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Shirley M. Hamel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Shirley M. Hamel, age 78 of Hartford, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Tallassee, Ala. on Feb. 15, 1937, the daughter of the late Wilburn and Mary Bedford. She graduated from Reeltown High School in Reeltown, Ala. She married her husband, Arthur S. Hamel, in 1956, and they were long-time residents of West Lebanon, N.H., where she raised her family and spent much of her time in her flower gardens. Shirley and Arthur retired to Alabama in 2004 and returned to the Upper Valley in 2007. She remained active with her family and was a die-hard Red Sox fan. Shirley is survived …

Hartford to Get Conduct Code For Athletics

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hartford — Superintendent Tom DeBalsi has asked for volunteers to serve on a committee that would help draft a code of conduct for coaches, student athletes, parents and spectators at the Hartford School District’s athletic events. During a School Board meeting last week, DeBalsi acknowledged it is an unusual way to draft a policy, but said the end result will have an effect …

Wedding: Adams — Barker

Saturday, August 29, 2015

White River Junction — Caitlin Marie Adams and Joshua Thomas Barker were married on May 30, 2015, at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in White River Junction. The bride’s parents escorted her down the aisle, and Deacon John Guarino officiated at the ceremony. Emma Schluntz was the maid of honor. Jacqueline Hancox, Catriona …

Births: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BESTENBOSTEL — A son, Caleb David Bestenbostel, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Natasha Alix and Richard Bestenbostel, of Randolph. CONNIFF — A son, Lucas Alexander Conniff, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Jennifer White and Robert Conniff III, of East Randolph. LUNNA — A …

Aging Congregation in Quechee Struggles to Remain Viable

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Quechee — Lannie Collins, a beefy man whose red face matches his thinning red hair, took a break from pulling weeds in the August heat outside the Quechee Community Church, a particularly attractive example of the archetypal white-steepled …

Hartford Bolsters Arena Access Road

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hartford — After months of delay, a plan to build an access road for the newly renovated Wendell A. Barwood Arena was given a boost this week when the Hartford School Board agreed to chip in $40,000 toward its costs. “That’s going to allow us to go forward …

Marion S. Powell

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Medford, Ore. — Marion S. Powell, 91, formerly of Quechee, Vt., died on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A memorial service will be held in Medford on Sept. 18. …

Canes Run Over Colonels

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Jacob Perkins ran for 230 yards and six touchdowns in 21 carries and the Hurricanes defeated Brattleboro, 41-21, in the teams’ season opener. Hartford trailed, 7-0, before scoring 41 consecutive points and giving its backers …

Detour on I-91 Northbound Planned Until Monday Morning; Delays Expected in WRJ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in White River Junction this weekend as construction crews plan to shut down the …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s staff with the drug as a possible life-saving intervention for heroin overdose cases. In the coming months, administrators will develop a set of …

Maximizing Maxfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction on Tuesday. This is the first year that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season next …

Canes Desire Better in Coach’s Second Year

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — The driveway and parking lots at Hartford High School feature cracked pavement, gaping potholes and fading paint. The battered surfaces could serve as a metaphor for the Hurricanes’ 2014 football season, when a 3-6 …

Back in the Black: Financial Coach Helps Call the Plays That Pay

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Throughout Megan Sather’s childhood in Jericho, Vt., money ranked right up there with sex and religion. “Those were the three topics you were never to mention,” she said. Many other people — perhaps most people — had similar …