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Ben Potter, 5, left, and his brother Joey, 3, right, cast ballots for their parents Janet and Andrew Potter, of White River Junction, at Hartford High School Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Both Budgets Fail in Hartford

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hartford — Voters in Hartford rejected both the school and the town budgets, leaving town leaders just weeks to come up with alternative budget plans that will be more palatable to the public. With 1,674 ballots cast, the school budget failed by just 64 votes, on a vote of 726 to 790. Voters also supported two incumbents — Lori Dickerson …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Hartland Debates Merits of School Intervention Specialists

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hartland — A few of the two dozen voters who showed up to Hartland’s annual school district meeting Monday night expressed concerns about spending money on an innovative academic program, causing school officials to pledge that they would see the financial benefits of the program as early as next year. The School Board’s proposed $8.66 million budget, which will be voted upon today, …

Daniel R. Wallace

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

West Hartford, Vt. — Daniel R. Wallace, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, unexpectedly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Business Notes: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lebanon — A year after the Lebanon Planning Board approved design plans for a new Tractor Supply outlet along Miracle Mile, construction is now underway for the farm and garden superstore. Ground was broken on the 19,000-square-foot building …

Service Note: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Chase graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare …

Hartford Debates Spending Plan

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hartford — During a forum for municipal candidates on Saturday, an incumbent running for re-election to the Selectboard revealed that he planned to vote against the municipal budget, and an incumbent running for re-election to the School Board …

Hartford Bolsters Drug Fight

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hartford — The effort to combat drugs in the community got another boost this week, as members of the School Board and Selectboard vowed to team up to address the problem. “We’re at a turning point, and I think we all recognize that,” said Selectboard Chairman Ken Parker …

Deborah Ann “Debbie” Hurd

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Deborah Ann “Debbie” Hurd, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Debbie was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Hartford, Vt. a daughter of Vance and Madeleine (Spaulding) Hurd. She graduated from Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, Conn. in …

Weathersfield Man Arraigned in Robbery

Friday, February 27, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to robbing a Springfield, Vt., credit union late last month. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony count of grand larceny. He was released on $25,000 cash bail. According to a …

Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured …

Hartford/Lebanon Bridge To Close Briefly on Friday

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon/White River Junction — A bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Hartford and Lebanon will be closed for about two hours early Friday morning, according to a release from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The Route 4 bridge connecting the villages of White River Junction and …