. 2 in Child Well-Being Survey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont kept its No. 2 national ranking in the well-being of the state’s children, ranking highly on education, family and community factors, according to statistics compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. New Hampshire has dropped from its traditional top spot to fourth. The Foundation’s 2014 …

Sanders: ‘If I Think I Can, I Will Run’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montpelier — As a resident of Iowa, Jeff Cox has never voted for Bernie Sanders. But he’s hoping to have the chance to soon. Cox is a longtime Democratic activist, and the point man for a Johnson County steering committee aimed at drafting Sanders for the 2016 presidential …

Welch Backs Internet Sales Tax to Strengthen Businesses

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montpelier — Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that Congress will pass a bill this summer that will allow individual states to impose their sales tax on items purchased on the Internet. Welch, D-Vt., said the plan will help strengthen downtown businesses and will raise new revenue for many …

All Around Fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — Each time 5-year-old David Cyr was discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment for leukemia, he wanted to bring all of his newly made friends home with him. Although David lost his battle with the disease …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at …

A Life: Janice S. Johnson, 1947-2014; 'The Tougher They Were, the Harder She Worked to Help Them'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Windsor — A consummate teacher, avid crafter and dedicated volunteer, Janice “Jan” Johnson was quick to share her gifts with others. For Johnson’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, a wedding or the birth of a baby meant a handmade …

How Snakes Slither Out Of Their Skins

Monday, July 21, 2014

If you have a wood pile, you may have come across a shed snake skin, a translucent, onion skin-like wrapper imprinted with the snake’s scale pattern. Or perhaps you’ve seen one along a foundation or stone wall. Why …

Progress Against PTSD

Sunday, July 20, 2014

White River Junction — “Give yourself permission to let go of anything that does not serve you in the moment.” That was the advice that Brianna Renner, a 34-year-old yoga instructor, gave in a soft but distinct voice …

Another Thetford Post Office Faces Cuts

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thetford — The Thetford Center post office nestled in the back of the Thetford Village Store is the latest Upper Valley post office with its operations under the microscope, as federal officials wrangle with budget deficits in the …