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Students run to buses operated by Butler's Bus Service at the end of the school day at Hartford Memorial Middle School in White River Junction, Vt., on August 28, 2014. Butler's Bus Service last week began transporting Hartford students after the school district decided to outsource transportation. Hartford School officials declined to release key details of the two bids it received for the contract, and had to receive a "retroactive waiver" from the state because only two companies submitted viable proposals. Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s because the School Board decided in April …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are going to come from. With six seconds remaining in Friday’s season opener against Bishop Guertin, …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — featuring all three football state title games at the Wildcats’ venerable field. On the Saturday …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …

The Deer Have Seats at the Hanover Garden Buffet

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Have you heard about the new All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Hanover? It is a vegetarian’s delight with delicious salads of only the freshest organic ingredients. The endless variety of mouth-watering, tender, leafy, greens is beautifully displayed among colorful seasonal …

Randy “Spike” Wagoner

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Etna, N.H. — A memorial service for Randy G. Wagoner, 49, who died April 28, 2014, will be held Friday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Etna, with the Rev. Ted Brayman officiating. Interment will follow at the cemetery on Rt. 14 in …

Katharine Van Vechten Myers

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Kathy Myers of Hanover, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, surrounded by her family. Kathy was born in 1922 in Little Falls, N.Y. to Frederick R. and Margaret Ives Van Vechten. She spent her childhood in Rye, N.Y. where she attended the Rye Country Day …

A Life: Arthur W. Mudge, 1929-2014; ‘Most Faithful Boy’

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hanover — If Art Mudge ran across a road that he had not been down before in his beloved state of New Hampshire, he’d take it. It didn’t matter if the side trip might take him and his …

An Inventor’s Unconventional Life

Friday, August 8, 2014

Near the beginning of Paul Lazarus’s feature-length documentary Sling Sh ot , about the inventor Dean Kamen and his quest to bring clean water to parts of the developing world, Kamen invites Lazarus and his film crew into …

William T. Doyle

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — William T. Doyle of Hanover died Sunday 3, Aug. 2014, after an 8-month illness. Bill Doyle was born Dec. 5 1925, in New Britain, Conn. to Thomas W. and Kathleen McConn Doyle. Tom Doyle was a newspaperman and small businessman who invested all he had …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Co-op Faces Parking Squeeze

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society may have to narrow the spaces in its Hanover Co-op Food Store’s parking lot, depending on what the Zoning Board decides at a meeting Thursday night. A proposal approved by the Planning Board would have the Co-op squeeze its parking spaces …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lebanon Man Charged In Hanover Assault Hanover — The police department on Monday charged a Lebanon man in the assault of a 53-year-old Hanover resident early in the morning on Sunday, July 27. The suspect, Sean Merrihew, 23, …