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Sears brought employees from as far away as Plattsburgh, N.Y. to its West Lebanon store to help move merchandise out of the showroom and truck it to a nearby warehouse on high ground in case of flooding Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Sears and several other stores in the Upper Valley Plaza on Route 12A were badly damaged in Tropical Storm Irene and hoped early action would prevent similar losses.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my stomach is sinking,” said owner Kelley Foy, …

Taking Stock of Vermont’s Architecture

Friday, April 11, 2014

For a state that’s defined as much by its small villages and civic cohesiveness as it is by its green hills, Vermont gets only modest notice for its architecture. Or maybe it’s because of those small villages with their white churches and brick commercial blocks that Vermont’s building are overlooked. Residents get to …

Birth Announcements: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gifford Medical Center MINCHIN — A son, Kai Jimerson Minchin, born March 19, 2014, to Katrina Jimerson and Michael Minchin, of Bethel. CARON — A son, Blane Mason Caron, born March 20, 2014, to Genesee Dodge-Caron and Josh Caron, of Chelsea. …

Several Factors Went Into Timing of Bethel Shooting Charges

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — Much of the evidence that would be presented in an affidavit charging Emily Y. Perkins with the attempted second-degree murder of a 19-year-old South Royalton woman had been gathered within three months of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

School Bus Driver Arrested In Hartford, Charged With DUI Hartford — Police arrested a Butler’s Bus Service driver on Monday on a suspected DUI charge. Hartford police took Carl Lupton, of Bethel, into custody for allegedly operating a …

At the Hospitals: March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anesthesiologist Returns To Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Dr. Peter Rauert, a board-certified anesthesiologist and specialist in pain management, has returned to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Rauert, who first joined the hospital in 2009, served as …

Missing Man, 90, Safe in Randolph

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Randolph — When Earl LaPlante hopped into the driver’s seat of his pick-up truck shortly before noon on Monday with the intention of running an errand, he was more than a little surprised to hear moans coming from …

Wait for Spring Gets Longer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethel — The lingering wintry weather brought more heavy snow, ice and biting wind to the Upper Valley, and between fuel bills and extra orders of salt, the season also has hit residents and municipalities in the wallet. …

Windsor Northwest Picks Boss

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bethel — The Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union has hired a state education official with experience as a school principal as its incoming district superintendent. Meg Powden will start as superintendent in July, replacing John Poljacik, who is retiring. Poljacik will serve as interim superintendent in the coming months. …

News of $500,000 School Overpayment Upends Bethel Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bethel — At the School Board’s request, voters on Tuesday postponed consideration of the proposed school budget until town and school officials get to the bottom of an estimated $500,000 overpayment of property tax funds from the town to the school district. It’s unclear how the overpayment will …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Father Puts Up House to Secure Bail for Daughter Charged in Bethel Shooting

Friday, February 21, 2014

White River Junction — The father of the woman charged in the attempted murder of a South Royalton woman has agreed to deed over his property to Windsor Superior Court in order to secure the release of his …