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Hartford senior Matthew Phipps stretches with the Hartford High School track team in the gym before running the halls at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on Feb. 10, 2016. Phipps placed first in the 3200 meter race and third in the 1600 meter event in the 2016 Vermont Indoor State Championships on January 30 in Northfield, Vt.  
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Right Turn: Hartford Senior’s Decision to Run Track Pays Off

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Matthew Phipps’ decision came down to the wire. Three days before the Hartford High boys basketball team was set to begin its preseason, Phipps was still making up his mind. He was an avid runner, a label that had grown on him after years of outdoor track in the spring and, most recently, cross country in …

APD Works to Revaccinate Children After Mishandling Doses

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lebanon — Upper Valley parents and health care providers continue to respond to the refrigeration lapses that compromised vaccines and prompted a revaccination program for more than 800 young patients at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. The vaccine problems were announced in letters to parents of children who had received care at the hospital’s Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care. The letters, …

Lebanon Native Returns to Launch a Musical Theater Company

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Jonathan Verge left the Upper Valley almost 16 years ago, first to study musical theater at Syracuse University, then to spend a decade performing in and directing and producing musicals in New York and Chicago. For his next act, the 2000 graduate of Lebanon High School will unveil his …

Hartford Property Revaluation Set to Begin

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford — Every single one of the town’s property owners should expect a visitor some time in the coming months, as municipal workers gear up for a revaluation that will adjust for a decade’s worth of divergence between market prices and official assessed values. A team of data …

Margaret (Dolly) T. Simmons

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hampstead, N.C. — Margaret (Dolly) T. Simmons a resident of Hampstead, N.C., peacefully passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of the late, Vaughan Truell and Margaret Fields. Dolly is also preceded in death by a brother Charles …

Hartford Village Fire Victim on Road to Recovery

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford Village — A Hartford man who was critically injured in a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building last week said his condition has marginally improved. Charles Crooks suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms when …

Beatrice A. Hull

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

White River Jct., Vt. — Beatrice A. Hull, 72, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. She was born on June 30, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Marjorie Edmunds Alcorn and Clive V. Alcorn, Bea attended school in Gaysville …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to …

White River Rotary Club Honors Award Winners

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Quechee — White River Rotary Club honored several of its members at an awards dinner last month at Murphy’s Farm. The awards honor achievements from the past Rotary year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Nicolaas Bekker, president of the club for two consecutive terms, received …

5 Vie for 2 Seats in Hartford

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hartford — A longtime Zoning Board member. A green energy advocate. A mother of nine and community volunteer. A retired teacher who is now an activist. A youth outreach worker. When the municipal voting booths open on March …

Issues: Pocket Park, Library Funding, Downtown Bond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Here’s what the Hartford Selectboard hopefuls had to say about a few village-specific issues that are likely to come before the Selectboard in 2016: Quechee: How Much To Spend On a Pocket park? Quechee property owners have agitated for the Selectboard to go beyond an estimated $156,000 for …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe …