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Irene DesMeules

Monday, January 26, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Irene DesMeules, 96, died Monday night, Jan. 19, 2015, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare Facility in Hanover, N.H. Private services were held by the family. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. has been entrusted with arrangements. …

Ruth Milchman Chodak

Monday, January 26, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Ruth Milchman Chodak, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born April 19, 1928, in New York, N.Y. a daughter of Harry and Ida (Yanofsky) Agulnick. Ruth grew up and attended school in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Growing up in the Depression, life was materially poor but very rich …

Jacqueline P. English

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Jacqueline P. English, 89, died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. Jackie, daughter of James and Emma (Mayhew) Petersen, was born in Salisbury, Vermont on Halloween in 1925. She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1942. Free spirited even in her younger years, she was only 17 when she moved to Hartford, Connecticut to work in …

Jeffrey T. Adams

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Jeffrey T. Adams, 59, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

Edward F. Patriquin

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Edward F. Patriquin, 52, died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2015, at his home in Wilder after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1962, in Waltham, Mass. the son of Warren Patriquin and Louise Foster. He grew up in Hartland and graduated …

Fire Damage Contained to Roof

Monday, January 26, 2015

West Lebanon — A resident’s instinct to promptly call the Lebanon Fire Department after seeing flames at the construction site off Route 10 spared the soon-to-be housing from major damage on Friday. “It could have been significantly worse …

Engagement: Evans — O’Neil

Sunday, January 25, 2015

White River Junction — Sonya Michelle Evans and Joseph Guthrie O’Neil have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Thelma Baker. She graduated from South Royalton High School in 1994 and is employed as …

Business Notes: Jan. 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The Mouse Menagerie announced Friday it would be closing soon after more than 20 years in business. Peg Howard, who has owned the gift shop with her husband, Kevin, for six years said in a …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Ruth Milchman Chodak

Friday, January 23, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Ruth Milchman Chodak, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A complete obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Community Weighs In on Gates-Briggs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

White River Junction — Community members urged the Briggs family to redevelop downtown’s Gates-Briggs Building into an arts and commerce hub during a Wednesday night forum to consider the future of the opera house and adjoining street-level retail area. “This space has a future and we need your …

Hurricanes Use Defense to Shut Down Cosmos

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Less than three weeks into the season, Hartford High boys basketball coach Steve Landon knew that if his youthful Hurricanes were going to have any success, they would have to make defense a priority. “When you play defense, you don’t have to score as many …

Philip S. Olson

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cresskill, N.J. — Philip S. Olson, 83 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Tenafly, N.J. Born Sept. 18, 1931, to Noble and Alice (Mattson) Olson of Racine, Wis. where he grew up and then moved to New Jersey where he lived and raised his family …