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Natalie Barbara Shirman

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Quechee, Vt. — Natalie Barbara Shirman, 79, died surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Naples, Fla. Natalie was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Sara (Krasner) Ratner. Natalie worked as a registered nurse and has lived in many locales before retiring to the family’s long-time vacation home in Quechee. She was an avid traveler visiting over 100 countries with …

Hartford Zoning Proposal Has Foes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hartford — A new set of rules that restricts building options in order to preserve the rural character of Hartford’s open spaces may be coming down the pike, and at least one member of the Selectboard isn’t happy about it. “That just seems so un-American to me, that you can tell me that” said Selectman Dick Grassi, according to a CATV video of …

Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family …

Town Buys Building At Sports Complex

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartford — Town officials unexpectedly announced that the Selectboard has purchased a piece of real estate that will fill a hole in the Maxfield Sports Complex on Route 5. “It’s a little bit unusual that we would do a purchase like this, and it’s a relatively large sum …

Early Flows, Weather Woes: Warmer Temperatures Give Jump-Start to Maple Season

Friday, February 5, 2016

West Hartford — Kris Lyman knows the annual drill of tapping, boiling and selling maple syrup. Brought into the family business in 2008, he’s aware that maple producers should begin tapping trees around the second week in January, …

Theater Review: ‘Mad Love’ Exposes 20-Somethings Stumbling Toward Intimacy

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The sharpest comedy has a way of slicing into meaty issues, and Mad Love, by Hanover playwright Marisa Smith, deftly carves up love, sex, dating and commitment in the Internet age. Now in a world premiere production at Northern Stage’s Barrette Center for the Arts, Mad Love follows …

Hartford Village Fire Victim In Critical Condition

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hartford — A Hartford man injured during a Tuesday evening kitchen fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building is in critical condition at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Meanwhile the Red Cross is assisting the building’s 12 tenants who were displaced by the fire, which was called …

Windsor Boys Take a Thriller

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Windsor — Seth Balch hit eight 3-pointers as part of a 27-point night to keep Windsor in the game, then Michael Bradley hit another one at the buzzer to give the Yellowjackets a bite-your-nails 68-65 win over Hartford on Wednesday night. A lot of people must have anticipated …

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good …

One Injured, At Least Eight Displaced as Hartford Village Fire Guts House

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hartford Village — One man was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with burns to his arms and at least eight people were displaced following a kitchen fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building on Maple Street Wednesday afternoon. …

School Notes: Windsor Student’s Unconventional Path Inspires Others

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After taking a couple of U-turns in his career path, Hunter Knox now aims to spend his working life in the woods and on the waterways of his native Vermont. And while pursuing an associate’s degree in environmental …

Neighbors Compete for Hartford School Board

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hartford — Russ North and Nancy Russell, whose nascent political careers are colliding as they vie for a two-year seat on the Hartford School Board, met each other during a different kind of collision. “It was a car …