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Letter: Help Preserve Hartford’s Schoolhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: Last January, the Valley News featured the drive to preserve the vintage one-room schoolhouse in Hartford’s Jericho Rural Historic District. Fund-raising began in December and continues in coordination with the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Historic Preservation Commission. The building is believed to be the only former schoolhouse in the town of Hartford that has been preserved in its original form. It remains a site of …

Spring, No Brakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cole Miller, 10, right, and Dylan LaBrake, 13, zoom down Cascadnac Avenue in White River Junction on Thursday. The boys are on school vacation this week. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Honoring Students Who Served

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: Tris Wykes’ well-written story about Evan Bloom (“A Big Impression: Dartmouth’s Bloom Has Left His Mark,” April 11) has a hidden story that few readers would understand. “He’s certainly proud of the path he’s chosen, but is wise enough to know there are many ways to regard military service and America’s role in international conflict,” wrote Wykes. I had to …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. …

Hartford Grad Killed in Accident

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — When Sean Densmore ran for class president at Hartford High School, he won easily because of his wicked sense of humor, his relaxed attitude and a personality that caused just about everyone he met to immediately …

Sunapee Man’s Body Found

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — The town’s fire department recovered a body from the North Hartland Dam Wednesday afternoon. Police identified the body as that of 42-year-old Michael J. Hayward Jr., a Sunapee resident who had been missing since police found his vehicle parked at the Quechee Gorge on Feb. 7. …

Hartford Adds Rules For Public Lands

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hartford — Residents will no longer be allowed to let dogs roam free on town park grounds, forest land and conservation areas, as the Selectboard voted Tuesday night to add provisions to the municipal parks ordinance. When the changes go into effect in 60 days, residents will also …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves …

Sean M. Densmore

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Denver, Colo. — Sean M. Densmore, 24, formerly of Hartland and Hartford, Vt. was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Denver. Sean was born Dec. 14, 1989, in Hanover, N.H., the son of Brian and Gloria (Perreault) Densmore. He grew up …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man Rescued from Black River In Springfield, Vt. Springfield, Vt. — A man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning. Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson said the man, who was not identified, went in the water around 7 a.m. and was unable to return because of the …

Letter: Screen-Obsessed Children

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Screen-Obsessed Children To the Editor: Twenty years ago, one of my 11th-grade English students told me, “I never finished a book in my life until I took your class.” He was the canary tweeting in the coal mine about the mouse-click, digital, touch-screen tsunami about to inundate America, …

Sean M. Densmore

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Denver, Colo. — Sean M. Densmore, 24, formerly of Hartland and Hartford, Vt. was killed in a hit and run accident on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Denver. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a …

Prepping for a New Tenant in White River Junction

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Brian Fenoff, of Kingdom Construction, Inc., works on a section of new sidewalk in White River Junction on Monday. Planned Parenthood will move from West Lebanon into the newly renovated site on South Main St. Valley News — …