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Dan Nelson, owner of White River Discount Foods, bags groceries for Josh Jenks, of Bradford, Vt., at the store in White River Junction, Vt., on Dec. 16, 2014. After 21 years in business, the store is closing on Dec. 24. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

White River Junction Discount Grocer Set to Close

Saturday, December 20, 2014

White River Junction — After 21 years of operating White River Discount Foods off Sykes Mountain Avenue, Dan and Marcia Nelson are moving on. The store’s last official day will be Wednesday, though the Nelsons expect to continue to make some final sales as they clean everything up in the days after Christmas. “It was one of those decisions that …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lucero, 55, a native of Cuba. “This has always …

Hilda Lorraine Harris

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hebron, N.H. — Hilda Lorraine Harris, 92, of Bliss Lane, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth. Born in Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 3, 1922, Hilda was the daughter of Watson and Eleanor (Swift) Judd. Hilda grew up in Stratford, Vt. and attended Stratford, and Thetford Vt. schools. She resided in the Hill, N.H. and Alexandra, N.H. area for …

Windsor Boys Upend Hartford

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White River Junction — As a Windsor High graduate, Hartford boys basketball coach Steve Landon learned the art of press-and-run while playing for Yellowjackets coach Harry Ladue in the 1980s. Landon and the Hurricanes used that method to …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Hartford Budget Adds Jobs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hartford — Now is the time to restore Hartford’s depleted municipal workforce, the town manager told town leaders as he presented a proposed budget that would result in an 8.9 percent increase to Hartford’s municipal tax rate. Nearly half of the $957,000 increase would go toward funding several …

2 Charged in So. Royalton Brawl

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Royalton man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a weekend fight outside a South Royalton home. Police allege Travis French-Dyer walked onto Jeremy Colson’s property on Sunday afternoon and beat him with the butt of a shotgun, which he had …

SEVCA Seeks Personal Care Items

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — This holiday season, Southeastern Vermont Community Action is collecting personal care items for families in need. “A lot of people think about donating food at this time, but it turns out that one of the biggest …

Hartford Neighbors in Ancient Feud

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — To the casual observer, the snow-covered ground extending 150 feet into the woods at the end of sparsely populated Wallace Road is indistinguishable from the woodland that surrounds it. But looks can be deceiving. Unlike most …

Vt. Trooper Hurt in Accident

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Windsor — Two Vermont highway accidents this week involved public vehicles. One injured a police officer and the other damaged a fire truck. A Vermont State Police cruiser was struck by a passing motorist while assisting with an accident on Interstate 91 in Windsor, between Exit 8 and …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Gwendolyn H. Moore

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Gwendolyn H. Moore, 80, died Wednesday, morning, Dec. 10, 2014, at Lebanon Center Genesis, Lebanon, N.H. She was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Marblehead, Mass., the daughter of Herbert and Marion (Laravee) Dennis. She attended school in Beverly, Mass., and moved to Norwich at the …

VA’s PTSD Center Uses New, Approachable Style of Videos

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

“Meet Sam.” A man’s friendly voice is clear above the gentle piano music playing in the background of the video, and as he says the words, a hand reaches into the blank white frame and draws a little crescent-shaped squiggle with a black pen. “He recently returned from …