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Travis Sharkey, of Canaan, N.H., works to remove the more unsightly apples in preparation for the opening of pick-your-own at Whitman Brook Orchard in Quechee, Vt. Sharkey, who works seasonally at the orchard, said the orchard is planning on opening it's gates to apple pickers this weekend. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Best of the Bunch

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Travis Sharkey, of Canaan, works to remove the more unsightly apples in preparation for the opening of the pick-your-own season at Whitman Brook Orchard in Quechee. Sharkey is a seasonal worker and said the orchard is planning to open its gates to apple pickers this weekend. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Hartford Football Grounds Past Colchester

Friday, September 4, 2015

White River Junction — Hartford football was alive in the postgame huddle Friday night, teeming with a sense of pride, excitement and accomplishment. Whether it was for the game the Hurricanes just played or the way they had just played it was unclear. Chances are good, it was a little bit of both. Through their first two games, the Hurricanes are two-thirds of …

A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy …

Vt. Bomb Threat Charges Dropped

Thursday, September 3, 2015

White River Junction — False bomb threat charges against a Hartford man whose home near Hartford High School was raided by police in January have been dropped. Kyle Fellows, 53, still faces felony charges related to drugs and …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did …

David C. Burgess

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — David C. Burgess, 24, died unexpectedly, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was born Sept. 14, 1990, in Redwood City, Calif., the son of Christopher and Mary (Shaheen) Burgess. At the age of fourteen he moved with his family to the Upper Valley where …

Hartford Picks A Park

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hartford — Facing significant public pressure, the Hartford Selectboard decided on a 5-2 vote to move forward with a plan to build a pocket park in Quechee at an estimated cost of $311,000, ending years of indecision on …

Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …