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The remains of a take-out meal lie on the tracks on Oct. 1, 2014, near where Scott R. Smith, believed to be homeless and living at a camp between Pine Street and the Connecticut River in White River Junction, Vt., was killed by a train early overnight. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Man Found Dead on Tracks

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction — Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old homeless man whose body was found on the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of the White River Junction Amtrak station early Wednesday morning. Evidence suggests that Scott R. Smith was hit by an unknown train, but an autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death and …

Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his home after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Clarence and Avis (Day) Dunham. He attended the Sacred Heart School in Lebanon and went to work as a cook at an early age. Over the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thetford Selectboard Offers Police Chief Job Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday to extend an offer to one of three candidates for police chief, whose name they are keeping secret until Oct. 6, the deadline for the potential hire to respond. Donn Downey, the selectman whose responsibilities include police matters, said that the board discussed the hiring for about 90 minutes during a …

Burr & Burton Growls Over Hartford Soccer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — After its latest loss to Burr & Burton Academy on Tuesday, the Hartford High girls soccer team may be tempted to begin conceding the first goal of the game to the Bulldogs. The Hurricanes …

White River School Defies Odds With Above Average Test Scores

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White River Junction — For Suzan Locke’s money, what she and her fellow science teachers in the Hartford School District learn about their students lesson by lesson, field trip by field trip, day by day, means more than …

Anniversary: Kenyon — Mattson

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hartford — Susan and Robert Mattson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with friends on Sept. 1, 2014, at the Black Rock Steakhouse Restaurant in Springfield, Vt. The couple has lived in Hartford for the last 29 years. Robert …

Wedding: Remick — Cole-Henry

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quechee — Ashley Marie Remick and James Leslie Cole-Henry were married on July 12, 2014. The bride is the daughter of Debra Anne and Raymond Phillip Remick, of Quechee. She graduated from Hartford High School in 2006 and …

Carol Gower Moser

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Leland, N.C. — Carol Gower Moser, formerly of Rumford, R.I., Montclair, N.J. and Quechee, Vt., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Leland. She is survived by G. Vance, her husband of nearly 55 years; daughters Jennifer Hunter, her husband David Hunter, of Rochester Hills, Michigan and …

Wings, Wheels, ‘Wonderful’: Event Showcases Lebanon Municipal Airport

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — A celebration of things wheeled and winged yesterday at Lebanon Municipal Airport featured helicopters, cars, a glider and, of course, planes. The inaugural Wings and Wheels attracted some 1,500 people, many with small children in tow, …

Janet L. Sorice

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Janet L. Sorice, 60, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home. Jan was born July 29, 1954, in Houston, the daughter of John S. and Helen (Fox) Sorice. She grew up in New Orleans and later moved to Chappaqua, N.Y., where she graduated …

On the Hunt for Monarchs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quechee — Laurie-Helise Heijn has only seen two monarch butterflies this year, and it’s bumming her out. “You’d think since I do have so much milkweed that I would have seen more than two,” she said Tuesday. “You …

Hartford Track, Field Set for Ballot

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hartford — For the third time in less than two years, voters will be presented with a bond to fund the construction of an athletic field house, a running track and a turf field at Hartford High School. After two previous bond initiatives left the project unfunded, the …

Janet L. Sorice

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Janet L. Sorice, 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A full obituary will follow at a later date. …